WiNG Newsletter: Art And Stuff, Breakfast With Rachael Parsons, NERAM On 11 August 2020

August 5, 2020


WiNG Breakfast with Rachael Parsons

This month's WiNG breakfast features Rachael Parsons. Rachael is an Australian curator, educator and academic currently based at New England Regional Art Museum as the Art Museum Director.

For over 12 years, she has worked as an independent and institutional curator within university, commercial, public and artists run spaces.  Her recent experience includes being the Manager, Exhibitions and Curatorial at New England Regional Art Museum where she delivered multiple programs including curating HINTON: Treasures of Australian Art, a permanent salon display exhibition from NERAM’s Howard Hinton Collection.

Art and Stuff
At this month's breakfast Rachael will share with us her personal and professional journey, Art and Stuff.

More about Rachel

​Prior to coming to NERAM Rachael was the Curator for Digital Media at QUT Precincts (Queensland University of Technology) and The Cube, where she curated and managed their exhibition program focused on contemporary digital, new media and technology based creative practice.  Rachael also curated the inaugural exhibition program at Side Gallery, a curated space dedicated to providing opportunities for emerging and established artists, illustrators, photographers and designers to show their work in an environment open to experimentation and newly developed practice.

In 2012 Rachael joined Brisbane-based artist-run initiative Vegas Spray as a Co-Director to facilitate a range of programs and platforms that support and promote the cultural ecology of Brisbane including BNE Art and the Brisbane Experimental Arts Festival. Rachael has also been an arts educator since 2008, tutoring in a range of art theory and Creative Industries units at Queensland University of Technology.

Our Virtual Format

We will be starting at 7.30am and finishing at 8.30am. This allows time fo for Q & A at the end. And we will still have time to chat and catch up informally with each other.

We will be using zoom and you will be easily able to join from a link we email you. We recommend you join a few minutes early for your first zoom meeting.

We look forward to seeing you.



In recognition of the disruption to local business by the COVID-19 pandemic the Chamber has waived its membership fees until 1 September. If you are currently not formally a member of the Chamber we like to invite you to take up this opportunity. We will be commencing a formal review of our pricing structure that is intended to take effect in September. We will be consulting with our membership in due course.
In the meantime, the Chamber has been proactively supporting its members and the broader business community over the last several months and is working hard to build its programs. Along with the benefits of membership you will receive, and the opportunity to inform the Chamber's future course, a strong membership assists the Chamber source funding such as grants and sponsorship so it can continue its work.



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The Armidale Business Chamber's Women's Networking Group (WiNG) has asked its members to answer 3 questions in 3 minutes: 1. How has the COVID -19 affected you professionally?; 2. What are the challenges and opportunities that you have faced to date as a result?; and 3. If there was a silver lining in your current situation - what would it be?

Check out our first 3 x 3-ers,  on our youtube channel here.

We'd love to hear your story. Please submit your video to WiNG program leader, Deborah Hunter via email.




The Armidale Business Chamber has put together a free business coaching package to support business as they adjust to significant change under very tight timeframes and difficult circumstances.

In partnership with Mandy Walker of Focus First the Chamber is providing a 45 minute one on one business coaching consultation (via phone).  Each session is tailored to the needs of the individual business, whether those are: 'tactical and practical, providing help with navigating the now; or survival, keeping your business afloat; or for future planning, reimagining your business or starting a new one.

The consult is by appointment only. Contact Mandy via email
or phone 0459 098 618.

WiNG Breakfast Schedule 2020

Don't forget to claim the date in your diary today

11th August
8th September
13th October
10th November
8th December



The Armidale Business Chamber's WiNG (Women's Networking Group) is a networking program focused on women’s professional interests and issues, as well as providing opportunities for professional development.

The idea underpinning WiNG? To empower women to take flight. The i in WiNG  also stands for inspiring, insightful, informative, and interesting.

WiNG is sponsored by Meralli Solar.