Trudi Curran - Chairperson of the Collie Gallery Group Inc. Diploma of Teaching (Secondary), Bachelor of Education, Level 3 Classroom Teacher Trudi has been involved in art education, both at secondary and tertiary institutions for a number of decades. She has been involved with the Collie Art Gallery since its initial inception and planning and is delighted to see the benefits that the art and wider community have gained since its development. The rapid rise of the reputation of the Collie Art Gallery to become a premier rural arts hub within the Australian arts scene has bought a great sense of pride for Trudi.

Trudi Curran

Chairperson of the Collie Gallery Group Inc.

Diploma of Teaching (Secondary), Bachelor of Education, Level 3 Classroom Teacher

Trudi has been involved in art education, both at secondary and tertiary institutions for a number of decades. She has been involved with the Collie Art Gallery since its initial inception and planning and is delighted to see the benefits that the art and wider community have gained since its development. The rapid rise of the reputation of the Collie Art Gallery to become a premier rural arts hub within the Australian arts scene has bought a great sense of pride for Trudi.

Emma Headley – Finance Officer

Emma was born in Collie and lived there most of her life. She has been a member and a volunteer of the Art Gallery since 2014. Throughout her work, she has held administrative and accounting roles.

Emma has a strong interest in the Arts and has completed a Diploma in Visual Arts. Her current involvement within the visual arts field is as a hobbyist artist, having participated in various joint exhibitions throughout the south west.

 

Jim Henderson

Jim Henderson Jim is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland. He came to Collie in 1989 as Management Accountant at Muja power station until his retirement in 2014. He has been a member and volunteer at Collie Art Gallery since its opening. He joined the committee in 2019.

Diana Symes

I am a Textile and Mixed Medium Artist.

My passion is to work with natural materials and fibres, man-made fabrics, as well as found and interesting objects.

My work has found homes in the USA, South Africa, New Zealand and here in Australia.

Over the past 20 years I have been involved with the organising of a number of exhibitions in Qld and New Zealand.

Also, have won a number of shop and window display competitions.

Karen Turner

Karen Turner is a metal and wood artist living in the rural area around Collie. As a small business owner, Karen enjoys being involved in the local community and arts.

 

 

 

 

Liz Heffernan

Deputy Chair and Secretary

Liz Heffernan shifted to Collie in May of 2021 from the Central Wheatbelt and joined the Art Gallery and became Secretary of the Committee shortly thereafter due to her Business Studies and Administrative experience.

Liz’s interest in art began at school age and is a practising artist, loving different mediums and her colour palette is emphasised in her art pieces. She has displayed in shows, exhibitions, restaurants, executive boardrooms and other businesses around WA.

 

Robert Turner

Bob Turner is a local metal artist living in the Collie area and travels throughout the State exhibiting his creations, being a Committee member at the Collie Art Gallery and has a keen interest in the Arts and promoting the many exhibitions that are held there.

Debra Mangini 

Treasurer

Debra spent most of her childhood in Margaret River before studying at Murdoch University then working in the eastern states, later retiring to Collie.  Although she had a science and maths background she was always interested in crafts.  Joining a number of community groups introduced her to a wide range of artists/crafts people in Collie, and this expanded to include becoming a member of the Collie Gallery Group.

Payam Parishanzadeh

Gallery Coordinator

With a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature, Payam worked for the International Department of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art between 2000-2012. With hands-on experience in organising exhibitions, Payam was a main point of contact for many international partners that collaborated with the Tehran MoCA.

Garry Johnson

Garry Johnson, a traveller of time, space and the cosmos, on planet earth for a few more years.