Jon Hawkes

Jon Hawkes

Finance Manager

Sometime circus strongman, underground press editor, lighthouse keeper and bookseller, Jon is the author of the cult classic ‘The Fourth Pillar of Sustainability: culture’s essential role in public planning’.

Hawkes has been a cultural activist for over fifty years, having been a founding member of the Australian Performing Group (Pram Factory) and Circus Oz, Director of the Community Arts Board of the Australia Council, resident Cultural Analyst with the Cultural Development Network (Victoria), Director of the Australian Centre of the International Theatre Institute and Director of Community Music Victoria.  Now in his reclining years, he facilitates the finances at Ilbijerri Theatre, The Substation and is the archive manager of the Foley Midden at Moondani Balluk, Victoria University.

He is a co-winner of the 2016 UCLG – City of Mexico Culture 21 Award and was an Australia Council Fellow (03-04).