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The Team



Amanda Hayman - Director

"I grew up in Logan city and have cultural connections to Kalkadoon and Wakka Wakka Country. I hold a Bachelor of Arts, with a Contemporary Art major, from Griffith University. I have 11 years of experience working within a state institution and was in a managerial position when I left in late 2017, and I have been working independently ever since. I am the Director of Blaklash Creative, an agency specialising in Aboriginal art and design, and also Director of Aboriginal Art Co, a not-for-profit company that promotes art through a gallery and store in Brisbane (opening in late March)."

Troy Casey - Director / General Manager

"I am a proud Aboriginal man from Kamilaroi Country north-west New South Wales. I'm a co-founder of Blaklash Creative - an agency specialising in the curation of events, exhibitions and bespoke creative projects that connect people to positive experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, and a director of Aboriginal Art Co. I'm passionate about harnessing economic development opportunities to create positive social change for First Nations Australians."

 

Mia Goding - Project Coorindator

Originally from Aotearoa (New Zealand) I am a descendant of the Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngai Tahu iwi (tribes).⁠
I co-own Open House with Amanda & Troy and manage the day to day running of the retail space which showcases the works of local and First Nations artists, designers, makers and fellow small businesses. Open House is a vibrant shop full of colour, culture and stories in West End, Meanjin (Brisbane). My husband Nick owns the bar next door, The End, and we have 2 almost teen girls (eeeeek!)




Latoya Lucas - Operations Manager

"I'm a proud Kooma & Kamilaroi women who's spent the last few years living in the Northern Territory in different art/cultural centres, working on exhibitions and art gallery operations. Working in community has shown me the effects these sorts of organisations can have. Being able to give the opportunity to help these artists to not just create art and tell their story, but also support their families was very fulfilling and something I'll always enjoy and continue to do in my work with Magpie Goose."

Belinda Crossley - Production Manager

"After studying textile design at RMIT in Melbourne I started my own fashion label; featuring screen printed textiles of my own design. I worked for two prominent Melbourne fashion labels before connecting with Magpie Goose. I love that MG is so much more than 'fashion'; that it's a business that creates impact. I'm excited to continue to build good relationships within the local manufacturing industry."