Eva de Jong – Duldig
Founder & Patron
Eva’s 2017 memoir DRIFTWOOD details the family story in the context of the times in Europe and Australia. A former quarter-finalist at Wimbledon and Ladies Singles Champion of The Netherlands, she worked as a teacher, recreation consultant and freelance writer. Her ongoing community involvement continues ‘inspiring creative journeys’.
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Kate joined the Duldig Studio as Museum Manager in December 2022. Kate brings over 20 years of experience managing small not for profit cultural organisations and most recently was CEO of the Kadimah ad prior to this Kate has held a variety of roles in the arts including Executive Officer at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.
Collection & Facilities Manager
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Stefan worked with Karl Duldig, as a student and then as his assistant from 1976-86, and has been a curator and sculpture teacher at Duldig Studio since 1999. He studied a Bachelor of Arts (Ceramic Design) at Monash University, and Bachelor of Arts (Literary Studies & Philosophy/History of Ideas) at Deakin University.
Board of Management
Janine Kibblewhite B.Sc. Hons
President and Chair, Marketing and Development subcommittee
Janine has been a Board Member and Chair of the Marketing & Development subcommittee since 2016 and became President in 2022. Janine has 25 years sales and strategic marketing experience in the private sector in the US and Australia. Her volunteer activities include mentoring with Australian Migration Employment Services and providing marketing support to Creativity Australia, and other community based organisations. Janine is a watercolour artist, enjoys helping others discover the joy of creation and has extensive experience motivating and inspiring remote teams of all ages.
Andrew Dixon B. Soc. Sci., Grad. Dip. (Data processing), AALIA
Vice President and Chair, Exhibitions and Collections subcommittee
Andrew joined the Board in June 2010 and was Secretary from 2016 to 2022 and became chair of the Exhibitions and Collection subcommittee in October 2023. Andrew is a foundaation member of the Ambassadors group at The W. R. Johnston Collection and President at Villa Alba Museum in Kew. He is Vice-President of the Friends of Labassa, a National Trust historic mansion in Caulfield North.
Antony de Jong LL.B. (Hons), B.Sc., M.B.A., GAICD
Treasurer and Chair, Finance Risk and Planning subcommittee
Antony is a founding member of the Board, immediate past President (2002 – 2022), and Treasurer since 2022. He is a Senior Executive with over 30 years’ international and Australian experience in advisory, CEO and line management roles. He is the former Chief Executive of the Business & Consumer division of Vocus Group, where he led Commander, Dodo and iPrimus telecommunications and energy businesses. During his career, Antony also held executive roles at Telstra, Belong, and Accenture, and other Non-Exec Board roles in the not-for-profit sector, including over a decade on the Board of the Bell Shakespeare Company.
Angela James B. Bus., PGDip Bus&Admin, GDip Art History
Angela joined the board and became a member of the Marketing & Development sub-committee in October 2020. Angela has an extensive background in project and administrative support across a range of government, corporate and community organisations, including the National Gallery of Victoria, and currently works at the City of Boroondara.
Pralabh Gupta B.Com/LLB
General Board Member
Pralabh joined the board and became a member of the Finance Risk and Planning sub-committee in December 2023. Pralabh has over a decade of experience across the corporate and start-up sectors leading teams aligned to partnerships, commercials and market expansion. Pralabh has been involved in various community and NFP groups over the years and currently works at Vocus Group.
Gina Panebianco B.Ed, H.D.T.(SAC)
On leave of absence in 2024
Gina has been a Board Member since October 2014, Vice President since October 2016 and Chair of the Exhibitions & Collection sub-committee since 2020. Gina is an art educator with 30+ years’ experience in the research, development, delivery and evaluation of learning programs, education resources and audience engagement. Gina is the former Head of Education and Programs at the National Gallery of Victoria and has held a diversity of roles in the visual arts and lifelong learning, including, Education Advisor for Dialogue in the Dark, Melbourne; Education State Arts Assessor for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority; Visual Arts Educator at La Trobe University; and guest educator in museums and galleries in Singapore, Taiwan, USA and Japan.