Previously operating under the name MARS Gallery, ADA Consulting draws on the rich community of artists associated with MARS Gallery. ADA Art Consulting extends from consulting on permanent artwork for display, the activation through art of large and small spaces or thoroughfares, conceptualising and staging art events to the implementation of temporary art installations, art murals in community spaces, place making, community awareness workshops, commissioning public art, art strategy and integrated art solutions.
Andy Dinan founded and established MARS Gallery in 2004 and since its inception has staged in excess of 220 exhibitions featuring over 330 artists. Dinan specialises in exhibiting, promoting and building the careers of emerging and mid-career contemporary Australian and International artists. Identifying a niche in the market, Dinan established a public art consulting service in 2010 that integrated art into large and small scale property developments. ADA Art Consulting have established strong connections with Melbourne councils and take care to fulfil all stakeholders needs with every completed project.
In 2014 Dinan was chosen as one of 100 Women of Influence in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.
Amanda Camp works as an art consultant at ADA Art Consulting managing the Public Art and Rent Art department. Amanda completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Sydney, majoring in printmaking. Through her experience in various volunteer and paid positions in Arts Management roles in Sydney and Melbourne, Amanda has has developed superb public art consulting and administration skills.
Amanda has taken on increasing responsibility for monitoring time and budget on our projects which has resulted in MARS and ADA gaining a strong reputation across the sector for reliable delivery of projects, complementing our already recognized skills for innovative and fresh approaches to public and urban art projects.
By the end of 2015, ADA Art Consulting delivered over $1 million dollars of public art through private and public art commissions across Melbourne.