Susan Reid – Executive Director – firstname.lastname@example.org Since getting her first taste of the world of professional theatre as the office manager at what was then MRPG (now Hothouse Theatre) in the 1990s, Susan has worked across the arts in Australia and overseas. In that first job at MRPG, she was so inspired by the people she worked with, she decided “I want to do what you do”, and the world changed for her.
After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, Susan worked primarily as a costumier in theatre, TV and film, always alongside generous, talented and hardworking creatives.
Susan and her family moved back to the Border region in 2007 and she worked with local government and community organisations in Arts and Cultural Development and community engagement. In recent years, she has been involved in every aspect of commissioning and delivery of placemaking and public art projects for local government organisations, including engaging artists, securing funding and donning the high vis and steel cap boots for installations.
Susan thrives on making the most of human energy, finding adventures every day and being a part of collaborations that bring joy and cultural richness to the world. She is super excited to be at Murray Arts.
Glennys Briggs is a First Nations artist. She is a Taungwurrung – Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri elder from New South Wales/Victoria. Glennys grew up on Cummeragunja, which is an Indigenous mission. She was a fourth generation to live and grow up on this mission. She carries with her, family and cultural histories, which are reflected, in her work along with the strong connection to her people and county of her bloodline. Practicing in Printmaking, Possum Skin Cloak Making, Basket Making, Painting and Sculptural pieces.
Her portrayal of the beliefs in the rights of her people, culture and the environment can be found in her work.
Like a time-lapse photograph, her work is ever changing to reveal a long history.
Some of the subject matter in her work is at times confronting and disturbing when she tells her cultural histories. However she presents the re-visioning of these difficult histories in ways that invite the viewer to acknowledge and accept the sometime hidden truths of past events.
Glennys has been a feature of Exhibitions in Australia, China, France and Hawaii. Her artworks, are in collections in the University of Central Queensland, Redlands Art Gallery, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Queensland University/QCA and in private collections across Australia and overseas.
This award winning artist’s hope is that the work she is presenting goes some way towards achieving in everyone, a sense of connection of love of land and place wherever they may be in this country.
Nat Ord – Communications Officer – email@example.com
Nat Ord is an award winning photographic artist. She has a passion for environment, place, and personal stories meld together in her environmental portraiture. As a photographic storyteller, Nat’s aesthetic is impressionable and always predetermined by her subject and their story. This dictates where, when and how she gets her capture to best portray the narrative at hand.
Nat joined the Murray Arts Team in August 2019, and her experience in photography and art has given her a huge respect for the importance and impact regional arts play in building community, introducing new ideas and as a way to tell our stories.
Alyce Fisher – on parental leave
Alyce Fisher is the Executive Director of Murray Arts. No stranger to the role, Alyce has previously worked as the Regional Arts Development Officer for South West Arts, based in Deniliquin from 2009 – 2013. There she worked to raise the profile of the organisation instigating numerous arts projects which left an impressive mark on the region’s art scene.
Having joined Murray Arts in January 2017, Alyce’s mission is to deliver outstanding programs and projects for the local arts community.
With a background in the dramatic arts, Alyce has extensive experience in touring, production and development, having run her own theatre company, she is acutely aware of the challenges facing artists in regional areas and is passionate about guiding the Murray Arts catchment in new and exciting directions.
Rod Bramich – Bookkeeper
Rod Bramich joins us in the office at Murray Arts to support the organisation with bookkeeping and reporting functions. All enquiries regarding accounts please email: firstname.lastname@example.org