Jim Cathcart – New Chair – The Last Great Hunt

The Last Great Hunt, WA’s most vibrant theatre company, is undergoing a change of board leadership with the appointment of current board member Jim Cathcart to the Chair position following the resignation of Melissa Grove.

Mr Cathcart, well-known in the WA arts sector, is also Vice Deputy-Chair of the WA Chamber of Arts and Culture, a former Chair of Art On The Move, and was the Director of Fremantle Arts Centre for 15 years.

“I am excited and honoured to be the Chair of this fantastic WA company that creates such wonderful original work. I admire the zest, creativity, and the constant appetite for collaboration of its core artists.”

And I want to pay tribute to Mel Grove’s diligence and commitment during her tenure as Chair”.

The Last Great Hunt is unique in Australian theatre-making scene, being founded and artist- led by six writer-creator-performers; Gita Bezard, Adriane Daff, Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Arielle Grey, Chris Isaacs and Tim Watts. The Last Great Hunt has built a national and international reputation through its captivating work.

A highly productive creative team, the company has presented two new shows in recent months “Telephone” and “D*ck Pics In The Garden of Eden”. The company’s hit show “Whistleblower “premiered at 2021’s Perth Festival, following on from their acclaimed show “Lé Nør [the rain]” – which is having another season in Perth this coming April, then a Monash season in May. Meanwhile, several new shows are in development, including a collaboration with Sydney-based physical theatre company, Force Majeure.

Company artist and Vice Chair, Adriane Daff commented “We are delighted that Jim, with his substantial experience in the arts and of boards, is our new Chair. I am sure that with Jim’s astute board leadership the company will continue to grow and evolve.”

For more Information, contact Lauren Brunswick, General Manager Last Great Hunt at


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