Philomena Hali has developed her work practice in the Alice community for 30 years. She works primarily in Textiles and Fibre, teaches a diverse range of techniques, exhibits locally, interstate and internationally, winning many awards in Fashion and Textile competitions nationally. She has taken on many roles as both artist, mentor and project officer with Arts Access Central Australia for 2008-13, visual arts programs. She was Project Officer for the 2011 ‘Close to Me’ project and accessible performing arts activities in 2013 and a key contributor to the ‘’stArts with D’ Performance Ensemble and their presentation of the inaugural work “Somebody/Everybody”. In 2014 she worked with the Ensemble as they developed a new short work on film ‘Meet you at The Edge’. 2016 Phil worked with “stArts with D” for the Unbroken Land performance at the Alice Springs Desert Park.
The skills Philomena offers to the Board include:
- Community knowledge
- Broad association and knowledge of Arts organisations in Alice Springs – as a tutor, mentor, artist, costumes, prop assistant/maker, project officer and project manager
- Involvement with Incite since it first began and has worked on projects and events instigated by this organisation, working with Guest artists, in various capacities
- Ability to communicate and acknowledge traditions of all sectors of the community – multicultural groups, indigenous groups, youth and seniors
- Representing Visual Artists and arts practice as well as Central Craft (member and tutor)