• Seva Frangos

    Seva Frangos has 35 years of experience in contemporary art and has specialised in the promotion of Australian Indigenous art for over 20 years. As Deputy Director/Director of Exhibitions and Development at the Art Gallery of Western Australia (1987-1997), Seva Frangos sourced and presented all local, national and international exhibitions, here and abroad, together with managing the gallery's collection, educational, publication and marketing programs. Key projects have included her role as Exhibition Director for the 1990 Venice Biennale, representing two Aboriginal artists, Rover Thomas and Trevor Nicholls and in 2005 the establishment of a three-year program for Xstrata Coal, The Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award hosted by the Queensland Art Gallery. Timothy Cook was selected in the first year for this Award and soon after Frangos, Cook and Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association on Melville Island developed a close working relationship. Editing a monograph on Cook in 2014 was an obvious and exciting project for all of them.