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Our People

Talented, hard-working, passionate and hooked on community engaged arts are just some of the ways to describe the people that keep FCAC ticking along.

Meet our team.

Images: Some images feature Marks I in background. Marks I by Brook Andrew is a commissioned work for Footscray Community Arts Centre, created with extensive community involvement, 2012. 

Adrienne Baldwin
Finance Manager

Adrienne’s career started in the UK after studying Hospitality Management at Manchester University and…

Alice Freeman
Schools Engagement Administrator

Alice Freeman is the Schools Engagement Administrator at Footscray Community Arts. Alice has a background in…

Amy McMurtrie
ArtLife Program and Inclusion Coordinator

Immersed in modes of dialogue, performance and story-telling, Amy’s practice is driven by social…

Ash Buchanan
Production Manager – Artistic

Ashley was appointed Artistic Production Manager in 2021, after a three-year stint as a…

Asha Bee Abraham
Industry Development Coordinator

Asha Bee Abraham is an artist and creative producer. Drawing on her MSc in…

Bernadette Fitzgerald
Senior Producer

Bernadette has a background in community theatre, contemporary dance, education and administration, and has…

Cheralyn Lim
Digital Content Producer

Cheralyn is an artist and emerging conservator. She works with collage, paint and printmaking…

Dan Mitchell
Senior Producer: Indigenous Cultural Program

Dan is a creative producer with thirty years of experience in festivals, circus, theatre,…

Daniel Santangeli
Artistic Director & Co-CEO

Daniel Santangeli is Artistic Director and Co-CEO of Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC). Daniel brings to FCAC…

Darren Gee
Facility and Resources Manager

Darren has over a decade of experience with digital audio studio design and computer…

David Pennay
Facilitating Artist

David Pennay, a Footscray local for over 10 years, owns and operates 3Hand Studios, an animation production…

Hannah Morphy-Walsh
Community Liaison – Indigenous Cultural Program

Hannah Morphy-Walsh is a self-described engagement artist. Her primary role as a storyteller is…

Hayley Lawson
Venue Hire Coordinator

Hayley specialises in teaching and acting in the performance art industry. Hayley as taught…

Iguot Mabor
Receptionist (Leave)

Iguot Mabor was a banker before she joined the team at FCAC. She enjoys working…

James Santhiyapillai
Building Maintenance

James joined the FCAC team in 2016 and works in venue and site maintenance.  James…

Jamie Rawls
Facilitating Artist

Jamie Rawls is a Melbourne-based arts practitioner with over 10 years of experience in…

Jessica Ankomah
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Jessica is a content creator with a knack for strategic storytelling. She honed her…

Louisa Carter
ArtLife Manager

Louisa is an artist who is passionate about the creative process and its power…

Lucy Buxton
Lead Engagement Worker

Lucy is an illustrator and creative facilitator who has made Melbourne’s inner-west her home…

Luke Ison
Front of House Coordinator

Luke has worked casually at FCAC for over a decade, providing support in ArtLife…

Neil Cabatingan
Production Manager – Activation

Neil is a musician, sound engineer and teacher  He makes electronic music in his…

Robyn Gawenda
Executive Director and Co-CEO

Robyn’s career has been driven by her passion for the role that creativity plays…

Tamsen Hopkinson
Senior Producer

Tamsen Hopkinson (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pāhauwera) has extensive experience within the contemporary arts sector…

Tanya McLaine
Venue Operations Manager

Tanya comes from an Events and Arts Management and Education background, and founded start-up,…

Urvi Majumdar
Creative Workshops Program Producer

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

Vyshnavee Wijekumar
Marketing and Engagement Manager

Vyshnavee Wijekumar has an extensive background in marketing and development within arts and film…


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