Andra grew up in a household where creativity was seen as important both for personal and cultural development. She has since carried that creativity through to her career as a public art consultant with a passionate belief in the positive effects of public art in the urban environment.
After completing a first class honours degree in architecture at UWA, Andra participated in establishing the Mundaring Sculpture Park, was the Director of the Crafts Council in Perth, and since 1990 has worked as a private public art consultant at Urban Threshholds.
Andra has developed and coordinated over 100 public art projects through the state government’s Percent for Art Scheme, for local governments and for private developers. She is currently the public art consultant for the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and is writing the first book about public art in Western Australia with Maggie Baxter for UWA Publishing.
Andra’s interests lie in the evolution of consciousness and culture, and how collaborations can spark creations that are greater than the sum of their parts.
TEDxPerth 2012 took place on Saturday 8 December 2012 at the Octagon Theatre at the University of Western Australia. Over 500 people attended in person and listeners all over the country enjoyed the day by tuning in to the live broadcast on digital radio.
About TEDx, x = independently organised event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)