Bernadette has been involved in community cultural development (CCD) work in North Queensland since 1995. Her work has been in teaching, collaborating and facilitating contemporary, cultural arts and environment programs, including publishing, allied health promotion and other customer - focussed art therapy activities. Flexible and resourceful in her approach, she has delivered projects in a range of environments including galleries, workshops, classrooms, public spaces and parks, remote area camps and outstations. Some projects are funded, some are not. "I really enjoy working collaboratively in settings where there can be an exchange - where the group is working together in a shared development process. I find this to be a meaningful and satisfying way to work, it's always dynamic and exciting to be a part of, even though it is often complex, unpredictable and challenging."