It is with great sadness that the board of Arts Upper Hunter brings you the news that our Regional Arts Development Officer & Executive Director Mark Reedman, passed away unexpectedly from a suspected heart attack in early February.
Arts Upper Hunter has been advised by Mark’s family that there was a private cremation and Mark’s ashes have been sent to his family in Adelaide.
The board of AUH will be honouring Mark’s life and contributions to the arts. Details to be announced once arrangements have been finalised.
AUH has been advised there is to be a gathering of Mark’s friends on the 28 March 2021 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. If you are interested in attending please contact Sandra at our office 6541 4776 or firstname.lastname@example.org and she will provide you contact details.
Mark’s career in the arts began many years before he was appointed as the Regional Arts Development Officer of Arts Upper Hunter in 2011.
Elizabeth Rogers, the CEO of Regional Arts NSW has written a heart felt and touching message in response to AUH’s news and I would encourage you all to read it. Read more….
Mark connected with many people through this work over the years as evident by the numerous phone calls, emails, cards, flowers and messages of condolences, Sandra, our AUH’s Office Manager has received. Some have been from Mark’s family and friends, past work colleagues, the arts community of the Upper Hunter and beyond. One in particular Sandra recalls highlighted Mark’s impact, the caller said, “I have never met Mark, we only talked a few times, but I felt such a connection to Mark I just had to call you“.
Our deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. Mark will be profoundly missed by all in the Upper Hunter arts community and the wider regional arts network.