Rhyll Wilson is the centre’s new director and is a previous general manager of Mosarts, the Mosman Park Arts Foundation.
She is also an accomplished photographer, musician and singer and even the researcher of a developing concept album telling the story of Australian explorers Burke and Wills.
The 34-year-old said she was excited about her new role because expanding arts and its appreciation in the Town was in its infancy with an abundance of enthusiasm for the movement in the community.
‘And it’s budget time, so lots of opportunities for new partnerships and events and festivals are in the pipeline,’ Wilson said.
‘There is a push for artistic opportunities from local people and businesses. It gives Vic Park a nice vibe.’
The St Hilda’s graduate did a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia at ECU, studied photography at Tafe and is doing a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Studies at ECU.
Arts centre board member Sylvia Kennedy said Wilson was successful, in association with Fairbridge Festival and the Town of Mosman Park, in introducing The Quest, a world and folk singer songwriter competition for high school students, and Make More Music, a song writing and recording workshop series for high school participants.
‘She plays ukulele, mandolin, autoharp and percussion in the WAMI nominated folk country band The Justin Walshe Folk Machine. She and partner Justin will soon perform as a duo in the National Folk Festival in Canberra,’ she said.