Nina Shadforth is an independent arts practitioner, working in diverse projects as curator and consultant for the visual arts and entertainment industries. Nina has worked professionally in the arts sector for over 20 years, having held appointments in regional QLD galleries as Curator/Director at Caloundra and Noosa Regional Galleries, the Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy and in Victoria, at the Victorian Racing Museum, Melbourne and the Bendigo Art Gallery, including a number of freelance contracts in Bendigo for the Information Centre, Central Deborah Gold Mine and Golden Dragon Museum; and as author of education resource material (visual arts) for Herald-Sun & Weekly Times, Melbourne and University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery.

Side projects for Nina included visual arts contributor/writer for InNoosa magazine, lead Curator for TEDxNoosa, and more recently has established her ‘ArtsUp’ street-art social media page. Currently, Nina is artist-manager for DoolieMusic and business partner in a local film production company, and currently sits on the boards of the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance, Regional Galleries Association QLD, Sunshine Coast Screen Collective, and lead curator (Vis Arts) for Noosa Alive! Festival.

Working with passion and integrity in the ever-inspiring world of multi-arts and culture, my objective through my work is to make a valuable contribution to the creative ecology of the region and help to enable participation, connection and fulfilment in the arts.