Jessica Wilson, co Artistic Director
Jessica is an independent director and producer of site-specific and participative artworks. With a background in image-based theatre and epic-scaled outdoor performance, she loves leading ambitious projects that harness the energy and perspectives of community members.
In the past four years, she has had work commissioned and presented by the Arts Centre Melbourne, the Sydney Opera House, Artplay, the Footscray Arts Centre, QPAT and the Sydney Children’s Festival as well as 25 Australian venues and numerous international theatres including The New Victory Theater in New York.
Jessica likes to make things happen. Across her 20-year career, she has personally raised $4.6 million towards artistic ventures she has visioned herself and she is often called upon by Council's to invent creative solutions to non-arts challenges. Jessica is based in Melbourne.
Jeannie Haughton, co Artistic Director
Tenby Point based writer, producer and director for performance, Jeannie co-founded Off The Leash Theatre, in Warragul, and for years ran a small but thriving puppetry company. She is an award-winning short story writer with stories and features published in numerous anthologies and magazines. She is also an adept creator of sets, large-scale outdoor puppetry, and conceptual art installations.
Jeannie is an establishing member of Baw Baw Writers' Network Inc, was president for 7 years (2005-12) and co-led the creation and production of the 10 year-long Drouin Ficifolia Festival Poetry Night. Her considerable community arts involvement and leadership has been recognised by the awarding of an Australia Day medallion in Baw Baw Shire.
An experienced teacher and training facilitator, Jeannie has taught Cert 4 Workplace Training & Assessment, as well as Professional Writing and Editing at Chisholm TAFE.
In 2017 following Luminous Streets, the Edge of Us steering committee structure changed. Meetings are now open to anyone who wants to have a say or hear what is going on.
At the meetings, the EOU team seek advice on matters relevant to the project in order to inform their decision making process. The meetings are chaired by Jean Coffey and Danny Butt with Kelly Nichols is the Treasurer and this team of 3 making up an executive team.
The following is a list of members of the 2016/17 Committee who continue to attend meetings and input to the project.
- Jean Coffey (Tenby Point)
- Lyndell Parker (Corinella)
- Libby Skidmore (Corinella)
- Peter Tait (Corinella)
- Clare LeServe (BCSC)
- Jordan Crugnale (former BCSC)
- Danny Butt (Grantville)
- Kellie Nichols (Landcare)
- David Buckingham (Coronet Bay)
You are invited to the Edge of Us monthly meetings. If you join our facebook page you will be informed about the dates. Meetings are all held at the Corinella and District Community Centre.