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.