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Farewell from Sue Roff

Sue Roff and artist Michael Trasancos are seated at a desk inside the Arts Project Australia studio.
Sue Roff with APA artist Michael Trasancos Northcote Studio

After 14 years of dedicated leadership Sue Roff is finishing up as Executive Director on Friday 15 December. Sue has guided the organisation through exceptional triumphs and challenges and leaves the organisation in a peak of excellence.

Dear Arts Project friends and supporters,

It has been an incredible privilege to work with the APA staff and artists and I have too many highlights to name, having seen first-hand our talented artists thrive and grow in their arts practice, achieving recognition nationally and internationally.

While this is farewell as the Executive Director, it is by no means the last of my connection having built so many enriching relationships I cherish. The APA artists and staff are some of the funniest, kindest, and most dedicated and insightful people I have had the pleasure of befriending.

In thinking about how to best continue to support the extraordinary work we do at APA, I recently joined the APA Creatives donor program and am very much looking forward to being involved with APA as a Gallery Hopper in 2024.  I would like to encourage all of you to make your own gift – large or small.

Without the support of our donor community Arts Project simply couldn’t exist in the way it does. Donations of all sizes have helped us achieve so much over the years; allowing us to buy and renovate our building, invest in new equipment like the kiln, and present free artist-led public programs at our gallery where artists are paid to share their creative talents with our patrons.

I am delighted to leave this organisation in the hands of our new Executive Director Liz Nowell, who has already made wonderful connections and brings and incredible wealth of knowledge and passion with her to the role. Together with the highly skilled team on board the future looks bright for APA.

Thank you so much for being part of our community. I wish you a relaxed and joyful festive season, and I look forward to seeing a new chapter unfold for Arts Project in 2024 and beyond.

Outgoing Executive Director

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Artist Julian Martin drawing in the Arts Project Australia Studio