Director: Curatorial + Strategy
Merran Morrison has post graduate qualifications in urban design and has been leading public art commissioning and creating visual art events for over 25 years. As a public art consultant and cultural planner Merran’s expertise embraces public art policies and cultural strategies, curatorship and delivery of public art projects in a wide range of urban, architectural and culture-led regeneration projects.
Merran’s speciality is in integrating art with the cultural character and identity of a place in order to stimulate holistic planning outcomes. She has managed the delivery of a range of projects in the private and public sectors, in premier Australian locations such as Surfers Paradise, Bondi Beach and Darling Harbour.
Recently Merran has specialized in the preparation of public art strategies for large scale infrastructure projects, working effectively across multidisciplinary teams in the private and public sector – advocating for the role of public art in creating safe, legible and secure public spaces. Her curatorial philosophy is ‘place based’, drawing on the heritage and stories of places to develop innovative art concepts, integrated into social, cultural and architectural goals.
Trained in the Netherlands, Marc has a classic European approach to design ( that is, he can design anything)! He applies his skills across a range of areas from furniture, landscape, buildings and objects and industrial design.
He will bring to Ai his diverse skill set in design and his keen aesthetic eye based on 8 years as an architectural photographer across Asia, and 20 years before that as a designer of bespoke furniture, fittings and the occasional photographic art project.
Based in south East Asia, Marc moves between Taipei, Southern Thailand, and Bali/Indonesia working on a range of photographic and design projects in architecture and interiors.
Marc has extensive experience in the delivery of public art elements integrated with urban design and landscape architecture project outcomes. He has actively participated in the commissioning, design and implementation of artworks across a range of project types predominantly in landscape and commercial interiors
Trained as an interior architect, Jill is a designer and senior project manager with over 18 years experience in public infrastructure. She’s worked on building infrastructure for the Sydney Olympics, rail projects for Transport for NSW and interior design for some of the worlds largest hotel groups in Asia and the Middle East.
She offers in-depth understanding and working knowledge of the contractual processes, governance requirements, internal and external stakeholder management, design and technical management, in high functioning integrated project teams.