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. 

Bronwyn Bancroft

Bronwyn Bancroft has been painting for over 30 years. She creates unique paintings, which continue to be exhibited nationally and internationally. She has a diverse Artistic practice including public art commissions and imagery for private commission. Bronwyn illustrated her first children's book, The Fat and Juicy Place, in 1992. Since then Bronwyn has authored and illustrated 36 books. Her company Designer Aboriginals Pty Ltd was established in 1985 and continues to be commissioned for health strategies on a National and State level. Bronwyn currently holds Board positions with Copyright Agency, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative and Arts Law. Bronwyn has a Master of Studio Practice and a Master of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney, and is currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney.

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).