About

The City of Albany offers a range of arts and cultural services aimed at building the cultural and social fabric of our community and reflecting Albany's identity as a highly creative and arts-engaged regional hub.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Menang Noongar people(s) as the traditional custodians of the land on which the City of Albany is situated.

Arts & Culture Team Vision

To present a multi art form program of cultural and creative events that challenge, excite, inspire and engage local community and visitors to the region.

Arts & Culture Objectives

  • Promote and reflect our community’s identity, cultural diversity and heritage.
  • Promote inclusivity and contribute to social cohesion.
  • Foster innovation, experimentation and imagination.
  • Support and promote professional and aspiring Great Southern artists, artisans, designers, makers and performers.
  • Foster and support the development of a sustainable local cultural and creative economy
  • Support and promote excellence and contemporary artistic practice
  • Reflect on national and global issues

Staff Profiles   

The Arts & Culture team are a creative, talented and passionate bunch that work hard to contribute to a varied and vibrant local scene through developing and delivering programs across both the Albany Town Hall and the Vancouver Arts Centre.

Manager Arts & Culture - Paul Nielsen

  • Strategic Leadership & Planning
  • Operational Oversight, Financial Management & Reporting
  • Stakeholder Management & Community Engagement

Visual Arts Officer - Indra Geidans           

  • Town Hall Exhibition Program Development and Delivery
  • Town Hall Gallery Coordination
  • Artwork in the Public Domain Approvals and Processes
  • Town Hall Gallery Education and Public programs 

Exhibition Support Officer - Vashti Innes-Brown 

  • Administration of City of Albany Art Collection and loan scheme
  • Administration support for Town Hall Exhibition Program
  • Support for delivery of Public and Education Programs for Town Hall Gallery
  • Exhibition installation and support to community gallery hirers  

Venue Support Officer - Jana Ridillova                        

  • Administration and event support for Town Hall Bookings
  • Customer Communications and Marketing

Administration Officers - Tahli Crosby & Francesca van der Horst

  •  Artist in Residence Program Administration
  • School Holiday Programs
  • Administration and event support for Vancouver Arts Centre programs
  • Vancouver Arts Centre Bookings and Hire
  • Town Hall Artisan Shop Coordination and Sales
  • Customer Communications and Marketing 

Customer Service Officers - Demi Loraine, Erryn Hicks, Eve Young

  • Vancouver Arts Centre Bookings and Hire
  • Customer Communications and Marketing