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Bernadette Curnuck

Graphic Designer (2001 – current)

Bernadette Curnuck is bcdesign, a home-based graphic design studio in Cairns.  Has been self-employed for approximately 10 years, and has been a graphic designer and graphic reproducer within the print industry for 26 years.  bcdesign’s core business is graphic design – designing marketing, advertising and communications tools and materials across print, broadcast and digital platforms, using both traditional and new media as well as creating branding and visual identities including output of branded tools across print, broadcast and digital platforms.

Advertising: developing advertisements for print, broadcast and digital platforms, including designs, artwork, storyboards and scripts, advice and consultancy – achieving the print and digital outcomes you require. She’s the girl behind the scenes bringing concepts to life!

Sharing knowledge: Bernadette is TAE qualified, now offering Photoshop workshops at the Arts Nexus hub, The X, but always available to offer guidance to those wishing to publish their own work.



Avril Duck

Program Coordinator – Central (August – December 2017)

Avril Duck is a community theatre director an arts and cultural development worker. She has been at the heart and foundation of two iconic Cairns community cultural events, both occurring annually: Shakespeare at the Tanks theatre productions and Shadows of the Past dramatised evening cemetery tours. For over 15 years Avril has led a wide range of theatre-based community projects and workshops in Far North Queensland. She builds partnerships with the community in collaborative creative work and has forged a practice of Theatre Making for Social Change.

Avril grew up in regional FNQ in the small town of Herberton and after completing her Bachelor of Education at Melbourne University, studying Drama and Chinese, Avril returned to FNQ. She then gained a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, which she has taught for over 20 years to support and compliment her theatre-making.

Avril’s approach is always naturally inclusive because diversity is her aesthetic. She is known as a leader, a teacher, a creative and a doer in the community. Her work with people from diverse backgrounds was acknowledged in 2015 when she was awarded the Cairns Regional Council Australia Day Cultural Award.



Dale Priem

Podcast Producer (contractor)

Dale has worked as a freelance sound technician for over 20 years and is passionate about creating high quality sound experiences for his clients. Dale’s experience includes work as a professional radio studio sound technician with Radio Port Douglas from 2000 to 2017 encompassing all aspects of radio production including the creation, editing and uploading of advertisements and podcasts, set up and operation of outside broadcasts, the maintenance of social media and website assets and daily on air presenter.

Dale has worked as a freelance sound technician for live corporate events, weddings, public festivals and his own musical interests. Dale’s combination of both professional studio and live technician work has made him an exceptionally versatile technician in North Queensland.