Meet the Team

Melville Arts @ Atwell House has three staff who are ready to welcome you to the centre.

Brenda Ellen


Brenda Ellen is the Manager of the art precinct at Atwell House.

An artist herself,  businesswoman, arts administrator and curator Brenda brings her passion and entrepreneurial skill set to Melville Arts @ Atwell House.

When not immersed in art Brenda loves to run, travel and spend time in nature.




Gemma is Operations and Kids Art Coordinator.

Gemma has taken art classes at the precinct and enjoys the community atmosphere of Melville Arts, the people, being part of a team, and watching Atwell grow and develop.

In her spare time, Gemma enjoys exercising and spending time with her dog Lucy.

Guglielmo Placanica (2)


Guglielmo is the accounts officer at Melville Arts @ Atwell House.

Guglielmo brings his extensive expertise in finance and accounting. He is also a creative recently publishing a children's book.

Outside of the arts Guglielmo's passions are yoga and meditation actively studying to be a Yogi.

Volunteering at Melville Arts

Melville Arts welcomes volunteers.  We aim to find roles that suit each individual's interests, needs and abilities.  We have many opportunities to get involved including helping in the gift shop, maintaining the garden, helping set up exhibitions or helping in the classroom.

Many coloured children hands

Our committee

Below is a list of our committee members:

  • Brigitta Nowland: President
  • Barrie-Anne Morgan Vice President
  • Sandra Robertson: Treasurer
  • Lynda Greene : Secretary
  • Barrie-Ann Morgan: Development officer
  • Sanja Stupa: Teacher representative
  • Graham Longhurst: Committee member
  • Lynda Greene: Committee member
  • Jacqui Cocliff: Committee member
  • Lawrence Easton: Committee member
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