Matt Crawley is a resident of the Bellarine and has worked in community engagement and environment projects in the Mallee, North Central and Geelong region for the past 20 years. Matt has a passion for the arts and for community environmental projects, and joins M~M2018 with a wealth of experience. Having worked previously on M~M2014, and 2016 he is excited about being involved with a diverse cross section of the community again for M~M2018.
Esther Konig Oakes recently completed her Masters of Art in Public Spaces at RMIT University, and undertook a study tour to Shanghai, China where she investigated aspects of community art practice and compared them to her experiences in the Geelong region. She has worked on many projects in Geelong and Melbourne and also teaches Art and Developing an Arts Practice at Cloverdale Community Centre.
In 2014 Esther joined the team at the City of Greater Geelong as a Coordinator/Artist for the Mountain to Mouth Extreme Arts walk. She has been an M~M District Co-ordinator since then, and was a Walking Circle Artist that year.
Esther has a deep love of the North Geelong community where she lives; and a love of science and the environment. She wholeheartedly believes this project is a unique and important work.
Sue Hartigan works, both professionally and voluntarily, in community cultural development as a neighbourhood house manager and community arts practitioner. She has degrees in community cultural development and photography, is a member of Geelong Arts Alliance and loves Back to Back Theatre and the Noise Scavengers.
Bron Lawson develops and manages arts projects that respond to community needs and galvanise collaboration amongst local organisations, businesses and individuals. Her creative work has touched many organisations including Bluebird Foundation, Kids Plus, the Geelong Youth Choir and Noah's Ark. She is also an experienced and passionate practitioner, facilitating parent-child music groups in therapeutic and educational settings including the Young Parents Access Program at Northern Bay College and Let's Make Music!
Victoria Strachan is President of the Barwon Heads Arts Council Inc. which promotes the importance of creative education through workshops and events. With a membership base of 300, the Arts Council promotes the arts throughout the Bellarine Peninsula and is seeking to develop an arts hub for the community and artists to come together.