VISION: To cultivate contemporary visual arts, artists and audiences.
MISSION: NCCA is the leading centre for contemporary visual art in the Northern Territory – bringing together diverse communities of artists and audiences to engage with contemporary ideas and practices. NCCA brokers opportunities for artists locally, nationally and internationally and connects communities through its dynamic programs.
EXPERIMENTATION: Providing a supportive and critical space for artists and curators to take risks. ACCESSIBILITY: Presenting art in a context that develops audiences andunderstanding. EXCHANGE: Connecting artists and arts organisations across the Northern Territory, Australia and Asia. INTEGRITY: Conducting business with respect, honesty and transparency. EXCELLENCE: Pursuing high-quality artistic content and presentation models across exhibition, projects and public programs.
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS
Colin McDonald QC (Chair)
BA, LLB (Hons) . Inaugural President of the Northern Territory Criminal Lawyer's Association, 1982; appointed by the Australian Foreign Affairs Minister the Honourable Gareth Evans QC to the Board of the Australian-Indonesia Institute, 1984; Life member of the Northern Territory Criminal Lawyers Association, President of the Northern Territory Bar Association – 1997 to 2000, Member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Bar Association – 1997 to 2000, President Northern Territory Branch of the International Commission of Jurists – 2000 to present, Member of the Board of the Australian-Indonesia Institute – 1989 to 1994 in the Hawke and Keating Governments, Member of the Board of Directors to the Cambodian Legal Resource Development Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 1999 to present, Member of the Royal Darwin Hospital Management Board – 2002 – 2003, Chairman of the Royal Darwin Hospital Management Board 2003 to present, Chairman of the Royal Darwin Hospital Ethics Committee 2003 to present, Continuing member of the Advisory Committee of the Asian law Journal, University of Melbourne, Chairman Northern Territory Museums and Art Galleries Board 1997 to 2000 and 2003 to 2006, Chairman of the Visiting Committee of the School of Humanities, Psychology and Social Sciences at the Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Member of the Panel of Chairs of the NT Police Promotions Appeals Board 2000 to present, Member of the Panel of Chairs of the NT Police Inability and Disciplinary Appeals Board 2005 and continuing, Member of the Board of the Institute of Legal Studies at the Australian Catholic University, North Sydney, Head of Chambers at William Forster Chambers 1998 to present
Colvin Crowe (Public Officer)
Colvin is currently working for the NT Government as a community development officer for remote housing on the Tiwi Islands. He has worked with Aboriginal community groups in the NT over the last 25 years in a variety of positions, from setting up and running community art centres, to managing enterprise development and labour market programs, as well as stints in politics and doing the occasional consultancy. Colvin has always considered himself to be a community development practitioner, and in the last few years has been able to “sort out in my head how to go about this properly”. Colvin has been interested in art forever, and studied fine art in the early 80’s in Darwin majoring in printmaking (etching), and drawing, and has taught printmaking in remote areas of the NT. He reckons it's an exciting time to be involved in the arts in the NT!
Koulla Roussos (General Member)
Koulla was born in Darwin. In 1987 she graduated from the University of Adelaide in Economics. In 1993 she graduated with Honours in Law from the Northern Territory University. She was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of NT in 1995. She is currently a barrister with John Toohey Chambers, Darwin, specialising in criminal law. Koulla is also a practicing artist and curator. She has undertaken postgraduate studies in Art History and professes a keen interest in exploring the ways contemporary art can engage with public spaces and create new understandings of a place. She has curated several exhibitions in Darwin including TaNTtrum (with Jonathan Saunders, 2013/2014), Origin of a Species (2014), Flash Art (2013), and a year-long monthly program of arthouse film at NCCA (The Vault, 2015).
Ross Springolo (General Member)
Ross Springolo is currently the Director, Strategic Services and Governance at Charles Darwin University based in Darwin. In connection with this role, Ross is a member of a number of internal CDU committees, including Corporations Act Company Secretary for the Charles Darwin University Foundation. Ross also belongs to a number of committees for external organisations including Menzies School of Health Research, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, and Melaleuca Refugee Centre Torture and Trauma Survivors Service of the NT. Ross holds a number of tertiary degrees including Master of Commerce and Master of Educational Administration.
NCCA thanks outgoing board members in 2016: David Blair (Treasurer) and Gloria Richards (Ordinary Member). We thank them for their generosity and expertise.