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Robyn Stacey

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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 37 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 14 years.

Chris Hill
Sets and Props Manager

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Chris Hill has been an active board member of Theatre Kimberley since the mid 1990’s.

He is an artist, set and prop designer and art teacher and has taught painting and sculpture at Broome’s North Regional TAFE, Broome Regional prison, and in numerous community arts workshops.

He has designed and constructed sets for many live stage productions including Goolarri Media’s Kimberley Girl (2010-2019), the Sandfly Circus (2010-2019), Theatre Kimberley’s Worn Art productions (1999-2018) and Bust Out Cabaret (2013-2019), Shinju Matsuri Fesval events (1997-2015), Marrugeku productions and many others. He has also worked various roles in TV and film including The Circuit, and Jandamarra’s War.

Enya Lippert
Youth Delegate

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I have been performing my whole life. I’m now studying acting and completing a Certificate II in Dance at St Mary’s College, Broome.

I’ve been involved with TK’s Sandfly Circus Youth Program since I was 10 years old and have been involved in many TK performances and projects including Worn Art, annual circus shows, the musical Staircase to the Moon, Outreach projects. I have performed at the WA Circus fesval and the 2017 WA Regional Arts Summit. I have also participated in many YOH Fest performances and at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival in both group and original solo performances and solo monologue.

Most recently I received a scholarship through The Working Actors Academy for an online acng class in term 2 2020 which culminated in a zoom performance.

I am now a Sandfly Circus Senior Teen Trainer and I’m leading and developing a Sandfly Circus pop-up performance called the COVID Clowns.

John Sawyer

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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.

Justine Johnson

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Justine lives in Broome with her family. She is currently working at the Broome Community Centre, Circle House, casually as an arts
facilitator for the children’s art program.

She volunteers as a parent helper for TK’s Sandfly Circus. Her career since traveling and study has involved work with DADAA Inc. (Disability in The Arts, Disadvantaged in the Arts Inc.),
as the East Kimberley Project Officer for a few years. Theatre Kimberley Outreach Programs and other community arts projects and events across the Kimberley
as far reaching as Kalumburu. This work has included facilitating workshops with children and young adults in visual arts, puppetry
and film. Project managing events and general liaison with community organisations or schools involved.

Kirsty Maley

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I moved to Broome from Perth in the early 90’s and found my long-term home in this wonderful town where I work as a teacher.

I became involved in a community arts project almost as soon as I arrived and so followed further opportunities for immersion into the Broome arts scene starting with the wonderful Fringe Arts Broome festivals and moving into the incredible Worn Art productions.

Over the years I committed to many projects as committee member, board member, volunteer, artist and performer.

All these roles endowed me with new skills and knowledge, and a widened appreciation of art as a fundamental element of robust community health.
And of course – it’s been a roller-coaster of fun!

I love getting glue on my hands, smashing mosaic tiles and creating mad wearable art.
Lesley A. Marsh

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Artist - Costume Designer – Performer - Poet – Writer – Sports person

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.

Lily Chin

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I’m Kimberley born and bred from Old Broome family stock. I’m tertiary trained in Fashion and Textiles, and Art and Design. I’ve worked in Retail Manufacturing Jewellery, Real Estate Sales, Project Development, and with Goolarri Media Enterprises as Sales, Sponsorship and Production Manager.

I’ve recently completed 8 years with Nyamba Buru Yawuru. I’ve been a Worn Art Commitee Member since 2006 and an active Commitee member of the Broome Chinese Community Inc for 10 years.

Theatre and the Arts have been an interest of mine for over 30 years. I was a costume designer for a Big Mamma Production’s Theatre productionon in 2015, I’ve been a Worn Art artist since 2007; I was commissioned as a leading Community Artist in TK’s 2018 Worn Art production.

I’ve recently been a Public Art Project Consultant for Chinatown’s Revitalisation Project.

Philip Thompson

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Philip is currently the co-owner of iconic Sydney restaurant the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar and wears the hats of managing director and company secretary. He's also the major shareholder and managing director in Sydney based investment company Quay One Investments. Philip is also an active social media hound for the Oyster Bar, managing Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

He dabbles in making short films, mostly sporting, but with a recent more serious film about rheumatic heart disease in the Kimberley. Has two children attending Broome Senior High School, is a cricket tragic, a lycra-clad cyclist, a husband of one that loves nothing more than Pinot Noir on a cool dry evening.  
Rebecca Laird

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I have lived and worked in the Kimberley for nearly 20 years as a teacher in both remote and Broome schools. I love the people of the Kimberley – their spirit, passion and humour.

Broome has a unique and rich artisc environment that reflects the diversity of its people and natural environment.

The opportunities for artistic expression in Broome are particularly important for our young people, in order for them to explore and share their experiences growing up in rural and remote Australia. I believe Broome culture is a storytelling culture and the Arts allows us to tell our stories.


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