Jessica Wilson, co Artistic Director and Concept Development
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 two 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 carer, she has personally raised $4.6 million towards artistic ventures she has visioned herself. Jessica is based in Melbourne.
Mary Sullivan, co Artistic Director and Concept Development
Mary is a visual artist and landscape architect, with a long history of collaborative art making. Weaving her studio practice of sculpture, drawing and photography into civic design and community art, she uses the materials and processes she finds in one project to feed another. She is a great believer in the expression and exploration of both place and self through the creative arts, and advocates for tangible, meaningful community participation.
A facilitator and generator of community art projects, Mary most recently successfully developed and co-ordinated TraX - a Bass Coast Shire Council funded project to refurbish the Inverloch Skate Park with over a hundred public murals. She has worked with a number of studio groups in Melbourne, San Fransisco, and New York, with indigenous arts groups, such as the Koori Heritage Trust, and Sister Girl Productions and has regularly taught in the landscape architecture and architecture studio programs at Melbourne University.
Jeannie Haughton, Community Liason and Concept Development
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.