Annette McLernon has been the Director of FORM Dance Projects since 2011 and in this time has steered the company to be a leading presenter and producer of independent contemporary dance in Sydney. Prior to FORM Annette worked for major arts organisations and festivals in Australia. Annette has worked as Film Program Manager for Perth International Arts Festival (WA) and Program Manager for Bundanon Trust (NSW). At Bundanon Trust, Annette was responsible for curating and developing the multi-disciplinary international and national artist-in-residence program; the public event program featuring many of Australia’s leading visual artists, writers, musicians and performers; and the inaugural Bundanon Indigenous Reference Group.
While at PIAF Annette curated and presented the international art house film festival and a new program Somerville Live 2005 featuring films with live soundtracks performed by Slava Grigoryan (The Widower), Jen Anderson (The Sentimental Bloke) and Ed Kuepper and Jeffrey Wegener (Len Lye animations) in the iconic Somerville cathedral of pines. Annette was the producer of Bundanon’s 15th Birthday celebration, 2008, celebrating the legacy of Arthur Boyd’s gift to Australia, featuring Jimmy Little, Kate-Miller Heidke and William Barton. Annette was Executive Producer of PUNCTURE, co-produced by FORM, Legs On The Wall and VOX, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for Sydney Festival 2015. Currently, Annette is Executive Producer of CHAMPIONS, directed and choreographed by Martin del Amo, produced by FORM Dance Projects, featuring a stellar female cast of Australian contemporary dancers, to be presented in 2017.
Annette has a Master of Arts in Film and TV from the Australian Film Television and Radio School, 1999, and has worked as a producer and editor on short films, dance films, documentaries and animations in Australia and Europe.
Sally has over 15 years experience working in arts management. For the last two years she was General Manager for Legs On The Wall, Sydney and prior to that she was General Manager for Liz Roche Company (formerly Rex Levitates Dance Company) based in Dublin, Ireland. She also previously held the position of General Manager of the Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland and worked for the St Patrick’s Festival, Ireland.