Guest Judges

Guest Judges

The Art on Show Awards are very grateful for the generous support of our judges, and are proud to announce Tracey Heathwood, Director Artspace, Mackay will judge the 2021 Woollam,  Art on Show Awards.


Tracey Heathwood, Director, Artspace, Mackay

Tracey Heathwood

Tracey has worked in the regional arts sector in Queensland for more than 20 years including positions with Flying Arts Inc., Artspace Mackay, Crossroad Arts Inc. and Mackay Regional Council. Her appointment as Director of Artspace Mackay sees her return to regional galleries after working as a freelance curator, project manager and arts consultant. In her role as Artspace Mackay Gallery Director, Tracey leads a team of professional gallery staff in providing a high-quality community facility; an inspirational exhibition program; a growing, relevant art collection and engaging public programs. Central to the role is the implementation and coordination of effective and efficient policies and practices relevant to the gallery and its programs, with the aim of providing the community of Mackay and visitors to the region access to high-quality arts and cultural development programs. Tracey holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art from the Queensland College of Art and is a practicing printmaker.

Tracey believes in the arts’ ability to act as a catalyst for social change. She is passionate about seeing the Queensland regional arts and cultural community development sector thrive and looks forward to actively contributing to the growth and success of Crossroad Arts Inc. into the future.




Judges are invited each year from a range of art disciplines and are recognised for their own outstanding achievement in arts related fields. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise their commitment to supporting and promoting the Australian art’s community.


2019 Judge

Lucy Belle Tesoriero, Curatorial Assistant, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Queensland

2018 Judge

Robert Heather, Art Museum Director, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW

2017 Judge:

Artist David Fairbairn

2016 Judge

Artist Rona Green

2015 Judge

Jason Smith, Curatorial Manager of Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art

2014 Judge

 Artist G.W Bot


2013 Judge:

Beckett Rozentals, Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria

2012 Judge:

Emma Kindred: Curator of Australian Prints & Drawings, National Gallery of Australia


2011 Judge

Artist Joe Furlonger


2010 Judge

Artist Ron McBurnie

2009 Judge:

Natalie Wilson, Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales


2008 Judge:

Angela Goddard, Program Officer Regional Services, Queensland Art Gallery


2007 Judge:

Michael Wardell, Director Artspace Mackay

2006 Judge:

Christine Campbell, Executive Officer, Flying Arts Alliance


Banner Image:  Clinton Barker, Smithereens (detail)