[L-R Katrina Lazaroff, Erin Fowler, Amber Cronin, Tim Watts. Photo by Daniel Purvis.]

[L-R Katrina Lazaroff, Erin Fowler, Amber Cronin, Tim Watts. Photo by Daniel Purvis.]

Erin Fowler

Executive Director

Erin is an Australian artist working across the dance, music and theatre industries, Her work invites audiences to consider the world through a different lens to more deeply connect with each other, our planet and ourselves.  Erin’s choreographic work includes Epoch (2016) created on Australian Dance Theatre for their Ignition season, The Ten Thousand Things (2016) created on the 2nd year Adelaide College of the Arts students, Bird Calls (2015), an immersive solo work commissioned by Open Space, Femme (2015) a solo work developed as part of The Mill’s Choreographic Futures Dance Residency, and the dance film, Gaia (2014), which has currently screened in over 23 film festivals around the world. Her performance work includes seasons with BalletLab and Patch Theatre Company. She also has an ongoing relationship with Swedish dance collective ilDance, co-directed by Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer, who visit Australia regularly.

Erin is also the Co-Artistic Director of The Mill, a creative hub for Adelaide’s local artists from all disciplines. The Mill provides artist spaces and an internationally curated program that is focused on the creation and continuous evolution of Adelaide based arts and artistic culture.

Erin is a member of the band Sitara, where she plays guitar and sings www.sitaramusic.com.au, and regularly travels to Wudang Mountain in China where she studies KungFu, Tai Chi and QiGong practices. These experiences had a strong influence on her creative practice and also led her to co-develop the Movement is my Medicine Festival, which promotes movement culture and practices. She is a teacher of contemporary dance, Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Qoya, a movement practice for women based on yoga, dance and sensual movement. 

 

Amber Cronin

Programming Manager - Visual Arts

Amber Cronin is an Australian cross-disciplinary artist whose work spans sculpture, drawing, installation, performance and social interventions. Cronin’s visual arts research is rooted in performative and sculptural gestures that engage the audience through the connection of memory, time and space. Everyday actions such as weaving, sewing or sleeping are transformed into meditative sites of ritual activity. 

As founding co-director of The Mill (providing arts programming adjacent to a community of studio spaces), Amber has been focused on creating a space for dialogue between visual arts and performance/dance. A respected voice within the local/national and international arts industry, she regularly consults with government on cultural immersion within existing frameworks. 

Her involvement with The Mill exemplifies her interest in audience driven works and she approaches making as an independent artist through the structure of contemporary production. 

Amber is a qualified yoga teacher and this informs her love of facilitation, physical awareness and self-inquiry.

 

Tim Watts

General Manager

Tim comes to The Mill Adelaide having been reluctantly absent from the arts world for a while too long. Focusing on creating new performance works, Watts was a founding member of Unstoppable Huxtable and mounted three seasons of original theatre in the 2004, 2005 and 2007 Adelaide Fringe Festivals. He went on to produce for Playground Contemporary Dance in 2008 and co-direct for Bad Company in 2009.

Between those and more recent times, he has participated primarily on the audience side of the curtain. But that all changed in 2016 when Watts came on board at TINY BRICKS to co-produce their debut work Deluge in the Adelaide Festival of Arts. His mastery of the spreadsheet subsequent landed him a gig with The Mill Adelaide as General Manager / Dropbox Wrangler / Stay At Home Dad.

Katrina Lazaroff

Programming Manger - Dance and Performance

Katrina has worked extensively as a director, producer, community cultural development worker, choreographer, performer, rehearsal director, educator and creative mentor since 1994.

She is the founder, artistic director and producer of dance theatre company ‘One Point 618’ www.onepoint618.com.au, currently program coordinator at The Mill and recently assistant producer at The Royal Croquet Club, South Australia. Also in the sphere of producing, arts management and direction she has led roles such as; founding creative producer of Expressway Arts, Carclew Youth Arts and Onkaparinga City Council, director of the ACT Youth Dance Festival and project artistic director of Buzz Dance Theatre, WA.

