Sarah Natali

Sarah Natali

Festival Director

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.

Lauren Urquhart

Lauren Urquhart

Marketing and Comunications

Lauren has just joined our team and will update this soon.

Alistair Shaw

Alistair Shaw

Special Projects and Infrastructure

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. So we found each other. He's also a yoga teacher.

Sara Bowers

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

Our Team 

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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