The team at ANAT work tirelessly to deliver ANAT’s mission to engage with art, science and technology to enable and influence cultural, community and economic developments.
Their experience, dedication and creativity mixed with a shared vision enable ANAT’s groundbreaking programs year after year.
|Vicki Sowry | Director | [email protected]
For the past twenty-five years Vicki has initiated and delivered programs for artists in partnership with industry and academia that give rise to innovative cross-disciplinary research and creative practice. She has been a peer assessor for many agencies including the Australia Council for the Arts and Screen Australia and throughout her career has contributed to the development of industry capability and policy through her participation on the boards of a wide range of arts and screen organisations. Most recently, she was Chair of the Organising Committee of the critically-acclaimed and hugely successful 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2013), which took place in Sydney in June 2013, attracting 117,000 people to 35+ exhibitions and events over 10 days.
|Melissa Juhanson | Operations Manager | [email protected]
Melissa has extensive experience managing government grant and investment funding programs. She spent over a decade at the SAFC, securing and managing funding in feature films, television dramas and broadcast documentaries. She was also the Curator and Manager of the SAFC’s nationally significant film collection. At Arts SA, she managed operational funding for South Australia’s key cultural heritage organisations including Art Gallery of South Australia, Museum of South Australia, State Library of South Australia, ArtLab Australia, Carrick Hill and Tandanya. Melissa has directed and produced documentaries for CAAMA, ABC TV and SBS TV, and her films have screened at festivals internationally including Venice Film Festival. She has lectured in Broadcast Journalism at Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Northern Territory; Screen-writing at University of Melbourne; and worked as a video and radio producer for Warlpiri Media Organisation in Yuendumu, NT, facilitating the production of ‘in language’ content.
|Jenn Brazier | Program Coordinator | [email protected]
Jenn Brazier is a practicing photo media artist with a Bachelor of Visual Art, majoring in Photography and Digital Imaging. She has worked in the arts industry for over 12 years, originally as ANAT’s Membership & Administration Officer back in 2004 and most recently as Public Art Officer at the Adelaide City Council, where she initiated the Art Pod, Emerging Curator and Soundscape programs. Jenn is glad to be back in the role of Program Coordinator, where she’ll focus on the delivery of projects that enable artists to push the boundaries of creative experimentation.
|Louise Vlach | Communications & Admin Officer | [email protected]
Louise Vlach has a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Communications from University of Technology Sydney. She has worked in the not-for-profit health and arts sectors and has occasionally abandoned office life to pursue employment as a writer and audio engineer. Her personal interests are primarily domestic cats and the films of Werner Herzog.
|Steven Pickles | Technical Officer (contract) | [email protected]
Steven Pickles, better known as “pix” is a founding member of Hackerspace Adelaide. After getting a degree in Computer Science, he quickly fell in with the wrong crowd and spent a decade helping artists build interactive installations for the European new media art festival circuit. His work has given him a unique perspective on the relationship between technology and the arts, backed up by an enduring fascination with all things geeky.