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Meet The Team


Alistair Shaw

Festival Manager

Alistair came to the Wimmera from New Zealand at the beginning of 2018 to work on a project to help small to medium not-for-profit groups achieve their purposes better. He loves all aspects of the creative arts and helping creative people achieve their potential. He's also a yoga teacher.


Sarah Bowers


Sara is a regular with the Festival and owner and director of Studio 8, a graphic design and fine art studio based in the Grampians/Wimmera which offers highly crafted, unique and creative solutions in everything from logos and branding to brochures and booklets, advertising and signage, packaging, and web design. Check out


Lauren Urquhart


Lauren joined Art is... in 2021. The same year she first visited the Wimmera for the first time! Fell in love with the region and can't stop telling people in Melbourne to visit. lol. This is her second year with the festival

This program is curated by a team of artists, arts workers and cultural leaders, who support the Festival Director to devise and shape collaborations and themes. This active group is called the Artistic Directorate

  • Robert Millar, Festival Chair, Music and Sound Artist

  • Gill Venn - Artist and Treasurer

  • Jillian Pearce  –  Performer, Artist, Arts facilitator  

  • Ron Marks - Traditional owner 

  • Alistair Shaw– General Manager

For the full committee, click here.

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