The Team

Staff

 

Artistic Director / CEO

Steve Mayer Miller

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Steve Mayer-Miller: Artistic Director / CEO and founder of  Crossroad Arts Mackay. An award winning community artist, published playwright, theatre director and film maker He has spent 36 years in community arts and cultural development, collaborating with a wide cross section of marginalised communities throughout Australia, India, Japan, Canada,  Scotland, France and the Asia Pacific Region to create 50 new works of art from plays, films, dances and sculptures.

Melek mo Hani is a work of national significance-“ Glyn Davies Arts Nexus

“ Letters on River St  is a work of immense power. Using the resources of the community… it will stay with me for a long time “   Alison Coates Courier Mail   Brisbane

Orwell’s Animal Farm is deeply Impressive…the effect is triumphant. Ben Elthan Courier Mail Brisbane

Awards include:The Prime Minister’s Sharing our Future Multi -Cultural Art Award 1988; Shatter Silence Award for the creation of the Deaf Theatre 1995. Mackay Australia Day Honours Award for services to culture 2000. Queensland Cultural Champion Award 2010, Australia Council for the Arts National Ros Bower Lifetime Achievement Award for Respect, Democracy and Diversity in the Arts 2017.

Major achievements at Crossroad Arts include:

. Establishing the RAIL ASD artistic program which was awarded the international Canadian ANCA award for services to the international Autism community .    

. Setting up Small Miracles Creative Development Program for mentorships, international touring and employment for several artists living with a disability to facilitate workshops in schools and the communities throughout the Mackay, Rockhampton, Moranbah and Proserpine regions.

. The employment of 200 professional artists from Mackay, Australia and Japan to work with Crossroad Arts non professional artists

.  Establishing a 7 year program of employment, artistic opportunities and touring for professional and non professional artists in film and theatre and dance from the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander Communities leading to one national and one international tour.

. Creating a 2 year mentoring program for emerging artists and career pathways for school leavers to tertiary education and employment in the arts industry including international residencies for post graduate students in CACD from the London School of Speech and Drama .

Established a 7 year Creative Recovery program for towns and cities experiencing natural disasters in Mackay, Rockhampton, Yamamoto cho, and Sendai Japan.

Established the  Extra Mile/Trails Creative Ageing Program that opened up opportunities for elderly people in aged care facilities and hospitals with and without alzheimers in Mackay, Sarina, Gladstone, Biloela Longreach and Winton to create new art and participate actively in Crossroad Arts productions.

. Developing key partnerships and cross cultural exchanges between several professional arts    organisations and NPOs in Japan and India resulting in several international tours and exchanges. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Officer

Autumn Skuthorpe

 

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Autumn Skuthorpe has had a longstanding connection with Crossroad Arts. Her association with the organisation started in 2005 during a Youth Theatre Workshop. Since then Autumn has undertaken mentoring programs, performed in Crossroad Arts' creative development teams and productions, facilitated multi art workshops with young people, members of the disability community and elders in aged care. 
 
Currently, Autumn manages the administrative and operational duties of Crossroad Arts in the role of Executive Officer. It has been a rewarding experience for Autumn to grow professionally with the organisation and to represent the values of Crossroad Arts' mission with the community, outreach partners in Winton and Longreach and disability arts and creative ageing partners in the Asia Pacific region.  
 
 
Autumn's previous experience as a multi-arts practitioner includes community arts engagement and development, ZINES, arts/event coordination, youth arts leadership, mentoring programs and individual practice in art performance, visual arts, wearable art/masks, music and film.

 

 

 


Artist

Matthew Tandy 

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Matt is a multi-arts worker who brings a deep passion for the arts to the organization. Matthew has a strong background in music and explores experimental collaborations with members from Crossroad Arts’ core disability arts program. Alongside dance, movement and visual art mediums, Matt has been part of creative development teams for Letters on Gordon St and Meetings with Remarkable People. Matt facilitates Crossroad Arts' core disability arts and creative ageing programs and is currently studying for accreditation with the National Centre for Creative Ageing Course and Timeslips’ Creative Storytelling Technique. 

 

 

 

Artist

Brenden Borellini

Brenden Borellini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Brenden has worked with Crossroad Arts over the past 5 years. He has worked in many roles including as an actor, workshop facilitator and a researcher. He has also served on Crossroad Art’s board. His first acting in the company was in the touring production of ‘Stranded’ in which he played the writer Homer. His second production was in the play ‘Whiff’ which opened at The Mackay Entertainment Centre in June 2012. The play explored the power of smell in the lives of a group of outsiders who arrive one day in a town. Brenden played the lead role of Max, a person who was able to mix perfumes and create unusual results In Moranbah he has facilitated workshops in the teaching of sign language to both primary and high schools. In the production of Taku he plays the role of the grandfather and a puppeteer.
Brenden was Young Australian of the Year in 1989