Georgie Bailey – The Consultant

I consult mainly through Our Community as Director, Eduction and Business Development.  I bring a wealth of real world, get your hands dirty experience, mostly from my time leading teams in Australian Commonwealth government grants administration, leading 25 grant programs valued at over 80 million dollars.

Along the way I have built a reputation as a creative thinker and innovator demonstrated through designing dynamic business processes and systems. The transformations have been recognised by being awarded the Public Service Australia Day Medallion for the last 3 years running.

I consider projects with medium to large enterprises and Im available to work with clients taking their latest needs and designing solutions alongside the Smarty Grants development team that get implemented quickly and bring the transformation needed. It’s a very powerful combination, a Smarty Grants super user, a proven dynamic business processes designer and a leader with real world experience at the top of one Australia’s substantial grant programs.  


Gourmet Adventures

I’m passionate about food and cooking and see it as pure creative expression. Travelling the world exploring cultures through gourmet discoveries brings me a great deal of joy.

My independent reviews are an account of my experience on the day, whether celebrating simple local cuisine or immersing myself in the creativity of some of the worlds most interesting chefs. In sharing these discoveries I hope to it helps you with your own gourmet discovery.

Maybe Virginia Woolf was right, she once said,  “One cannot think well, love well and sleep well if one has not dined well”.


Grandma’s Hands

I grew up with cooking as one of my earliest ways to express creativity and love. I was not exposed to fine dining or luxe ingredients but cooking with my grandmother I learnt about the most important ingredient, love!

My grandmother taught me that one of the special ways to show people you care is through the food you make for them. I wrote my first ‘cookbook’ very young, carefully writing down the recipes my grandmother was showing me. I drew little pictures to remind me what things were. My little cook book was filled with notes about how it should smell or feel, not measurements, it was a handful of this and a pinch of that! My grandmother taught me how to cook by feel, how to trust my instincts.

I carried this gift with me into adulthood with some of my happiest moments spent cooking for people. Catering for family events, baking spectacular birthday cakes and Christmas preparations that went on for days!



I accept private art commissions from collectors worldwide. My unique style is an intimate celebration of people themselves. My art work has also been used to make a memorable creative statement in establishments across the corporate and hospitality sectors and homes.

Private art commissions enable a client to work closely with the artist to develop an original artwork specifically tailored to suit their brief and budget.

If you are interested in a private commission artwork please send an enquiry to my management via the contact page.  I also offer consultation in person or via Skype to develop the brief. Studio based in Canberra, Australia.



I’m also passionate about writing and the opportunity it gives me to deeply explore memories and discoveries. My writing is an expression of me, a person that cherishes every moment in life, who sees the depth and beauty in what others may seem a simple moment.

I take a moment and walk slowly though it and around it, taking time to consider and appreciate all the little things and see how they make me feel.

There is so much I don’t know, that I haven’t experienced before. It is such an exciting time in my life, I feel like a big kid, wide eyed and amazed at each new discovery!

Coming to self exploration later in life, I have found a powerful connection to my own inner desires and the freedom to pursue them. Georgie writes from a place of deep appreciation and celebration of her experiences. Her work is grounded and honest self expression.



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