Explore your creativity

Become a creative Member

The Junction Co. team want to ensure you are given the skills and knowledge to take your practice to the next level. As a member you’re invited to utilise the online catalogue of

resources, or engage with the magazines + books available to borrow through the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery+Studio.


$59per year
  • ✖︎ Electronic invitations to all exhibition openings, public programs and artists’ talks
  • ✖︎ Exclusive Friends of the Gallery+Studio functions and events (exhibition previews, Store discount evenings)
  • ✖︎ Annual gift
  • ✖︎ Use of the Studio space hot desks + photography studio


$189per year
  • ✖︎ Member price for development workshops across the Pilbara
  • ✖︎ 1:1 mentoring with industry experts: 4 x 60 mins sessions
  • ✖︎ Exclusive practitioner Industry events and invitations
  • ✖︎ Online access to practitioner development material
  • ✖︎ Creative library borrow access, across the Pilbara
  • ✖︎ All benefits of Friends of the Gallery+Studio


$159per year
  • ✖︎ Use of the Ceramics Studio during ‘Open Studio’ times
  • ✖︎ Use of common studio tools
  • ✖︎ Discounts for workshops, clay and firing costs
  • ✖︎ Access to Professional Development through online tutorials, library and 1 hour of mentoring time with the Ceramics Studio Co-ordinator every six months
  • ✖︎ Information about what’s on at the Courthouse Gallery+Studio and first access to booking a place in workshops
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.

The Junction Co. team are looking for energised members to join the dynamic regional team. As well, we are always on the look out for fabulous volunteers to be front of house gurus, assisting in showing visitors through the Gallery, Store + Stockroom.

We are currently recruiting for a Ceramics Coordinator; applications due 20 December.

Please see the position descriptions below:

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Say hello to

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 strategic planning, audience engagement, place activation and community collaboration.

Elisa Trifunoski

Elisa blends her tertiary qualifications in Fine Art and Curatorial Management, with almost a decade of community development to bring a wealth of knowledge to the creative industries development in the Pilbara region and beyond. As Regional Curator, Elisa leads the program design and exhibition schedule, and specialises in conceptual art+design, audience engagement and artistic growth.

Leslie Rigot

Leslie is an experienced digital marketer and events enthusiast coordinating arts development and community activities across the Pilbara as the Junction’s Regional Coordinator. She uses her extensive expertise and interpersonal skills to contribute to the success of growing the local creative industries, whilst supporting and guiding new audiences to participate in programs. 

Samantha Boon

Sam has a keen understanding of the role visual design and brand plays in growing and establishing businesses. Drawing on her Diploma of Graphic design, website development and systems experience, Sam leads the online, print and radio communication and marketing activities of The Junction Co, including the Courthouse Gallery+Studio, Portside Town Team and Regional communications.

Joo Tan

Joo is a recent Arts Management graduate (WAAPA), who has a teriary background in business mangement, communications and creative development. She brings her worldly experience to the Pilbara, as well as learnings from her time working with DADAA, Sculpture by the Sea, Gallery Central and ArtStage Singapore. Joo is responsible for the exhibition and stockroom coordination with the Courthouse Gallery+Studio team.

Amy Morton

Amy is a creative entrepreneur, who specialises in community engagement, creative facilitation and customer service. With a keen design flair, Amy leads the children and disability program facilitation for the Courthouse Gallery+Studio team, while also overseeing the Store retail management. She is an active member of the Hedland community and ensures that the programming is tailored to the local needs.

Mel Neville

Communicative and precise, are the top skills which Mel brings to her role as Portside Soap and Oils Production Officer for the Junction. Coordinating, making and selling the Junction’s social enterprise wares, Mel brings a smile to all her tasks, with strong experience in customer service, creative production and logistics to make the Portside brand continue to grow nationally.

Adele Ahmat

Adele is a recent high school graduate, performing exceptionally in the Specialist Arts Program for her grade. Commencing as an Amine facilitator, she quickly started facilitating more of the Gallery+Studio’s youth focused workshops. More recently, Adele has taken on the role of Studio Technician, coordinating the Ceramics Studio logistics, and supporting the ceramic members.

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. 

Miranda Cerich (Karratha) Chair; Melinda McDonald (Hedland) Vice Chair; Yvette McLean (Perth/Hedland) Treasurer; Sally Cruickshank (Perth) Secretary; Celeste Stephens (Karratha); 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.

Future projects

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.

Our team of creative experts can help identify new opportunities, solve quandaries and provide guidance in audience engagement, place activation and creative collaboration. To connect with the team, enquire here.

Program suggestions

Do you have any feedback or suggestions on how we can engage and serve the community in the coming months? Please fill out the form below, we’d love to hear from you!