Blythe Chandler enjoys a jigsaw puzzle career dedicated to arts management and academic pursuits. With a passion for art in all its forms, Blythe has previously held the position of General Manager at the renowned cinema journal Senses of Cinema, managed the Audience and Industry Development portfolio at Film Victoria and worked at the Barbican Centre, London, Europe’s largest visual and performing arts venue. The role at Nexus is somewhat of a homecoming for Blythe, who began her career next door to Nexus at the Media Resource Centre and Mercury Cinema.
The same interest in the intersections between art and society that compelled Blythe to work in art management, has found parallel outlet in academia. Blythe’s PhD research explored contemporary dystopian films produced all over the globe. She has taught Screen Studies and Literature, both at home and while living abroad in Hollywood (…Maryland…!), and received a Teaching Excellence Award for her work in the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences at Flinders University in 2019.