Our Board.

 
Gunhild Litwin  - Chairperson   “Kia Ora, ko Gunhild Litwin ahau.    I was elected to the SECA board 2017 and am proud to be part of the team that helped the Palmy community arts scene become visible and relevant.    I am excited to keep pushing for the arts to become an integral part of our city culture.”

Gunhild Litwin - Chairperson

“Kia Ora, ko Gunhild Litwin ahau.

I was elected to the SECA board 2017 and am proud to be part of the team that helped the Palmy community arts scene become visible and relevant.

I am excited to keep pushing for the arts to become an integral part of our city culture.”

Astarté  - Secretary  Astarte has always had a penchant for art, exploring various media since childhood, especially 2D and 3D fine arts. Nowadays her art is mostly stand up comedy. She still produces doodles and sketches when she has time.  Astarte joined SECA Board in 2017 as secretary to enable artists to pursue and showcase their work.

Astarté - Secretary

Astarte has always had a penchant for art, exploring various media since childhood, especially 2D and 3D fine arts. Nowadays her art is mostly stand up comedy. She still produces doodles and sketches when she has time.

Astarte joined SECA Board in 2017 as secretary to enable artists to pursue and showcase their work.

Rachel Bowen   Palmerston North City Councillor Rachel Bowen is appointed to the Board of Square Edge Community Arts by PNCC for this term of council (2016-9). Rachel is a second term City Councillor and chairs the Arts Culture and Heritage Committee. She is a passionate advocate for the arts community of Palmerston North. She says 'I was delighted to be selected by Council as the appointment to SECA. Community Arts provides ways for communities to express themselves, supports artists to engage in creative activity, and provides collaborative opportunities. The impact of art on a personal and community level is significant and deserves our support.'

Rachel Bowen

Palmerston North City Councillor Rachel Bowen is appointed to the Board of Square Edge Community Arts by PNCC for this term of council (2016-9). Rachel is a second term City Councillor and chairs the Arts Culture and Heritage Committee. She is a passionate advocate for the arts community of Palmerston North. She says 'I was delighted to be selected by Council as the appointment to SECA. Community Arts provides ways for communities to express themselves, supports artists to engage in creative activity, and provides collaborative opportunities. The impact of art on a personal and community level is significant and deserves our support.'

 
Roger Buchanan   Roger Buchanan has a MA(Hons) degree in Music and worked in music education for 32 years.  Trained as a classical pianist, Roger is a former solo recording artist for the Radio NZ Concert Programme and works extensively as an accompanist and musician. He has extensive musical theatre experience as a musical director and piano/keyboardist and also works in concert and event management.  Roger is keen to see Square Edge further developed as a hub for the arts and embed SECA as the central agency for promoting the arts in the Manawatu.

Roger Buchanan

Roger Buchanan has a MA(Hons) degree in Music and worked in music education for 32 years.

Trained as a classical pianist, Roger is a former solo recording artist for the Radio NZ Concert Programme and works extensively as an accompanist and musician. He has extensive musical theatre experience as a musical director and piano/keyboardist and also works in concert and event management.

Roger is keen to see Square Edge further developed as a hub for the arts and embed SECA as the central agency for promoting the arts in the Manawatu.

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters