Lux Australis is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to furthering Australian performing arts and performing artists.

We commission and present original musical, theatrical and dance performances created by Australian composers, playwrights and choreographers.

Artistic Director

Richard Parker

Richard Parker, Founder of RATIONALE, has enjoyed a lifelong interest and involvement in music, dance and theatre. He studied piano with Neta Maughan at the NSW Conservatorium of Music, and cello with Karan Nagase at The Suzuki Institute in Matsumoto, Japan.

Richard has performed with various ensembles and orchestras and continues to be an advocate for music education and Australian composers. His lifelong involvement in music continues to this day, as the Artistic Director and a performer in Lux Australis.

Lux Australis Board

Peter Jopling AM KC

Greg Parker

Ezra Parker


Mechelle Lughermo


Gardens Estate Foundation

Greg and Richard Parker

Mechelle Lughermo and Geoff Boxer