KYM ELPHINSTONE
Managing Director & Founder

Kym founded The Golden Mean in 2017 and its sister agency Articulate, Australia’s premier communications agency for the arts, in 2009. A former lawyer, she has more than twenty years experience developing strategic communications solutions for leading arts organisations and corporates in the UK, US and Australia. Kym has worked for and consulted with some of the most respected names in the sector including New York’s New Museum, M&C Saatchi Arts London, Art Basel Hong Kong, the Biennale of Sydney, The Australian Ballet, MCA Australia and Sydney Festival.

CLARISSA SEBAG-MONTEFIORE
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Clarissa is a British journalist whose work has appeared everywhere from the Financial Times to Monocle and The Economist. From 2009 to 2014 Clarissa lived in China where she was an associate editor and art editor for Time Out in Beijing and Shanghai. In Sydney Clarissa has extensively covered the arts for The Guardian, BBC and The Spectator, among others. In 2017 she was a judge for the Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards.

DAVID VARGA
Audiovisual Creative Partner

David is founder and director of ∑ ∞ (Sum of Infinity). A former television producer for SBS and Foxtel, David has worked in policy for Screen Australia and has extensive media experience in North Asia. David has a doctorate in film from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and numerous directing, writing and composing credits, including a feature-length experimental documentary Audition Colorée (2015). David has also received an Australia Council for the Arts grant for literature, has lectured at AFTRS, and teaches media and communications at UTS.

DANIEL BOUD
PHOTOGRAPHY PARTNER

Daniel’s photography blossomed from Sydney’s music and creative scene, which he’s documented on his acclaimed website Boudist since 2003. In 2007 Daniel was appointed chief photographer for Time Out Sydney, shooting everything from portraits of celebrities, chefs, drag queens and sports stars to art, food, cocktails and sex toys. Daniel now combines his role at Time Out with freelance work. He enjoys working with a wide range of subjects, but his greatest passion is creating portraits of creative people, discovering what makes them tick and capturing that on camera.

STEVEN SIEWERT
PHOTOGRAPHY PARTNER

Steven was most recently a staff photographer with The Sydney Morning Herald, where he worked for twenty-eight years. An award-winning photographer, he has won two Nikon-Walkley Portrait Prizes, a Photographic Essay Walkley for his study of the Australian rockabilly subculture, and a Leia Documentary Photography Award from the Centre for Contemporary Photography. Steven’s books include The Last Anzacs (Fremantle Press), he has held exhibitions across the world, and his work has appeared in Marie ClaireGEOAustralian Geographic and The Guardian. Steven is represented by Agence VU in Paris.

MILES HELLYER
ANIMATION PARTNER

Miles is the founder and creative director of Chalk Co. a Sydney based design and motion graphics studio. Since its launch in 2014, his studio has produced work for organisations such as NAB, Citibank, AIME and Thomson Reuters and continues to develop new ways to visually tell stories for their clients. Chalk Co.’s approach to design is focussed around the blending of mediums, with in-house illustrators, animators, videographers and designers working together on every project. As well as creatively directing projects, Miles still works as an illustrator / animator within the team to add a personal touch to every piece.

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