Our Advisory Board members have drive and passion for street and urban contemporary art. They are advocates for the scene who continue to inspire and invest in a new generation of talent. We are excited to introduce you to our impressive Advisory Board for Can’t Do Tomorrow.
With 14 years’ experience, Toby Benador has cemented herself in Melbourne’s vibrant creative arts community. A widely respected leader amongst her peers she has diligently and passionately worked to secure her standing within the top tier of arts professional’s currently working in this highly competitive field. In 2010 Toby launched Just Another-an artist management agency based in Melbourne. Boasting a plethora of tools in their wheelhouse Just Another quickly become known within the creative community as a company fiercely dedicated to supporting, encouraging and providing opportunities for some of the industry’s best creative talent. Something that has come to be expected with anything that Toby puts her name and brand to.
(Image credit: Kara Riri)
Dean Sunshine has lived in Melbourne all his life and experienced first-hand the graffiti and aerosol art movement as it began there in the 80’s. For the last decade he has followed the development of the local street art scene and photographed and documented thousands of works for no other reason than the appreciation of the art form. He started the blog Land of Sunshine in 2010 which led to the self-publication of two books–Land of Sunshine (2012) and Street Art Now (2014). Aside from documentation, he has created an outdoor graffiti and street art gallery on the exterior walls of our warehouse in Brunswick for local and international artists to paint named Sunshine Lane and has curated countless large and small street art/graffiti projects.
What began in 2005 down a South Melbourne laneway in a dumpster-chic warehouse space has become the ST. ALi Family, and under the indefatigable energy of owner Salvatore Malatesta, is a worldwide leader in specialty coffee with a unique multi-brand strategy.
Malatesta continues to push the envelope with innovative coffee environments and best in category in Australia beginning with ST. ALi and Sensory Lab in David Jones Melbourne, shortly followed by another store in David Jones, a Sensory Lab on Collins Street, another in the Rialto Building and most recently at Tullamarine International Airport. In January 2016 ST. ALi opened its first café in South East Asia in the upmarket area of Jakarta with two Sensory Lab cafes across Jakarta. In 2017 ST. ALi in conjunction with Mercedes Australia opened the first Mercedes me store in Australia, one of only eight in the world.
Salvatore is a former lawyer from an Italian migrant background steeped in tradition. Food, wine and coffee was an integral part of any family get together.
Salvatore and the ST. ALi Group continues to grow as a best incategory, not only in Australia but internationally.
Jeremy Gaden has worked in Victoria’s creative sector for the last 25 years, and has a background in venue management, festival coordination, producing, state government and organisational leadership. He has worked for a wide variety of arts organisations, including Melbourne Fringe, National Institute of Circus Arts, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and Melbourne International Arts Festival. Jeremy was Program Manager at Footscray Community Arts Centre, where he oversaw many of the organisation’s large-scale community engagement projects, and the inaugural director of The Substation in Newport, delivering the final stage of a large infrastructure project and establishing its position as a regionally significant contemporary arts centre.
More recently, Jeremy has held the position of Senior Manager, Partnership Programs at Creative Victoria where he oversaw many of the Victorian state government’s creative industries development programs, including those that support economic and social outcomes. Specifically, he was responsible for Creative Victoria’s regional development, Aboriginal, Social Impact, Education, and Contemporary Music programs. In this position Jeremy was also responsible for many intra-government relationships, such as those with Regional Development Victoria and Visit Victoria.