Southern Tablelands Arts works with our members, makers & creative communities. Energising and supporting the living culture of the Southern Highlands & Tablelands of NSW through a program of activities and events. We support, create, educate and advocate for the arts in the region.
Our Councils are Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Hilltops Council, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, Upper Lachlan Shire, Wingecarribee Shire, Wollondilly Shire and Yass Valley Council. STA are part of the state wide network of Regional Arts Network supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Lives in Queanbeyan Palerang. Committed arts professional.
Artist, educator and gardener.
Projects & Comms
Lives in Goulburn Mulwaree. Passionate about access and inclusion. Artist and knitter.
Projects Administration Officer
Lives in Wollondilly
Visual artist, lover of ancient history and books.
Lives in Wingecarribee Shire.
Interior Designer, lover of art and fashionista.
Lives in Wingecarribee Shire and works with Wollondilly Council. Community hero with skills in education & access.
Secretary and Public Officer
Lives in Goulburn Mulwaree. Strategy and leadership guru. Keen theatre goer and writer.
Lives in Goulburn Mulwaree. Lawyer and member of the Goulburn Chamber of Commerce in his spare time.
Dr Michelle Storey
Lives in Yass Valley. Retired theoretical astrophysicist, committed supporter of local arts and craft organisations.
Lives in Wingecarribee Artist, designer writer and global citizen.
Lives in Goulburn Mulwaree. Singer and community worker
Lives in Wingecarribee Arts professional with a strong background in local government and community work.
Lives in Yass Valley. Performance Poet and farmer.
Southern Tablelands Arts works with our seven contributing local government authorities across the Southern Tablelands and Highlands region of NSW.
Centres include Boorowa, Harden – Murrumburrah, Young, and villages of Bendick Murrell, Bribbaree, Frogmore, Galong, Jugiong, Koorawatha, Monteagle, Murringo, Reids Flat, Rugby, Rye Park and Wombat.
Regional Arts Network
Southern Tablelands Arts is proud to be one of the 15 Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADOs) across NSW all of whom are supported by Regional Arts NSW. The network is made up of unique, innovative and passionate people who champion the arts and culture in their regions by providing support, programs and projects to those who live, work and play across regional NSW.
Southern Tablelands Arts is delighted to share with you a detailed introduction to our network, through the launch of NSW Regional Arts Development Organisation (RADO) Ebook. The Ebook includes case studies showcasing and celebrating the success of the regional arts network. The compilation provides insight into the value that the RADOs bring to their communities both as individual organisations and as a united network that advocates for the importance and success of regional artists. It demonstrates examples of the innovative practices and programs that the RADOs have undertaken and highlights the impact that this network has within each unique community.
The projects highlighted in the E-book span from the Southern Tablelands across to north-eastern pocket of the Northern Rivers to the far-western edge of The Darling, along the banks of The Murray River, across the sweeping plains of The Riverina and everywhere in-between.
Southern Tablelands Arts has evolved from an informal grouping of local government and local Arts Council representatives in 1996 known as Southern Tablelands Regional Arts Advisory Council. The main role of the organisation was to provide support and advice to a newly appointed Regional Arts Development Officer. In 1997 the organisation became incorporated and was renamed as Southern Tablelands Regional Arts Inc in 1998.
From 1996 to 1999 the Arts Council of NSW was responsible for the financial management of the organisation and employment of the Regional Arts Development Officer. During 1998/99 there was a transition to local, more direct management including employment of staff, collection of local government contributions, diversifying the membership base, drafting and managing budgets relating to programs and day to day operational duties.
From 1996 to 2017 there have been five Regional Arts Development Officers. The position title changed to Executive Director in 2016. The first part-time administration assistant was employed in 2001 and the first part time communications officer was employed in 2013. In 2020, the Executive Director and Coordinator Community Arts and Communications are full time positions and there is a volunteer administration assistant