Greg Roberts

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Retired
Location Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Introduction I have worked both as an arts educator (Wesley College, Melbourne and Anglican Church Grammar School, Brisbane); an administrator in State and regional art galleries in Queensland (including five and half years as Assistant Director, Queensland Art Gallery), and as a project director in the development of art galleries and heritage centres in Queensland (Global Arts Link, Ipswich, Artspace Mackay, Ipswich Railway Workshops and Dogwood Crossing@Miles). I have been a member of the following Boards: Queensland Museum, Ipswich Arts Foundation, and Sunshine Coast Events Centre. I was awarded in 2002, the Centenary Medal for, "distinguished service to the arts". I am passionate about Javanese batik from the north coast of Java. I have a strong affinity for all aspects of Indonesian culture and wish to discover more in my ongoing travels. By being tolerant, fair and willing to listen one can make lasting friendships across all cultures and belief systems which in turn changes and enhances your own life significantly. Expanded Profile:
Interests Collecting, building upon my knowledge and appreciation of Javanese batik; promoting north coast Javanese batik; Indonesian culture; travel; Australian Aboriginal art and modern & contemporary Australian & Indonesian visual arts; gardening; visiting art galleries; architecture; music; reading
Favorite Music Classical music, jazz, world music particularly that from Indonesia, range of contemporary music, piano
Favorite Books Javanese batik books; Balinese: architecture, culture, & garden design; tropical plants; water as garden design; Japanese architecture and garden design; Australian modern & contemporary art; Australian Aboroginal art; Donald Friend's art; Ian Fairweather's art; AJ Taylor's art; John Honeywill's art; Jumaadi's art; Davida Allen's art: