pvi board

the scooby gang

pvi collective board

pvi collective pty ltd incorporated in 2008 and received not for profit and deductible gift recipient status in 2010. pvi’s board is made up of industry professionals, academics, a lawyer, an economist and a stand up comedian. core members of pvi work closely with our fearless board in order to improve our funding streams, improve our governance processes, strategise our futures and stay out of trouble.

pvi collective board members



michael chappell [chairman]                      principal consultant and founder, pracsys & culture counts

michael has 15 years of strategy consulting experience, augmented with formal training in corporate strategy development through stanford university. with his professional background in quantitative economics and development planning, michael has a strong record in the preparation of economic development strategies, economic impact statements, multiplier analysis, commercial development feasibilities and cost benefit analyses. he was chair of the west australian ballet for 8 years and has been pvi’s chairman since 2010.


michael tucak                                               lawyer and founder, creative legal.

michael founded creative legal 15 years ago as a unique arts, entertainment and creative industries legal firm serving all creative activities. it is a young and dynamic legal firm, and its lawyers have extensive experience in arts, entertainment and creative industries – as well as in the wider commercial and corporate legal environment. michael is a skilled and experienced arts and entertainment lawyer working with a wide range of clients, from emerging artists and producers to established production companies and arts businesses. he has been a pvi board member since 2013.


helen curtis                                                   principal, arts consultant.

helen is an accomplished arts professional with substantial experience in public art management, policy and strategy writing, project management, curating and exhibition coordination, collection management, sponsorship and development, human resources, financial management, marketing and publicity. she has worked in and with the independent arts sector, local and state governments, corporate entities, private developers, small business, community organisations, festivals, and media. she has been a pvi board member since 2014.


dr darren jorgenson                                    chair, history of art, university of wa

darren has been chair of art history at uwa and art critic for the west australian since 2011. he has lectured in the faculty of architecture, landscape and design since 2008 and contributed to a wide array of critical theory book chapters including ‘’aboriginal art and australian modernism: an althusserian critique’, ‘sounding out a room: decibel play alvin lucier’ and ‘wilhelm worringer, gothic vitalism and modernity’ in architecture, disciplinarity and the arts. he has been a pvi board member since 2012.


amanda morrison                                        transmedia producer & director.

amanda is a new media pioneer, who has worked for ntl (uk) within the founding interactive            content management team that launched the world’s first digital itv services across one of the world’s first hybrid fiber-coax networks. her experience includes online content, television, film, itv, live performance, visual art and interactive media production across a range of technology platforms. she has been a pvi board member since 2013.



karen wellington [secretary]                     project & program manager | community, creativity, technology, fogarty foundation

karen wellington is a project and program manager passionate about enabling individuals, teams and organisations to connect, learn and create. employed by the fogarty foundation, she is currently leading western australian growth of the coderdojo program; an open source social education movement that enables free computer programming clubs for children. this involves leadership development, capacity building, managing resources and collaborating with partners. karen has been pvi secretary since 2013.



steve bull                                                      co-ceo, core artist.

steve brings a variety of practical and tactical skills across artistic mediums on all projects and initiatives. steve invests back into the arts sector by producing a range of initiatives including in-progress platform events, workshops and residencies at the cia studios. steve co-curated ‘this is the time, this is the record of the time’ a national symposium on hybrid performance and co-curated the ‘now right now’ live art festival at pica. he has taught and delivered lectures and master classes across australia, including the pvi keynote lecture ‘allowed out to play: public space, performance space for the nextwave festival [2008].



kelli mccluskey                                             co-ceo, core artist.

kelli writes and directs for pvi and initiated the perth based artist-run-initiative, cia studios in 2008, which she co-curates. kelli is a passionate advocate for live art and interdisciplinary art forms in australia. she is currently on the board of the national association for visual artists, was on the board of artrage inc from 2007 – 2011, is on the dca arts development peer panel, the australia council of peers, was an electrofringe festival state rep, a spark mentor, a splendid and proximity festival provocateur and is on the cia curatorial committee. kelli has taught live art and performance in perth as well as delivering lectures and master classes around australia. as part of her work with pvi collective, kelli writes, devises and contributes to national forums and critical writing publications.