Rob has managed community relations, stakeholder engagement and communications activities for existing operations, new development projects, and site transition with the closure of Liddell Power Station in 2023.
After Lidell will be facilitated by John O’Brien, filmmaker, musician, writer, and rainforest restorer. John is Executive Director of Arts Upper Hunter and project manager of the Liddell WORKS creative program.
Patrice is a well known local resident, author and land manager. Home is the picturesque ‘’Elmswood Farm” at Gundy, which Newell runs as a biodynamic farming enterprise.
’We recognise that the transition of the Liddell site is a significant moment in the lives of many in the region, and we value the opportunity to use art and creative practice to facilitate both reflection on what has past, but also, on what the future of Liddell might also hold.’
Artist, Catherine Hickson, grew up on a farm in Jerry’s Plains during an era of change. Her work examines the impact of industry and change on community and country.