As a trained teacher I began my working life as one of the four founding teachers at the first Independent Aboriginal Community School in Australia at Strelley. I have worked in a range of Australian Government Departments across the whole Kimberley over the last 35 years and always involved in Indigenous affairs. These departments included education, employment and training, ATSIC and now the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. I have a specific interest in community development and co-design of activities with communities to address the priorities they identify. As a mother of a circus performer I have had a very active interest in circus, theatre and Theatre Kimberley for over 10 years.
I have lived in Broome for almost 23 years and have always been an enthusiastic supporter of Theatre Kimberley through attendance at performances, occasional
financial support and occasional assistance at events.
I have served as a volunteer on a number of Committees and Corporate Bodies in the past, including lengthy stints as Treasurer of at least 3 Organisations.
For the past 13 years I have worked in the Commonwealth Division of the Arts, currently in the Indigenous Language and Arts section of the Department of Communications and the Arts. My primary role is managing funding contracts and providing resources and assistance to Indigenous Language Centres and Cultural Arts projects.
My three great passions in life are performing arts, travel and the Fremantle Dockers, in any order!
I am pleased to be able to give back to Performing Arts in my local area.
I have lived in Broome since 2007. I was a Bank Manager of over 30 years’ experience and have recently made a move out of banking and taken up a position
as a Business Advisor. Originally from Perth, I spent several years in the Western Australian Wheatbelt, initially taking up a posting to York and
then moving to Merredin before the opportunity arose to relocate the family to Broome. I am married with three daughters, one of whom has been a Sandfly
from primary school age through to becoming an adult trainer.
I am proud Sandfly parent and strong supporter of Theatre Kimberley, I sought to continue my involvement with TK after my daughter left Broome to study in Perth.
My name is Lesley A. Marsh and I am a costume designer, performer, visual artist and Jill-of-all-trades. However, over the past few years I have focused
on being mentored in the role of writer and director of a community based theatrical production. I am an established Wearable Art designer, performer,
actor and artist. I am a 3-time Overall Winner of Broome’s Worn Art Events and have consistently made the finals of the World-renowned NZ WOW Awards.
I have previously worked for the Broome Advertiser in Sales and Marketing before being sought to work for Goolarri Media Enterprises as an events coordinator
on two of the iconic ‘Stompen Ground Festivals’. I was then enlisted to catalogue exhibits at the Broome Historical Society before finally settling
at the Broome Public Library 12 years ago and where I still work. I am a long-term resident of Broome.