BOOMALLI BOARD

Euphemia Bostock

Euphemia Bostock is a proud Munanjali-Bundjalung Womand and Elder. Affectionately known as 'Phemie', she has shared her Artistic journey with us in the landscape of the Australian Art Scene. Phemie has worked across many mediums including textile, printmaking, design and sculpture from the early 1960s. Euphemia Bostock was one of ten Founding Members of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative and has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally. Phemie is currently the chairperson at Boomalli and is continuing to create inspiring works. Her long history of creating images ranges from travelling to Paris in 1987, as a textile and fashion designer to having her work reproduced by Australia Post in 1999 for the Design Australia Stamp Series. 

Martin Jacobs

Martin Jacobs, A non-Indigenous director on Boomalli’s Board since 2011, is a well-known actor in the theatre, film and television industry. He has worked extensively here and in the U.K. over a number of years. He was a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company for six years during which time he also ran a company premiering new plays and providing workshops for students of all ages, teachers, maximum security prisons and management training. He was also a guest lecturer at Warwick and Birmingham Universities over a period of five years.

Marcus Hughes

Marcus Hughes is a multi skilled and energetic arts strategist who has developed an exceptional reputation in organisational management, sector development and advocacy whilst maintaining his own dynamic Artistic practice. Initially trained as a dancer (QUT Academy of the Arts), he has been engaged by organisations throughout Australia and the United Kingdom in the capacity of Director, Administrator, Playwright, Choreographer, Music Director, Composer, Performer, Educator, Facilitator, Mentor, Curator, Advocate and Consultant. 

 

Marcus is currently engaged as Program Producer (Indigenous) at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney, Australia. Marcus is a proud descendant of the Munnunjali peoples of the Yugambeh Nation.

 

 

Sally Walker

 Sally is a Yuin woman from the South Coast of New South Wales with strong ties to the La Perouse and Wreck Bay communities. Sally is currently the Development Coordinator at Bangarra Dance Theatre having worked in TV publicity at the ABC, Indigenous and Marketing Departments at Screen Australia and most recently the Marketing department at the Sydney Opera House.

Sheryl Connors-Young

Sheryl Connors-Young is a proud Kamilaroi woman. Sheryl has completed a Diploma of Aboriginal Studies and Bachelor of Arts (Education). Sheryl worked at the Australian Museum from 1990-2013 as Manager of Indigenous Programs, where she served as a curator, co-ordinator and educator.

Di Yerbury

Emeritus Professor Di Yerbury, a non-Indigenous director on Boomalli's Board since 2010, was Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University (Jan 1987-Feb 2006).  There she was also Founder/Director/Curator of its Gallery; the initiator and chair of national reviews on university museums and collections; and a champion of Indigenous education.  She was President of the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee, now Universities Australia (2004-5).