Arts, Culture & Creativity Advisory Committee

The Waverley Arts, Culture and Creativity Advisory Committee supports Waverley Council in the delivery of its Arts and Culture Plan. The plan sets the long term vision for culture in the Waverley Local Government Area and provides a roadmap for Council, the community and partners to work together towards an exciting and engaging arts and cultural life for our area.

Waverley Arts, Culture and Creativity Advisory Committee members represent the community in an advisory role to Council. Committee members provide knowledge and diverse perspectives about creative practice, arts and cultural activities and events relevant to the Waverley area and Council’s Arts and Culture Plan, Public Art Masterplan, Bondi Pavilion creative program and other key strategies, policies and guidelines.

The committee replaces Waverley Council’s Public Art Committee, in operation since 2006, and the Waverley Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, established in 2020. The Waverley Arts, Culture and Creativity Advisory Committee has an expanded and more detailed remit that captures all of Council’s arts and culture activity. This allows all arts and culture activity in Waverley to be addressed and considered holistically, and for the advisory committee’s expert membership to represent the full extent of arts and culture specialisations in our community.


  1. Michaela Boland (resident, journalism, media, communications)
  2. Sam Marshall (resident, public art, landscape design, architecture, 0urban planning)
  3. Antonia Pesenti (resident, public art, design, architect)
  4. Donna Hewitt (resident, performance, music)
  5. Isabel Hudson (performance, design)
  6. Aleema Ash (resident, audience development, heritage and placemaking)
  7. Nerida Campbell (resident, heritage, collections management)
  8. Alex Bowen (resident, sector representative)
  9. Dr Benjamin Schostakowski (sector representative)
  10. Left vacant for specialist in Indigenous practice.

Reserve members

  1. Helen Vatsikopoulos, (resident, festivals, literature)
  2. Emma Pask, (resident, performance, music)
  3. Megan Fizell (visual arts, curatorial)
  4. Moira Blumenthal (resident, theatre)
  5. Anne-Marie Te Whiu (resident, festivals, literature, creative producing

Agendas and minutes

Agendas and minutes will be publicly available here.