Who we are

Country Arts SA is one of South Australia’s largest arts organisations, providing arts and services across regional South Australia through a range of arts programs and initiatives, the management of performing and visual arts venues, and the provision of grant funding which supports the creative endeavours of communities and individuals.

Chair

Michael Luchich

Michael was appointed at Chair of Country Arts of South Australia in February 2016 and prior to this Michael was previously Chair of the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Board as well as prior to this the Treasurer.

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Victoria MacKirdy GAICD

Victoria is General Manager, Economic Development Innovation and Culture at the Alexandrina Council, on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula and Board Member of Local Government Professionals SA, a National Director for Local Government Professionals Australia.

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Tony Sharley

Tony Sharley is a proud Riverlander with a passion for a healthy Murray River. In 1999 Tony became the Manager of Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre.

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Allan Aughey OAM

Allan was a commissioning Board member for the Northern Festival Centre in Port Pirie and is currently Mayor of Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council.

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Ruth Stephenson

Ruth is an experienced visual arts educator and Area of Learning Coordinator, leads an Arts faculty with a diverse range of subject areas, including dance, drama, music and the visual arts, at a secondary school in Mount Gambier.

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Christie Anthoney

Born into a creative, academic family in Adelaide, South Australia Christie has spent her life involved with the arts and has built a reputation for strategy and a natural instinct for picking winners.

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Klynton Wanganeen

Klynton Wanganeen is of Narungga and Ngarindjeri descent. He is a former Regional Council Chairperson and South Australian Zone Commissioner for ATSIC.

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Peter Dunn

Peter Dunn is currently a Councillor at the Regional Council of Goyder where he is a member of the Goyder Tourism Committee, Development Assessment Panel and Youth Advisory Committee.

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