Patron and Chair - John Bell
John Bell is one of Australia’s most acclaimed theatre personalities. In a career of acting and directing, John Bell has been instrumental in shaping the Australian theatre industry as we know it.
In 1990, Bell founded the theatre company Bell Shakespeare and has produced, among others, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, Pericles, Henry IV, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, King Lear, and Goldoni’s Servant of Two Masters.
In the New Years Day Honours of 1978 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). In the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 1987, he was named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). In Australia Day Honours of 2009, he was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).
His achievements in theatre have been acknowledged by the Universities of Newcastle (1994) and Sydney (1996) who have both awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Letters. In 2001 a painting of Bell by artist Nicholas Harding won the Archibald Prize. In 2002, Bell’s performance of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, in Richard III earned him a Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Play.
In 2003 the Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, presented Bell with the Cultural Leader of the Year Award. In 2009 he received the JC Williamson Award for his life’s work in the live performance industry. He has been named an Australian Living Treasure.
For further information go to www.bellshakespeare.com.au
Peter Godwin - Artist
Peter Godwin has been a successful exhibiting artist from 1982 to the present. He has been a lecturer at the National Art School and other tertiary institutions over this period. Godwin has held solo exhibitions in Sydney, Brisbane, Hong Kong and London and has received numerous awards for his work. Peter's work is represented in the Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery of South Australia, Parliament House Canberra, Sydney Institute of Technology, Government House Sydney, Mosman Art Gallery, Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Nock Art Foundation HK, international, Australian private & corporate collections.
"Peter Godwin has become a major force in Australian art" John McDonald - Art Critic Sydney Morning Herald.
Peter Young AM
Peter is currently a Principal for The Adelante Group, a Board member of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority Board, a member of the Barangaroo Arts and Cultural Panel, and a Board member of the Garvan Research Foundation. Peter is also a Chairman Council member for the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Sydney Theatre Company.
Previously Peter was the Australian Chairman of Standard Life Investments, and subsequently Aberdeen Standard Investments, the Chairman of Barclays Australia and New Zealand, the Chairman of Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), Chairman of the Australian Federal Government’s Export Finance & Insurance Corporation (EFIC), Chairman of the National Rail Corporation Limited, Chairman of Transfield Infrastructure Fund, Chairman of NSW Cultural Management, and Non-Executive Director for Fairfax Media, the Sydney Theatre Company, and PrimeAg Australia, a Trustee of the NSW Art Gallery, and subsequently a Trustee of the Queensland Art Gallery, and a member of the Board of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
Peter is a recipient of the Australian Federal Government’s Centenary Medal and in 2008 was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to business and commerce, particularly in the areas of finance and investment, and to cultural and environmental organisations.
Phil Donnelly OAM
Phil Donnelly has been President of the Bouddi Society for twelve years. Now retired he was formerly a senior executive in the Australian public service where he was responsible for national program delivery. He is the company secretary for a Sydney-based Aboriginal not-for-profit organization delivering sporting, educational and health programs across Australia.
Philip C Walker FCA
Philip Walker is Chairman of the Sago Group, a private equity investment group investing in manufacturing, commercial and industrial property, healthcare products distribution, intellectual property rights spanning manufacturing patents and designs to entertainment rights management. He is chairman of the Origin Music Group which invests in and manages music rights. His Origin Theatrical firm is one of it the most influential managers of musical and dramatic rights in Australian and New Zealand representing catalogues such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Really Useful Group (Andrew Lloyd Webber) Samuel French and many others.
Philip is a non-executive Director the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL), the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners’ Society Limited (AMCOS) and the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). He has a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management. He has previously served as a Director and Honorary Treasurer of the Craft Council of New South Wales and was in practice as a Chartered Accountant, Auditor and Tax Agent from 1980 – 1998.
He is the founder of the Smoky Dawson Foundation and Chairman of the Antony Kidman Foundation a charity doing research and treatment in the area of youth mental health. He is a keen supporter of many charitable organisations working with young people.
Joy Park has worked in the field of academic and business research over the past 35 years, most recently with the global management consulting firm, McKinsey and Company. With McKinsey, Joy's role as a knowledge and web manager has spanned extended stints in offices in Washington, D.C., London and Sydney.
Appointments in American academic libraries at Harvard University (Cambridge), Simmons College (Boston), and George Mason University (Virginia) were augmented by adjunct faculty appointments teaching online research methods to Master's students. Joy was awarded Harvard's first Bryant Fellowship to study quality in online research providers.
Joy has published several articles about online research and collaborated on a book on the topic.
