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John Stafford

Director

John has extensive experience in the visual arts. As Director of Visual Arts,  Craft and Design at Arts Queensland John led a team which developed and delivered: the Backing Indigenous Arts (BIA initiative), including the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF);  art+place, an international public art program; Queensland’s contribution to the national Visual Arts and Craft Strategy; and the Queensland Design Strategy 2020, incorporating Unlimited: designing for the Asia Pacific Region. John also implemented Queensland’s inaugural and nationally-recognised public art policy: Art Built-in. John’s Churchill Fellowship research in 2003 examined public art programs in the USA.

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Jodie Cox

Director

Jodie has worked extensively in the creative sector including working with collaborative teams of artists, designers and other professionals to find creative solutions for our cities and public spaces. Over the past decade Jodie has played an instrumental role in a number of significant public art projects in Australia, the Middle East and China. Jodie specialises in art and design strategy development (including cultural research, project visioning, creative workshops, consultation and curatorial framework development) and in providing curatorial and strategic advice to artists and clients to realise complex art projects.

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Craig Flood

Senior public art manager

Craig has over 20 years as a dynamic visual artist and educator in the tertiary sector. He has successfully led teams of multi-disciplinary professionals to think creatively to realise concepts with outstanding results. He has managed public art projects from concept and design development stages, through fabrication and installation. Craig has curated exhibitions of emerging and established artists for a diverse range of venues and audiences including public galleries, educational institutions, pop-up and alternative spaces. Craig is committed to enriching public spaces and engaging communities. He is our lead public art manager for the master planned Lendlease community of Yarrabilba.