Arts Upper Hunter has new staff! Three part-time Project Officers are working on a range of projects and sundry activities.
Suzannah Jones brings many years of experience in Regional Arts Development in South Australia and is a practising visual artist herself. Living in Dungog Shire, Suzannah’s particular focus over the next year is developing Arts & Cultural Trails for the Arts Upper Hunter region. Good Trails require good community consultation with artists, creative groups, events and venue people, and councils – so if you’re any of these things, you may well get a phone call.
Natasha Kellett is Arts Upper Hunter’s new Aboriginal Arts Officer. A First Nations cultural practitioner from Muswellbrook, she brings great experience and knowledge of the local mob. Tash will be working on a variety of projects, always with respect and considered communication. Tash is also a workshop leader and involved in cultural burning practices through the Firesticks Alliance, and is often up for a yarn.
Marina Lee-Warner has worked in Community Development in the Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter Shires for many years. She’s also a practising artist and performer – you may know Sparkles, her clown identity. Marina will be involved in a couple of upcoming projects and will be on the look-out for grassroots engagement wherever possible. We love that grassroots engagement…
Image: Sandra, John, Marina and Suzannah. Taken by Natasha Kellett