Artist Stories

Cross-border Art and Exchange - INTEL

INTEL: India

31 January 2020

The Australia Council launches INTEL with INTEL: INDIA. INTEL are designed as episodic content on cross-border art and exchange with a focus on Asia engagement. India has vigorously resisted homogenisation - every part of India has its own local languages, food specialties, traditional textiles...

robot song

Robot Song - celebrating diversity in a technologically evolving world

22 January 2020

Robot Song is a deeply personal story, that shares an honest, intensely funny and often unconventional window into Jolyon’s experience of parenting a child on the autism spectrum. It features 11 year old Juniper, who receives a petition signed by her entire class...

Sinsa Mansell

Sinsa Mansell (TAS) pakana/Trawoolaway, pakana kanaplila

15 January 2020

Custodianship is a responsibility. A responsibility to care for Country and to honour our cultural knowledge, systems and traditions. It is understanding diversity between nations. We have an obligation to care for Country, as we are Country and Country is us.

Julian Louis: Arts Leaders Program

Julian Louis: Arts Leaders Program

15 January 2020

Julian is a theatre maker, dramaturg and Artistic Director/CEO of NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts), a theatre company based on Bundjalung country in Northern NSW. For NORPA Julian has created highly successful original works that engage the community – creating place based works such as Railway Wonderland, Dreamland and Wildskin. The company has fostered new works by several associate artists and established national and international collaborations.

Rosemarie Milsom: Arts Leaders Program

Rosemarie Milsom: Arts Leaders Program

15 January 2020

Rosemarie Milsom is the founding director of the Newcastle Writers Festival, which will celebrate its eighth event in April 2020. Rosemarie started the festival after working as an award-winning print journalist for 20 years in Newcastle and Sydney, mainly with Fairfax Media.

Samuel Cairnduff: Arts Leaders Program

15 January 2020

Samuel Cairnduff has been Director Marketing and Communications at the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra since 2017. In this role at the TSO he leads strategy in the areas of audience development, marketing, sales and communications, as well as overseeing the TSO corporate partnership portfolio. He proudly leads a team that has been responsible for the most significant subscription and sales results during the TSO’s history.

Ros Abercrombie: Arts Leaders Program

Ros Abercrombie: Arts Leaders Program

15 January 2020

Ros has been working in the arts industry for over 20 years with experience across Creative Direction, Strategic Design and Arts management. Ros is the Executive Director of Regional Arts Australia, prior to which she was the Director and Creative Producer for Artlands Victoria (Australia’s national regional arts event) and other significant arts festivals.

Sigrid Macdonald: Future Leaders Program

Sigrid Macdonald: Future Leaders Program

15 January 2020

Northern Rivers-based Arts Worker & Cultural Cultivator Sigrid Macdonald’s practise targets the intersection of regional Deaf community and culture and the creative arts sector. Operating under the banner of Second Nature Strategies, she is informed by her own lived experience of deafness in a unique regional Deaf community, as well as a desire for creative pursuits and connection.

Bastian Fox Phelan: Future Leaders Program

Bastian Fox Phelan: Future Leaders Program

15 January 2020

Bastian Fox Phelan is a writer, musician and zinemaker. They live in Newcastle (Mulubinba) on the land of the Awabakal people. Bastian has self-published their zines for fifteen years. Their much-loved zines are held in zine collections around the world, including the National Gallery of Australia and National Library of Australia. Bastian has worked with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and National Young Writers' Festival on their annual Zine Fair events.

Penny Camens: Future Leaders Program

Penny Camens: Future Leaders Program

15 January 2020

Penny joined Patch Theatre in December 2018 in the role of Company Manager. Her skills are in logistical management of performing arts touring, after 6 years working as Arts Programs Associate Producer for Country Arts SA. This included working with many companies touring the regions, such as Circa, State Theatre SA, Vitalstatistix, Artback NT, Performing Lines, Gravity and Other Myths, Windmill Theatre and Patch Theatre.

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