From Africa to Alstonville

Arts Northern Rivers has announced Tony Duke as their new CEO, replacing founding CEO Lois Randall.

Tony has recently returned to Australia after spending a year in Ghana, where he organised the Second International Conference on African Culture and Development.

He has worked extensively across music, theatre, dance, visual arts, publishing, festivals, community cultural development and community broadcasting, in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Mexico and Ghana.

Chair of Arts Northern Rivers Board of Directors, Ballina Councillor Susan Meehan, said, “The Board of Arts Northern Rivers anticipates the continuation of the highest quality arts development with the appointment of Mr Tony Duke. Tony comes to the Northern Rivers with a diversity of outstanding arts experiences and a philosophy of valuing culture as a foundation to human development. We sincerely welcome Tony to his new position.”

Tony will be based at Arts Northern Rivers’ offices in Alstonville and can be contacted at tony@artsnorthernrivers.com.au .


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