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

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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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