Ms Augusta Supple was appointed to the Board in March 2020. Augusta joined the Club in May 2015 after being introduced to the club in 2014.
Augusta is currently an arts and cultural strategist for the NSW government, leading state significant projects including Sydney's 24-hour Economy Strategy, the Contemporary Music Strategy and the Sydney Metro Public Art program. She specialises in developing cross-government partnerships, programs and initiatives and targeted engagement strategies to increase employment opportunities to NSW based artists.
Previously Augusta was the Assistant Director of the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, a founding member go the Western Sydney Arts and Cultural Lobby, Board member of Kaleidoscope Gallery and Board Secretary for Shopfront Arts Co-op. Augusta has worked at the NSW Film and Television Office, the Australian Film Commission, Screen Australia, Brand X, and Arts NSW.
As an artist she has directed and produced more new Australian plays by more than 130 award winning and emerging Australian playwrights at New Theatre, Sidetrack theatre, Merrigong Theatre, PACT, NIDA, Shopfront Arts Co-op, Sancta Sophia College, King St Theatre, Riverside Theatres, The Tap Gallery and Seymour Centre.
Known for her outspoken Feminist focused arts commentary, Augusta has written articles and essays for artshub.com, new matilda, Aussietheatre.com, Australian stage.com and her own site augustasupple.com and had appeared on panels at the NSW Writers Centre, Playwriting Australia, Australia Council and Art Gallery of NSW. She has been interviewed and featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian, Daily Telegraph in her vision for Australia's cultural life, the role of women in the arts and the significance of Philanthropic giving. She continues to work to advance the status and profile of women in the Australian arts sector, mentoring the next generation of performers and theatre makers.
In 2018 Augusta was the keynote speaker for Coffs Harbours International Women's Day celebration presented by Zonta International and Business Women's Network of Coffs Harbour. She is the patron and founder of the Coffs Coast Young Woman Performing Arts Scholarship which supports recent high school graduates to pursue a career in the performing arts.
As a Member of The Women's Club, Augusta has recently appeared in Conversation with Belvoir's Executive Sue Donnelly, lead conversations on Women and History at the Rose Scott Women's Writers Festival in 2016 and was the founder of First Fridays at Five. She is currently developing a framework to develop The Women's Clubs Inaugural Arts and Cultural Strategy in consultation with TWCs Membership and Circle Convenors to celebrate the Club's commitment to the advancement of women.