Marketing Campaigns Coordinator – Activation & Industry

Rhiannon Crane

With curiosity, creativity and community front and centre Rhiannon began her career in advertising, working for a global digital agency.

Contemporary Music Producer

Paul Gorrie

Paul (Gunai Kurnai & Yorta Yorta) is a DJ, musician, radio broadcaster at RRR, filmmaker, music programmer, music producer and educator.

Venue Operations Manager

Tanya McLaine

Tanya comes from an Events and Arts Management and Education background, and founded start-up, Sona Productions; an events, booking and artist development agency based in Melbourne.

Venue Hire Coordinator

Hayley Lawson

Hayley specialises in teaching and acting in the performance art industry.

Production Manager (Artistic)

Ash Buchanan

Ashley was appointed Artistic Production Manager in 2021, after a three-year stint as a technician and Project Manager.

Schools Engagement Administrator

Alice Freeman

Alice has a background in Education Studies from Flinders University in Adelaide and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.

Building Maintenance

James Santhiyapillai

James joined the Footscray Community Arts team in 2016 and works in venue and site maintenance.

Production Manager (Activation)

Neil Cabatingan

Neil is a musician, sound engineer and teacher.

Industry Development Coordinator

Asha Bee Abraham

As an artist and creative producer, Asha draws on her MSc in Human Ecology and background in sustainable community development to examine the relationships that make up our human ecologies – relationships with each other, with our place, and with our selves.

Business Support Officer (Fixed-term)

Teame Ersie

Teame Ersie is an Ethiopian Australian artist who recently graduated in Master of Arts (Arts Management) study from RMIT University and became part of the Footscray Community Arts Centre team member.

Facilitating Artist

Jamie Rawls

A Melbourne-based arts practitioner with over 10 years of experience in the disability and community arts sector, Jamie’s multidisciplinary approach and Art Therapy background informs her collaborative projects.

Creative Workshops Program Producer

Urvi Majumdar

Urvi Majumdar is the Creative Workshops Program Producer at Footscray Community Arts.

Lead Engagement Worker

Lucy Buxton

Lucy is an illustrator and creative facilitator who has made Melbourne’s inner-west her home for a number of years.

ArtLife Manager

Louisa Carter

Louisa is passionate about the creative process and its power to help build strong communities and well-being.

Artistic Director & Co-CEO

Daniel Santangeli

Daniel is Artistic Director and Co-CEO of Footscray Community Arts.

Senior Producer: Indigenous Cultural Program

Dan Mitchell

Festivals, circus, theatre, music and public art are some of the many mediums Dan has worked in during his 30-year career as a creative producer.

Executive Director and Co-CEO

Robyn Gawenda

Robyn’s career has been driven by her passion for the role that creativity plays in fostering socially-just and economically vibrant communities.

Community Liaison – Indigenous Cultural Program

Hannah Morphy-Walsh

A self-described engagement artist, Hannah sees herself as a storyteller that primarily explores and questions artistic interactions and lived experiences.

ArtLife Program and Inclusion Coordinator

Amy McMurtrie

Immersed in modes of dialogue, performance and story-telling, Amy’s practice is driven by social justice and the integrity of one’s own voice.

Production Design Coordinator

Ben Beare

Having completed a Bachelor of Design Arts in 2011, majoring in Visual Arts, Ben has since engaged in various installation design and graphic art projects and commissions, including artist management.