Gerry Bobsien is the Director of Maitland Regional Art Gallery. She has worked across leadership and curatorial roles at the National Gallery of Australia, Newcastle Art Gallery, and the Lock-Up and provided urban art consultancy services for several organisations. She is a writer contributing to publications on a range of cultural topics from art to surfing and holds a PhD (English). Gerry has also worked in an industrial forge in Melbourne and Newcastle. She has written several books for young adults published by Walker Books Australia.