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Meet Our Programming Team 

Rosie Dwyer

Rosie Dwyer, Senior Programming Manager

Rosie Dwyer has a passion for bringing high quality arts experience to communities of all shapes and sizes. Starting her arts career producing music and festival events for young people in the Northern Territory, Rosie has had over 15 years’ experience in community & major international arts festivals, theatre, music management and touring across a diverse range of areas such as producing, programming, production, venue, stage and artist management and administration. Rosie is also a new mum, passionate gardener and bush walker.  

Pippin Davies

Pippin Davies, Arts & Education Manager

Pippin is our Arts & Education Coordinator. Pippin joins Regional Arts Victoria from Circus Oz, where she was previously the Classes and Education Coordinator. Pippin holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Drama and Dance, and brings with her a wealth of experience in training and performing and a passion for arts education.

Bindi Green

Bindi Green, Connecting Places Manager

Bindi Green has been a professional freelance production collaborator for over twenty years, and comes to Regional Arts Victoria with an extensive touring back catalogue, both internationally and across all states and territories of Australia. With a mix of contemporary theatrical productions, arts festivals, live art experiences and community arts projects, Bindi has worked with a diverse range of companies and individuals across Australia. A core company member of Bunk Puppets, Bindi has also toured recently with Australian artists Salvador Dinosaur, Tim Humphreys and Madeleine Flynn, Bec Reid and Elbow Room. Working often in unusual venues and non-traditional performance environments, Bindi enjoys developing new artistic works and interactive experiences and theatrical events which create new and inspiring experiences for audiences, and which celebrate the unique talents and particular spirit of communities. 

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Alice Pollard, Touring Coordinator

Alice was a Production Manager who enjoys whiskey, having the right tool for the right job, going camping and long walks on the beach. Her work has taken her across the world, including all across Australia, the UK, and some of Europe and China. Notable achievements include still holding it together after a decade in the arts, and been part of Personal, by Jodee Mundee, a show that took her to Darwin Festival and brought Deaf communities together across Australia. Alice dislikes flat batteries, bad coffee and writing bios. She is very excited her path has led her to working with the fabulous team at Regional Arts Victoria, as Tour Cooirdinator.

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Annie Stephens, Touring Coordinator

Annie has been working in the performing arts since 1996, firstly as a circus performer, then as a trainer, and then as a program manager. Over her 19 years with Circus Oz saw her develop and deliver numerous community, corporate, education, public and industry programs. Because expression through art is so important to our well-being as individuals and as communities, supporting artists to do their best work really really floats her boat. She has formally studied: secretarial studies (a bloody long time ago, hence the old-fashioned name), massage therapy and graphic arts. Stereotype warning! She is into yoga, gardening and bush walks.

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Luth (Anna) Wolff, Touring Coordinator

Luth has lived and breathed regional touring for over a decade as a performer and company director with Solid State Circus. She has produced solo and ensemble works for schools, theatres and events across Australia and overseas, and is 5 towns away from finishing the song “I’ve been everywhere, man”. Luth has spent time in Darwin and the Top End teaching circus to young people in indigenous communities and working on events. She has a passion for street performance and busking advocacy; bringing live art to isolated communities, and making really great jam.

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Nova Whineray, Arts & Education Administrator

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Nova has extensive administrative experience and passion in delivering creative arts programs and workshops throughout regional and metropolitan Victoria. Before joining the team at Regional Arts Victoria, she supported the Education and Programming teams at Orchestra Victoria, the National Gallery of Victoria, and most recently supported the Curator at the Australian Catholic University. With a background in dance and visual performance, she was choreographer and producer of Rock Eisteddfod Challenge productions for Melton Secondary College and Coburn Primary School. Nova grew up in Tokyo, Japan and currently lives in the Macedon Ranges where she enjoys watching footy, long walks, and seeing her son grow and flourish within the community.

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Adam Fawcett, Programming Communications Coordinator

Adam is Regional Arts Victoria’s Programming Communications Coordinator. As the co-founder and creative producer of Australian new writing theatre company Lab Kelpie, he has developed, produced, marketed and toured 13 new Australian works to over 50 venues across Australian and New Zealand. In his own practice as an emerging and regionally-based playwright, Adam is focussed on putting queer narratives at the centre of his work, with his first play,€¯Become The One, awarded the 2018 Gasworks Playtime Award for New Queer Writing. His follow up play Every Lovely Terrible Thing was a finalist in the 2021 Queer Playwriting Award and will premiere at Theatre Works in 2022. 

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Amelia Kingston, Program Manager, Positive Start

Amelia started work as a potter in Stawell when she was 16 years old. She had an amazing teacher who inspired her to keep creating and to keep learning. From there she completed her degree in Literature and Philosophy, minoring in Arts, then completing and honours year in ceramics. From their Amelia worked as Primary school Art/music/classroom teacher for the next 11 years, whilst also working as a restaurant manager, and on her pottery. In the past 7 years Amelia has worked a part time teacher, using the rest of her time to concentrate on her pottery and business AKA, being a mum, grant writing for local schools and in her (and her husbands) biggest project, working on building their own home. Amelia works for RAV as the Western Region Manager for the Creative Workers in Schools Program, and loves building the connections between schools, artists, and students.

 

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