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.


Barbara Fletcher
Barbara Fletcher’s journey into the arts world began with graphic design in her late teens, followed by a stint at the University of Western Australia’s cartography department. Her passion for creativity took her to the Middle East, where she utilized her skills to teach at a multilingual primary school, aiding children in their integration process. Transitioning into management, Barbara owned and operated the Highbury Tavern in the mid-2000s, honing her leadership abilities. Upon relocating to Bindoon, Barbara reignited her artistic pursuits by joining an en plein air painting group, a passion she continues to indulge in. Around eleven years ago, while visiting family in Narrogin, she discovered Arts Narrogin and became an avid participant in its events. Joining the board marked a pivotal moment, leading her to assume the role of Chair in 2021. In her capacity as Chair, Barbara has dedicated her time to advocating for local and regional art, supporting artists, and promoting creative endeavours. Her diverse background, encompassing graphic design, education, and hospitality management, coupled with her unwavering passion for the arts, makes her a dynamic leader.

Joshua Pomykala
Vice Chair
Josh is a writer and the current Director Regional Development with Regional Development Australia Wheatbelt, and has also previously served as Chair of Arts Narrogin. Specialising in governance, policy, strategy and economic development, he intends to bring sound advice and leadership to the team. He is on the organisation’s sub-committees of Finance, Operations, and HR/People.
He is also on committees of numerous community groups, boards at a national level, and an Elected Member of the Shire of Narrogin. 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
Felicity Taylor brings a wealth of financial expertise to her role as Treasurer of Arts Narrogin. With eight years of experience at RSM Narrogin, Felicity has been in her current role as an Accountant – Undergrad for the past three years while pursuing a degree in Accounting and Business Law at Curtin Business School.
Prior to her current position, Felicity spent a decade as the Executive Officer at the Facey Group in Wickepin, where she oversaw the administration of one of the largest grower groups in Western Australia. Her tenure involved coordinating grants and research projects aimed at promoting sustainable and profitable agricultural practices in the region.
Since joining the Arts Narrogin board in 2022, Felicity has been instrumental in managing the organisation’s finances. She has played a pivotal role in 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.
In addition to her role as Treasurer of Arts Narrogin, Felicity serves on the boards of various community organizations, including the Narrogin Chamber of Commerce, Narrogin Primary School P&C, Wickepin Netball Club, Wickepin Football Club, Narrogin Junior Basketball Association, and the Narrogin and Districts Netball Association.
Beyond her financial acumen, Felicity is a passionate advocate for the arts and is dedicated to fostering youth and community involvement in creative expression. Outside of her professional commitments, Felicity is a devoted mother to her nine-year-old son and holds the title of undefeated Uno champion in her household.

Elizabeth Heffernan
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.

Evan Beckwith
Committee Member
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 Guy
Committee Member
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. From  2011 to 2023 Susan was the Shire of Narrogin’s community development manager. In this role she initiated the re-establishment of  Narrogin’s community gardens and drove the development and adoption of a range of strategies including the Shire’s Public Art  Strategy & Master Plan and  Tourism Strategy.   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.

Benjamin Parkin
Committee Member

Viviane Knight
Committee Member


Casey Thornton
Business Manager
Casey is a devoted visual artist and arts administrator committed to fostering regional arts and culture. Armed with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Curtin University, alongside minors in Visual Culture and Philosophy, Casey joined Arts Narrogin in 2017 after gaining valuable experience at the City of Melville’s Heathcote Museum & Gallery. As a visual artist, Casey’s work has been showcased nationally and is held in collections across Australia, internationally, and even on the Lunar Codex Nova Collection at the Lunar South Pole.

Initially hired as the Communications Officer at Arts Narrogin, Casey excelled in graphic design, marketing & communications, significantly contributing to elevating the organisation’s profile and modernising its systems and processes. Casey transitioned to Business Manager following an organisational restructure two years ago. In this role, she oversees overall management, directs marketing and communications, manages finances and grant funding, and coordinates exhibitions and workshops.

Collaborating closely with the Arts Narrogin Board, Casey helps develop and implement long-term strategic plans to address community cultural needs, particularly supporting local creatives.

Brad Flett
Events Manager
Brad brings a wealth of arts management experience to his role as Events Manager at Arts Narrogin. Joining the organization in 2019 as Events Coordinator, Brad has since showcased exceptional leadership and vision. With a background as a Casting Director in the North American Film and Television industry for seven years, Brad has elevated Arts Narrogin’s event programming, earning recognition such as the Circuitwest Presenter of the Year 2022 and the Shire of Narrogin Active Citizenship Award 2024.

Overseeing the significant expansion of Arts Narrogin’s live performance program, Brad has led initiatives to present high-quality and community-appropriate productions. A standout achievement is the 2023 Green Shoots project with the Perth Symphony Orchestra, culminating in the Narrogin Hay Bales Concert, which engaged over 100 local musicians and reached a large online audience, highlighting Brad’s innovative community engagement approach.

Passionate about community involvement, Brad has facilitated numerous programs and workshops with touring productions, reaching diverse audiences including schools and aged care facilities. His dedication to bridging the arts and the community has been pivotal in Arts Narrogin’s growth.

Melanie Noakes
Finance Officer
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 have been with Arts Narrogin now since early 2021 and adore my job and fellow workmates. Our bond we have with each other is something special and I cherish our incredible friendships.

The ongoing success of Arts Narrogin is a privilege to be a part of and I am very grateful to all our members and board members and look forward to seeing them at each amazing event that we hold.

Kimberly Williams
Administration Officer & Volunteer Coordinator