SPEAKER: Pippa Dickson

Pippa Dickson

As the Director of Asialink Arts at the University of Melbourne, Dr Pippa Dickson is committed to facilitating true partnership and cooperation between Australia and Asia in the arts and creative industry sectors. Pippa has extensive arts leadership experience both nationally and internationally. In addition to previous positions as the Director of the National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA) and Co-Chair of the National Craft Initiative, Pippa founded Design Island for Arts Tasmania and is the founding CEO of the Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park.

Pippa has raised over $10 million for national and international art commissions and architectural projects, and worked as a project manager and consultant in the private and public sectors for more than 15 years. Outside Australia, her achievements include an International Advisor to the Cheongju International Craft Biennale (South Korea) 2017 and 2019, judge of the 2021 Korean International Ceramic Biennale and mentorship at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (Hong Kong) with former CEO Michael Lynch, AO OBE in 2015. She has led delegations to Korea and India and initiated a range of new reciprocal creative exchanges between Australian artists and artists located throughout the Indo-Pacific.