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 Manager - Alistair Shaw

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.

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 www.studio8design.com

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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 artis@artis.wimmera.com.au 

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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