The Team

Jamie-Lea Hodges

Executive Director – ED

Jamie-Lea Hodges is from Coonamble, starting the role in November 2009. Jamie-Lea was born and bred in Coonamble, after finishing school spent five years in Sydney where she graduated from the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW with a Bachelor of Art Education and a major in Sculpture/Photography.

* Currently on maternity leave 1.7.16 – 30.1.17

Melissa Ryan

Acting Executive Director – ED

Mel joined Outback Arts as Acting Executive Officer in June 2016. She completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) with Charles Sturt University in 2007 and began working as the Communications Officer with Orana Arts the same year. After a short break Mel returned to Orana Arts this time in the position of Aboriginal Arts Development Officer. In this role she developed several strong programs working with Aboriginal artists (including Visual Artists, Musicians, Theatre, and Carving) in the Orana region.

Eliza Walters

Communications, Administration and Promotions Officer – CAPO

Eliza Walters comes from Tassie and became interested in regional arts while living in Kununurra and volunteering at Waringarri Aboriginal Art Centre. She is currently undergoing a Certificate III in Arts Administration and enjoys beagles and basket weaving.

Greg Vaughan

Financial Services/Bookkeeper

Greg has over 30 years experience in administration and management planning the implementation of efficient office procedures, reporting systems, training of administration and clerical staff, also detailed knowledge of spreadsheets, databases and computerised accounting systems. Greg has provided contract services to Outback Arts since 2006.

Regional Indigenous Cultural Development Officers (The RICDO Program)

Warren RICDO: Fleur Stubbs

Fleur was born and bred in the country, and moved away to the big smoke for a few years but was drawn back to the country life in Warren. Fleur is especially interested in local indigenous artists and helping them reach their potential, while discovering new local talent around the Warren shire.

To contact Fleur or phone: 0418 402 789

Coonamble RICDO: Currently vacant

Cobar RICDO: Currently vacant

Walgett RICDO: Currently vacant

Bourke RICDO: Currently vacant