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TEAM | JM John Armstrong & Linda Carroli

JM John Armstrong has held executive and senior management roles in higher education, enterprise and government. His current appointment is as the manager of an Indigenous business development hub funded by three levels of government with strategic partnerships with the corporate sector. He has worked with many organisations to develop and facilitate strategy, policy and change. An experienced project manager and formerly CEO of a creative enterprise incubator, John is a member of the Board of the Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency and the chair of an arts and disability organisation. He has also participated in government initiatives in placemaking, creative city and urban agriculture. Formerly Project Manager of Campfire Group and Fire-Works Gallery, John developed and managed international, metropolitan and regional cultural projects to facilitate intercultural exchange, cultural export, market development and professional development focused on Indigenous art and artists. As a contemporary artist, practicing in the 1970s and 80s, Armstrong traveled widely and his artwork is held in many public collections. He has represented Australia in international cultural events including the Sao Paolo Biennale and Paris Biennale.

Linda Carroli has completed studies in media, cultural studies and heritage and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in urban planning and design. Having spent two decades working freelance in research, writing, editing and project management, she has developed a wide range of skills, experience and knowledge. Her work in the arts, museum and heritage sector, creative industries and urban environment has included reporting and analysis, public relations, planning and policy, program evaluation, project management, publishing and information/digital content management. She chairs a national art, science and technology organisation and was formerly the editor of an international art, science and technology electronic magazine. She has a research interest in the intersection of technologies, science, urbanism and culture. She also is a member of the state government’s Ministerial Regional Community Forum for the Greater Brisbane Region. As an award winning writer, she continues to publish in a range of media both nationally and internationally. She is also the recipient of a Centenary Medal for ‘long and distinguished service in the arts’.


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