Doctor Margriet Bonnin - Foundation Director of Griffith Artworks
In 1978, Doctor Margriet Bonnin was appointed Director of Griffith University's Queensland Film and Drama Centre which would later become Griffith Artworks. Doctor Bonnin gained a reputation as being radical and innovative in the programs and teaching offered by the Centre/Artworks. Doctor Bonnin was determined to not only to provide an environment rich in academic and intellectual mix, but that equally supported Griffith University's agenda of community engagement. She placed a great deal of importance on exposing both the University and wider communities to film, drama, and visual arts through a range of public-programming initiatives.