Big hART staff live and work in the community of Roebourne, working closely with local cultural advisers to guide our daily work.
Patrick is a Traditional Owner from the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi language groups. He is a gifted performer and has worked with Big hART leading intercultural workshops for many years. To Patrick, arts and culture is about connection and community. It’s a way of life and a sense of identity. Patrick is also a board member of Big hART.
Allery is a Yindjibarndi Elder and has worked with Big hART as a cultural consultant and board member. Allery keeps the project safe by advising on community needs and mentoring young participants. Allery has performed onstage with Big hART - in Hipbone Sticking Out and Murru. She is an accomplished painter and has also worked in community welfare, Yindjibarndi language education and for the Aboriginal Church.
Michelle is a Yindjibarndi woman and Cultural Advisor to Big hART, ensuring the program is safe culturally. A passionate advocate and innovator, Michelle supports young people to maintain their culture and heritage. Michelle has been a senior government adviser in Indigenous Affairs and the Department of Communities, and is a language specialist with over 20 years in community development and education.
Aimee’s career began as a lawyer and anthropologist in SA Aboriginal communities. Pursuing a lifelong passion in dance, she then gained a Masters of Dance Anthropology and spent 5 years at leading dance organisations in the UK and Lebanon. A strong believer in the transformative potential of the creative fields, Aimee is excited to lead the Big hART team in Roebourne.
Pat has spent 10 years working in community development, social inclusion and the arts. Working in Colombia, Chile, Ethiopia, the UK and Lebanon he delivered a range of projects from psychosocial and education programs for refugee populations to social integration programs for multicultural urban youth. As a visual artist and musician, Pat sees a strong intersection between community development and creative practice.
WA State Manager
Having led the New Roebourne Project on the ground from 2015 - 2018 Angela now works closely with the New Roebourne team, ensuring strong partnerships are maintained with the Roebourne community and stakeholders. With a background in festivals, performing arts, communication for social change and media, she brings 10 years of experience delivering art projects with communities across regional NSW.