Our core team
Creator and Chief Scientist: Dr Dana Bergstrom –
Dana is an Antarctic applied ecologist. Her research seeks to reduce human impact through actively applying evidence-based conservation principles including identifying the problem, providing the scientific basis for the solution and then developing practical solutions. She is a past chair of the Australian National Committee for Antarctic Research (Australian Academy of Science) and past-Australian Delegate to the international Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research. Dr Bergstrom is passionate about communicating science.
Creative Director: Eamon D’Arcy –
Eamon is an award winning event and theatre designer work includes the opening ceremonies of the Sydney and Vancouver Olympic Games, site designer for Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. He designed the travelling exhibition Futurescan for the PowerHouse Museum, Sydney which won the Museum of the Year Award. Current projects include set designer for the Invictus Games, Sydney October 2018 and interior designer Media Majlis Museum, at Northwestern University, Qatar. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Sydney.
Exhibitions Director: Cherie McNair –
Cherie is an exhibition and visual arts executive with near 20 years’ experience and 280+ exhibitions in the visual arts and museums sectors in Australia and internationally. She is currently Director and CEO of the Australian Centre for Photography. She has previously been Head of Exhibitions and Creative Services at the Queensland Museum Network, Head of Exhibitions and Design, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, Project Manager, National and International Partnerships Tate, London, Director of Exhibitions Museum of Architecture (London Festival 2012), Curator/Exhibitions Manager Anthony d’Offay, London, and Project Manager, Contemporary Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Senior Exhibitions Coordinator National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Marketing and Sponsorship Director: Sara Bergström –
Sara is a creative and experienced marketing and sponsorship manager with experience in the arts, cinema and retail sector. She has been the National Marketing Manger for Palace Cinemas, the Corporate Partnership Manager for Arts Centre Melbourne and National Marketing manger for Retail Zoo /Boost Juice, International Marketing Concepts – Hidden Warrior and FISAF Australia, Melbourne Aquarium, Herald and Weekly Times.
Mentor: Martin McCallum FRSA Martin is a producer, theatre designer, and consultant. Theatre Producer and business partner with Cameron Mackintosh 1981-2003. Queen’s Award for Exports 1995. Productions included: CATS, OLIVER!, MY FAIR LADY, SONG & DANCE, LES MISERABLES, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MISS SAIGON,CAROUSEL. Director, Donmar Warehouse Theatre 1992-2005; Chairman,1996-2004; Director, Sydney Theatre Company 2005-2014.. Producer 2005-2017: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, SPIDER-MAN, CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, DIRTY DANCING, HUGHIE.