Helen is a board member of Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre and sees South East Arts as both a major contributor to the thriving cultural life in the region and as a connecting point for local makers and artists with state and national networks.
She was Senior Adviser to the Australian Minister for the Arts, working on the Creative Australia policy, and Executive Director of the Australian Major Performing Arts Group and the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
As a board member representing the SMRC region, including being the board Secretary and a member of the Governance and Sustainability Committee and Chair of the SMRC Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee, it is her vision that the South East region of NSW becomes a recognised and valued artistic and creative hub and that South East Arts grows sustainably and wholesomely as the ‘go to’ arts organisation representing the region.
Sue has always been very passionate about the arts and their contribution to society. Besides being a foundation member of Bombala’s Bristle Brush Arts Inc. she is now studying a BA in Fine Arts and Visual Culture. Her previous creative studies include ceramics, photography, print making, textiles, drawing and painting with participation in workshops and exhibitions.
Isabel founded Torchlight Media, a video production house, and co-founded South Tribe – a Batemans Bay co-working space which houses multiple digital creative businesses.
She is passionate about this region and expanding and developing a stronger screen industry by fostering local talent and creating new pathways for young filmmakers.
Bruce’s main focus at CTC has been increasing self-sourced revenue and the beginnings of strategies to spread our education programs, investing in local productions, reaching out to potential regional partners and having the Centre included in the national touring circuit.
Following a successful business career in the fitness industry, Lindsay retired from active work in 2006 to pursue personal interests which included local government.
Lindsay was elected to Eurobodalla Shire Council and was elected Mayor in 2012 by popular vote.
Lindsay’s current role is councillor and he also holds a number of external Board positions
Lindsay sees and supports South East Arts as integral to the wellbeing of a community through a choice of artistic fields that bring a vibrancy to the South East.
He is currently studying Economics and Law, and has much experience in retail and property management.
He also has experience in establishing and managing Co-operatives, Associations and other bodies-corporate founded on consensus decision making principles.
Pip is Chair of the Standards Australia working group for smart contracts. She is the author of Trust and Distrust in Digital Economies (Routledge 2019). Pip and her husband (Dermot) live in Delegate, where they have fruit trees and vegetable gardens. She loves the Southern Monaro with its rich heritage, cold winters and warm friendships. Pip’s particular passions are historic walking routes, literary weekends and baking scones.
Lisa also spent many years in pubic accounting as a small business advisor and taxation consultant before deciding to relocate from Sydney to the beautiful Snowy Mountains region to raise her family.
For the last 15 years, she has run a successful growing business within Perisher Ski Resort and has been a member of the Perisher & Jindabyne Chambers of Commerce.
In 2016 Lisa became Chairperson of the annual Lake Light Sculpture event in Jindabyne and has since helped steer the significant growth of the event in number of exhibiting artists, sponsorship and audience.
Her career has centred on the Australian screen industries in the roles of research and policy management. She has been employed by federal government agencies including Screen Australia, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and the Australian Communication and Media Authority. In addition, Cathy has been a volunteer teacher and journalist in Papua New Guinea, a media advisor for the Australian Council of Social Service and worked on a range of film and TV productions.
Her twin passions are protecting the environment and fostering regional arts.
Shanna has a diverse arts background as an actor, singer, artist, author, scriptwriter and playwright.
Shanna is passionate about growing the vibrancy of this region by creating the opportunity for creatives to promote, exhibit and make a sustainable living from their craft and hopes her experience in the Arts sector will be of value to the Board.