Chairperson; Hon Treasurer
Dr Anthony Robinson is a West Australian who is motivated to use his professional experience to boost Artrage’s contribution to arts and culture in Western Australia. An engineer and economist by education he has worked as a business consultant in airlines, mining, resources, and utilities in Australia, Europe, Africa and America for 20 years. He is a business owner and Board member for a number of small enterprises, working to assist organisations with problem solving, strategy and execution.
Lindsay O’Sullivan is Chief Operating Officer at Keystart Home Loans and has served in non-executive roles for more than 10 years, including with Artrage since 2010. He has an Executive MBA (Dux) from the University of Western Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kyle Jeavons the Development Director of several private property development and investment companies and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a Double Major in Finance and Property. Kyle has been a member of the Artrage Board for over 5 years, and maintains a strong passion for assisting the growth of Perth through culture and the arts.
Gabrielle Vitali has been a practicing lawyer for over 20 years and has held litigation, insolvency and commercial roles. She is currently a Senior Lawyer with Westpac Banking Corporation where she provides advice, drafting and negotiation support to the Loan Markets team within the Institutional Bank. She was formerly the Senior Lawyer and Company Secretary of The University of Notre Dame Australia, and she has previousy held board positions on school and local sporting clubs. Gabby’s involvement in the arts includes several years co-managing an indie rock band.
Saffron Solomon has 20 years’ experience in marketing and communications - across finance, insurance, energy, tourism, and the arts. Saffron is the National Marketing Manager with the Australian Finance Group. She has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and has been a Board Member of Artrage since 2013.
Megan is a former lawyer and State Parliamentarian. Since 2001 she has worked as a political lobbyist active in State and Federal arenas. Megan lived in Kalgoorlie-Boulder for 11 years and is passionate about regional development, the arts and greater recognition of Aboriginal and Islander culture and heritage.
Co-Founder Little Creatures Brewery, Alex Hotel, Hippocampus Distillery, & Braincells Agency. Ex-Deputy Chair of Tourism WA & Chair of Events Tourism. Background in brand strategy and new product development.
Renee Wingfield (nee Pilkington) is a multidisciplinary performer and creative, with a speciality in spectacle and high-end aerial experiences. She is an advocate for the arts with a focus on the creative and the eccentric. Renee is the owner and Creative Director of Fliptease, WA's premier cornerstone aerial and spectacle company. Established in 2006 Fliptease has been performed for audiences all over the world but is proud to call Perth home.
Winner of the 2017 Western Australian of the Year Award in the Arts and Culture category, Marcus has been behind a range of successful arts and entertainment initiatives over the last 25 years. As CEO of Artrage he developed and launched the Fringe World Festival, Rooftop Movies and The Bakery live music venue. A previous recipient of the City of Perth award at the 40 under 40 awards he has contributed to state and federal boards including the New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council and served as Chair of the federal Festivals Australia Committee. As an artist Marcus has created some of Perth’s most popular monumental public sculptures including Fremantle’s ‘Rainbow’ sea container sculpture entry statement. Further insights into Marcus’ 25 years working across a wide array of creative industries can be found at Celebrate WA - Western Australian of the Year Awards.
Amber has been instrumental in building FRINGE WORLD to its position as the third biggest international Fringe event of its kind in terms of tickets sold and the biggest annual festival in Western Australia. Her direction of the festival has helped transform perceptions of Perth by enlivening city spaces, introducing new live acts from thousands of local and international artists to audiences across the state and promoting economic growth during the month-long celebration in February. Amber’s passion for WA’s arts and culture industry has also led to her involvement in several boards including the Chamber of Arts & Culture of WA Board and the Helpmann Awards Panel, which celebrates Australia’s most talented performing artists. She was a 2016 Western Australian of the Year Award Nominee and a 2016 40 Under 40 Award Winner.
Jo is a 2018 40 Under 40 Award Winner and a marketing professional with more than 10 years experience across government, non-for-profit and the private sector. As a member of the FRINGE WORLD Executive, she is responsible for leading the marketing, partnerships, box office and Rooftop Movies teams.
Amy is a Chartered Accountant with a background primarily in the financial services and construction industries. In her spare time, Amy looks after many pets, drinks wine and spends way too much time on Instagram stalking cats – so many cats, not enough time.
Ruth has joined us from the UK with extensive experience in arts, heritage and festival management. Upon leaving Scotland, Ruth travelled to Asia to work on Angkor Photo Festival and Workshops and finally made her way to Perth where she worked on three WA festivals; Southern MTB, Shinju Fringe and Shinju Matsuri. In 2016, she joined the FRINGE WORLD team as Venues Producer and now manages the programming team in her most recent role as Program Manager.
FRINGE WORLD Producer
justin took the advice of a pet shop boys song and went west to become the FRINGE WORLD festival producer. he really likes shoes and really dislikes capital letters.
