NAVA Future Forward conference, Sydney

November 8, 2014

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I was a participant in the first national visual arts forum organised by the peak body for the visual arts in Australia, NAVA. Over two days, three hundred plus artists and arts workers gathered at Carriageworks to discuss issues pertinent to the sector. I particularly enjoyed the keynote by Professor Nikos Papastergiades who gave a […]

Posted in: Visual Art

Gruppe 38, Denmark

November 7, 2014

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Finally! I manage to see a production by the very well known and frequently cited in Australia, Gruppe 38. At Sydney Opera House Studio, they presented their Hans Christian Andersen installation performance Hans Christian, you must be an Angel. It was a really enjoyable presentation and afterwards I had a good chat with the manager […]

Ruota Dance Company and Lucy Guerin Inc collaborate

November 3, 2014

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I was really pleased to catch up with Kira Riikonen from Ruota Company in Finland, while she was in Melbourne with two Finnish actors and a colleague to undertake a collaboration with Lucy Guerin Inc. This connection came about through the Finnish-Australian dance connection I initiated in my IETM role and has been forged through […]

Posted in: Dance, International

Live Art Camp International Panel

November 2, 2014

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I am pleased to be able to present as part of this inspiring live art project facilitate with Culture Europe money. I have been closely involved with this project since its inception and am pleased to see it come home to Melbourne to directly benefit local artists and hopefully by implication, audiences. The International Panel […]

Posted in: Live Art, Presenting

Chamber Made Opera Salon

November 2, 2014

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Delighted to be asked to support the highly innovative Chamber Made Opera and SIAL sound lab at RMIT in this salon for the public and associates.  “Come along to experience and hear about our creative expedition to Ireland in July, where we presented Wake as part of the 2014 Limerick City of Culture. A digital […]

Posted in: Music, Presenting

Melbourne Festival; I all but missed it…

November 1, 2014

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Due to my long London trip I missed almost the entirety of the Melbourne festival performing arts offer. I am mopping up the visual arts shows that linger a little longer and was lucky to catch the Tarrawarra Biennale early. I did manage to see Complexity of Belonging by Chunky Move in an early preview, […]

Performance in a visual arts world

November 1, 2014

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The visual arts world is all abuzz about performance. Or Londoners certainly are. At Frieze, there were a number of stands for galleries featuring performances, as well as commissioned Frieze Projects where dancers and actors were centre stage throughout the art fair. Australia Council was in on the action with a grant for Silberkuppe Gallery […]

London; the big shows

November 1, 2014

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Wow! London was resplendent with BIG shows during Frieze week. Not only was there an abundance of big names on show at all the major institutions, but most of them put on pre or post-punter private views for Frieze VIPS, involving a fancy brunch or glass of bubbles. I felt VERY lucky to arrive at […]