Who we are

Country Arts SA is one of South Australia’s largest arts organisations, providing arts services across regional South Australia. We deliver programs and initiatives, manage performing and visual arts venues, and provide funding which supports the creative endeavours of communities and individuals.


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 currently the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Victor Harbor. She has over 20 years experience in Local Government having worked with a number of Councils across the State, along with the Local Government Association of SA.

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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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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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Stephanie Toole

Owner, winemaker of Mount Horrocks Wines in the Clare Valley, Stephanie Toole is Country Arts SA’s Board member representing the Mid-North & Yorke Peninsula region.

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Erika Vickery OAM

Erika has been an elected member in local government for 18 years and elected as Mayor of the Naracoorte and Lucindale Council in 2010. Erika has a strong interest in all art-forms and especially music, which she is quite involved in within her community

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Andrew Birtwistle-Smith

Currently the CEO of the Pangula Mannamurna Aboriginal Corporation in Mount Gambier, Andrew brings a strong community focus and many connections as he's developed long standing cultural connections Nationally and Internationally.

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Olivia White

Olivia White is a young emerging artist living and working in the industrial town of Whyalla and the company manager of visual arts at D’faces of Youth Arts.

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