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Arts Advisory Board
  • Last updated:
  • 01 May 2021

Role of the board

Working with the charter[248KB] the board’s role is to:

  • guide, promote and help build the identity of the Sunshine Coast as an arts destination for tourism and industry
  • advocate the region’s advantages to secure new investment in arts and cultural infrastructure
  • provide strategic advice to council in relation to arts and cultural facilities and infrastructure
  • provide advice on strategic direction of wider cultural policy and strategy
  • provide opportunities to develop philanthropic activity in relation to the regional arts offer.

Contact the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board.

Annual reports

Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board Annual Report 19/20[2365KB]

Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board Annual Report 18/19[3546KB]

Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board Annual Report 17/18[19302KB]

Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board Annual Report 16/17[1566KB]

Board members

The members of the board have a diverse range of skills, expertise and creative insight in strategic planning and the development of cultural policy.

  • Mayor Mark Jamieson

    Prior to his election as Mayor in 2012, Mayor Mark Jamieson had an extensive career in chief executive and senior leadership roles in the private sector. He had both strategic and operational responsibilities for customer satisfaction, staff development, business performance and shareholder growth. He has a proven track record of successful business expansion and a demonstrated capacity to grow and develop himself and those around him.

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  • Councillor Rick Baberowski

    Councillor Rick Baberowski was elected to the Sunshine Coast Council in 2012, 2016 and 2020 after winning the seat of Division 1.  In the 2020 term, Councillor Baberowski holds the Community Portfolio – Arts, Heritage, Transport as well as the honour of the Deputy Mayor position.  Councillor Baberowski has an extensive background in arts and cultural planning and leadership.

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  • Maz McGann (Chair)

    Working across community and government, Maz McGann has extensive experience in leading the development of strategies, business plans and undertaking evaluations and consultations across a range of areas including arts, culture and tourism.

    Maz is the founder and principal of Play Your Part Consultancy and has worked with local councils, arts and community organisations across Australia, and the Federal Government’s Department of Communication and the Arts. Maz brings more than 15 years of strategic and creative thinking and practical experience to the table.

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  • Jennifer Radbourne

    Emeritus Professor Jennifer Radbourne has extensive experience in performing arts and academia.

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  • Nicole Voevodin-Cash

    Local artist Nicole Voevodin-Cash has more than 25 years' + experience as a practicing artist, sculptor and designer. Nicole's underpinning thesis is 'interaction' as a sculptural strategy with an emphasis on socially engaged and enlivened spaces/places.

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  • Amy Clarke

    Amy is a local visual artist (painter) and has been practising for over 20 years. She has exhibited around the country in solo and group shows including Michael Reid Studio Direct and Depot Gallery in Sydney, Noosa Regional Gallery, University of Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, Toowoomba Regional Gallery and Walcha Gallery of Art.

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  • Helena Gulash

    Helena Gulash is a Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) woman who brings strategic leadership experience from her extensive work in First Nations affairs, both within Government and Community.

    Helena established, and is principal of, Helena Gulash Consulting, which provides Indigenous Arts and cultural management expertise. An active advocate for Indigenous community cultural development on the Sunshine Coast, Helena is passionate about the potential for the dynamic Indigenous Arts and cultural industry to stimulate positive change for First Nations peoples.

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  • Liz Burcham

    Liz Burcham is the current President of the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance.

    With a wide-reaching career in the arts and creative industries Liz’s experiences ranges from leading creative businesses and projects to board membership, advisor, peer assessor and mentor to other organisations and practitioners.

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  • Patricia Adjei

    Patricia brings experience in governance, legal skills and cultural protocol as it applies to the Indigenous sector, to the Board as the Arts Practice Director (First Nations Arts and Culture) at the Australia Council, and prior to that, the First Nations Strategic Development Manager.

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  • Kris Stewart

    Kris Stewart is a creative industries executive and artistic leader whose work has been seen through the US, Canada, Europe and Australia and New Zealand. Kris is currently the Artistic Director of The Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland’s home for contemporary cultural practice. Here, he presents over 1500 performances and stakeholder events a year, and produces such festivals as the Brisbane Comedy Festival, the Australian Performing Arts Market, and others.

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