Co-director and co-designer, DesignByThem
Sarah Gibson is the co-director and co-designer of DesignByThem. Sarah is an industrial designer with a passion for business and Australian design. Together with fellow designer and co-director Nicholas Karlovasitis, she has designed a range of furniture, lighting and accessories as well as curated and developed the work of other fellow Australian designers from their Sydney showroom. DesignByThem has made traction in both in the commercial and consumer markets. Sarah regularly speaks on the topics of sustainability, design authenticity and design collaboration.
Sarah completed her bachelor of Industrial Design at University of Technology Sydney. During her studies Sarah completed a year overseas, studying design at the Fachhochschule Hannover in Germany. Whilst living in Germany Sarah worked as a designer in Cologne. After graduating, Sarah began working in the commercial furniture industry until deciding to form DesignByThem.
Curator and writer
Nina Miall is an independent curator and writer. Primary among her curatorial concerns are socially engaged and relational practices, and the politics and poetics of performance.
From 2012–2017, Miall was a curator at Carriageworks, Sydney, where she commissioned ambitious new work across a variety of disciplines and media. At Carriageworks, she co-curated the inaugural multi-venue biennial exhibition The National 2017: New Australian Art and was responsible for a major cross-disciplinary project 24 Frames Per Second, 2012–2015. Prior to Carriageworks, Miall was based in London where she was a director of leading contemporary art gallery Haunch of Venison from 2006–2011, curating exhibitions across the gallery’s four spaces in London, Berlin, Zurich and New York.
Miall has a BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney and an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She has lectured on contemporary art in Australia and the UK and has published widely, recently contributing texts to the publication accompanying The National 2017: New Australian Art, the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation’s Mikhael Subotzky: WYE publication, 2016, and the exhibition catalogue for the 20th Biennale of Sydney, 2016. She is also a participant in the Australia Council’s 2017–2018 Arts Leaders Program.
Senior architect, Sam Crawford Architects
Imogene Tudor is Senior Architect at Sam Crawford Architects. She is a registered architect with over 10 years’ experience on projects of varying scales and complexities from community projects to multi-million dollar commercial fit-outs to bespoke houses.
Working with renowned architectural practices in Melbourne and Sydney, Imogene has extensive experience in delivering projects of design excellence including working with 4 times Oscar winner Catherine Martin of Bazmark in the realisation of a 14-storey Art Deco Hotel in South Beach Miami, USA.
Over the past few years, Imogene has taught at UTS, the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne and has also published photography and writing in the Australian Architectural media. As an advocate for architecture in Sydney, Imogene co-founded the not for profit organisation Make-Space for Architecture in 2011.