Chief executive officer of Music SA. I am also deputy chair of the Adelaide Fringe and a filmmaker.
I ’VE LIVED IN MY HOME FOR…
MY HOME IS…
A contemporary house in Mt Osmond designed by my architect husband Chris Watkins.
I love the copper and it’s beautiful watching it change colour.
I LIVE WITH…
My husband Chris, son Lascelle, daughter Imali, dog Winnie, cat Tigger and fish Goldie.
I LOVE MY HOME…
Because it is covered in copper (my favourite metal), I adore the views and the peace and quiet, and it’s special because it was designed by my husband and built by him and his father.
B UT I STILL NEED TO…
Plant lots of fruit trees.
MY DECORATING STYLE IS …
Ngapa-Jukurrpa Water Dreaming artwork by Marshall Robertson.
FAVOURITE PART OF YOUR HOME
The patio because it is a shaded, comfortable and quiet spot where I watch the kids swim in the pool and admire the expansive views of Adelaide. My husband’s music studio fronts on to the patio and it’s a lovely spot to sit and write lyrics while he mucks about creating sounds on instruments and music production software.
The view, my indoor plants, and my ceramic bowls by Kirsten Coelho.
IN MY GARDEN I HAVE…
Lots and lots of purple agapanthus.
WHEN I GET HOME AT NIGHT…
I have a bath.
AT WEEKENDS I LIKE TO…
Go walking on the Mt Osmond fire track.
CLEAN FREAK OR MESSY BESSIE?
On Monday I’m a clean freak and by Friday I’ve turned into a messy Bessie.
MY FIRST CAR WAS…
A VW Beetle.
I LIKE TO LISTEN TO…
Music SA’s Support Your Local Spotify Playlist. Listen to the brilliance of local contemporary music acts on https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5fhnkfB4CMkiMwhjjqblEX
AT THE MOMENT I AM READING…
WHEN I WAS A CHILD…
I wanted to be able to eat lollies whenever I wanted.
FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY
Bike riding around the neighbourhood.
ON MY WISHLIST IS…
For my Labrador to stop eating the cat food.
WHEN I’M HOME I LIKE TO COOK…
Anything with chocolate.
Magill Estate Kitchen.
I F I COULD CHANGE CAREER NOW I WOULD…
Take a year off while my son studies Year 12.
FAVOURITE SA HOLIDAY SPOT
DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION
SOMETHING YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?
Make more films. I have an interest in making short films, my most recent being a short film called Aftershock and I’m hoping to produce another in 2020 called Catholic Dogs based on my upbringing.
FAVOURITE ARTS FESTIVAL
Adelaide Fringe and the Umbrella Festival.
MY NEIGHBOURS ARE…
I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT…
IF I COULD AFFORD IT I WOULD LIVE…
Right where I am.
Family meals and spending 15 years of our lives building a house together.
MUSIC SA EVENTS
● “Music In the Square” in conjunction with the City of Adelaide presents free lunchtime live music and food trucks at Hindmarsh Square this Thursday, December 5. Other dates for Music in the Square are Feb 6, Mar 5, April 2 and May 7.
● “Bands on Tracks” showcases Music SA’s support acts at the Superloop Adelaide 500
after-race day concerts on February 20 –23.
● The Umbrella Festival returns on July 17-Aug 9 with more than 300 live music acts across 150 venues.