Helen Carter, Chairperson
Helen’s work with government and nongovernment organisations is at senior management levels. Helen is a passionate advocate for reconciliation, representation and accessibility within community and arts contexts.
Janet Stewart, Secretary
Long time resident and former law librarian, Janet’s interests include visual arts, community theatre and community development and access. She is a member of a local choir – the Mackie Street Singers – and also volunteers with The National Trust, Awesome Arts and Sculpture by the Sea.
Renée Parnell has a degree in Interior Architecture and currently works in illustration,
printmaking and design. She is passionate about creative education, skills and building creative communities. She lives locally, teaches design at Curtin University and researches in the areas of
inter-cultural design and community development.
Projects include working with Stolen Generation survivors and their families in regional locations, and in remote areas as far afield as Mongolia. Renee is an active VPCA member, co-coordinating the Victoria Park Printmaking group. She loves seeing the sat i s faction of new printmakers as they ‘ reveal’ their first print.
Sete is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Town of Victoria Park. Sete is a Samoan born, New Zealand grown, Australian matured artist. His practice is place based, and play based, creating works that are ephemeral, but with a tangible residue that resonates with the viewer/ the participant.
Sete joins the board with an experience honed on both state and federal levels of peer advisement, and advocacy / championing the value of the arts within society.