She has worked as a dance and theatre performer and choreographer nationally and internationally over the span of her 20 plus year career. She graduated with a BA in Dance at the University of Adelaide in 1996, Honours in Dance at WAAPA in 2001 and studied at the Hooger Instituit Voor Danse in Belgium in 1997.

As a performer, rehearsal director and assistant to the director she has worked for companies; Buzz Dance Theatre, Patch Theatre Company, Strut Dance, Steamworks Arts Productions, Perth Theatre Company, Leigh warren & Dancers, Restless Dance Theatre, Steps Youth Dance Company, Move Through Life Dance Company, Diwali Dance House and Ronin Dance Company.

As a choreographer she has worked for companies and produced work for organisations such as; Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE/Something on Saturday and CentrEd Programs, Australian Dance Theatre, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Feast Festival, Come Out Festival, Strut Dance, Artrage WA, Blueroom Theatre, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, SA Independent Dance Collection, Choreolab SA and Adelaide College of the Arts. 

As a community development worker and educator, she has worked with national organisations; Country Arts SA, Adelaide Festival CentreEd Program, Ausdance SA/WA/ACT/NSW&QLD, The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Carclew Youth Arts, Riverland Youth Theatre, University of Notre Dame WA, Flinders University SA, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, TAFE SA, Actors NOW, Media And Arts Alliance, Meeralinga Children’s Festival, City of Joondalup’s Little Feet Festival, Whiteman Park’s Ground Water Festival, Port Headland’s School of the Air Camps,  Derby’s Boab Festival West Kimberley/Festival’s Australia initiative, specialist dance teacher in national metropolitan, regional and international schools independently and with education companies Buzz Dance Theatre and Patch Theatre Company.

Katrina has been a Board and Panel Member for numerous organisations including; Grant assessments Arts SA Community and Cultural Development Panel, Assessor at Adelaide College of The Arts (TAFE), Grant assessments Arts SA Independent Makers and Presenters Panel, Panel member grant assessments for Country Arts SA, Board Member of Steps Youth Dance Company WA, Board Member Dancer’s representative Buzz Dance Theatre and Board Member Independent for Ausdance SA.

The Mill's Board

  The Mill's Chairperson -     Amanda Pepe  has had a long career in media, communications and management roles. She is currently Publishing Director for Opinion Media, overseeing a diverse range of print and online publications including the iconic Adelaide masthead, The Adelaide Review.  Prior to this she was Publisher of Solstice Media, responsible for South Australia’s only independent daily source of online news, InDaily.  Her interest in the arts stems from a strong personal commitment to the important role of art in enriching society. She was CEO of the philanthropic arts organisation the Helpmann Academy for three years and remained on their Foundation Board until 2017. She also sits on the board of Music SA and the Cora Barclay Centre.  Amanda has broad experience in communicating complex issues in terms that are accessible to all, dealing with all levels of government and the business community and achieving outcomes that benefit all involved.

The Mill's Chairperson - 

Amanda Pepe has had a long career in media, communications and management roles. She is currently Publishing Director for Opinion Media, overseeing a diverse range of print and online publications including the iconic Adelaide masthead, The Adelaide Review.

Prior to this she was Publisher of Solstice Media, responsible for South Australia’s only independent daily source of online news, InDaily.

Her interest in the arts stems from a strong personal commitment to the important role of art in enriching society. She was CEO of the philanthropic arts organisation the Helpmann Academy for three years and remained on their Foundation Board until 2017. She also sits on the board of Music SA and the Cora Barclay Centre.

Amanda has broad experience in communicating complex issues in terms that are accessible to all, dealing with all levels of government and the business community and achieving outcomes that benefit all involved.

