BMCAN is a network supporting a vibrant sustainable creative arts community through leadership, member services and collaborative partnerships.

The Management Committee is composed of volunteers who are accountable for its activities and governance. All contribute to the running of BMCAN through the teams they lead, or the administration they perform. Although the formal Management Committee term is three years, the practice of BMCAN is that all Management Committee members have one-year terms and stand for re-election at each annual general meeting.

The individual teams or committees that run various functions of BMCAN are appointed depending on their interest and ability to contribute to each activity. Examples of these teams are: Exhibitions, Wild Mountains Collective, Arts Trails, Open Studios, Auspice, Talking Art, Strategy and Marketing, Governance. All report to the Management Committee through their leader.

Graham Tribe


Director of Blue Mountains Regional Business Chamber, a recently retired director of Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia, and an active member of the Mt Wilson & Mt Irvine Rural Fire Brigade. Graham has 34 years corporate, 9 years small business, and 45 years non-profit board experience.

Peter Shoemark

Acting Secretary and Treasurer

Peter Shoemark comes from a finance and Public Service background where he gained extensive practical experience in the areas of: project, asset and cost management.  Since retiring he has developed a successful career as a found art sculptor. Peter is a BMAC Director.

Barbara Lepani

Wild Mountain Collective

MA Science &Technology Studies UOW, a social and cultural innovation animateur, who as a sociologist has worked in the government, not-for-profit, university and private sectors in Australia, PNG, New Zealand and China.   Barbara has extensive experience as a member of University, State and Federal Government committees.

Deborah Sheehan

Exhibitions Leader

Masters Degree Political Science & Law and Diploma Business Management.  A practising lawyer, commercial artist and curator of visual art exhibitions

Wendy Tsai

Talking Art

Masters of Research in Painting ANU, Master Arts Therapy WSU, and practising artist with works in regional and interstate collections

Simon Hearn

Member Initiated Projects

Chartered Architect of 20 years, Director of Sunlab Architecture, artist and craftsperson, with experience in alternative technology projects, metal fabrication and 3D projects

He is an advocate for community engagement and participation in the arts, and believes in creativity as a form of social activism.

Brad Diedrich

Website support, AV production & podcasting

Director, web & graphic designer, digital marketer, photographer and videographer with over 20 years experience in corporate, government and community/NFP organisations

Tim Jones

Social Media

Director of Mt Victoria Museum and experienced visual arts marketer

Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network – how it is governed and the team structure.

The Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network (BMCAN) Management Committee is the central committee which runs BMCAN and is accountable for its activities and governance. It is made up of volunteers who attend monthly committee meetings, and each is responsible for an activity or administration of BMCAN. In addition to the Management Committee, BMCAN is managed by teams or sub-committees and other volunteers.

Through its legal entity, BMCAN is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and is registered on the Register of Cultural Organisation (ROCO) which provides our tax-deductible gift recipient status.

The Management Committee must have a minimum of three members and there is no maximum. The Management Committee comprises some volunteers who are directors of Blue Mountains Artists Company (BMAC) and some who prefer not to be directors. The maximum number of BMAC directors is 10, and there is no maximum for non-directors. All members of the Management Committee are responsible and accountable for the particular area they govern.

Election to the Management Committee

The standard term of a Management Committee appointment is three years; however, our practice is for all committee members to stand for re-election each year. Nominations to fill vacancies on the Management Committee come through the Chairman and are considered by the Management Committee. All casual vacancies filled between AGMs are to be put before the membership for confirmation at the next AGM.

1BMCAN is an independent, incorporated organisation funded mainly by membership fees and run by volunteers. It is managed by a Management Committee, sub-committees and other volunteers.
Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network (BMCAN) is the trading name of Blue Mountains Artists Company. BMCAN is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001 (ABN: 72 120 813 112). The company is registered on the Register of Cultural Organisation (ROCO), page 5 of 45. For reference the Australian Business Register has the full details of Blue Mountains Artists Company which includes our deductible gift recipient status.

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