The Team



Artistic Director / CEO

Steve Mayer-Miller 



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Steve has spent 32 years working professionally in theatre, film and design, collaborating with communities throughout Australia, India, the UK and the Asia Pacific region.  His theatre training was in London with Theatre Complicite.  In 1988 he was awarded the national sharing our future art award in Canberra for his work on a community sculpture project Harmonia with newly arrived refugees in South West Sydney. 


He established Crossroad Arts in 1997 and has led its development from a small community arts and cultural development organisation in Mackay to one that now works across Queensland and internationally.  In2011 he travelled to India to co-write and co-direct the play 'with Love' collaborating with Mallika Sarabhai on the life of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore.  The success of the play led to a national tour.  steve has worked with the disability community since 1991 when he set up the Mackay Deaf Theatre and was presented with the Shatter Silence Awardfor services to the deaf community.


He was nominated in the Arts Queensland Wall of Fame of Cultural Champions for 2013.










Anke MacLean






Anke is a facilitator, artist and developer of Community Cultural Development projects, with a long history in both performing arts and the education sector.


Since working for Crossroad Arts in 2008, Anke facilitated workshops and projects for diverse community groups including Skylight (for children of Deaf Adults), Rail (for young adults experiencing ASD / Aspergers).  Specific projects included: the 2010 Moranbah Lullabies, a multi-media event that involved projected images, live performance and storytelling as a result of facilitated workshops in the community, with a focus on young people.  Anke composed music and edited sound for this project: the 2011 Capella Project, which involved projection and performance, in a work built by students at Capella State High School. In 2013 Anke was an Arts worker in the Beyond Boundaries Moranbah project.


Anke holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Education, has studied at the University of Adelaide and QUT Kelvin Grove and is currently completing a Masters in Community Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).



Wanda Bennett


Wanda Bennett




Wanda has been working in the Arts industry in Australia and the UK since 1990 and completed her Masters of Contemporary Art degree at the University of Tasmania in 2009.


Her work practice is varied and includes Textiles, Sculpture, Set Design and Puppetry.  Connecting with the community is an important aspect of her art practice, and she has worked on and coordinated an array of Community Based Art Projects combining visual art, drama, music and film.  She works mainly with natural, recycled and found materials and uses a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques.


Wanda has extensive experience facilitating arts workshops to people of all ages and abilities and has participated in many school based art residencies.  She has worked as an Arts Development Officer for the Machay Regional Council and been employed and commissioned by numerous professional arts organisations and Galleries including; Queensland Flying Arts, Opera Queensland, Artspace Mackay, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, The Butter Factory Arts Centre and The Song Room.



Pam Hutley



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Pam holds a Master of Contemporary Arts (Visual Arts) from University of Tasmania.


Pam is a textile artist, having knitted, embroidered and sewed from a very young age.  In more recent years she has learned to spin any yarns she needs for a project, dye them with natural dyes and knit, needlepoint and weave with them.


Pam is a weaver of tapestries, saddle blankets and rugs, and she likes to tell stories in her work.





Brenden Borellini



 Brenden Borellini








Brenden has worked with Crossroad Arts over the past 2 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






Administration Assistant and Artsworker
Kyla Ranger










Kyla has become a part of the Crossroad Arts team as of February 2014. She assists in the day to day administration of the office, studios and shop while also actively engaging and developing funding from Government, Philanthropic and private sources for the organisation’s Artistic Program. Her role includes developing partnerships with the community, corporate and the government sector and assisting in artistic workshop programs as an art worker. Kyla contributes to the effective and efficient administration of the company as well as the operation of some workshops. In 2015 she joined the board as Secretary.






Wendy Stream


Disability Action Sub  
Committee Member


Kyla Ranger



Loraine Macdonald



Dan Battley

Committee Member


Steve Mayer-Miller

 Committee Member

Sue Mayer-Miller

 Education Committee Member