General Manager

Tessa Duke

Tess has more than 13 years’ experience in the arts as a glass artist, business owner and arts administrator. Many members will know Tess from her prior employment with Tactile Arts, during which time she very capably managed craft fairs and special events.  

Since then she’s been working as the Engagement Officer for the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory whilst also serving in the role of Vice-chair of the Management Committee. With her calm demeanour and generous advice based on first-hand knowledge of Tactile Arts operations, Tess has been a steadying influence in a transitional year. We are confident that under her leadership Tactile Arts will stabilise, grow and thrive.


Programs and Administration Officer

Ned Roberts

Ned is an arts administrator and artist with an interest in textile pattern design. He comes to us from the Sapphire Coast of NSW where he’s had extensive involvement in gallery operations. He has a passion for promoting the decorative arts and crafts as an integral part of the wider art industry.

Ned has worked for the past four years with the Bega Valley Regional Gallery as gallery assistant and volunteer coordinator. His experience includes streamlining and maintaining administration procedures, designing marketing collateral and social media campaigns, implementing community engagement and workshop programs to activate strategic planning, all round staff and volunteer support, facility management and exhibition installation.


Retail Shop Coordinator 

Linda Pfau

Engaging and enthusiastic, Linda brings a wealth of knowledge to the role gained through a qualification in retail and nearly 30 years’ experience with some of Australia’s leading retailers. Artists and shop volunteers will hear from Linda directly by email and will no doubt have a chance to meet her soon.