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.

If you want to become part of the team, see the following application + PD details below:

Manager, Courthouse Gallery+Studio PDVolunteer PDBecome a Volunteer
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 audience engagement, place activation and community collaboration.

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. As Regional Curator, Elisa leads the exhibition and artistic excellence program, and specialises in conceptual art+design, audience engagement and artistic growth. 

Caitlin Dominey

Trained in fine art, with a background in arts education, social work and more than a decade experience inn ceramics, Caitlin manages and leads the Courthouse Gallery+Studio team. Her passion for developing communities and robust knowledge of hand built and slab ceramic work will lead in the development of this valued art form, providing opportunities for community engagement and creative enterprise.

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, including the Courthouse Gallery+Studio, Portside and Regional communications. 

Raquel Carvalho D’avila

Raquel brings more than twenty years experience in marketing, customer relations, creative enterprise and communication, leading the Gallery+Studio programming to build businesses and develop Store+Stockroom offerings. A business owner as well, Raquel understands the relationship between the community and enterprise, providing opportunities for both to work together and help diversify the Hedland economy. 

Rose Barton

Rose studied fine arts and marketing, bringing her recent experience as a marketing and events officer, and demonstrated history in the arts and culture sector. Based in Karratha, working across the Pilbara, Rose brings her skills as both a practising artist, and a psychology student working within arts and health, promoting accessibility, diversity and inclusion. 

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; Danielle Airton (Newman/Perth); Shellie Batch (Hedland); 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!