BRYONY ANDERSON is a designer, maker and artist based in Pappinbarra, NSW. Her puppets and constructions for visual performance have toured nationally and internationally, and appeared in museums in three countries. She has run workshops and mentored emerging artists in urban, rural and desert communities around Australia.
RAE HOWELL is an Australian freelance composer and multi-instrumentalist with family on the Mid North Coast. Founding Director of the Sunwrae Ensemble, Rae also composes and performs regularly for various theatre, film, dance and multimedia projects, and has held fellowships as Musician in Residence around the world.
CHAY KHAMSONE is an environmental educator, art teacher, videographer and contributing artist to One Off Makery and Frugal Arts Inc. Assistant Director of the Frugal Forest project, Chay manages the educational aspects, including workshops, videos and marketing. Chay is loving the tree-change on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales.
FRUGAL ARTS INC
In 2011 a group of women began getting together to explore the creative potential of frugal resources. The Salvage Spider, their first project, was a giant lifelike Orb spider suspended on a web spun from teddy innards. In 2015 they established Frugal Arts Inc, a not-for-profit association, with the aim of delivering artistic, educational and community projects with a focus on sustainability and the circular economy. Frugal Arts also aims to develop skills and create employment opportunities for locals in the arts.
ACTING PRESIDENT: Chay Khamsone, educator
VICE PRESIDENT: Kelly Benson, bush regenerator
SECRETARY: Chay Khamsone, educator
TREASURER: Jill Bell, accountant
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Bryony Anderson, artist: Angela Frost, biologist/graphic designer: Irene Dowton, physiotherapist/craftswoman.
MIDWASTE is a Voluntary Regional Waste Group of eight member Councils across the Mid North Coast of NSW. The main aim of the group is, through collaboration, to increase resource recovery and reduce waste to landfill across the region.
ONE OFF MAKERY was established in 2011 with the intention of seeding a local creative industry making high calibre work from frugal resources for theatre, performance, museums, education and the visual arts. Based in the Pappinbarra Valley, the workshop runs on solar power, rainwater and goodwill.