Ethel Thomas working in her studio. Image: MI Art

MI Arts welcomes new manager

In January 2018, John Armstrong commenced the role of Art Centre Manager at Mirndiyan Gununa – MI Arts on Mornington Island.

John has enjoyed a long career working in the arts in both Australia and overseas. He has a wealth of experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in arts and cultural maintenance, as well as enterprise and economic development. John believes that the strong and vibrant heritage of Mirndiyan Arts is set for a new phase of exciting and rewarding activities locally, nationally and internationally. The beautiful, rich and culturally significant art that comes from the artists of Mirndiyan Gununa can be attributed to its strong culture.  Their reputation for exceptional quality will continue to be built upon with both established artists and the new generations of emerging artists. MI Arts extend a very warm welcome to John and are thrilled to have him on board.

Main image credit: Ethel Thomas working in her studio. Image: MI Art

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