Who are we?

Australian Museums and Galleries Association (Queensland) Branch Committee




Emma Bain
AMaGAQ President and Director, Redland Art Gallery
Emma has over 20 years’ experience working in the arts, culture and creative sector. She is passionate about public galleries and their development, with a particular interest in programming, audience development and best practice. Emma is also a Sector Director/Public Officer on the Museums & Galleries Queensland Board.
Phone: 07 3829 8768 or 0466 453 558
Email: Emma.Bain@redland.qld.gov.au
Vice President

Trudie Leigo
Trudie Leigo Projects (independent consultant)
AMaGAQ Vice President, and master of her own affairs at Leigo Projects. Trudie is passionate about regional arts practice, and about developing exhibitions that are approachable and valuable for diverse audiences.
Phone: 0439 807 960
Email: leigotrudie@gmail.com


Brian Tucker
Certified Public Accountant
Treasurer and newly retired proprietor of his long-standing accounting practice, Brian Tucker Accounting. Brian has spent his career specialising in the arts and community sectors, principally providing services to Australian regional and remote communities.
Phone: 0428 764 071
Email: brian@briantuckercpa.org

First Nations Officer


Cheryl Moggs
Cheryl is a Bigambul woman from the Goondiiwndi region. A teacher, artist, cultural leader and founder of Cre8tive Mix specialising in Aboriginal art, culture and design footprints. Cheryl  has worked in the  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture space spanning thirty years across community, corporate, educational, and private sectors. In 2020 her contribution was acknowledged as a recipient of the Order of Australia. She is a recognised international visual artist and shot to fame in 2018 after winning the National Naidoc Poster Award, Because of Her we Can.

Phone: 0429 037 732
Email: cheryl@cre8tivemix.com.au

Membership Officer

Karike Ashworth
Karike holds a PhD is visual arts from QUT. When she is not practicing as a multidisciplinary artist out of her studio in Samford Valley, she is a sessional academic at QUT in Fine Arts.
Phone: 07 3059 9745
Email: membership@magsq.com.au

Ordinary Members

Sarah Barron
Public Programs Coordinator, Adderton: house & heart of mercy
Sarah has a background in the visual arts, working primarily in galleries and museums. She is also Co-Chair of the Flying Arts Alliance Inc. Board.

Phone: 07 3124 7164
Email: sarah.barron@adderton.org.au

Michelle Blair
Regional Arts Officer, South West Queensland
Based at the Empire Theatre in Toowoomba, Michelle is passionate about working with communities and key stakeholders to support the development of the arts in regional Queensland.
Phone: 0488 289 405
Email: info@rasn.org.au

Mary Findlay

Gallery Director, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery (SRAG)
Prior to her career in galleries, Mary worked in the education and theatre sector in the UK. She has been Gallery Director at SRAG since 2016, and is an enthusiastic contributor to the AMaGAQ committee.
Phone: 07 4681 1874
Email: gallerydirector@srag.org.au

Renai Grace

Director/CEO, Museum of Brisbane
Renai is dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of creativity to connect and inspire communities and create vibrant cities.
Phone: 07 3339 0808
Email: rgrace@museumofbrisbane.com.au

Rebecca McDuff

Gallery Director, Bundaberg Regional Galleries
Rebecca is passionate about improving arts learning experiences and gallery engagement for the community, particularly children; bringing frivolity and fun to art. Prior to her career in the gallery sector, she worked as a psychologist across the paediatric and disability fields.
Phone: 07 4130 4750
Email: rebecca.mcduff@bundaberg.qld.gov.au


Charla Strelan
Curator, Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History, The University of Queensland
Charla has a background in anthropology and museums, and is currently the curator of the Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History.
Phone: 07 3365 5423 or 0423 764 376
Email: c.strelan@uq.edu.au

Beverley Smith
Treasurer & Tour Coordinator, Army Museum South Queensland
Beverley's love of history and passion for heritage has led her to volunteer at both Newstead House and the Army Museum. Beverley is  passionate about Brisbane's heritage and is also on the Board of the Brisbane Living Heritage Network.
Phone: 0412 868 224
Email: bsmithys@bigpond.net.au

Australian Museums and Galleries Association, Queensland (AMaGAQ) is the Queensland branch of AMaGA, delivering the state’s membership services.

From 1998 to 2004 Australian Museums and Galleries Association, Queensland (AMaGAQ) and Public Galleries Queensland (PGQ) operated a highly successful joint Partnership Program.

Out of this partnership grew Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD), the peak professional body for Queensland’s public museum and gallery sector. Australian Museums and Galleries Association, Queensland and Public Galleries Queensland are the company’s sole members.

M&G QLD works to promote, support and provide services to foster excellence in museums, galleries and keeping places.  

Programs and services include the areas of sector development; training and professional development; information and advice; exhibition development and touring; and by promoting the achievements of Queensland galleries and museums.


What do we do?


Joint Projects

AMaGAQ works to build links with our sister association Public Galleries Queensland (PGQ) and M&G QLD through joint meetings to discuss partnered activities and joint membership promotions.

AMaGAQ continues to improve links and communication across the museum and gallery sector by increasing its online and social media presence and through the support of bursary and sponsorship opportunities.

Museums & Galleries Queensland | https://www.facebook.com/AMaGAQ/
Public Galleries Queensland | https://www.facebook.com/publicgalleriesQLD/


AMaGAQ offers professional development activities in the form of Individual Bursaries.

The bursaries are available for individual gallery/museum volunteers as assistance to attend seminars, conferences or courses.

The bursary can be used towards registration fees, associated workshop fees, travel, accommodation and living expenses during the period of the conference.

Amount: Up to $500
Eligibility: Open to current AMaGAQ members, member museum and galleries and their paid and volunteer staff.
Availability: TBC
Enquiries: Contact Membership Officer



Please contact the Membership Officer, Karike Ashworth
p:  07 3059 9745 (Thursdays)
Freecall: 1800 866 101
e:  membership@magsq.com.au