Our Team


Mardi Nowak
T: + 61 3 8620 2002

Mardi Nowak leads NETS Victoria. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation, steering programming and overseeing operations. She works closely with funders, partner organisations, artists and curators to deliver outstanding exhibitions and programs.

Mardi holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) and a Master of Fine Arts (Research) from Monash University. She has worked as a curator and gallery manager for more than 16 years in the public gallery and local government sector most recently at the Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn.


Exhibitions Coordinator:

Brenda Wellman
T: +61 3 8620 2004

Brenda Wellman is responsible for the logistics, registration, presentation and installation support of the exhibition program, learning programs and provides administrative support. She has extensive experience coordinating and installing exhibitions. Brenda has worked at Albury Regional Art Gallery and more recently at the Art Gallery of Ballarat where she held the position of Exhibitions and Graphic Designer.



Shelley McSpedden
T: +61 3 8662 1589
(Tues, Thurs, Fri)

Curator, Shelley McSpedden, is responsible for commissioning, curating and project managing exhibitions and developing publications and programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) and a PhD (Art History & Theory Program) from Monash University and has worked as a writer, curator and educator in both the public and private art sectors over the past 15 years.


Communications Manager:

Anna Zagala
T: +61 3 8662 1507
(Tues – Thurs)

Anna Zagala is responsible for managing communications at NETS. Her responsibilities include overseeing marketing, social media engagement and the website updates. She also brings wordsmithing nous and designing know-how to the organisation. She has worked in Communications, Graphic Design, and Publicity across various institutions including the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Gallery of Australia, the Dax Centre and Monash University Museum of Art. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from LaTrobe University, a Bachelor of Design History and Critical Theory (Hons) from Swinburne University and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Queensland.