  Rae O'Connell  has over 30 years experience working in the arts. She ran her own textile design business House of Rae in the Northern Territory, Adelaide and Queensland before taking up the role of Executive Director for KickArts Cotemporary Arts in Cairns and then as the Executive Director of Guildhouse. She is currently the Executive Director of the Yiwei Art Foundation.  She has served on the boards of KickArts Contemporary Arts, the Centre of Contemporary Arts – Cairns, Artisan, the Queensland Indigenous Marketing and Export Agency and was Chair of the Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE Advisory Council.  Her current role with the Yiwei Art Foundation is to build the profile of the Foundation and San W Gallery/Studio, which is supported by the Foundation. Through these programs they bring artists together from across Asia Pacific together to share ideas, research, collaborate and build their practice.   photograph credit: Andre Castellucci

Rae O'Connell has over 30 years experience working in the arts. She ran her own textile design business House of Rae in the Northern Territory, Adelaide and Queensland before taking up the role of Executive Director for KickArts Cotemporary Arts in Cairns and then as the Executive Director of Guildhouse. She is currently the Executive Director of the Yiwei Art Foundation.

She has served on the boards of KickArts Contemporary Arts, the Centre of Contemporary Arts – Cairns, Artisan, the Queensland Indigenous Marketing and Export Agency and was Chair of the Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE Advisory Council.

Her current role with the Yiwei Art Foundation is to build the profile of the Foundation and San W Gallery/Studio, which is supported by the Foundation. Through these programs they bring artists together from across Asia Pacific together to share ideas, research, collaborate and build their practice. 

photograph credit: Andre Castellucci

  James Allen   With a passion for entrepreneurism and a background in agribusiness, James has focused his career on supporting the growth and development of Australian enterprises.  An energetic leader of business advisory firm Bentleys SA, James takes a practical approach to supporting business owners as they set up and grow their operations.  James’ expertise includes all manner of business advisory and taxation services, including not for profit organisations, start-up enterprises, international taxation and business structuring and succession.   James is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is the National Chairman of Bentleys’ Agribusiness Pillar.

James Allen

With a passion for entrepreneurism and a background in agribusiness, James has focused his career on supporting the growth and development of Australian enterprises.

An energetic leader of business advisory firm Bentleys SA, James takes a practical approach to supporting business owners as they set up and grow their operations.

James’ expertise includes all manner of business advisory and taxation services, including not for profit organisations, start-up enterprises, international taxation and business structuring and succession. 

James is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is the National Chairman of Bentleys’ Agribusiness Pillar.

  Kyra Herzfeld  began her professional career in radio before returning to university to complete a degree in Professional Writing and Communication at the University of South Australia. As she was graduating she worked with the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre and a diverse range of clients through her publicity company. She joined Australian Dance Theatre as Marketing Manager in 2003. In 2005 her role within the company broadened to include tour co-ordinating during international and national tours. She has worked in France, the U.K., U.S. and throughout regional Australia.   After 8 years at ADT Kyra left to become the Marketing & Development Manager of Country Arts SA. She and her team work across regional South Australia to support the successful development of art, artists and regional communities.  Kyra continues to work with a number of dance artists who are passionate about societal progress, environmental sustainability and the integration of narrative and science in to their work.

Kyra Herzfeld began her professional career in radio before returning to university to complete a degree in Professional Writing and Communication at the University of South Australia. As she was graduating she worked with the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre and a diverse range of clients through her publicity company. She joined Australian Dance Theatre as Marketing Manager in 2003. In 2005 her role within the company broadened to include tour co-ordinating during international and national tours. She has worked in France, the U.K., U.S. and throughout regional Australia. 

After 8 years at ADT Kyra left to become the Marketing & Development Manager of Country Arts SA. She and her team work across regional South Australia to support the successful development of art, artists and regional communities.

Kyra continues to work with a number of dance artists who are passionate about societal progress, environmental sustainability and the integration of narrative and science in to their work.