office bearers 


Leanne Joyce, Co Chair & Public Officer

Leanne has 25 years’ experience across the government, corporate, and not-for-profit sectors in communications, government affairs, marketing campaigns, media relations and executive management.

Her career has included CEO of a leading health organisation, and executive roles in the humanitarian, global health, telecommunications, and trade and investment portfolios.

She has been on the River of Art Committee since January 2021 focussing originally on partnerships and fundraising.


Leanne has a long-standing love of the Eurobodalla area and recently moved here permanently after building her dream house. She has a passion for arts and culture and is committed to showcasing the artistic talent and diversity of the South Coast through the River of Art Festival.


Corin Rossouw, Co CHAIR

Corin is a fine arts photographer with extensive business experience, having run a highly successful Interiors and Property Staging company in Sydney. Corin has worked with a number of community organisations and enterprises in London and Australia, and is great at stimulating local collaborations.


Claire Caesar, Committee Member

Claire has over 30 years’ experience working in government and non-government agencies in the health and welfare sectors, including running her own highly successful business consultancy for over ten years in Canberra. She has worked and served on the Board of a range of not-for-profit agencies over the years and has extensive expertise in community consultation, business development, and evaluating outcomes. Claire moved to the South Coast in 2017 and is keenly interested in all forms of the arts, vegetable gardening and cooking.


Julia Marshall, acting secretary

Julia has a background of almost 30 years in marketing and events. She joined Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World, liaising with Australian and international organisations to bring the annual clean up to communities. She has worked in marketing and advertising in the hospitality foodservice industry visualising projects with Sydney Olympic Park, national restaurant chains and created content for industry publications. At the NSW railways she coordinated internal events across social, sporting, charity and training events, and wrote for the staff magazine.

Julia established her media and events management company, working on large trade fairs, community events, launched small businesses and has moderated and been a panellist in community and business forums. She has production-managed an independent theatre co-op, and has written an award winning book for Sydney-based parents which is now being developed into a national family and community resource.

Alongside work, Julia was a Board Director of the Nutcote Trust (house museum of May Gibbs, Australian author and creator of the Gumnut Babies), responsible for marketing and merchandising, introducing new products and events and launching Nutcote’s social media accounts. She volunteered with Sydney Night Patrol (a Vinnies service for the homeless), becoming a coordinator, joining the Advisory Committee, training and growing volunteer numbers, sourcing and organising food and donations for nightly distribution to the homeless.

Julia loves events, the arts and anything that brings the community together, and loves living in the Eurobodalla with her family.

committee members

Leslie Brown


Leslie is an artist and an entrepreneur. He has run a variety of businesses, including a bike rental and touring business in Tenerife, and a graphics, web design and branding business in Australia.

Originally trained as a materials scientist, his knowledge of natural and synthetic materials has been applicable to how these materials are used in art. Leslie also studied graphic design and illustration, and as an artist has worked across illustration, abstract art, technical drawings, cartoons and graphic design.


In art and in business, Leslie is a firm believer of biodiversity, zero waste, sustainable design and manufacturing, and that any waste should benefit nature rather than negatively impact it.

He is deeply committed to reducing the inherent isolation for artists and facilitating opportunities for networking, potential collaborations and ways to benefit mental health through socialisation.

Di Walker


Di is a seasoned creative professional having run her own successful graphic design business in Canberra and in the Eurobodalla for over 25 years. Di holds qualifications in graphic design and arts and culture administration, her experience spans both public and private sectors and in particular events promotion, highlighting her commitment to impactful and innovative design solutions.

Having resided in the Eurobodalla for two decades she brings a unique perspective to her work and is passionate about the arts, community engagement, and promoting creativity.

Andrew Pringle


Andrew has worked in professional services throughout his career.  He graduated with Honours in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, then relocated to Australia, where he qualified as a solicitor and practised for a few years in top-tier and boutique law firms in Sydney and Melbourne.

He then shifted focus and has spent the rest of his career in recruitment. He has run his own executive search firm for close on 2 decades, in addition to being managing partner Asia of a global search firm in Hong Kong, where he lived from 2001-2010.

He has recruited senior professionals  to a wide range of industries, firms and corporations in Australia, the Middle East and across Asia.  Andrew adores the beautiful South Coast. He bought a house in Tomakin a few years ago and splits his time between here and Sydney. 

He  has been a board member of a Melbourne based theatre company and involved in a range of fundraising activities for Not-For-Profit organisations. In addition to his passion for the Arts, Andrew loves personal travel, languages, food and broader culture.  A keen swimmer, he is never too far from the water when in Tomakin – sea, river, pool, or beachside with his Cairn Terrier.     

Agata Walsh


Agata has in excess of 16 years experience in web design and management for both government and non-government agencies, as well as small business. 

She is passionate about her community and making a positive impact through supporting inclusive initiatives. 

She is a champion in web accessibility and web  best practice. She enjoys working working with others to ensure their online information is both accessible and inclusive, so that information can be shared and understood by all. 

A  newcomer to the Eurobodalla region, Agata has enjoyed being part of her community through her involvement in the Raise Mentoring program and is keen to bring her passion and creative mindset to the River of Art.

Christiane Lewin-Bruessel

Christiane lawin-bruessel

Dr. Christiane Lawin is a former ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon. She lives in the Eurobodalla and enjoys nature and art.

Carolyn Ardler

Carolyn ardler

Carolyn joins the River of Art Committee as a relative newcomer to the Eurobodalla having purchased a home here and settled in 2022 with her husband and daughter. Using her bachelor of business in Management and HR as a baseline she focuses on community engagement and working with community in place. 

Carolyn is currently working with FRRR to deliver a capacity building program for Not For Profit organisations on the South Coast. Carolyn is passionate about rural and regional Australia and the huge benefit that creative and performing arts brings to individuals and community. She enjoys supporting the local Bay Theater Players, has a keen interest in Aboriginal Art and is a very novice photographer.

In any free time Carolyn will be found at the beach, enjoying all the outdoors has to offer, time with family, her dogs and in the garden. 

Thanks to our past committee members

Di Jay, BA, FAIDC, Deputy Chair

Chair for four years and Deputy Chair leading Luminous 2022


Committee member since 2019, and Co-Chair in 2020 and 2021 co-lead on Luminous 2022.

Dee Bunyan

jennifer cunich

Rochelle Ethell

Marie-Ann Holdich

bob hooton

duncan irving

Nina ShatifAn

Anita Spurling




Anyone can be a member of the River of Art and volunteers are invited to join the Association and participate in our Committee. Any questions, please contact us via the Contact form or by emailing