The 2019 Outback Arts board was announced last week when Outback Arts held its Annual General Meeting in their Creative Arts Centre at 26 Castlereagh Street, Coonamble.
Kylie Harvey was welcomed back as Chairperson. Kylie is a Cobar local who stood as an independent representative. She is an artist herself, including textiles and visual arts and has a solid online following for her creations as ‘Indigo and Quince’.
Sally Torr, Bourke Shire Council representative and familiar face on the board was elected to the role of Vice-President. Warren Shire Representative Pauline Serdity is back for another year but has stepped down from Treasurer after many years in the role. The organisation thanks her for her time, dedication and expertise and welcome Cobar Shire Delegate Angela Shepherd into the role. They also are welcoming back Donna Jefferies (Brewarrina Shire Council), John Walker (Coonamble Shire Council), and Jane Keir (Walgett Shire Council).
Eric Crisp from Warren is the second community representative and newcomer Casey Marshall-Siemer from Walgett community, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in festival management and arts administration.
Also in breaking news, Outback Arts have welcomed Bogan Shire Council back on board as a contributing member to the regional program! We are excited to be back working with Nyngan and surrounding communities and fostering arts and cultural development.
We are looking forward to the year and exciting projects ahead under the skilled and valuable guidance of our 2019 board.