Nina Shadforth is Noosa Council's Gallery Director for Noosa Regional Gallery and Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy and in recent years for Sunshine Coast Council's Caloundra Regional Gallery. Nina has worked professionally in the arts sector for over 20 years, having held appointments at the Victorian Racing Museum and Bendigo Art Gallery, including a number of freelance contracts for Bendigo's Information Centre, Central Deborah Gold Mine and Golden Dragon Museum; and as author of education resource publications (visual arts) for Herald-Sun & Weekly Times, Melbourne and for the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery.

Outside of her gallery role, Nina has been the visual arts contributor for InNoosa Magazine and as Curator for TEDxNoosa for three consecutive years. She holds positions on the board of the Regional Galleries Association of QLD, the arts programming committee for the Noosa Long Weekend Festival and more recently, on the 2017 Museums Australia Conference Organising Committee.