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New RADO/Executive Officer for South West Arts

South West Arts new Regional Arts Development Officer/Executive Officer, Wendy Shorthouse, says she has no doubt about the role art and culture play in all aspects of country life.

‘Along with bringing great happiness to individuals, I believe a thriving artistic and cultural scene in our communities plays a major role in generating economic success for regional NSW,’ she says.

Growing up in Echuca/Moama, Wendy left the area for about a decade to undertake tertiary study and travel extensively in Australia and overseas. She returned to the region in 2000 to bring up her young family.

‘Coming from an artistic family I’ve had a lifelong appreciation of all genres of art and culture. I’m very much looking forward to the contribution I can make with the team here at South West Arts helping individuals and organisations add to the quality of life of all people living in the region,’ she says.

Wendy’s qualifications include a Communications degree (Marketing/Public Relations), Graduate Certificate in Chartered Accounting, Certificate IV in Business Governance and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She has had many years experience managing people and programs across a variety of sectors, and is a provisional member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

South West Arts covers the local government areas of Balranald, Berrigan, Carrathool, Conargo, Deniliquin, Hay, Murray, Murrumbidgee and Wakool.

Read more about South West Arts here.