The Brain Trust

The Brain Trust contain members who are recognised as contributing significantly to the ongoing growth and development of our party. Brain Trust members move in and out of the National Executive and are also routinely invited to attend meetings to give feedback and updates about committees, projects and meetings they've had on behalf of the Arts Party. The best way to join the Brain Trust is to volunteer and start making a difference in your party.


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PJ Collins

Leader of the Party

PJ is an award winning film maker, writer, director and producer, and founder of the Arts Party. He is passionate about everything this party stands for and has a lifelong habit of advocating for, volunteering in and supporting the communities he has been a part of. He is blessed with a wonderful wife and two beautiful children. They live in Sydney.

Nicholas Gledhill

Nicholas Gledhill

Party Secretary

Nicholas has worked mainly in film and television, as a Stage Combat Master and choreographer, an acting teacher and is a prize winning writer (ICI/STC Young Writers Competition). He was nominated for a Best Actor award by the AFI in 1984 – and is now often seen appearing in local Theatre events, and singing his own songs at Sydney Inner-West music venues.

More information >> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Gledhill

Alex Broun

Alex Broun

Alex is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter who has worked extensively with Short+Sweet, the world’s largest ten-minute theatre festival. He is one of the world’s leading ten-minute playwrights, with 100 ten-minute plays produced in over 1000 productions in more than 30 countries around the world.

More information >> www.alexbroun.com

Dean Golja

Dean Golja

Dean has been a practicing commercial and fine-art photographer for 20 years. He has exhibited work internationally in venues including the George Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Leica Gallery in Solm, Germany, and won many prizes along the way.

More information >> www.deangolja.com

Bernadette Mansfield

Bernadette Mansfield

For over 25 years Bernadette has gained extensive political experience involving the arts at State and Federal level as well as in art publishing; art education; art conference organisation; theatre production and philanthropy.  Currently she runs a gallery in the inner city of Sydney, publishes an international ceramics magazine and is organising another national/international art conference. She also teaches and makes pots.

More information >> www.yarrobil.com 

Kate Mills

Kate Mills

Kate is a highly regarded writer and editor with more than 20 years experience in business journalism. She has been the editor of BRW, CFO, Legal Info, and senior editor at the AFR, among other roles. Currently she is CEO of professionalmums.net, an online community for working mothers who specialise in professional services.

More information >> www.professionalmums.net

Barry Watterson

Barry Watterson

Barry Watterson has been associated with the creation and development of Australian productions, events and festivals since 2004, when he became the creative director of the Coogee Arts Festival. In 2007 he founded the Australian Film Walk of Fame, and in 2009, he became director of the Australian Film Festival, which ran for for 4 years. He now lives a quieter life in Coogee.

Troy Beer

Troy Beer

Troy has worked in digital production and communications for many years. He's got more science credentials than artistic, but has exhibited as part of the Head On photo festival and had a short film in the St Kilda film festival. 

 

 

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Frances Jankowski

Leading many departments in QLD, NSW and VIC has given Frances a firm understanding of the needs of the education system in Australia. Frances is a graduate of the NIDA Directing course. She toured as an Open Program tutor for 6 years. She has managed a casting agency/performing arts academy and directed a number of theatrical shows in Australia. She is a firm believer in the importance of our creative economy in such a rapidly changing society and the necessity of giving a voice to our artists politically.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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