Alyssia is a graduate of Arts Management at WAAPA and has worked with many festivals on the international fringe circuit. Joining the FRINGE WORLD family in 2014, Alyssia has worked with the festival in Programming, FOH, Technical and has also been a performer, director and independent producer. You can ask Alyssia anything about Harry Potter...she will probably know the answer.
Liz has returned to Perth for her third season with FRINGE WORLD and her first in the Programming Department. Newly graduated, she has spent the last 7 years working at Arts Festivals around Australia and the world. She has an affinity for covering herself and anyone she meets in glitter.
Julia joined our Programming Team after working on music festivals throughout Australia and getting cosy in our FRINGE WORLD and Girls School Cinema box offices. She loves making dumplings & spending too many hours playing video games.
Meabh is fresh to the FRINGE WORLD team in 2019 having spent the past few years stage managing around town. When she’s not playing in hockey grand finals, she’s raiding her mum's wardrobe.
Returning to FRINGE WORLD for her second year, Alex is the Operations Manager. When she's not Fringing she can be found in the ocean, at happy hour or on a neverending quest to find Perth's best dumplings.
Mel joined the FRINGE WORLD marketing team in August 2015 after enjoying a stint at a web agency. She has a degree in Creative Advertising and Graphic Design and can often be found neck deep in mind-boggling graphs and infographics.
Senior Marketing Coordinator
Jacinta has 5 years’ experience in Marketing & Communications and another 5 years’ experience in Fringe Bingeing. When she’s not in the office, Jacinta likes long walks on the beach – her longest walk was 500km along the northern coast of Spain.
FringeFeed Editor / Communications Coordinator
After more than 10 years as a reporter, Julian joins the FRINGE WORLD team as the FringeFeed editor, bringing news and reviews to regular Fringe-goers and newcomers. When he is not indulging in all things Fringe, he can be found at a nearby cinema absorbing the latest releases.
Indi joined the FRINGE WORLD team as Partnerships Coordinator in 2016 after graduating from UWA. When she's not Fringe-ing, Indi can be found perfecting her pizza dough recipe or having a good boogie.
Rochelle has joined us for the 2019 Festival Season, she has worked in Marketing for over 4 years, most recently on Medieval Festivals and Banquets in the UK. While she’s in Perth she loves soaking up the sun and seeking out live music.
Katie is one of the longest standing staff members at ARTRAGE. She enjoys a fresh juice in the morning and is often seen pottering in her garden, riding her motorbike or swimming at the beach.
Logistics Production Coordinator
After 8 years working across international festivals and arts organisations in the UK and Europe, Sasha’s returned to Australia and joined the FRINGE WORLD team. Excited to be back on Australian soil, she’ll most likely be found beachside soaking up some rays with a cold brew!
Front of House Manager
Kylie has extensive experience in event and venue management, production management and arts administration. She most recently managed the Australian Institute of Music, Melbourne Campus and assisted with the rebranding and restructuring of the higher education providers content and delivery. Kylie is thrilled to be back in Perth for FRINGE WORLD 2019!
Business Systems Manager
Amir joined ARTRAGE in September 2013 as Box Office Manager and became Business Systems Manager in 2016. He loves technology and hates the sun.
Lindsay joined the Fringe team in 2015 as Senior Administration Coordinator and became Office Manager in late 2017. He works in the IT, finance, and customer service teams to help the offices run like a well-oiled machine. There’s a good chance that he’s thinking about gin and/or pizza at this very moment.
Melanie is highly skilled at socialising. She is fun, bubbly and excellent at all things Finance. Originally from NSW, she is enjoying her new Perth home and loving being part of the FRINGE WORLD team.
Box Office Manager
After spending 5 years in London, Tiffany joined FRINGE WORLD Festival in 2015. When Tiffany is not planning all things relating to Box Offices, she enjoys drinking wine, eating cheese and watching re-runs of F.R.I.E.N.D.S!
Box Office Coordinator
Sian has worked in the Fringe World box offices since 2014 and joined the coordinators in head office last year. She’s spent the last few months working at festivals in Darwin and Brisbane and is happy to be back in her hometown. She has a proclivity for Eurovision Song Contest, Bunnings Sausage Sizzles and listing things in threes.
Nic van Essen
Box Office Technical Coordinator
Nic started out in Tassie working for the Department of Education. He's since worked two Edinburgh Festival Fringe seasons and made his way around the Australian festival circuit, selling tickets everywhere he goes, occasionally whilst wearing ticket crowns.
Hayley has recently moved from New Zealand to fill the role of Ticketing Assistant. She has a background of working within arts and Ticketing in NZ. 9 times out of 10 she is wearing striped clothing.
Rooftop Movies Program Manager
Courtney is a movie nut, it’s all she talks about day and night. She has a background in film festivals, including three years as the Film Coordinator for CinefestOZ Film Festival. Courtney is excited to be bringing the best films to Perth this year, get on her level and come visit her on the roof!
Bunk is FRINGE WORLD’s resident pooch. He has heterochromia and likes wearing a blue bandana to set off his blue eye. He loves jumping in the ivy at The Woodside Pleasure Garden and getting treats from his Fringe mates.