Meet The Team
As a Professor of Environmental Planning at The University of Waikato I am interested in the potential of art in enabling urban regeneration. Art can revitalize economies, foster social connections, and contribute to placemaking initiatives, and I love to help this happen.
As a passionate arts advocate who loves making new projects happen, I am delighted to have brought the now much-loved Boon After Dark event to Hamilton since 2019.
With my solid governance experience in the arts and community sector and sound financial acumen I ensure good oversight of the trust’s finances across the many projects that we are involved in. I love seeing art everywhere, every day.
I have worked in the technical areas of the creative/performing arts for most of my working life. In venues and on tours for all genres of the performing arts. I managed the technical side as Operations/ Technical Manager for Arts Centres, and was part of the executive team to establish the Brisbane Powerhouse (2020). I have run my own production company for over 15 years.
I am passionate about art being accessible for all. Art contributes to our wellbeing and is so important to improving our mental health.
I have a solid marketing backgound and have worked in education for many years. I love seeing the positive change that art brings to peoples lives.
Paul Bradley and I created Hamilton's first BOON street art festival in 2015. Since then I have enjoyed being part of the development and growth of HAT to incorporate Boon After Dark Boon on Campus and its social enterprise arm Boon Brokerage. By day I am a commercial lawyer at DTI Lawyers, and outside of the office I am a founding trustee of the One Victoria Trust (Meteor Theatre) and produce theatre in Hamilton through BOLD Theatre.
As a muralist, I started the street art festival back in 2015 with Charlotte Isaac to bring some much needed love to our city centre. Now the city is thriving and bursting with colour and stories; I couldn’t be prouder to be involved
After being invited as an artist to paint my first mural in the first festival, I quickly became passionate about the power of street art. I can't think of a more accessible, universal art form with the impact to transform cities into more colourful, fascinating and safer places. Working with artists to tell local stories and express themselves at scale through curating and directing many of the festivals has been a privilege.
A recent BMus graduate and general arts enthusiast looking to gain experience in the sector, I feel very fortunate to have fallen in with the fine folks of the Hamilton Arts Trust. I believe that human artmaking is essential because of the way it builds our sense of connection to ourselves, our world, and each other.