Staff & contacts


Location: Building 25 Room G10
Phone: 02 4221 5414

Collection Manager

Karen Cass
Karen joined the Collection as manager in 2017 from the UK where she previously worked at Coventry University’s School of Art & Design. Prior to this Karen had spent over twenty years in Brighton & Hove holding a number of board memberships with arts and cultural development organisations in the city.

Karen is bringing both her strategic and managerial experience to the Collection in order to develop its capacity as an engaged and engaging resource for the future.

T: +61 2 4221 5926

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Curatorial & Engagement Coordinator

Phillippa Webb

Phillippa has over 20 years of  experience working in museums  and galleries  in a variety of curatorial and education roles in Sydney and Wollongong. Phillippa has  worked with the UOW Collection since 2008, as Curator from 2010 – 2016 and as Curatorial & Engagement Coordinator since 2019. Previously as Exhibitions Coordinator for the UOW Library Archives from 2016-2019, she delivered a diverse exhibitions program through engagement with  UOW Archives, Art Collection, UOW academics and researchers and the greater Illawarra community and has brought that expertise to the new UOW Gallery.

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Gambinya Thelma Burke, 'Pineapple Plantation', 2006, Synthetic polymer paint on linen.
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