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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.
Meagan Shand - Arts Access Australia CEO

Meagan Shand


Meagan Shand is an Executive Manager with over 20 years experience working in the NGO sector. Meagan lives with disability, and received a Centenary Medal of Australia in 2001 for her vision and commitment to creating a disability-led advocacy group. Meagan is passionate about promoting the benefits of Arts, and recently completed a Masters of Social Science, exploring how participation in art contributes to individual and community resilience. Meagan came to the role of CEO of Arts Access Australia in Feb 2017, she says her biggest achievements to date have been leading the first international Meeting Place forum in Berlin and the first regional Meeting Place in Alice Springs.

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Minaxi May

Program Manager

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 also worked as a self-employed contractor at universities and TAFEs, arts companies and galleries, and city councils.

Minaxi holds a Bachelor degree in Visual Arts, a Masters in Art Therapy, and in 2017 completed her PhD (Arts). She has been the recipient of Artsource’s residencies, and has received numerous grants to tour her art. Currently, Minaxi is a tutor at Murdoch University (Creative Media) and IKON Institute (Art Psychotherapy); a researcher for Arts Access Australia, and the Installation Officer at Fremantle Arts Centre. She is also developing multidisciplinary art pieces for upcoming exhibitions.

Minaxi is passionate about the arts in all its forms, she was a plant-based cook which she continues to develop in her spare time and loves any excuse to travel the world – live and immerse herself in different countries.

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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.

In 2014, Yvette spent a year volunteering in Fiji as the communications advisor for a women’s health clinic. There, she was welcomed into a small team where she worked to improve access to healthcare for women and children. She was also honoured to be contracted as the communications advisor on a major health campaign while in Fiji, which aimed to educate children on Rheumatic Heart Disease. The campaign was delivered as a national awareness week, with daily events such as special RHD screening, an education program delivered in every primary school across the country, and supporting pamphlets, posters and television campaign.

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

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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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