The people behind

The junction co

The Junction Co. advocate and connect regional creatives with workspace, learning opportunities and networks, to uplift their endeavors and create an environment which both local community and creatives can support each other. Our team is made up of creative entrepreneurs, artists, strategists, graphic designers, place activators, facilitators, teachers and lovers of art and craft.

 

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The Team

Katie Evans

With over a decade of experience in the creative industries, and tertiary studies in business and design, Katie understands the needs of those establishing a creative enterprise and how best to support the growth and development of artists and makers. Leading The Junction Co. team, Katie specialises in audience engagement, place activation and community collaboration.

Rebecca Fogarty

Rebecca has over 10 years’ experience in creative enterprise, including grassroots business building, brand building and marketing, operational administration, business and product development, materials sourcing and supply chain production systems. Bec leads the Courthouse Gallery+Studio team, and specialises in manual arts+crafts.

Elisa Trifunoski

Elisa blends her teriary studies in Fine Art, with more than 6 years managing and operating a small snack goods company, to bring a wealth of knowledge to the creative industries. Elisa curates The Junction Co. exhibitions and leads the Artistic Excellence program, and specialises in conceptual art+design, audience engagement and artistic growth. 

Samantha Boon

Sam has a keen understanding of the role visual design and brand plays in growing and establishing businesses. Drawing on her graphic design, website development and systems experience, Sam leads the online, print and radio communication and marketing activities of The Junction Co. 

Patrycja Rosinska

Patrycja has extensive experience in place activation, community development, market and communications, driving communication activation projects for a number of not for profits, developing and delivering community events and programs and driving a family print and marketing company. She empowers and supports communities to make sustainable, liveable and diverse place for everyone. Patrycja leads the Portside activation project, connecting community with vibrant initiatives.

Jane McGowen

Jane has more than two decades working in the creative industries, across a number of disciplines including design, teaching and art administration. Most recently completing tertiary studies in applied visual arts, she leads the connecting community project, utilising her knowledge of community engagement, art+design and place activation. Jane coordinates The Junction Co. participation in the Regional Arts WA Hub Network project, connecting the Pilbara to the rest of WA’s community. 

Lauren Shellie

Lauren understands the importance of creating the right visual impression, translating art, design and styling to the practical production of products and retail. A comprehensive background in visual merchandising, business management and marketing, and passion for creative and customer service, Lauren leads the Portside production line of The Junction Co.

Governance Team

Our Board role is to represent and serve the interests of the Pilbara community by overseeing and appraising The Junction Co’s strategy, policies and performance. The team are based in the Pilbara – they understand and advocate for local creative opportunities.

Miranda Cerich (Karratha) Chair; Melinda McDonald (Hedland) Vice Chair; Lauren Osborne (Hedland) Treasurer; Sally Cruickshank (Hedland) Secretary; Nicole Leuchter (Hedland); Danielle Airton (Newman); Shellie Batch (Hedland); Katie Evans (Hedland) Executive Officer.

Connecting communities

Discover our potential

Through a program of place activation activities we seek to actively improve community membership and engagement, encourage a balance of work and play, and assist in strengthening a Pilbara identity.

The Junction Co. is one of five diverse organisations leading Regional Arts WA’s Regional Arts Network initiative, striving to re-imagine how arts services are delivered to local communities across regional and remote Western Australia and engage in critical dialogue on subjects relevant to WA’s regional arts sector. The Network will act as an information and resource sharing forum between the Network and Regional Arts WA, sharing relevant information and resources between the Network and other groups, identifying areas where regional arts advocacy is required and working together to spread awareness and driving identified state-wide initiatives.

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we help you elevate

The Junction Co. have the knowledge, experience and desire to take our Pilbara community forward. We understand the unique scenarios faced while living in a regional community, and are here to assist with a creative solution.

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Resources

The Junction Co. have a raft of learning resources available for creative entrepreneurs to access online or via our facilities. The Gallery+Studio also features a tech lab, hosting software to edit and produce photos, film and edit artwork.