Goodbye and hellos24.09.2015
Hello to new staff to the Regional Arts NSW Network
Kerry-Anne Jones, RADO/Executive Officer, South West Arts
Following a career that spans Local, State and Federal Government, Kerry-Anne comes to South West Arts Inc. with a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and brimming with new ideas to help facilitate and advance the arts and cultural life in the South West Arts region.
Most of her career has concentrated on southern NSW and northern Victoria, having lived in the region since 1992.
Kerry Anne said she is very excited to take up the position.
‘South West Arts has an excellent reputation in the region and has played an integral role in arts and culture development for many years. We have a fantastic opportunity to build on this reputation and achieve even greater outcomes for the region by aligning strategies and projects identified by communities across the region during local government Community Strategic Planning consultations.’
She said working in partnership with local government and collaborating with regional organisations, South West Arts can bring the community’s vision for arts and culture development to fruition.
‘The South West Arts Region is steeped in rich indigenous culture, diverse traditions and profound artistic talent. I am looking forward to working more closely with our Indigenous communities to celebrate indigenous arts and culture across the region.’
Also joining the network are two new communications officers – Eliza Walters takes up the position of Communications and Project Officer with Outback Arts, while Kate Allman joins the team at Eastern Riverina Arts following the departure of Tim Kurylowicz. Tim has taken up a position at the Riverina Museum in Wagga Wagga.
New England Regional Art Museum Welcomes New Director
NERAM welcomes Robert Heather who has moved from Melbourne to Armidale with his family to take up the position.
Robert has been working in Australian public galleries and museums for over twenty years and has extensive experience in working with leading curators and artists to develop innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs and collections.
For the past nine years he has been the Manager, Collection Interpretation at the State Library of Victoria where he has been responsible for one of the largest exhibition programs in any library in the world including the major international exhibitions The Medieval Imagination in 2008, Love and Devotion: From Persia and beyond in 2012 and Inspiration by Design: Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2015.