Artist Stories

Imagined Touch: World Premiere features Deafblind Performers

Imagined Touch: World Premiere features Deafblind Performers

08 September 2016

Jodee Mundy is committed to making work that enriches people’s lives through inclusivity. Specifically, she is known for making performance projects by, with and for people who experience isolation as a result of disability.

On Residency in Paris

On Residency in Paris

12 February 2016

Sophie Masson’s Feathers of the Firebird blog has featured interviews of past residents of The Keesing Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts.

Courtney Barnett at South by South West , Credit: Pooneh Ghana

Courtney Barnett: a year of success

12 January 2016

Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has gone from success to success this year, taking out Best Female Artist and Best Breakthrough Artist at this year's ARIA awards, and receiving a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

Fiona Hall in her exhibition Wrong Way Time, credit: Angus Mordant.

Success at the Venice Biennale in 2015

09 December 2015

The Venice Biennale highlights a year of success for Australian visual arts on the international stage. From showcasing one of Australia’s finest contemporary artists in Fiona Hall, to the realisation of a major architecture project in the new Australian Pavilion.

Ben Wright Smith

Ben Wright Smith reflects on his time as the Australia Council’s Nashville resident

20 November 2015

“Having the space and time to play so much definitely improved us all in the band, not to mention having Mark there to help me develop these ideas while showing me around town.”

Art makes a flash at Australia Council

Art makes a flash at Australia Council

19 October 2015

Australia Council’s ground floor is transformed in a new exhibition called ‘Flashers’. Over a two day period, four artists hand painted illustrations onto the walls of the Australia Council’s ground floor window gallery.

Restless Theatre Company; Photo by Rachel Roberts

Focus on Leadership: Michelle Ryan

19 October 2015

Cultural leadership for me is about facilitating change through adventurous thinking and challenging the perceived norm. Taking a bold idea, molding, analyzing and converting it into action.

Focus on Leadership: Jo Verrent and Sarah Pickthall

Focus on Leadership: Jo Verrent and Sarah Pickthall

16 October 2015

Sync co-founders Jo Verrent and Sarah Pickthall give their perspectives on cultural leadership.

Adi Diner

Focus on Leadership: Adi Diner

22 September 2015

It was a truly eye-opening experience. Being given the time and tools to critically reflect on the organisations for whom we work, as well as the types of leaders we are and strive to be was invaluable.

Anna Moulton, CEO Magabala Books

Focus on Leadership: Anna Moulton

10 August 2015

Anna Moulton, CEO of Magabala Books Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous publishing house, recently completed the Australian Rural Leadership Program and took the time to give us her insights about the program and on what takes to be a leader in the arts.

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