Kim McConville established Beyond Empathy (BE) in 2004 with long-time colleague and creative partner Phillip Crawford. Today BE works in urban and suburban, regional and remote communities across Australia, where multiple disadvantage is found: social and economic, individual and community. As Executive Director of BE Kim has overseen a variety of culturally ambitious art works built from the contributions of many diverse individuals.
Kim continues to mentor artists and community workers who have evolved through the BE journey over the past 15 years. She believes strongly in working in the ‘third space’, a model of reciprocity where teaching and learning happens simultaneously. It is a reciprocal approach that aligns with the core values of First Nations communities and is created by true collaboration.She has been awarded for her work and the partnerships she has forged across government and the corporate, philanthropic and community sectors.