Executive Officer // Creative Producer
Christian (Bong) Ramilo has worked in community arts and cultural development for more than thirty years. Since coming to Australia in 1986, he has used diverse approaches, including the Theatre of the Oppressed and interactive digital media, in working with diverse communities to make and share art.
He is committed to working with communities to democratise the means of cultural production and distribution. He is the 2018 recipient of the Australia Council Ros Bower Award, which “acknowledges the achievements of an artist or arts worker who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to community arts and cultural development”.
Creative Producer – DCA Rural program (ART OUT)
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.
Creative Producer – Arts Access Darwin (Free Space Studio)
Amina McConvell is an artist, curator, and community arts worker who lives in Darwin and often enables cross-cultural exchanges between artists in the Northern Territory and South East Asia in her role as the creative producer of Asia in Darwin. Amina also works at Darwin Community Arts as the creative producer of Arts Access Darwin and is the founder and director of the Free Space Studio a visual arts studio for artists with intellectual disabilities in Darwin.
Executive Officer // Finance
Leisa has worked both overseas and at home in Australia doing accounts in a range of organisations and fields. Leisa’s involvement with Darwin Community Arts began in Malak with the “My Sisters’ Kitchen’ project, participating and volunteering. Happily an opportunity came up to work with DCA in the accounts area.
Tarzan JungleQueen (McDonald)
Marketing & Promotions
Creative Producer – UNTiTLED gallery+studio
A multi-disciplinary, queer artist, Tarzan uses graphic design, photography, screen printing and film as their main mediums. Their work has been exhibited all over Australia and Internationally in Jogjakarta.
Tarzan runs their own Graphic Design and Screen Print business Tarzan Design Jungles. For many years Tarzan has been a facilitator at Free Space Studio (Arts Access Darwin). They are currently also employed by Artback as the Traveling Artist in residence – running screenprint workshops in remote communities around the Northern Territory.
Venue and Assets Manager
Membership and Volunteers Coordinator
Creative Producer – Intermingle
Creative Producer – Frontline
Georgia has a background in Education, Arts and the Environmental movement. She has worked as a lecturer at Charles Darwin University, a Project Manager for the NTG Department of Education and been involved with several community organisations. Georgia joined the Darwin Community Arts team in March 2020 and has been Creative Producer for the Intermingle workshop series.
Georgia has completed two Bachelor degrees with three majors; Sociology, Art History and Visual Arts and Design. As well as undergoing additional training and qualifications in project management and multimedia production. She enjoys a variety of visual art forms, particularly drawing.
Tania Lieman Creative
Creative Producer – CemeNTworx Community Theatre and Performing Arts Program
Tania Lieman is an actor/director/theatre-maker/producer working across the spectrum of theatre and performing arts including community cultural development. She has worked with numerous Territory based arts companies and organisations as an actor, collaborator and arts administrator over 25 years in Darwin. Tania is a former Artistic Director of Darwin Theatre Company and is currently Creative Producer of CemeNTworx Theatre and Performing Arts Program at Darwin Community Arts Inc.
Shay is a visual artist with practice mostly in painting and sculpture. She has walked alongside culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTI, neurodiverse and First Nations communities across Australia and overseas with a passion in being with people so they discover and nourish their hidden and overt gifts. With a fascination in how we metabolise and spit out the world and each other, Shay is interested in what it actually means to build capacity, connect, feel empowered and belong.
Creative Producer – Frontline
Arts Facilitator – Free Space Studio
Living on Larrakia country in Darwin, Northern Territory, Eve Pawlik is a multi-disciplinary artist working with photography/film, sculpture and painting. Primarily her work has been alongside communities developing artistic, culturally and socially meaningful programs in remote and regional Australia. Passionate about storytelling, Eve is always curious about new ways in which we can engage and share those stories. Eve’s roles with Darwin Community Arts include Facilitator for Free Space Studio and UNTiTLED Gallery support.
Arts Facilitator – Arts Access Darwin (Free Space Studio)
Arts Facilitator – CemeNTworx