This August saw Arts Northern Rivers recruit two new staff members. Visual artist, musician and composer Anthony Walker has been appointed to the role of Indigenous Arts Development Officer. He is a much awarded artist with vast arts experience in gallery management, curating and teaching. As a Yiman/Gurrend Gurreng man, Anthony is committed to social justice for all Indigenous Australians. Rachel Bending is the newly appointed Communications and Arts Development Officer. A designer trained at the Glasgow School of Art, Rachel also gained qualifications in financial management, event management marketing and permaculture. Ten years ago, she established her own award winning Eco textile design label. Both Anthony and Rachel will begin their positions this September.