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AAA has a small team of dedicated part-time staff located across Australia. At present our executive is located in Perth, Western Australia, however we operate in a virtual office space, to support national and international business.
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Beverley East

Interim CEO

Beverley is an experienced senior executive who has held senior roles in government, including working as a senior media and policy adviser to ministers in the Western Australian Government.

Bev also spent over a decade working in the media in Perth and Sydney and is currently the Chair of Barking Gecko Theatre. Bev passionate about the arts in all forms and cycles to stay fit and follows rugby union in her spare time.

Bev is leading us through the next few months as Interim CEO, while the AAA Board of Directors undertake recruitment for the permanent position.

Maxxi May

Program Manager

Maxxi Minaxi May has worked as an artist for over 15 years, exhibiting in Australia and overseas and presenting on radio as a broadcaster/DJ. She has worked (and continues to) as a self-employed contractor at universities / TAFEs, arts companies, galleries, and city councils.

Maxxi holds a BA Visual Arts, a MA Art Therapy, and a PhD Arts. She has been the recipient of residencies in regional/remote WA, Sydney, Switzerland and Finland, and has received numerous artist grants. In addition to AAA, Maxxi is a tutor at Murdoch University (Creative Media); an Installation Officer at Fremantle Arts Centre and studio artist.

Maxxi is passionate about the arts in all its forms. Previously she had a career as a plant-based cook/chef both overseas and in Australia. She loves any excuse to travel the world

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Harmonie Downes

Business Development Manager

Harmonie Downes is a Brisbane-based arts producer. Harmonie has spent many years developing her craft as a practising artist, from teaching ceramics, facilitating ensembles to playing in bands. She has also worked in arts administration for various arts organisations and has recently directed large-scale complex festivals and events.

Harmonie is blatantly passionate about the arts and the amazing benefits the arts contribute to a rich cultural fabric, which everyone can enjoy.

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Yvette Tulloch

Communications Manager

Yvette Tulloch has close to 10 years experience in communications. She has previously worked in the tertiary education sector in both corporate communications and university marketing, where she has developed extensive experience in writing, editing and publishing.

Yvette also has previous experience in the non-profit and international development sector, having spent a year volunteering in Fiji as the communications advisor for a women’s health clinic. While in Fiji, she also worked as the communications advisor on a national health awareness campaign aimed at educating children on Rheumatic Heart Disease.

Yvette holds a Master of Strategic Communication from the University of Western Australia.

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Sarah Briggs

Finance Officer

Sarah has been the bookkeeper for Arts Access Australia since Nov 2015. For most of her working life she has worked for community based organisations, enjoying being able to contribute something towards the interesting and essential work they do. Originally from BC in Canada, Sarah now lives in Hobart, Tasmania, has three sons and three grandsons. Sarah adores spending time with the little boys – especially days at the beach or in the bush. When Sarah isn’t working she likes quilting, hooking (a craft learned in Newfoundland), walking, singing and cooking. Sarah is also passionate about ocean conservation.

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