Peter has over 25 years experience in the arts and creative industries. He has worked in senior marketing and communication roles for Sydney Opera House, Company B Belvoir, Bell Shakespeare Company and Historic Houses Trust NSW. In 2005 Peter relocated to the Northern Rivers and worked as an arts consultant on numerous projects including the development of a business plan for Arts Northern Rivers’ Visual Arts Network project. In 2008 he took up the position of Communications Director for Assembly Theatre in Edinburgh, returning to Australia in 2009 to become the Marketing and Sponsorship Director for Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In 2011 Peter put up his hand for the role of CEO for Arts Northern Rivers and happily returned to the region with his partner and Blue Heeler in tow.
Kylie Caldwell is a Bundjalung women who is dedicated to sustaining and promoting Aboriginal Arts & Culture. Kylie has come full circle, having started a career in textile and art design and then working 14 years with the Department of Education where she implemented engagement programs focusing on student attendance, aspirations and arts. Kylie has decided to follow her passion returning to arts. She is a multidisciplinary artist that has been regenerating Bundjalung weaving, working with local groups of women in Bundjalung and researching museum collections in Australia and overseas.
Ingrid is passionate about both working in the arts and creative industries and also as a practicing artist herself. Her creative career has included work with The Brisbane Powerhouse Arts, Art Pharmacy, The Nest Creative Space and UNSW Art & Design. Her studies in Fine Art at both QUT and UNSW Art & Design has resulted in her current focus on painting, inspired by the relationship between science and art. Ingrid is also currently an Art Scout and independent curator working with local emerging artists.
Phoebe started her creative career at 16 as a prosthetic and special FX assistant at JMB Special FX. She tried in vain to remain under the radar before her cover as a member of the notorious Lismore equine art-terrorists, The Goldsworthies, was blown during the public “drowning” of her horse-headed alter ego “Tiffany”. Straight out of the water she landed a job as the Production Assistant for Splendid then moving on to be Gallery Assistant at Lismore Regional Gallery. Phoebe is actively involved with several local arts organisations including RealArtWorks and performs in the internationally renowned experimental electro-pop band Tralala Blip.