Ron has a long involvement with the Warrnambool Art Gallery. He arrived in Warrnambool in 1968 to teach visual arts and immediately took an active role in the reopening of the Art Gallery. He joined the newly formed Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education in 1970, undertook a Master of Arts Printmaking, Manchester Polytechnic (1976) and developed a practice as a Printmaker and teacher. He has held senior positions with WIAE and Deakin University, chaired the Art Gallery/Warrnambool City Council’s Advisory Committee and following his retirement from Deakin in 2002 was the Gallery’s Education Officer (secondary). He maintains a profession art practice and exhibition program.
Janet Macdonald BA, Dip Ed
Janet Macdonald is a retired secondary teacher who was born and educated in the local area. The first fifteen years of her teaching career were spent in Melbourne and regional cities in Victoria where she developed her interest in regional art galleries and their collections. Since returning to Warrnambool to teach in 1987 she has been actively involved in many community groups and organisations, including the Friends of the Warrnambool Art Gallery and the Friends of the Botanic Gardens. She has been a member of city council advisory committees relating to heritage, the built environment, public art and the operation of the Warrnambool Art Gallery.
Ann Morris is a Clinical Nurse Consultant in Diabetes, who completed her training as a Registered Nurse at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1971. She is a Founding member and Life Member of the Australian Diabetes Educator’s Association. Ann was born in Melbourne, and educated in Geelong. Following her graduation, Ann worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Diabetes Australia (then known as The Diabetes Foundation Victoria) before moving to Warrnambool in 1984. During her time in Melbourne, Ann was a member of the National Gallery of Victoria. Since moving to Warrnambool, Ann has been involved with many community groups and is a Presenter and Member of the Committee of Management of 3 WAY FM (Community Radio Endeavour Warrnambool), and Immediate Past President, Chair, Vision Australia Radio Station Development Committee. Ann is an active member of Friends of the Warrnambool Art Gallery, and is its current President.
Margaret Brock B.A LLB (Hons)
Margaret is a lawyer and academic. She was born and educated in Melbourne and moved to the Warrnambool area in 1986. She has worked in human resource management and, as a lawyer, practised in commercial and employment law. As an academic Margaret has lectured and researched in competition, corporate and constitutional law. Margaret is a former board member of Southwest Healthcare. She also has an interest in art and art history, having studied in this area as part of her Arts degree, and is a long standing member of the NGV.