The 1770 Art Show Team

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Electra Frost Advisory
Second Prize Sponsor
Vice President

David Allen was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1953. He spent his early years in Charlton and then finished high school at the Marist Brothers College in Bendigo.


David worked in the Hospitality and Media Industries in Melbourne. Including Text Media, Melbourne Film Studios, Budget and Designer Publications, both in a creative and management capacity.

In 1998 David and his partner took over the management of the Laird Hotel in Melbourne. David had creative control over all aspects of entertainment ranging from the programming of music play lists, media,advertising, creative design of posters and publications, to the staging of major events and the introduction of the “Men on Men Art Competition” and Winner of the South Australian APIA’s award for Best Calendar in 2002. Winner of the 2015 Hansen Award for Best Painting.

In 2007, David and his partner decided to explore Australia by road and this was the birth of the series of oil paintings under the
title of “Whiteman Dreaming”. Starting in 2007, 32 works were completed. The series has been very well received with paintings going to private collections in
Switzerland, Thailand, Saudi Arabia as well as around Australia.

Debbie has over 25 years of experience in administration and accounting and has worked in various industries both in small business and large corporations. 

Debbie began volunteer work, when she moved to the area 5 years ago, including 1770 Festival Event Manager for 2019 and pre-covid 2020. 


Debbie is very excited to be involved with the 1770 Art Show team! 

Creative Director/Photographer

Kim Cooke, photographer and graphic designer with over 35 years experience with a passion for art and design that comes from within. I love being behind the camera every day. This is where my inspiration starts, creating something different and unique that produces a creative, designed photograph or art masterpiece.

Much of my work revolves around real estate holiday properties and inspiration with stunning landscapes,

My name is Lynne Tye and have lived in Agnes Waters for 11 years although have had property here for over 20 years.  I began “Patchwork” over 35 years ago when my children were small and as with most “patchworkers” and crafters, lost my craft when I started work again.  Since my retirement I resumed my patchwork journey and have attended various workshops with talented Australian and overseas tutors to further enhance my knowledge of Traditional Patchwork and the challenge of making my own designs, finally venturing into the challenging craft of Fibre Art 4 years ago whilst still embarking on the Quilting journey.

With the help of my fellow quilters I have organised the Quilt Exhibition that co-exists with the Art Show for the last 4 years. 

nature and wildlife in beautiful Agnes Water/1770. The joy, the laughs, excitement and challenges of working with children, families & animals are all part of my everyday work. I just love what I do.

With love, happiness and the support of my amazing family and friends, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I will continue to be creative and explore every day.

My Motto - Photography is my passion, creating is my reward. 

Electra is a professional accountant and business advisor who has worked with the arts and creative industries for 25 years. Originally from Sydney, Electra was educated at Fort Street High School and University of NSW before working in music business, arts accounting and tax consultancy. In 2008, she opened her own practice ‘Electra Frost Accounting’ in Newtown, Sydney and successfully grew the business remotely from Queensland after moving to Agnes Water in 2016.


In 2020, Electra took her practice in a new strategic direction with her Agnes Water team, establishing ‘Electra Frost Advisory’ to assist businesses in the Discovery Coast region and surrounds to manage change and scale for growth. Electra now studies a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Bond University, specialising in Tourism and Management, gaining insights for economic advancement from sustainable tourism and arts activities in our beautiful region.


Electra, known ‘off-duty’ by her nick-name Alex, enjoys collecting artworks to remember the people and places that have inspired her. She is also Vice President of Discovery Coast Tourism and Commerce (DCTC).