Kathie Stove, chair and treasurer, 0417 086 870
Kathie is a writer and editor who has long promoted and volunteered in the arts and environment. She was arts editor of The Islander from 2007 to 2014; and has published Artists of the Art Part – profiles of 27 island artists – from articles originally published on The Islander‘s arts page. Kathie was a member of the Adelaide Festival Friends Council 1997-2004, Kangaroo Island Art Feast committee 2010-2013, and committees of state and national editors’ bodies. She received a Premier’s Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding volunteer service, 2011, and Community Individual Award, Hills and Coasts, SA Regional Awards, 2012.
Janine Mackintosh, secretary, 0428 448 801
Janine is an artist who lives and works from her remote bush property on the south coast of Kangaroo Island. She has a Bachelor of Design and spent 14 years as a partner in a graphic design practice in Adelaide, then two years as a producer for a large advertising agency before turning to art full time and moving to Kangaroo Island. Janine often welcomes visitors from around the world into her hilltop studio near D’Estrees Bay and enjoys sharing the inspiration, ideas and techniques behind her art practice. She is an Arts Ambassador for Authentic Kangaroo Island.
Ria Byass, fundraising, 0417 520 993
Ria is recently retired and re-emerging as an artist. She is enjoying working collaboratively with other artists on a range of projects and exhibiting locally and off island. Ria, who holds a Diploma in Teaching Fine Arts, was an arts educator for 30 years, encouraging the learning of art and crafts, creating and maintaining a comprehensive art library, and running and participating in workshops and courses. During extensive international travel she has visited and learned from galleries, studios and museums. She has taken a particular interest in the island crafts and contemporary art of Tahiti in the last 10 years.
Deb Sleeman, building, 0429 406 822
Lauren is Visual Arts Program Manager at Country Arts SA with experience in curation and exhibition management in Australia and the UK. She has a Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) and a Graduate Diploma in Art History from The University of Adelaide, and a Bachelor of Visual Arts (History and Theory Specialisation) from the University of South Australia. Lauren grew up on SA’s Limestone Coast and understands the challenges and barriers, as well as the joys, of living in a regional community. Her work coordinating diverse, large-scale exhibitions travelling to multiple venues, often over several years, has her working with regional arts professionals and volunteers to help artists realise their artistic visions.
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