WOMEN IN THE ARTS IRL

SAT FEB 20, 1-3pm
FREE – ALL WELCOME

SPEAKERS ::
Laura Bannister (Editor in Chief of Museum Magazine)
Clare Holland (Managing Director of FBi Radio)
Dr. Natalya Hughes (Artist, Director of Photography & Situated Media, UTS)
Tahjee Moar (Artist and Independent Curator)
Jess Scully (Director of Vivid Ideas, curator of TEDxSydney and Junket, and instigator of Kids Hack Day Sydney)
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Five women at different stages of their careers will be answering your questions about how they achieve great things in the arts, what tools have helped them, how they manage imposter syndrome, and the importance of collaboration and mentorship.

 

‘Women in the Arts’ is an ongoing dialogue addressing endemic issues of gender inequality and exclusionary practices in the arts landscape. The online jobs board (instigated through Facebook) was the inaugural response to a need for accessible communication surrounding women in professional practice. The Facebook group has connected women with opportunities in contract, gallery and government arts roles. Though the group began as a jobs board, it has demonstrated how women in the arts benefit from collaboration and solution-based discussion.

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WOMEN IN THE ARTS IRL

City of Sydney Launch for Creative and Cultural Spaces

I had a great night representing Create, Innovate Gosford City, mingling with some great people within the Creative Industries of Australia, as well as key government staff, that can make such a difference to arts and culture.

There was live paste-ups happening whilst The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore MP, addressed the floor, which immediately appealed to me. It’s excellent to see businesses, council and the like, championing the use of empty spaces for creative industries.

I feel very privileged to be part of a unique Contemporary Australian art scene that is right at the very forefront of the artist world. I’m not into white walls much. I respect high art institutions, to a degree. Yet, it is within the low (or no) budget, where upon my heart shall remain. It was great to meet so many like-minded creatives, on the same wavelength.

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City of Sydney Launch for Creative and Cultural Spaces