Our Team

Our Team

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.

Staff

Sylvia Xiao
Manager

Brad Flett
Event Coordinator
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.

Casey Thornton
Communications Officer & Arts Administration Officer
Casey moved back to Narrogin in 2016, after graduating with distinction from a Bachelor of Fine Art at Curtin University, and working at Heathcote Museum & Gallery. She joined the Arts Narrogin team in 2017, and as Communications Officer is responsible for building and engaging with our audiences across print and digital platforms, marketing,  graphic design, and developing online communications via social media, our website, and monthly enews. She handles the membership, event ticketing & workshop enrolment systems, and provides general administrative support. She has recently taken on the additional role of Arts Administration Officer and looks forward to providing further assistance to the General Manager. Casey is a practising visual artist with works held in collections across Australia and overseas. One of her paintings is going to the moon! She is also buzzing with enthusiasm at her newfound hobby as an apiarist.

Melanie Noakes
Finance Officer & Volunteer Coordinator
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. 


Board

Chair (vacant)
Vice-Chair (vacant)
Treasurer (vacant)
Secretary (vacant)

Evan Beckwith
Committee Member
At 22 Evan is the youngest Board member of Arts Narrogin who joined the committee in 2018. He is active in a number of local clubs and organisations including the role of treasurer of the Narrogin Repertory Club and the Narrogin Environmental Action Team (NEAT). 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.

Avril Baxter
Committee Member
Avril joined ARtS Narrogin when it reformed from the existing Narrogin Arts Council in 2010. She joined the Board in 2012 and has been treasurer from 2013 – 2020. She has a love of theatre and the arts in general and wanted to support an organization whose vision was to foster arts and culture in our region. Avril considers herself a “consumer” not an artist, but loves viewing art, movies and live performances, plus taking part and helping with vibrant community events. Avril helped create the very successful monthly Poets Café which ran for several years and has coordinated Flickerfest for the last 8 years. This has now developed into a mini festival of three screenings over three nights.

Deborah Old
Committee Member

Janey Rey
Committee Member

Barbara Fletcher
Committee Member

Elizabeth Heffernan
Committee Member