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Roger Jillard

Messengers Program Manager

Roger Jillard has worked with young people for the last 15 years with roles ranging from rehabilitation, residential care and NDIS work. He has extensively studied art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) ANU, and a Cert III Visual Arts, a Diploma of Visual Arts and an Advanced diploma in Visual Arts all from C.I.T. Other studies include a major in Sociology at ANU. He has trained in the areas of child protection, youth mental health, disability and trauma informed practice.

Bryce Scowcroft


Bryce was a participant of the Messengers program for two years as a teenager and has been further developing himself as an arts assistant in the program. Bryce is an emerging artist specialising in printmaking, painting, drawing and mixed media street art.  In 2018, he was the recipient of the Rotary Youth Art Award. As part of Tuggeranong Arts Centre, STILE Mentorship Program he developed and facilitated two successful street art workshops with young people in Woden.

Emma Rani Hodges


Emma Rani Hodges’s work explores their mixed Thai, Chinese and Australian heritage. Working in mixed media, their work draws on personal narratives and inserts marginalised voices into the dominant discourse of monocultural Australia. Hodges’s teaching experience includes tutoring with the Messengers program and the Make Art at TAC program here at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, previously volunteering as a teaching assistant for Hands on Studio, assisting in teaching the community planting and environmental care techniques for the Climate Factory as well as having a position teaching English to recently arrived refugees and migrants. Hodges has done this all while running their own workshops alongside artworks and exhibitions.

Kate Smidt


Kate joined the Messengers team in 2023 and aims to bring her energy to the program as an assistant. Kate spent time in the program as a participant for many years and has recently graduated college. Kate holds a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and is currently completing her Diploma. She is a fulltime Educator and enjoys painting, drawing and riding her horse, Barbie.