I was employed by the Creative Recovery Pilot Project as the Project Manager for the Ipswich Arts Corps for a 12 week project.
I worked with members of various arts groups throughout the Ipswich region to devise strategies to develop, sustain and create a wider audience for the arts in Ipswich.
I organised Professional Development for the group as well as a printed arts guide, the Ipswich Arts Guide, the has been distributed throughout the region and Brisbane.
My project culminated in organising the Inaugural Ipswich Arts Dinner - professional networking for artists and art workers, that was staged at the newly renovated Old Baptist Church, now known as Studio 188. The Ipswich Arts Guide was launched on the evening as well as showcasing various talented artists from across the region including performances by - Shirley Ferrier, Slam Poet, Natasha Campbell and Ben Clark, Blues Fusion Guitar, Brett Dionysius, Contemporary Poet, film of live performance by Shoot! The Piano Player and the film premiere of Bronzed Blue, presented by filmmaker Gavin Lewis. Visual Artists were represented by Donna Davis, Gary Abkin, Lee Fullarton, Mieke Den Otter and Kate Roberts. Our Guest Speaker for the evening was Liz Burcham, CEO of Metro Arts Brisbane.