CABBI news

Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc. recently held it's AGM and elected a new Management Committee. The new Committee consists of: President Robert Creed, Vice-President Mel Reidy, Secretary Carleta Delac, Treasurer Vanessa Hurst, Gallery Co-ordinator Laureen Phillips and Committee Members Janet Kininmonth, Suzanne Frazer, Julie Lark, Barbara Stewart, Lyn Freeman and David John.

President, Robert is a retired architect/urban planner/ artist with 3 solo painting exhibitions, a solo photography exhibition, set design for 3 plays and a career co-ordinating public art projects, working closely with indigenous artists. Since returning to the south coast he has become a member of the PAAC, the FAC on the new bridge, a member of the Business Chamber and consulted on Mackay Park.  He is no stranger to the arts or the major currents of change that are currently flowing through the art landscape and indeed the Shire.

Vice-President, Mel is a retired teacher, much of which was with indigenous students in the NT and currently works with textiles as well as painting.

Secretary, Carleta, a retired nurse, is an artist working mainly in acrylics and runs the extremely popular monthly “Kids Art” workshops at The Gallery Mogo.

Treasurer, Vanessa is another of our talented artists, working mainly in graphics.

Gallery Co-ordinator, Laureen is an artist working in both acrylics and watercolours and also does fine sculptures mainly in soapstone or limestone.

Our Committee members cover a variety of the arts, Janet is an accomplished glass artist, Suzanne works in multi mediums from ceramics to wood, Julie is a fluid artist working in alcohol inks, Barbara paints abstracts and makes exquisite jewellery using “dichroic glass”, beads and paper, Lyn paints and draws in minute detail and David turns and carves wood and sculpts in wood and “hebel”.

Above: The Committee members, left to right are Janet Kininmonth, Laureen Phillips, Suzanne Frazer, Mel Reidy, Carleta Delac, Vanessa Hurst, DaJulie Lark, Barbara Stewart and Robert Creed. Lyn Freeman unfortunately missed the photo.