Creative Connections - Session 2
Topic: Looking after yourself and others – mental health in complex environments
Date: 3 April 2020
Time: 11 am
Location of guest panelists:
Greta Bradman - Wurundjeri, Woiwurrung (Melbourne)
Tracy Margieson - Kulin - Bunorong (St Kilda)
Location of host: Kevin du Preez - Eora, Gadigal, (Sydney)
Greta Bradman - Trustee, Arts Centre Melbourne: Greta is the regular presenter of Weekend Mornings on ABC Classic. She is a keynote speaker and also publicly interviews guests live in-conversation. She is regular columnist for Limelight Magazine. Greta is a registered psychologist who works in private practice at The Mind Room, Collingwood.
Tracy Margieson - Head of Program, Arts Wellbeing Collective: Tracy Margieson is the Head of Program of the Arts Wellbeing Collective at Arts Centre Melbourne. Tracy has provided freelance arts management consultancy to a variety of organisations including Regional Arts Victoria.
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About this episode
How can we best look after your own and others mental health and wellbeing? How do we find new creative ways to check in with each other?
The impact of COVID-19 is being felt across our sector, leaving many people in very difficult situations with limited options. This has a direct impact on our mental health and wellbeing.
The session will be hosted by Tracy Margieson (The Arts Wellbeing Collective) and Greta Bradman (psychologist and performer) as they provide practical guidance, resources and support around mental health and wellbeing during periods of isolation, loss of employment and precarious futures.
About the series
Creative Connections is an online webinar series for the cultural and arts sectors and will offer practical, accessible and useful content delivered by industry experts on key topics and emerging themes.
The series is focused around the theme of adaptation, and sessions will explore digital adaptation, leadership adaptation and arts practice adaptation. Sessions will be facilitated by experts in specific topic areas, with over thirty sessions available.
For questions about the series, please contact the Capacity Building team at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need support during this challenging time, there are services available, including:
- Support Act Wellbeing Helpline: 1800 959 500
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
reta Bradman is an Australian soprano who across the last decade has sung extensively through the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and USA. She has released four #1 charting solo albums; two for Decca Classics worldwide (2015, 2018) and two for Sony Music worldwide. Other albums include for Deutsche Grammophon, ABC Classics, and independent releases collaborating with other ensembles and artists. Awards include Australian International Opera Award (2013), APRA/AMCOS Performance of the Year Award (2013), Limelight Australian Artist of the Year (2015), ARIA Award nominations, Helpmann Award nomination. Greta has been an active ambassador for Australian living composer and artists, and for the support of a range of arts-related initiatives, organisations and institutions including ambassadorship and fundraising.
As of 2019 onwards, Greta is singing less in order to spend more time speaking, writing and researching. Greta is the regular presenter of Weekend Mornings on ABC Classic. She is a keynote speaker and also publicly interviews guests live in-conversation. She is regular columnist for Limelight Magazine. Greta is a registered psychologist who works in private practice at The Mind Room, Collingwood. She is called on by ABC radio to talk about mental health issues, is a contributor to the Arts Wellbeing Collective, and she presents workshops on performance psychology and related issues, music performance, values-based decision making, and mental health. She consults around behaviour change and strategy to arts organisations and other publicly listed and private companies.
Tracy Margieson is the Head of Program of the Arts Wellbeing Collective at Arts Centre Melbourne. Previous roles include Creative Manager at Williamstown Literary Festival and Marketing & Development Manager at Gasworks Arts Park, as well as senior roles in corporate communications, and festivals and events. Tracy has provided freelance arts management consultancy to a variety of organisations including Regional Arts Victoria, Hobsons Bay Library Services, Kids Thrive, and The Australian School of Magic. She is a director of Purplestage Arts and Entertainment Management, where recent producer credits include Queen Bee (2014) and Drowning in Veronica Lake (2015 and 2016 regional tours).
Tracy is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and holds a post-graduate Certificate of Arts and Entertainment Management at Deakin University (2012), where she was awarded the George Fairfax Fellowship for top graduate, and a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) from Sydney University.