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SCCA

Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance (SCCA) is recognised as the peak creative arts and industry group for the Sunshine Coast region.

The purpose of SCCA is to lead the arts and creative sector and it does this through the delivery of services that promote and support the development of artists and creative practice. SCCA enables creative practitioners to connect, create and collaborate.

SCCA strives to connect with professional arts and creative industries practitioners, organisations, businesses and stakeholders in order to identify and capitalise on opportunities. At the heart of SCCA is enabling and advocating for the valuable contribution the creative sector makes to the Sunshine Coast region; economically, culturally and socially.

SCCA incorporated in 2008 as a not-for-profit organisation. Its governance structure is a voluntary board made up of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board Members as determined at each AGM. A part-time Executive Officer role supports the operations of the organisation. The organisation maintains a paid membership program. Members receive discounted tickets for SCCA events and programs, voting rights, access to member services such as auspicing, as well as promotional and professional development support.

PURPOSE

To lead the arts and creative industries
on the Sunshine Coast

 

The SCCA Board

The SCCA is governed by volunteer executives elected by SCCA members and supported by an Executive Officer.

Liz Burcham

LIZ BURCHAM

PRESIDENT

Liz Burcham has extensive experience in the commercial, government and NFP sectors of the creative industries as creative producer and business leader. Career highlights include Cultural Director for the City of Newcastle, responsible for the city’s cultural strategy, contributing to the city’s urban renewal; CEO of Metro Arts, a Brisbane-based contemporary arts space dedicated to the development of artists and contemporary practice, where over her 11-year tenure Liz developed Metro Arts into a nationally respected organisation providing a leading platform of infrastructure, incubator and producing services for performing and visual artists; and Content Director for Seven Network’s entry into digital services.

Megan Williams

VICE-PRESIDENT

Megan is a curator and writer with over fifteen years experience in programming and management roles across the university art museum sector. Since 2016, Megan has been Manager and Curator of USC Art Gallery where she has worked on solo projects with artists including Michael Cook and Kim Guthrie, and group exhibitions including ‘Sites of Connection’ and ‘Come Close’. In 2021 she curated ‘Final Call’—an outdoor exhibition in the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden—for Horizon Festival.

Prior to joining USC, Megan worked at QUT in a range of curatorial and programming roles across QUT Art Museum, the William Robinson Gallery, the Creative Industries Precinct and The Cube. Megan has written numerous catalogue essays and contributed to monographs on artists Michael Cook, Arryn Snowball and Judith Wright.

Kym Tabulo

SECRETARY

Dr Kym Tabulo is an abstract art scholar, practitioner and teacher. Her doctoral thesis investigates the genre of abstract sequential art, and from this her abstract
graphic novel was the first one published in Australia. Kym’s abstract comics and essays are in international publications printed in USA, France and Brazil. Throughout the last decade she has had annual solo and group gallery exhibitions in Australia, and one in London and New York. During this time, Kym developed a digital hybrid assemblage style which advanced her as a public art practitioner.

Kym has works in the permanent collections of University of the Sunshine Coast and Lourdes Hill College.

Catherine Hutton

TREASURER

Honorary Lifetime Member
Director of C & L Mortgage Solutions.

TIMOTHY BIRCH

Timothy is a Sydney born creative who currently resides on the Sunshine Coast. With a Bachelor of Digital Design Tim jumped straight into agency life cutting his teeth as a graphic designer. Now with ten years in the industry under his belt Tim has progressed onto many aspects of the creative realm including photography, videography and public art


ALEXANDER RUTHERFORD

Alexander is a hospitality professional with over 17 years’ experience. Starting out as a bar attendant and working his way to Food & beverage manager in just over a year he realised that he had a knack for all things hospitality.  After owning and running his own successful coffee business on the Sunshine Coast, he has decided to lend his knowledge and skills to assist other individuals and businesses achieve great things in the hospitality arena.

Alexander appreciates a well-made long black.

PETA HUGGETT

Peta is a creative communications professional with experience in brand development, arts marketing and digital production.

Relocating to the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne in 2017, Peta led the marketing for Horizon Festival 2018 – 2021 and is now branding & projects manager at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.  

Peta has combined her passion for the arts, visual identity and digital experiences with roles at leading Victorian arts organisations, including Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Arts Centre Melbourne.

Team

Executive Officer 

Samantha Jensen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Visual Culture from Curtin University.                                                                                                                Samantha has worked in the arts scene since 2014, and with the Galleries since 2015.
Previous roles have included Exhibitions and Collections Officer for Caloundra Regional
Gallery, Assistant Coordinator for The Butter Factory Arts Centre and roles within Noosa
Regional Gallery. Samantha has worked with leading local and national artists on over 30
exhibitions, both of national and international significance, including Passing Through:
Project Another Country with Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Kyoto Hanga International Print
Exhibition: Japan and Australia and Johanna DeMaine.
Samantha has a breadth of experience and knowledge in many different art forms and a
wide understanding of project planning and coordination.

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