Eliza Tiernan and Josephine Briginshaw
Eliza Tiernan (Naarm, Melbourne) is the Curatorial and Program Manager at Craft Victoria (2017-). She holds a MA (Arts and Cultural Management), BA (Islamic Studies) and a DipLang (French) from the University of Melbourne. She has over six years of experience with exhibition management, gallery administration and social media strategy. Eliza plays a key role in the delivery of Craft Victoria’s exhibition and public programs – recent achievements include managing the annual online festival, Craft Contemporary, curating ‘Future Remains’ (2021) the annual graduate exhibition, ‘Fresh! (2019, 2020, 2021) and the organisation’s first online exhibition, ‘The Meaning of Things’ (2020). As a Board Director (Social Media Coordinator 2017-2019, Associate 2019-) she also co-curated BLINDSIDE’s inaugural fundraising exhibition ‘B-SIDE’ (2017). Previous to working at Craft Victoria Eliza gained vital experience through roles at West Space, Mossgreen, Seventh and The Ian Potter Museum of Art.
In 2021, Eliza co-curated ‘Preliminary Structures’ with Josephine Briginshaw (Creo, 2021 as part of Melbourne Design Week).
Josephine Briginshaw (Naarm/Melbourne) is the Engagement Manager at the Robin Boyd Foundation (2022–). Prior to this, she was Development Coordinator at the Australian Tapestry Workshop (2016-2021) and a BLINDSIDE Board Director (Treasurer 2019-2021, Vice- Treasurer 2018). She holds a MA with Distinction (Arts Management), RMIT and MFA (Visual Communications) and a BFA (Graphic Design, Art History), University of Tasmania. Josephine has contributed to selection panels, including on ‘Fresh!’ (Craft Victoria 2018, 2019) and engaged in curatorial, ‘Preliminary Structures’ (co-curated with Eliza Tiernan, Creo, 2021 as part of Melbourne Design Week), ‘OFF GRID’ (BLINDSIDE, 2016), ‘Anthropocene: a new era in fashion’ (RMIT First Site Gallery, 2017), and writing, ‘Petal Power’ (Radiant Pavilion commission, 2018), projects.