Peter Grant
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Peter has advocated for development opportunities for WA Artists for over thirty years as a Festival Director and arts manager.

As a cornerstone of Artsource’s strategic mission to support economic development of the WA artists Peter is committed to develop cross sectorial and innovative partnerships and programs that support WA artists to engage widely and deeply in the service of the broader Australian community. 

Peter has implemented programs to engage artists with the broader community as Director of the Artrage (Fringe) Festival; in the media (though the establishment of Channel 31); employment services and welfare sector (as a Mutual bank Director, and program manager), with regional community development (the award winning QFest) and in support of Australia’s international relationships (implementing WA based artist exchange programs with Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and South Africa for the Artrage Festival).  He has a deep engagement in the visual arts as a project manager,  gallery director (Arts House Gallery) and establishing partnerships that created WA’s first Art Fair and university supported off campus arts facility - The Beach Gallery. 

His experience of strategic planning and change management in the arts, combined with long-term involvement with mutual banking, renewable energy, and community development sectors bring unique insight to meet the current challenges faced by Artsource as a not-for-profit, arts yet commercially engaged, organisation. 

Peter brings enthusiasm to realise the Boards Strategic Vision and to support both economic and cultural opportunities WA artists in his role.

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Bennett Miller
Operations & Venue

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Dr Layli Rakhsha
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Layli Rakhsha is our community education consultant running professional development and workshops for community and outreach groups. 
Layli is an artist, academic and with arts teaching as a sessional lecturer at Curtin College. Her experience includes translating documents from English to Farsi, working as an interpreter and teaching art to selected primary classes.  She was temporary assistant to the Director of Art Gallery of Western Australia Dr Stefano Carboni for his foundation members’ tour to Iran, arranging studio visits, viewing the private galleries collections and organising cultural visits. 

Layli has extensive Visual Arts training, experience as a practitioner, and is published writer. Her PhD thesis is Diaspora and home: contextualizing the idea of home in Australian contemporary art as visualised by selected Iranian artists. She is currently researching and writing on the topic of Artists Organizations and Community. With an extensive exhibition repertoire, Layli most recently completed a residency at the Fremantle Arts Centre. 

Leah Robbie
ArtLease Consultant

As an active arts worker in Perth, Leah Robbie's interests lay in the development and curation of alternative exhibition spaces. Robbie holds a cross-insititutional Bachelor of Arts in art theory and art history from Curtin University and the University of Western Australia.

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