Sunday December 17th – Opening Hours 10am – 2pm

About the Centre

Board & Staff

Creative Arts Napier Inc. is a registered charity governed by a board of nine voting members:

Stephen Swabey, Chair

Chris Lord, Deputy Chair

Angela Willaims, Hon. Treasurer

Jerry Gull, Secretary

Erice Fairbrother,

Wayne Walford

Katherine Bertram

We have six, part time members of staff, keeping the CAN open 7 days a week:

Christine Heaney, Manager

Yvette O’Neill, Bookings Coordinator

Lisa Feyen, Media Coordinator

Maree Goodchild, Administrator

Bob Stansbury, Weekend Assistant
Carol Goodier, Weekend Assistant

We also have a team of willing volunteers, whose contribution is invaluable.

Constitution Creative Arts Napier Inc August 2015 Final

Christine Heaney

CAN Manager

Christine has a long association with Creative Napier, dating back to 1997 when she joined as a Board member. She trained in England in Graphic and Textile Design and was selected as a finalist for 5 successive years in The World of WearableArt. She continues to create her own art and combine it with her part time position as Community Arts Manager.

Christine hopes having an artist at the helm of Creative Napier will make our organisation more identity friendly.

Yvette O’Neill

CAN Co-ordinator

Born in London and worked there in the fashion industry. Emigrated to New Zealand in 1986.

While living in Wellington for over 20 years, studied at Inverlochy Art School, and during a creative career, worked for 14 years in the photographic industry. Since coming to Hawkes Bay in 2007, Yvette had the opportunity to paint and be creative full-time, with her artwork chosen for exhibition in many shows and galleries, including ‘East’ at Hastings City Gallery.

She founded Viva Art Gallery in 2011, – A gallery in Ahuriri, Napier, run on collective lines. Yvette then joined the board of Creative Napier and worked with the team to help bring about the CAN.

Lisa Feyen

CAN Media Co-ordinator

Lisa has a back ground in design and visual merchandising. She is an active member of the Print Council of New Zealand and has her own printmaking studio.  Lisa is also a graduate of Ideaschool, EIT, Taradale and mother to two lovely daughters.