Artist Stories

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.

Amelia Wallin: Future Leaders Program

Amelia Wallin: Future Leaders Program

15 January 2020

Amelia Wallin is an Australian curator, writer and the Director of West Space. Her work centres on commissioning and facilitating cross-disciplinary artistic exploration, as well as interrogating alternative models for institution building. Her recent research and writing examines reproductive labour in the space of the contemporary art institution, in relation to care, feminisms, and practices of instituting.

Venasio Komai: International Arts Leaders Program

Venasio Komai: International Arts Leaders Program

15 January 2020

Mr. Venasio Komai is currently the Senior Information and Planning Officer and team leader for the Planning Development Unit of the Fiji Arts Council. In 2018, for a short period and for the first time became the Acting Director for the Fiji Arts Council.

Keni Soerriaatmadja: International Arts Leaders Program

Keni Soerriaatmadja: International Arts Leaders Program

15 January 2020

Graduated from Ceramic Studio, Fine Arts Study Program in The Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 2002, Keni received The Ganesha Prize Award from the institution as the Student of Excellence in 2002 and for that was given a grant to do a short program in The Netherlands.

Radhika Ganesh: International Future Leaders Program

Radhika Ganesh: International Future Leaders Program

15 January 2020

Radhika Ganesh is a socio-cultural activist with over eight years of experience working in the grassroots on various cultural rights based issues. After spending close to 4 years in Rajasthan working with a farmers and peasants rights movement, in 2016, she conceptualised and initiated Ek Potlee Ret Ki (Kaani Nilam - in Tamil), a collective to work with cultural identities and the need to expand peoples’ political action and advocacy to preserve diversity.

Razcel Jan Salvarita: International Future Leaders Program

Razcel Jan Salvarita: International Future Leaders Program

15 January 2020

Razcel Jan Salvarita is a Filipino multi-disciplinary artist based on the island province of Negros in the Visayan region of the Philippines. His primary creative practice evolves around the fusion of art and sustainability – integrating artistic endeavors in painting, new media, creative writing, installation and performance art.

Vanessa Elliot (WA) Jaru, Principal Consultant of Vanessa Elliot & Associates

Vanessa Elliott (WA) Jaru, Principal Consultant of Vanessa Elliott & Associates

15 January 2020

Custodianship is the cultural expression, order and safety measures adopted to preserve and promote our cultural identity. Custodianship is intergenerational, it comes from our ancestors and elders; is how I raised my daughter, and navigate life relationships so I can maintain a strong cultural identity and integrity as a global citizen. Custodianship is demonstrated through systems, processes and rituals that affirm belonging, Custodianship defines and celebrates who we are, where we going and what is sacred and important to us; it is the transfer of cultural knowledge and our sustainable relationship to time, place, people and purpose.

Birrunga Wiradyuri (QLD) Wiradyuri, Birringa Gallery & Dining

Birrunga Wiradyuri (QLD) Wiradyuri, Birrunga Gallery & Dining

15 January 2020

What does Custodianship mean to me? Many, many things. Stepping into an evolving role of holding, learning, applying and living the integrity and congruence of Cultural responsibility and of stewardship. Of playing our part in the resilience of our long game, aiming for the benefits of our work today being of positive impact at least 6-8 generations down the track.

Haiku Hands press shot. Credit: Melissa Cowan.

Driving economic value by supporting Australian music exports

19 December 2019

Australian music exports are increasing and delivering substantial economic and cultural benefits to the nation. The growing international activity and success of Australian music artists has seen revenue from overseas royalties collected by APRA AMCOS double in the past five years.

Regional touring making musical connections with communities

Regional touring making musical connections with communities

18 December 2019

People living in regional Australia increasingly recognise the positive impacts of the arts on their daily lives and communities. Around seven in ten regional Australians agree that the arts make life more rich and meaningful and that it is exciting to see new styles of art.

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