While working in McKinsey's London office, Joy founded a European music festival which attracts over 100 'closet' musicians from McKinsey's offices throughout Europe and America. Colleagues across all levels of the organization gather in the Austrian Alps once a year and make non-stop music (orchestral, jazz, rock, choral) for four days. Now in its 10th year, it continues to bring together many ages, tenures, nationalities, and genres in a community building event many participants rank as the best 'corporate' event they attend - every year.
Joy enjoys making music with several local ensembles, including cello with a Killcare Baroque ensemble, and trumpet with the U-Bouddi big band.
Graeme Anderson is the Honorary Treasurer of the Bouddi Foundation for the Arts
Graeme Anderson was a Director of Tutt Bryant Ltd for 30 years, chairman and Managing Director of Otis Elevator Australia for ten years, President of the Building Industry Specialist Contractors of Australia, and has been a member of a range of Committees of Industry.
Graeme has for many years been the external Director of the John Lamble Foundation which is a strong supporter of the Sydney Eisteddfod in Artistic grants.
In the Bouddi peninsular his proudest achievement was arranging for six properties, including his own, to grant rights of way to National Parks to permit legal access for the community from the Lobster Bay access stairs to the Hawkes Head peninsular.
Graeme sponsors the Graeme Anderson Award for Excellence.
Roger has been a research scientist, a teacher and a school principal. He has worked in the UK, in Zambia and in Australia. He retired to the Bouddi Peninsula in 2010.
He has been on various boards in the non-profit sector, including the Centre for Strategic Education, Prahran Mission and Coast Community Connections. He has been chair of the Association of Coeducational schools.
As the principal of an independent school in Melbourne, he encouraged all students to participate in the performing arts and actively promoted the work of performing and visual arts teachers and students in the three Australian independent schools in which he held leadership positions.
He is a supporter of a number of charities in the fields of health and education, particularly Room to Read which provides resources for education in poorer countries.
Since moving from the UK in 1969 I have spent some 35 years in the investment industry retiring in 2005 but continuing in a consultancy role both in Australia and NZ. Since my retirement my partner Pamela and I have had more time to devote to our interest in the visual arts specifically drawing-painting and sculpture.
We have recently bought a house in Killcare and became aware of the Bouddi Foundation for the Arts so it seemed only natural for us to give them our support. We are very keen to help young people on the Central Coast pursue their dream of a career in the arts through the award of scholarships/grants
I am involved with a number of ‘not for profits’ primarily from the investment side but also in the making of grants. The main focus of those grants tend to have an educational bias, so I have a clear understanding of the difference that assistance can make to students, who are about to embark on their tertiary studies.
John and Pam sponsor the Charrington/McBride Award to assist a young person from the Central Coast with their education in the visual arts specifically Painting-Drawing and Sculpture.
Those eligible would be aged 18 to 30 years of age.
Narelle has lived locally of 34 years. All of her now adult children grew up in the area and attended Pretty Beach Public School. She is very active in many community activities and attends the Hardys Bay Community Church and play piano there.
Narelle is a music teacher and has taught at many different schools around the Central Coast.
Her skills and experience are highly valued on the BFA committee.
Ian PROVEST is a noted visual artist practicing in media ranging from the pure photographic to installation, moving image, object and text. He has exhibited widely, notably at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2014 he exhibited works in the USA at Photo-Independent Los Angeles and The Charlie Chaplin Theatre in Hollywood.
Ian has worked in The Australian Film Industry, in Hamburg West Germany with Hans Buhner, established his own studio in Sydney and at Sydney Institute Design Centre as a Teacher and Head Teacher. He holds a Diploma in Graphic Design from Sydney Technical College (The National Art School), a Graduate Diploma in Visual Art - COFA UNSW, a Master of Arts - COFA UNSW, a Master of Arts (Hons)- UWS and a Graduate Diploma in Yoga - IYTA.
Ian’s work is held in the collection of The National Gallery of Australia.
In 2008 on World Refugee Day a formal award of appreciation was presented to Ian from AUSTCARE / ACTION AID by The Governor General of Australia Philip Michael Jeffery AC, CVO, MC at Government House, Yarralumla, Canberra, in recognition of his support of Timor Leste and for his support of Landmine Action Week.
In early 2018 he installed the premier of his solo exhibition LIFE STOCK at Gosford Regional Gallery where it was warmly received with high acclaim.
Ian is currently working on a new project: PRECIPICE, ‘a late and salient project … it’s a word to think about’, he says.
‘The arts are more pivotal than ever and The Bouddi Foundation for The Arts shines some future light’.
Ian lives works and swims on the New South Wales Central Coast.