The Team

Festival Manager: Sarah Natali

Sarah moved from the UK to Australia in 2009 and has been involved with Art Is... since 2012 as a volunteer, committee member and production manager. Sarah is passionate, enthusiastic and keen to collaborate with others to co-create a fabulous outcome for the festival.

Special Projects and Volunteers Coordinator: Elaine Uebergang

Elaine, qualified teacher, swapped the green fields of Ireland for farm life in Natimuk and is returning to the Art Is team for the third year. She is enjoying the challenges of her role and is excited for the launch of the 2020 Art Is Festival.

Designer: Sara 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

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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

  • Alistar Shaw - Artist, Facilitator specialising in governance

  • Gail Haradine - Artist

  • Shana Miatake -  Visual Arts, Horsham Town Hall

  • Jillian Pearce  –  Performer, Artist, Arts facilitator  

  • Ron Marks - Traditional owner 

  • Sarah Natali– General Manager

For the full committee, click here.

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Accessibility:  We are trying to improve our festival's accessibility. 2020 is the first year we have made allowances for this in our budget and we acknowledge that we have a LONG way to go. If you have accessibility requirements please advise us on 0468 810 296 or at 

We can't do everything at once but we will do our best to prioritise our artists and participants needs so please let us know what they are.    Thanks 

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