The Creative Road team has more than two decades of specialist curatorial and project management experience.

Our clients include The National Capital Authority, Brisbane City Council, Westfield, Australian National University, Melbourne Docklands, The Royal Children’s Hospital, The City of Sydney and Melbourne Airport Corporation.

Our team has wide national experience in public art, cultural tourism, creative community consultation, placemaking and activation for urban renewal. We offer specialist skills as experienced curators and project managers, overseeing strategy, design and construction processes through to installation.

We are passionate about the value of art in public spaces.  We work with clients to identify their needs and aspirations, developing strategies and delivering projects which express their unique character and values.

Rebecca Townsend
Rebecca Townsend
creative director

With post graduate qualifications in Arts Management and wide professional experience working across the creative industries, Rebecca has developed and implemented a diverse range of creative projects for corporate and government clients.

In her former role at Sculpture by the Sea, Rebecca oversaw the growth of a major Australian cultural event and public art commissions in Australia. She has since produced significant projects in locations across Australia and internationally.

Rebecca’s curatorial and project management experience have resulted in innovative and cost effective approaches to the design of spaces, strengthening identity and sense of place. She has a special interest in place making and developing strategies which expand the unique range of interfaces art has with different sectors of our community.

Darren Taitoko
Darren Taitoko
technical director

As a registered Landscape Architect, Darren brings over 30 years of experience in project management of large scale design projects. His projects have won local, state, national and international awards from the Urban Development Institute of Australia, Planning Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. Darren has extensive experience in managing design development, fabrication and installation of public art elements, integrated with landscape and architectural project outcomes. He aims to create design solutions that capture the character of a project site, while responding to the functional, cultural, social and recreational requirements of people. He recognises that the delivery of design solutions into “built reality” relies on close attention to technical detail, cost benefit considerations and well managed resources.

Bronwen Colman
Bronwen Colman
project curator

Bronwen is an experienced project manager, curator and arts administrator, implementing visual art strategies for organisations in both the corporate and public sectors. As Director of Urban Art for Melbourne Docklands Authority Bronwen developed a masterplan to guide the commissioning of public art integrated with the Docklands development. She managed a $50 million budget which saw the commission of 35 large scale art commissions. Bronwen’s stakeholder management is a key aspect of her skills and central to each successful project. Her particular interest is in ensuring commissioned public art is integrated with and responds to its environment as an important part of place creation.

Sandra Mondange
Sandra Mondange
project manager
Sandra Mondange has worked in the French and Australian film industries as a producer and project manager for the past 8 years. Interested in working with creative people in a new industry, Sandra came to Creative Road with fresh eyes and unbridled enthusiasm to support artists in realising their vision. Sandra’s expertise includes managing complex timelines, project budgets, logistics and communications to ensure our projects are completed on time and budget.
Natalie Bull
Natalie Bull
project manager
Natalie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) COFA UNSW and has pursued a career in the creative arts sector spanning 15 years. With extensive experience in project management, cultural development and curatorial practice, Natalie has presented works in the public realm, community arts and in a gallery context. Working closely with the Creative Director, Natalie’s focus at Creative Road is on preparing and delivering public art strategies for private and government clients, this includes artist research, community consultation and public art project development. Natalie is committed to advocacy for artists and providing a platform for artists to present permanent works and experiential site-specific projects that enhance our cultural landscape.
Gemma Brooks
Gemma Brooks
production assistant
Gemma Brooks is an experienced administrator and production co-ordinator who is currently studying Biomedical Science at Southern Cross University. Working part-time for Creative Road, Gemma supports the team in the delivery of our many projects. She is a meticulous record keeper and ensures all our artists and suppliers are paid correctly and on time. Gemma’s creative flair and exceptional communication skills are demonstrated in her important role managing the company’s social media, e-newsletters and website.