January-June 2013. Welcome to Belconnen Arts Centre

Belconnen Arts Centre

About Us

Belconnen Arts Centre

The Board

Ms Evol McLeod OAM (Chair)

Evol McLeod OAM has worked in arts management and community cultural development for over twenty years.

Positions held include: Manager of Canberra Repertory, Executive Officer and Vice President of the Australian Performing Arts Centres Association, and Director of Tuggeranong Arts Centre. She has worked on many boards and advisory bodies, at both national, state and territory level.

Recognition of her work includes the Chief Minister’s International Women’s Day Award for contribution to the arts and community (ACT) the Centenary Medal for providing services to the Tuggeranong Community through the arts and  the Telstra Business Women’s Award - ACT (IBM Community and Government Award)

In 2008, Evol was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the arts as an administrator and advocate and to the community of Canberra. 

Evol is actively engaged in the arts and voluntary work for community organisations. She is currently the co-cordinator of The Childers Group, the arts advocacy body for the ACT and region.

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Mr Rex Hollier (Treasurer)

Rex Hollier is a CPA who has specialised in public sector financial management and governance practising in both public and private sectors.  He is currently a self employed contractor operating both in Australia and overseas primarily involving financial management and governance in the public sector.  He has been heavily involved in public sector accounting reforms in Australia and in other countries particularly in the areas of financial reporting and governance improvement. 
Rex has been Treasurer and/or Auditor of a number of non-profit organisations over the years.  Having previously served on the Board of Strathnairn Arts Association and as its Treasurer, the new and exciting Belconnen Arts Centre offers an opportunity to serve a wider arts community.
Rex was born and bred in Canberra and is based in the Belconnen area. 

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Mr Graham Bauerle (Public Officer)
Phoenix Players

Graham Bauerle (B.Sc, Dip Ed) was a teacher with the ACT Department of Education, working at several high schools and colleges from 1972. He trained as a teacher of Science but taught French for the last 14 years of his career. He has worked casually as a Migration Skills Assessor at Engineers Australia for the last two and a half years. His main interests have been in amateur theatre, both in performance and governance. He was President of Phoenix Players for 8 years and a committee member for a long time. He is a Life Member of Phoenix Players. He has been the delegate of Phoenix on the Board of BAC since it opened. He has particularly enjoyed performing in musical productions but just loves being on stage in any sort of performance. He enjoys gardening, reading, fishing and spending time with his two grand-sons. One of his major aims is to ensure that the performance space is finally built at BAC.

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Mr Asmi Wood
Senior Research Fellow & National Centre for Indigenous Studies HDR Programme Manager

BE (The University of Melbourne)
LLB (Hons) (The Australian National University)
PhD (The Australian National University)

Asmi gained a Bachelor of Engineering/Science from The University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws, LLB (Hons.) from The Australian National University. He completed his PhD at the ANU in 2011. He is a practising barrister and solicitor in the ACT and teaches at the ANU College of Law.
Asmi received the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence from The Australian National University in 2010 and was nominated for the PM's Award in 2011. Before commencing work at the College, Asmi worked in private practice and in government. His fields of research include the use of force in international law, terrorism, international humanitarian law, legal ethics, comparative law, jurisprudence and Indigenous peoples and the law. He has contributed papers and submissions to various governmental agencies on the computer industry, Indigenous issues, and issues affecting asylum seekers. He is also interested in Indigenous music, language and spirituality.

Ms Gillian Harris-Mayes
Human Resources Consultant

Gillian Harris-Mayes has had an extensive career in human resources management and consulting and is currently a recruitment manager in the private sector.  Her early experience in the UK encompassed academia, the manufacturing industry, aircraft engineering and hospital administration.  On migration to Australia in 1991 she located in Canberra and has worked at CSIRO, in Financial Services and as a Human Resources and Training Consultant in both the public and private sector.

Gillian has a strong interest in theatre, music and community cultural development.  She has provided HR consultancy services to a number of arts organisations and also served as a volunteer and Board Member with Tuggeranong Community Arts.

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Mr Paul Hetherington
Associate Professor of Writing, University of Canberra

Paul Hetherington is Associate Professor of Writing at the University of Canberra. He has held numerous board positions in the cultural and university sectors, including as head of the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI), member of editorial committee of the Meniscus journal, member of the Board of Manning Clark House, chair of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, chair of the ACT Public Art Expert Advisory Panel, chair of the ACT Cultural Council, and member of the Board of Australian Book Review.

He has published eight full-length collections of poetry, most recently, Six Different Windows (UWA Publishing). His poetry has won a variety of prizes and is part of the online Australian Poetry Library. In 2002 he was the recipient of a Chief Minister’s ACT Creative Arts Fellowship and he was awarded a place on the 2012 Australian Poetry Tour of Ireland. He edited the final three volumes of the National Library’s four-volume edition of the diaries of the artist Donald Friend (shortlisted for the Manning Clark House 2006 National Cultural Awards) and is one of the founding editors of the international online journal Axon: Creative Explorations.

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Mr Shane Radnell
General Manager, Colliers International

Following a successful career within the ACT Government spanning some 17 years, including senior positions within the Department of Treasury and Land Development Agency, Shane now holds the role of General Manager for Colliers International in Canberra.

As a key member of the Colliers International senior leadership team, Shane is responsible for the marketing and sale of major development sites and residential property within the ACT and surrounds for Australia’s largest commercial real estate company. 

A passionate Canberran for more than 30 years, Shane is an advocate for the acceleration of Canberra’s development, both in terms of built form but also culture to ensure that our capital continues to be on par with other great Australian and international cities as a place to live and enjoy.

Shane is also an ACT council member of Creative Partnerships Australia (formerly Australian Business and Arts Foundation) and a committee member of the Property Council of Australia.

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Adults' Classes

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Events

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How to get to Belconnen Arts Centre:

  • WHERE ARE WE?
    118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT [Google Maps]
  • OPENING HOURS:
    Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Except for regular classes and special events
  • BUS:
    ACTION [Timetable Information] - 300 series buses to Belconnen, get off at Belconnen Community Bus Station and walk down to the Centre, or Route 45 directly to the Centre.
  • CAR:
    Enter eastern end Emu Bank from either Aikman Drive or Eastern Valley Way, from the western end off Joynton Smith Drive or directly opposite the end of Benjamin Way
  • PARKING:
    See Maps. Parking is available on Emu Bank, Westfield Belconnen and behind Nature Conservation House, or at the Centre (2 hours only)
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