Brown’s Mart Theatre

Darwin’s first home for theatre and live performance

Our Board

Allan McGill AM - Brown's Mart Chairman
Allan and his family moved to Milikapiti on Melville Island in 1980 where he took on the role as Town Clerk of the local community council and that was a whole new experience for a person with a heart full of good intentions and a head full of ideals. After two years on the Tiwi Islands and completing terms as the Chief Executive Officer in Alice Springs, Katherine Town Councils and Darwin City Council over a period of 30 years, Allan moved to the private sector becoming Manager of Territory Alliance, a construction company in 2008. He is presently the Chief Executive of the Territory’s Department of Local Government and Regions.  To “get away from it all”, Allan plays drums in rock and jazz bands and is also a polocrosse competitor. He is currently Chairman of Selectors for Polocrosse Australia. He has contributed to the community through active involvement in many organisations including Apex, Rotary, school councils and various sporting and cultural groups. He was the Chairman of the Tiwi Bombers Football club for 4 and a half years and provides support and mentoring to a number of Tiwi people.

Ken Conway AM
Ken came to Darwin in 1969 as a lawyer and helped establish Brown’s Mart as a community performance space. From 1972 – 2005 he was Executive Officer of Brown’s Mart Community Arts Inc., established and toured the Territory with a Theatre in Education company – in both professional and volunteer capacity. A Churchill fellow and recipient of the Ros Bower Award (a national annual award in recognition of sustained commitment to community arts), he has worked on numerous arts projects and managed the establishment of several arts & cultural organizations. In 2010, Ken was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the performing arts in the Northern Territory.

Matthew Garraway
Matthew has bachelor degrees in law and commerce (with a major in accounting). He is a lifelong Territorian and practiced as a Civil Litigation Lawyer for over 9 years. He presently holds directorships in a number proprietary limited companies within the Garraway Family Group. Matthew was appointed as a director of BMA on 1 May 2012.

Tarryn Brown
Tarryn has bachelor degrees in law and science.  She is currently practising as a barrister at William Forster Chambers with over 8 years’ experience in Commercial Litigation.  She has recently relocated to Darwin from Brisbane and was appointed as a director of BMA in March 2015.

Adam Steer
Adam graduated in acting at Charles Sturt Uni in 1994. Adam has toured extensively throughout Australia, the UK, Italy and Switzerland working for a variety theatre companies. TV credits include Neighbours, Get Away and Totally Wild. Adam has worked for Walpiri Media in the N.T teaching acting for screen and toured indigenous film festivals to central Australian communities. He has performed in a number of play readings in Darwin over the last six years including Louis Nowra’s The Crow. Adam works for 105.7 ABC Darwin. 



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