Arts Narrogin is a small team of locals who are passionate about the importance of supporting arts & culture in our regional community. We are comprised of a volunteer board and part-time staff members, and rely heavily on community volunteers to assist in the delivery of our creative program.
Barbara did graphic design in her late teens and worked for UWA in their cartography department. After raising her children Barbara spent time in the middle-east teaching English at a multilingual primary school, using her creative skills to help the children integrate. Her managerial skills came to the fore when she purchased and ran the Highbury Tavern in the mid 2000s. She reactivated her artistic skills while living in Bindoon, joining an en plein air painting group that she still enjoys going to. After joining Arts Narrogin about eight years ago when coming to Narrogin to visit family, Barbara became a regular at our events. She joined the board and stepped up to be Chair in 2021. Barbara intends to spend her time as Chair supporting and promoting local and regional art.
Josh is an author and public servant, who has previously served on the Board from 2019-2021, and taking on the role of Chair from 2020-2021. He is also on committees of numerous community groups, and boards at a national level. Specialising in governance, policy, and strategy, he intends to bring sound advice and leadership to the team. Josh continually strives to promote the importance of the arts and culture within communities, building relationships, and providing support for creative talent of all mediums.
Felicity Taylor is an Accountant – Undergrad with RSM Narrogin and has been with the firm for 7 years and in this current role for 2 years whilst undertaking a Accounting / Business Law degree with Curtin Business School. Previous professional experience centered around 10 years spent with the Facey Group in Wickepin as Executive Officer, facilitating one of the largest grower groups in Western Australia deliver on grants and research projects to advance sustainable and profitable Agricultural practices in the region. Felicity currently sits on the boards of the Wickepin Netball Club, and the Narrogin and Districts Netball Association. Felicity is a avid consumer and supporter of Arts in all its forms and is especially interested in encouraging youth and community involvement in all modes of creative expression, whichever form it takes.Felicity is looking forward to assisting the Board and staff of Arts Narrogin to utilise all the financial and business advisory innovations available to make effective finance and business decisions to ensure the long term sustainability of the organisation. Felicity is a mother to a 7 year old boy and is currently the undefeated Uno champion of the household
Libby is from Wickepin and became a volunteer with Arts Narrogin in 2019 and then joined as a member the following year. She has been involved with various areas of the arts including Pipe bands for 22 years and was also a drummer for the Narrogin Pipe Band. Libby is a new member of the Narrogin Repertory Club and has assisted with Sculpture workshops in Wickepin and the Wickepin Art Competition.
She is an enthusiastic Festival attendee during the summer months in Perth in particular live theatre, music and film. Libby enjoys volunteering and was keen to join Arts Narrogin to support and encourage participation in arts opportunities and performance, not just for Narrogin residents but the surrounding shires.
At 25 Evan is the youngest Board member of Arts Narrogin. He is active in a number of local clubs and organisations. He feels volunteers are essential in assisting in the running of events and he enjoys helping Arts Narrogin present a range of shows and exhibitions.
Susan was born in Narrogin, grew up in Wagin, Mandurah and Perth. She has lived and worked in the Kimberley, Far North Queensland and the United States and is a former yoga teacher, consultant economist, social worker and mediator. Susan moved from Bridgetown to Narrogin in 2010 leaving her mark on this south west town after establishing the now well-known and much loved Barking Cow Café. She commenced work with the Shire of Narrogin in 2011 and is currently its Manager of Community, Leisure & Culture. Susan has been a member of Arts Narrogin for many years and taken a keen interest in its development and critical role in promoting art and culture as a lynch pin to Narrogin’s social and economic development.
Casey is a visual artist and arts worker who has been with Arts Narrogin since 2017. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Curtin University. Prior to moving back to Narrogin, she worked with Heathcote Museum & Gallery. Casey is a figurative oil painter whose works are held in private collections internationally. Focusing on the areas of marketing, communications and grant writing, Casey is passionate about supporting and promoting regional artists and making arts & cultural experiences available to our local community.
Brad moved back to the district in 2016 and joined Arts Narrogin as their Events Coordinator in 2019. With Arts Narrogin expanding its live performance programme, the opportunity came up for this part time position to facilitate the performances and further the engagement of the community and district. Having previously been involved in the Arts as a Casting Director in the North American Film and Television industry for seven years, Brad hopes to develop and transfer his experience gained to Arts Narrogin. Brad is passionate about bringing a variety of quality performances for the enjoyment of the Narrogin community and surrounding districts.
I moved to Narrogin from Perth in 2005 and really enjoy the country lifestyle! I worked with Main Roads for many years and then left to start my family in 2013. I have 2 beautiful children, Blake and Jordanna and a wonderful hardworking husband Matt. I absolutely love to dance which I do every Wednesday with Narrogin Dance Centre and look forward to performing at our end of year concerts! I am really excited to be a part of the Arts Narrogin Team which I have recently joined and look forward to being involved in providing our town with some amazing shows.
Administration Officer & Volunteer Coordinator