Board Members

Sete Tele, Chairperson

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.

Renée Parnell , Deputy Chairperson

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.

Deanna Hutchison, Secretary

Deanna is very well known in the insurance industry, with over 20 years experience including
underwriting, claims & insurance broking experience. Her fields include both commercial &
domestic Insurance, with unique insurance expertise for the Not For Profit, community, aged
care, disability care, childcare & education sectors. Deanna is a local East Vic Parker & tries to
engage in as many community events as possible. As a new member to the Board, Deanna is
very eager to get creative & support everything Victoria Park.

Leanne Linehan

Leanne is a compliance specialist, with an extensive compliance, assurance & risk assessment
background within the financial services and mining resources industries. Leanne brings
excellent interpersonal skills combined with professional, personable and leadership
qualities. Leanne’s positive approach and skills in key areas of VPCA’s strategic plan are a welcome addition to the board. Leanne is an active VPCA member who attends and supports
our events.

Matteo Sullivan

Matteo Cornelius Sullivan, was born in Milan, Italy. Matteo is a winner of fourteen art-awards, exhibiting in one hundred and forty-eight art-shows, including twenty-five solos and one public artwork. Matteo is acknowledged as the first artist to invade the edges of the canvas and noted by art critics for his wild creativity. Matteo is a published writer, with twenty-nine books and booklets published; also as freelance journalist, with articles in twenty-four magazines, newspapers and the web. Matteo’s working experience includes academic professor for thirty years, Chairman of three monarchist organizations and one artist’s group as well as Italian speaking tour guide for Western Australia.

Elly Hope

Naomi Segal



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