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 Coordinators:

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.

Current projects:
Michelle Nikou: a e i o u
Seeing voices

Ellen Wignell
T: +61 3 8662 1589

Ellen Wignell is responsible for overseeing touring exhibitions – ranging from logistics, registration, presentation, installation support, learning programs and administrative support. She has extensive industry experience working with exhibitions and collections and holds a Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship (Hons) from the Australian National University. Ellen has worked as a curator, researcher and most recently as the Exhibitions and Collection Officer at Newcastle Art Gallery.

Current projects:
Play On: The art of sport – 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize
I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella