Michelle Zemancheff leading a team meeting at Nillumbuk Shire Council. Photo: Bri Hammond.
    Planning art projects. Photo: Bri Hammond.
    Managing the council’s art collection. Photo: Bri Hammond.
    Managing the council’s art collection. Photo: Bri Hammond.
    Michelle in front of a mural installed by Nillumbuk Shire Council. Artwork: Wall of the Moon (Homage to Miro), Tom Sanders, 1968. Photo: Bri Hammond

Michelle Zemancheff

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Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and Master of Arts (Arts Management) alumni

A need for a creative release led former paralegal Michelle Zemancheff to pick up photography. But it was an internship at a local council that opened her eyes to the important role of arts managers.

Now working in Arts and Cultural Development at Nillumbuk Shire Council in Melbourne, Michelle manages five direct reports and 30 volunteers to deliver a diverse portfolio of programs and responsibilities.

Annual literary and arts awards, public art installations, acquisition and conservation of artworks, curating community galleries, artist residencies, and other collaborative projects across the council are just some of the opportunities that Michelle provides for the community to celebrate its culture and enjoy the arts.

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