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Councillor Judy Peters
Cr Judy Peters was first elected as a Councillor to the Bundaberg City Council in 1994 holding the Community and Cultural Services portfolio until 2008. Elected in March 2008 as a Councillor for Bundaberg Regional Council representing Division 9 with the Community and Arts Portfolio, and re-elected unopposed in 2012 and currently holds the Community Services portfolio.
Judy is currently a member of a number of community organisations as well as an invited guest to others. Judy was previously involved in LGAQ Social Planning Reference Group and the State Advisory Committee for Disability. Currently a member of the LGAQ Arts Reference Group and at the local level is Chair of Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund. Judy has held an executive position with the Australian Local Government Women’s Association Queensland since 1995 having served as Zone 4 representative for 4 years and State President for 4 years as well as delegate to the ALGWA National Executive. Judy is currently the immediate Past President of ALGWA Queensland. In July 2011 she was welcomed as an associate member of the National Rural Women Coalition.
Judy holds a Diploma in Local Government – Administration, a Diploma of Business (Frontline Management), undertaken a Certificate IV Training and Assessment and is a Justice of the Peace (Qualified).
Judy was invited to be profiled in the Who’s Who 2009 Edition ‘Lessons we Learn’ and the 2010 edition ‘Reflections of Happiness’.
Judy owned and operated Bundaberg Shipping Services for 11 years dealing with domestic and foreign going cargo vessels from the Port of Bundaberg and held the position as a Director and then Deputy Chairman Bundaberg Port Authority for 14 years.
Creating opportunities for the community through networks and knowledge underpins her role on Council.
Judy is a strong supporter of the arts and attends Gallery openings and functions and volunteers her time as part of the CRUSH Festival.
David commenced work at Bundaberg Regional Council in 2012. His previous position was with Whitsunday Regional Council as Executive Manager of Community Services, and currently manages the cultural facilities of Galleries, Moncrieff Entertainment Centre and Libraries. David holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts Library & Information Science, along with Diplomas of Local Government Administration and Project Management.
Originally from South Australia, he has lived in three States and two Territories throughout his career. Although readily confessing to not having found his particular artistic talent, David is a fervent consumer, admirer and promoter of the arts.
Roana has worked at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery since 2004 with roles including public programs and marketing. Currently Roana is the Team Leader for the Bundaberg and Childers Galleries, which includes overseeing the day to day running of the Galleries. Roana is passionate about sharing the arts with all ages and providing creative spaces for the community. Previous to this role Roana delivered community programs for organisations in Victoria and Darwin for 10 years. Growing up in South East Asia, Roana loves travelling and exploring new places.
Zoe joined the Bundaberg Regional Galleries team in 2016, relocating from Caboolture where she worked in the Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Gallery Network. Zoe started out working in local history museums and has completed a Certificate IV in Museum Practices. She has continued to work in Museum and Galleries for over 8 years spanning many roles, including art and historical collection management, shop and volunteer management, venue operation and exhibition installation.
Christine Spence joined the Bundaberg Regional Galleries’ team in 2009 as Collections Officer, monitoring and caring for the Bundaberg Regional Council’s art collection. Christine started her ongoing experience with the Gallery as an install / demount volunteer in 2001 when she was studying for her Certificate IV in Museums Practices. At that time exhibitions in all the spaces were renewed every 4 weeks, which proved to be ideal for industry training placement. Having enjoyed her time so much at the Gallery, Christine stayed on in the volunteer team until commencing in her current role.
On the days Christine isn’t at the Bundaberg Regional Galleries she is the part time Coordinator at the Bundaberg & District Historical & Museum Society Inc., and believes she has the best of both worlds. Family is very important to Christine and she enjoys spending any free time she has with her family.
With an artist for a mother, Rebecca has grown up with oil paint, turps, printing ink and galleries, but worked for 20 years in the community sector, before finally following her dream of making her love for the arts into her career.
With a background as a psychologist, using art therapy techniques with children, Rebecca has seen first-hand, the amazing power that creative expression has. Coupling this with her experience in community development, and coordination roles with Children’s CRUSH Day and the Yonder Project, Rebecca is enthusiastic about her role as Public Programs Officer and the capacity for community engagement in the arts in the Bundaberg Region.
Adrienne joined Bundaberg Regional Galleries as a Casual Administration Officer in 2014. Prior to moving to the region Adrienne ran a small design studio in Brisbane for 12 years as part of her 31 years as a graphic designer. The studio specialised in small business branding, science communication, and cultural and environmental interpretation.
Adrienne worked closely with Marketing and Communications teams as preferred supplier to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Brisbane City Council, and Sunshine Coast Regional Council. In 2004 Adrienne and her team redesigned the Mon Repos Visitor Information Centre which brought her to the region many times, returning in 2009 to make it her home.
When not in the office she is in her home studio – gazing out at the birds, patting her dog, and sometimes working on oil paintings and drawings of her beautiful surrounds.
After studies in NSW, VIC and the ACT, and a long career as a practicing artist and Visual Arts teacher at various TAFE and Adult Evening Colleges, Jenny decided to head back to university to undertake a degree in Creative Enterprise at CQ University, Bundaberg. This move reignited some of her other creative interests, and eventually led to her becoming our Community Arts Officer.
In addition to having trained in almost all aspects of the visual arts, Jenny has dabbled in many other creative pursuits over the years, including music, writing, theatre and dance, which makes her perfect for the role of engaging with and supporting our community in all manner of arts and cultural activities. Amazingly, Jenny still finds time for her own artwork (in between looking after her chooks and gardens) and is totally smitten with Saguaro cacti.
Erin joined the Bundaberg Regional Galleries team December 2014. Erin has worked in a variety of roles over the years with a large portion of her career around the retail and customer service industry as well as the design and printing industry.
Erin has a love of the outdoors and jumps at any opportunity to go camping especially to our local areas. Erin is excited and passionate about her role at the Galleries and enjoys being involved with the community.
Edwina emigrated from South Africa in 1998 and, after living in Tweed Heads for 5 years, decided to relocate to Bundaberg and live on small acreage on the edge of town. After volunteering with BRAG since 2011, she was offered a casual administration position at the Galleries in 2012.
At the beginning of July 2014 Edwina took over the position of Administration & Volunteer Officer at CHARTS. Edwina has a Certificate 3 in Financial Services and a Diploma in Business Administration.
Edwina loves meeting new and interesting people and keenly welcomes visitors to the gallery to view the amazing artworks on display.
Indhi grew up in Bundaberg and comes from a family very heavily involved in creative arts. Her great grandmother was a published author and her grandmother is one of Bundaberg’s most successful artists. She has grown up in a household with murals painted on the walls and a family who has embraced and encouraged creative expression.
Working in Local Government in Bundaberg lead to an opportunity to relocate to Sydney for a couple of years, where she further explored the creative side of life that has always been very appealing to her.
Her passion for creative freedom and expression will see Indhi supporting her local art community wherever she can.
Indhi hopes to extend her skill base in the arts in the near future, to become a part of the motivation that drives Bundaberg’s emerging arts culture.
Marilyn is a keen local artist who loves to paint the diverse scenery of the greater Wide Bay Region. She also loves to capture Australian native birds and animals on either canvas or Pastel paper. Her works have been exhibited in several galleries throughout the region. She is very active in the Childers Art Scene, being a member of the Childers Arts Council Visual Arts Group, and Firehouse potters and has been a volunteer at ChArts for the past 8 years.
Marilyn brings to ChArts a strong background in office administration, having been school finance secretary in Childers for a couple of years and office manager for a very successful Architectural/Building firm in Brisbane for 15 years prior to that.