Penelope Benton is an artist with a collaborative practice working across sculpture, performance and installation. Penelope was NAVA's General Manager 2015-2020 and is passionate about improving clarity, transparency and equity across the visual arts sector.
She has worked previously as the Manager of Arc @ UNSW Art & Design, General Manager of the College of Fine Arts Students' Association and was Co-Artistic Director of Art Month Sydney 2013. Penelope was a Co-Director at Firstdraft, one of Australia’s longest-running artist-led organisations 2007-2008 and a Co-Founder/Director of The Red Rattler, an artist and activist-run performance space in Sydney's inner west 2008-2013.
She has a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) from the University of Newcastle, Masters in Art Administration from UNSW, Graduate Diploma in Arts Management from UTS and completed a Masters of Fine Arts at UNSW in 2017.