Justin Shoulder, production residency, Carrion, 2019, EMPAC, New York. Courtesy EMPAC and the artist. Photo: Mick Bello.

The Australia Council’s International Engagement team maintains an ongoing and active presence in key international markets.

Our team, including our International Engagement Consultants based in-market in Asia and North America, works actively to increase audiences for Australian arts and create connections for Australian artists with their international peers to foster collaboration and exchange.

Our activities include: 

  • supporting Australian artists and arts workers overseas
  • championing Australian engagement with major arts events and markets
  • advocating for Australian arts to international taste makers
  • building networks and relationships to prioritise Australian arts
  • developing international partnerships and projects
  • gathering and sharing market information.

Our team

Senior Manager, International Engagement: Thea-Mai Baumann

Acting Manager, International Engagement: Karen Le Roy (on long service leave until January 2023)

Global First Nations Producer: Celia Coulthard


International Engagement Consultant: Grey Yeoh

Asia Pacific

International Engagement Adviser: Janel Yau

North Asia

International Engagement Adviser: Chloe Li


International Engagement Adviser: Ellen Dwyer

North America

International Engagement Consultant: Norman Armour

Venice Biennale

Project Manager: Tahmina Maskinyar

Project Officer, Major Projects (International): Niwaeli Mburuja