Julie and her family moved to the Surf Coast Shire in 1995. Initially Julie discovered and met people by volunteering in arts community, then commenced working as the Surf Coast Shire’s Arts Development Officer in November 1995.
Julie worked with local artists and the broader community on a plethora of projects across many sectors. These ranged from the Torquay Analemmatic Sundial to numerous mural and arts projects, which included Deans Marsh Stage Curtain, Torquay High Tide Festival and the Surf Coast Arts Trail. Her philosophy of enabling and developing incorporated supporting and advising groups and individuals in their endeavours. From the burgeoning local arts activity, Julie has proudly seen that within Australia the Surf Coast Shire has been recognised as a Cultural Hotspot (1).
Julie continues to be involved in the local arts community, currently in the executive of Surf Coast Arts Inc., an independent, non for profit, incorporated group. She looks forward to the arts growing in strength and diversity.
During this period of COVID 19 altered living, Julie has enjoyed being part of the RECREATEART movement. #recreateart @julieanndyer