About

Creative Arts Gympie Region

Creative Arts Gympie Region is a volunteer-run, not-for profit organisation that provides a flexible forum for discussion, development, advocacy and action supporting the arts and artists of the Gympie region.

Our aims

  • Forge strong partnerships with local government and other arts organisations
  • Build the capacity of Gympie region artists and communities in the arts
  • Develop strategic projects of regional significance
  • Be the central point of information and communication for the arts across the region
  • Ensure the ongoing sustainability of Creative Arts Gympie Region

Our plans

  • To be the central point of information and communication for the arts across the Gympie region
  • To forge strong partnerships with local government and other organisations
  • To build the capacity of artists and communities in the arts
  • To develop strategic projects of regional significance
  • To ensure the ongoing sustainability of Creative Arts Gympie Region

Creative Team

All of our committee members are passionate about what we do. They also firmly believe in the power of making things happen. And like the saying goes, it won’t happen overnight but it will happen – and we look forward to your support.

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Lesa Bell

Lesa Bell

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Editor of Gympie Living magazine, Lesa was born in Gympie and grew up in regional Queensland.

She studied Theatre at James Cook Uni where she discovered the power of experimental, physical theatre and creative simplicity.

Moving to Imbil in 2005 with her family, Lesa tuned into the seasonality of food and how localisation builds strong, healthy communities. She has brought all her loves together working on projects in tourism, food and the arts and co-published a recipe book “Living by the Season.”

Through Gympie Living she now shares the good stories on living sustainably, and how ethical based decision making produces better social and environment outcomes.

Luke Harriman

Luke Harriman

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Luke Harriman

Cindy Vogels

Cindy Vogels

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Founder and director of slow fashion label, Racy & Lucky, Cindy creatively collaborates with artists on one-off, obscure and beautiful garments, with her costumery and fashion featured on screens, stages and red carpets across the world, including London Fashion Week, the ARIAs, Eurovision Australia and a Christian Louboutin campaign with guitar-slinging artist, Jaguar Jonze.

Cindy has since dedicated her unique talents to the music industry, growing an enviable portfolio of strong, striking designs, including the eclectic outfits for iconic rock band, Regurgitator’s 25-year anniversary tour.

A multi-talented creative, Cindy is also an event producer and creative director, founding both CollabAnation, a live arts performance movement promoting creative collaborations across Australia, and Space Girls Festival, a vibrant event committed to delivering 100% female programmed events.

Sandra Ross

Sandra Ross

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Sandra Ross has a lifelong love of art. In 2002 she completed a Masters of Art Visual Art from Queensland College of Art and she works part time at the Gympie Regional Gallery in Education and Public Programs. Her favorite way to spend a day is in her studio, working with paint, mixed media, or pen and ink. Her second favorite day is going out into nature with a small sketchbook to draw the natural world. Whether on a bush walk close to home or travelling to far off places, these small drawings are a continual source of inspiration for Sandra.

Keith Kuchenmeister

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