The Team

Staff

 

Artistic Director / CEO

Steve Mayer-Miller 

 

 

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Steve Mayer-Miller

Artistic Director / CEO of Crossroad Arts Mackay. He has spent 35 years in community arts and cultural development, collaborating with a wide cross section of marginalised communities throughout Australia, India, Japan and the Asia Pacific Region.

 

Steve grew up in Manly in Sydney and developed his passion for community arts working at the Cabramatta Migrant Centre in Sydney with newly arrived refugees. In 1988 he was awarded the National Sharing our Future multi-cultural art award.  He is currently the artistic director of Crossroad Arts in Mackay Queensland, where for 20 years, he has developed more than 40 new works with the Indigenous and Australian South Sea Islander communities, seniors and people living with a disability. His international work has included the co-writing/directing of the play 'with Love' with Mallika Sarabhai which toured India in 2012. His play Melek mo Hani was published in 2014. For the past 5 years, Steve has worked in Japan on a series of theatre, dance and film projects partnering with communities affected by the 2011 Great Earthquake and Tsunami.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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 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