Alyson Evans is a performer, theatre maker and community artist with a particular focus on cultural development and social change. Based in Darwin, Alyson has made theatre with remote Indigenous communities, young people, people with disabilities, adults within the justice system, and people from refugee backgrounds, as well as in Cambodia, Nepal and Europe.In 2015 Alyson received the Australia Council for the Arts Kirk Robson Award, which recognises outstanding leadership from artists working in the CACD sector. Having come to Australia to work with Darwin Community Arts 12 years ago, Alyson is really excited to join the board and give back to such a great organisation.
Sean is a theatre maker and arts administrator with over 25 years’ experience in the sector across a variety of roles. Sean’s practice is driven by a desire to see more artists in the world. He is passionate about nurturing creative communities and developing opportunities for independent artists. He approaches his work with calmness, compassion and humour.
Dick has worked on DCA’s digital arts program for over 10 years.
Ex-officio Board Member as DCA’s Executive Officer
Anna Weekes has a Community Arts and Cultural Development background, working both in Australia and internationally on community-directed arts projects for social justice. Anna has previously worked in Cambodia for 18 months with a local art and social wellbeing NGO, and in Vanuatu working with a group of women to nurture and support their ideas on women’s community development projects.
Tarzan JungleQueen (McDonald)
DCA staff representative
Tarzan has been a part of the DCA family for over 8 years, their current roles are Marketing & Promotions Darwin Community Arts, Venue Manager UNTiTLED gallery+studio, Creative Producer UNTiTLED gallery+studio.
A multi-disciplinary, queer artist, Tarzan uses graphic design, photography, collage, screen print and film as their main mediums. Their work has been exhibited locally, interstate, and internationally (Jogjakarta and France), and their practice has been featured in various publications.
Tarzan runs their own Graphic Design and Screen Print business Tarzan Design Jungles. They are currently also employed by Artback as the Traveling Artist in residence – running screenprint workshops in remote communities around the Northern Territory.
Member and Inclusion Advisor
Rebecca is one of the inclusion advisors for Inclusion Australia Northern Territory (IANT) she works with people, families and advocacy organisations in the NT to make sure they are effectively represented in Inclusion Australia’s national advocacy.
Rebecca also performs regularly with the cemeNTstars theatre project at Darwin Community Arts and as a deaf signing performer at various events.
Aly De Groot