Chief Executive Officer Sophia Hall

Sophia has held positions at Ten Days on the Island, Artsource, ScreenWest, PICA, Performing Lines and Tasdance, and most recently as Director of Programming at Queensland Theatre. A theatre artist and producer for more than 25 years, she was a founding member of award-winning company Last Seen Imagining. Committed to the development of new Australian writing, Sophia was Director of Stages WA from 2002-2007, has worked for the National Playwrights’ Conference and with Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre. She has served on the Arts Development Panel and New Performing Arts Venue Advisory Pool (DCA); National Script Development Organisations; WA Theatre Industry Joint Vision Strategy (2006) and is currently on the Board of Red Stitch Actors Theatre.

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Interim Artistic Leadership Team

This powerhouse of respected Top End artists, joined by CEO Sophia Hall, will spend three months investigating and listening as they lead Brown’s Mart towards a new and exciting vision which both respects and cherishes our long history as an incubator and home for the artistic community, and takes the organisation forward into a deeper community engagement.

Read more about the interim Artistic Leadership Team and view their bios here


Technical Manager Brad Fawcett

Brad has worked in a diverse range of roles in entertainment events across the Territory, including: rigging, live and studio audio visual and production management. Within these varied roles Brad has worked on a variety of projects in both creative and technical capacities in theatre, contemporary and classical music, community arts, Indigenous music and cultural festivals, and corporate events. He was a student of music and audio at CDU and graduated with Honours. Brad has a passion for community arts in all shapes and sizes and thoroughly enjoys the diversity of tasks and challenges these projects throw at him and has a healthy love of rock ‘n’ roll.


Venue Manager Angus Robson

Angus first caught the love of theatre and began his career at Browns Mart in 2009 as a follow-spot operator. He has worked I’m many capacities across a range of productions, festivals and companies including Corrugated Iron Youth Arts, Tracks Dance and of course Browns Mart. In 2018, Angus moved to Melbourne and was lucky enough to work with Chunky Move, Malthouse Theatre and Gasworks Arts Park in production, stage management and operational management. Angus has a passion for the creative and the unpredictable world of live performance and arts.

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Accounts and Finance Officer Mish Dott

Mish brings a wealth of bookkeeping and administrative expertise to the Brown's Mart team, where she has worked since 2012.  Mish is also an accomplished dancer, dance teacher and choreographer and a founding director and Treasurer of Gary Lang's ‘NT Dance Company’

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Associate Producer Jo Shearn

Jo has been working in administration for over 13 years. In 2019 she made the move into Arts from the agriculture industry and hasn’t looked back. Most recently she has worked with Tracks Dance Company, the Darwin Fringe Festival, the Darwin Street Art Festival, and the Darwin International Film Festival.

She has a double degree in Arts/Strategic Studies and in 2019 completed a Graduate Certificate in Project Management with RMIT. She is super-excited to continue learning and contributing to the local arts scene.



Marketing Coordinator Cj Fraser-Bell

Cj is an interdisciplinary artist with 10 years experience in the making and presentation of performance works as a designer, writer, performer, and stage manager, and is the former Director of the Darwin Fringe Festival. Their recent project credits include costume design for Seasons of Skin and Bark for Tracks Dance, Production Design for Highway of Lost Hearts by Mary Anne Butler for Brown's Mart, CUSP by Mary Anne Butler for Australian Theatre for Young People and Brown’s Mart, and Queer Territory, a performance tour, visual installation and art book Cj created in residence at the Northern Territory Library.

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