The Yiwei Art Foundation is looking for visionary people to join the board of advisors. If you believe you can contribute to our new organisation please make contact with us through the portal below.

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Yiwei Wu - founder

Following a successful career building a business with her husband, Yiwei established the Yiwei Art Foundation to support and promote artists. Yiwei has studied fashion design and fine arts and has a personal interest in painting and craft. Through the foundation she strives to bring artists together for mutual benefit and exchange.

Yiwei said “ I like it. I have a passion for contemporary art craft and design.  I have always had my own understanding, curiosity and empathy for people who make things with their hands".

Rae o'Connell - Executive Director

Rae has over 30 years experience working in the arts, as a textile designer before taking up the role of Executive Director for KickArts Contemporary Arts in Cairns and then as the Executive Director of Guildhouse in Adelaide.

She currently serves on the board of The Mill and has served on the boards of KickArts Contemporary Arts, the Centre of Contemporary Arts – Cairns, Artisan, the Queensland Indigenous Marketing and Export Agency and was Chair of the Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE Advisory Council.

Her current role with the Yiwei Art Foundation is to establish the Foundation and the programs we support. Through these programs they bring creative practitioners together from across Asia Pacific to share ideas, research, collaborate and build their practice.

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