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Creative Director / Curator

Cassandra Lehman, MVA

Cassandra LehmanWith over two decades of industry experience, Cassandra has worked as a curator, gallery director, arts policy writer, and theatre production manager. She has travelled extensively, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with Australian, Torres Strait Island and Aboriginal artists, and South East Asian arts communities.⁠ Passionately committed to broadening audiences for the contemporary arts, Cassandra's primary focus continues to challenge perceptions, while extending intercultural understanding through the arts 

Executive Director / Programs

Simone Linssen, BA (Hons)

Simone Linssen has been working with Brisbane based arts and culture for ten years as a Curator and Art Gallery Director. She has a BFA with Honours from Queensland College of Art and is the Curator for the Brisbane Portrait Prize. Simone is passionate about the arts and supporting local practitioners, with a history of creating new and exciting opportunities for artists and practitioners.

Marketing & Communications

Ellie Anderson, BA

Ellie Anderson has over a decade of experience in creative studio and sales environments, with a vibrant background in arts and events management. Ellie has a diverse range of business management skills, including marketing, communications, workshops, public programs, book keeping, people management, and art studio management. Ellie's background is firmly grounded in the arts, with a BFA from the Queensland College of Art, she is passionate about the industry and its role within the Brisbane community.

Retail Manager (on Maternity Leave)

Belle Kirkpatrick

Belle Kirkpatrick comes from a tertiary background in graphic design and marketing, and is passionate about supporting local makers and making a positive impact within the arts community in Australia. Belle is a practicing metalsmith and artist working predominantly in making jewellery and small sculptural works. Belle graduated from the Queensland College of Art with a BFA in early 2021. She has exhibited work internationally including Why Jewellery 2019, Hong Kong and 9 March Project 2020, Moscow.

Retail Manager

Max Bubb

artisan's Retail Manager Belle is now on maternity leave and we are excited to see how this happy new chapter of her life unfolds!  Belle has done an outstanding job across the board. Max Bubb will be stepping in as Retail Manager, Max is a maker, primarily working with jewellery, as well as ink, paper, and textiles. Some of you may have had the pleasure of meeting Max. Max is keen to continue forging a prosperous relationships with you all, to the end of sharing your unique practices with our community and uplifting artisanal crafts within the arts sphere more generally.  

Accounting & Finance Officer

Suzanne Dark

Suzanne Dark has been providing bookkeeping and accounting services for over 25 years. Her diverse career has taken her from Mackay to Brisbane, London and even Vanuatu. She has gained extensive experience working with creative firms along the way, including artisan for the past ten years.