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Arts & Cultural Advisory Committee

Do you have a passion for the arts? Enjoy contributing to your community? Or are you just looking for a way to meet new people?

The Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee (CHACAC) assists council to coordinate activities and exhibitions in the Central Highlands Regional Galleries – located in Emerald and Springsure.

Major projects include:

  • Annual art competition
  • Year round exhibitions
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Website review

The Central Highlands Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee (CHACAC):

  • supports arts, culture and heritage and related community activities, events and festivals
  • promotes more enjoyable and interesting public places through art
  • assists with arts, cultural and heritage initiatives and promotion across the region
  • increases opportunities for private and commercial support for arts in the region.

Banner image credit: Garry Andrews, ‘Mt.Ball, Central Queensland’, 2018

  • Committee responsibilities

    As a committee member you will share your knowledge of arts, cultural and heritage sectors to:

    • Provide expert advice on issues affecting the arts, cultural and heritage sectors in our region.
    • Identify strategic directions for the arts, cultural and heritage sectors.
    • Provide leadership in the development and review of arts, culture and heritage policies and strategies.
    • Evaluate applications and projects to receive Regional Arts Development Funding (RADF) for endorsement by council.
    • Provide a conduit for broader sector and community engagement in consultation processes.
    • Implement the Creative Cultural Futures Strategy and Heritage Action Plan in partnership with council and community.
    • Attendance at RADF assessment meetings, planning and project meetings, community engagement activities.
    • And much more.

    Read the full terms of reference for CHACAC members.

  • Current members and interests
    MemberContact details Interests
    Cr Charlie Brimblecombecbrimblecombe@chrc.qld.gov.au
    0417 758 819
    Supporting arts and culture
    Gail Godwin-Smithgailnixon@bigpond.com
    0419 642 603
    Supporting arts and culture
    Cr Gail Nixon gnixon@chrc.qld.gov.au
    0419 642 603
    Supporting arts and culture
    Cr Christine Rolfe crolfe@chrc.qld.gov.au
    0438 444 618
    Supporting arts and culture
    Cr Gai Sypher gsypher@chrc.qld.gov.au
    0407 842 622
    Supporting arts and culture
    Kathy Hawkins khawk21@live.com.au
    0429 855 104
    Painting and visual arts
    Maureen Burns mhburns@bigpond.com
    4984 9425
    Heritage and museums
    Barbara Beazleybarbbeazley@bigpond.comPhotography and visual arts
    Sharon Gimbert sharon.gimbert@bigpond.com
    0409 820 790
    Visual arts, textiles, patchwork and ceramics
    Wendy Gibson
    Ruth Jones
    Melissa Chick
    Shaunte Francis
  • Join the committee

    CHACAC is looking for new members!

    If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please contact our Arts and Culture Officer Karen Newman on 1300 242 686 and complete the nomination form.

  • Join the galleries sub-committee

    Do you have a passion for the arts? Enjoy contributing to your community? Or are you just looking for a way to meet new people?

    The sub-committee will assist council to coordinate activities and exhibitions in the Central Highlands Regional Galleries – located in Emerald and Springsure.

    Major projects include:

    • Annual art competition
    • Year round exhibitions
    • Marketing campaigns
    • Website review

    There are two ways to get involved in the sub-committee.

    1. Become a member!
      Duties will include attending meetings, assisting with planning of above major projects, and contributing to their execution.
    2. Add your name, skills & assets to our volunteer list!
      Lend a hand with bumping in and out exhibitions, basic administration, carrying out Master of Ceremonies duties at events,  catering, logistics and more!

    Download the Central Highlands Regional Art Galleries Sub-committee code of conduct for more details.

    If you are interested in becoming a member or a volunteer, or have any questions, please contact Manager Connected Communities Suzanne Poulter on 1300 242 686 or by emailing spoulter@chrc.qld.gov.au

As a committee member you will share your knowledge of arts, cultural and heritage sectors to:

  • Provide expert advice on issues affecting the arts, cultural and heritage sectors in our region.
  • Identify strategic directions for the arts, cultural and heritage sectors.
  • Provide leadership in the development and review of arts, culture and heritage policies and strategies.
  • Evaluate applications and projects to receive Regional Arts Development Funding (RADF) for endorsement by council.
  • Provide a conduit for broader sector and community engagement in consultation processes.
  • Implement the Creative Cultural Futures Strategy and Heritage Action Plan in partnership with council and community.
  • Attendance at RADF assessment meetings, planning and project meetings, community engagement activities.
  • And much more.

Read the full terms of reference for CHACAC members.

MemberContact details Interests
Cr Charlie Brimblecombecbrimblecombe@chrc.qld.gov.au
0417 758 819
Supporting arts and culture
Gail Godwin-Smithgailnixon@bigpond.com
0419 642 603
Supporting arts and culture
Cr Gail Nixon gnixon@chrc.qld.gov.au
0419 642 603
Supporting arts and culture
Cr Christine Rolfe crolfe@chrc.qld.gov.au
0438 444 618
Supporting arts and culture
Cr Gai Sypher gsypher@chrc.qld.gov.au
0407 842 622
Supporting arts and culture
Kathy Hawkins khawk21@live.com.au
0429 855 104
Painting and visual arts
Maureen Burns mhburns@bigpond.com
4984 9425
Heritage and museums
Barbara Beazleybarbbeazley@bigpond.comPhotography and visual arts
Sharon Gimbert sharon.gimbert@bigpond.com
0409 820 790
Visual arts, textiles, patchwork and ceramics
Wendy Gibson
Ruth Jones
Melissa Chick
Shaunte Francis

CHACAC is looking for new members!

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please contact our Arts and Culture Officer Karen Newman on 1300 242 686 and complete the nomination form.

Do you have a passion for the arts? Enjoy contributing to your community? Or are you just looking for a way to meet new people?

The sub-committee will assist council to coordinate activities and exhibitions in the Central Highlands Regional Galleries – located in Emerald and Springsure.

Major projects include:

  • Annual art competition
  • Year round exhibitions
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Website review

There are two ways to get involved in the sub-committee.

  1. Become a member!
    Duties will include attending meetings, assisting with planning of above major projects, and contributing to their execution.
  2. Add your name, skills & assets to our volunteer list!
    Lend a hand with bumping in and out exhibitions, basic administration, carrying out Master of Ceremonies duties at events,  catering, logistics and more!

Download the Central Highlands Regional Art Galleries Sub-committee code of conduct for more details.

If you are interested in becoming a member or a volunteer, or have any questions, please contact Manager Connected Communities Suzanne Poulter on 1300 242 686 or by emailing spoulter@chrc.qld.gov.au

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