The jury for situate was announced on April 23, 2009.
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day announced the jury would consist of five professionals representing various disciplines within the arts and architecture sectors.
The situate jury comprised:
- Margaret Moore (Panel Chair) - Chair of the Board of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and Program Manager: Visual Arts at the Perth International Arts Festival
- Timothy Hill - Principal Partner at Brisbane-based architecture practice Donovan Hill
- Simon Perry - Sculptor and lecturer at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), School of Art
- Louise Dauth - Government Curator for the art+place program in Queensland
- Andy Sharp- Managing Principal of international design firm, Hassell.
“The jury that has been chosen reflects the intention of the competition to encourage innovative partnerships between creative minds from a range of disciplines,” the Minister said.
“All of them have the relevant experience and appreciation of visual arts issues, as well as the technical and conceptual skills, required to make an informed decision.
“The jurists all live in Australia and are highly regarded, nationally and internationally, within their fields.”
The competition jury was responsible for the evaluation of submissions in both stages of the competition, the selection of short-listed applicants at the conclusion of Stage 1 and the winning entrant in Stage 2.
Margaret Moore (Chair)
Margaret Moore is currently Program Manager: Visual Arts at the Perth International Arts Festival, and also Chair of the Board of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). She has operated as an independent arts consultant in Perth working variously as an agent, advisor, curator and writer following an extensive background in public art museums. Formative years after graduating from the Australian National University, Canberra and City Art Institute, (now COFA) Sydney were in curatorial, educational and management roles at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Australia.
She has contributed to broad-based cultural developments and advocacy through honorary board positions for Perth International Arts Festival and the John Curtin Gallery and she has chaired or participated on numerous Peer Committees for the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Australia Council.
Margaret is published widely in national art journals and catalogues with an extensive record of essays on artists and exhibitions, and has acted as an external examiner, and a facilitator for public arts policy reviews and reports. Her experience across both the public and private sector and her primary interest in contemporary art continues to shape her thinking around issues of art education, presentation and exhibitions, collections and contexts.
Louise Dauth is the Government Curator art+place, managing the Public Art Fund and program for the State Government of Queensland. She has a long history of engagement with public art including serving on the Public Art Advisory Committee of the Australian National University. She was the Director of the Parliament House Art Collection, 1996-2004, a collection which includes what is arguably the largest single endeavour in Australia to integrate art and architecture.
Louise has been was a lecturer in art history, contemporary art and museum studies at Flinders University of South Australia and a contributor to numerous publications, including guest editor for a special art and architecture issue of the art journal Artlink.
Louise has also worked as Director Visual Arts Program for the 1988 Bicentennial Adelaide Arts Festival 1986-1988, Director, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide 1984 - 1986, Lecturer, South Australian School of Art 1985 -1987, Founding Chair - Australian Network for Art and Technology, 1985-1987, Curator and Australian Convener, Anzart Auckland '85 NZ, 1984-1985.
Timothy Hill is a partner in the architectural firm, Donovan Hill, a Brisbane based practice directed by Brian Donovan and Timothy Hill. They established the firm as recent graduates from the University of Queensland in 1992, where they are now Adjunct Professors.
Donovan Hill's output is deliberately unspecialised, ranging through furniture commissions, public art projects, the Brisbane City Centre Master Plan, landscapes, laboratories, commercial office towers and domestic houses. Recent public space focussed projects include the State Library of Queensland, redevelopment of QUTï's urban campus, and two new city office towers with repaired laneways.
Timothy was appointed 'Creative Director' of the 2007 Royal Australian Institute of Architects annual conference and attempted to choreograph national reflection on how modes of practice can make as much difference to the built environment as talents, tastes and tendencies. He is a Curatorial Panel member of art+place, the Queensland Government's Public Art Fund and a Board member of the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) Brisbane.
Simon Perry is a sculptor and lecturer at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), School of Art, where he lectures in Sculpture and Art in Public Space. Originally from the UK, Simon trained as a sculptor and received a BA (Hons) from Chelsea School of Art and a MA from the Royal Academy Schools where he won the Royal Academy Gold Medal for Sculpture. In 1987 he was awarded the Rome Scholarship in Sculpture, and lived and worked at the British School in Rome for a year.
Over the last 20 years the main focus of Simon's art practice has been in the research, design and production of large-scale public artworks for urban spaces both in Australia and internationally. Many of his projects have involved working with industry and multidisciplinary design teams. He has extensive experience working with government bodies and local councils and has sat on a number of committees and public art advisory boards.
Andy Sharp is the Managing Principal of international design firm Hassell, where he is responsible for establishing the Perth studio as a key design name in Western Australia. Coupled with the firm's achievements in planning, landscape architecture, interior design and architecture the Perth studio is currently involved in many of the state's most important projects across a diverse range of sectors.
His passion for design and planning is founded on the fundamental belief that landscape and land systems are key drivers of a sense of place and clearly influence city formation and built outcomes. His background in landscape architecture and business provide solid foundations on which ecological design and sustainability can become sensible platforms for an overhaul in the way we develop our cities.
Andy is the co-author of an internal research project entitled 11 Studios in 11 Cities. Its purpose is to enable the firm's young practitioners to research and prepare planning propositions for each of the 11 cities it inhabits for the year 2030. The project is designed to encourage the cities to address the consequences of climate change sooner rather than later. Andy maintains an active involvement in projects across the studio with an emphasis on 'city making' interventions grounded in place making and human habitation.