SAT FEB 20, 1-3pm

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)

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.


Creative Talks: Lecture series by Renew Newcastle


Renew Newcastle have announced the launch of Creative Talks, a monthly breakfast lecture series where local creatives from all fields can meet, greet and eat while hearing some sage advice from a person who has made their living from being creative.

It’s an opportunity for local creatives from all manner of backgrounds to connect, learn and be inspired by each other and a guest who will speak about the lessons they have learned growing their art into a commercial success. This will be followed by an audience Q&A and the opportunity to mingle with other local creatives.

Attendance is free and breakfast (coffee, tea, pastries and fruit) is provided.

The first Creative Talks will take place from 8.30am on Friday 7 September 2012 at the John Paynter Gallery at The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Hunter Street, Newcastle.

The first creative to present is Melbourne-dwelling Novocastrian fine artist Lucas Grogan whose experience has extended beyond exhibition work to include commissions for wall and window murals, sculpture, album and magazine cover art and fashion fabric design.

Registration and breakfast will begin from 8.30am with Lucas’ talk to commence at 9am. It’s possible for most attendees to be back at their workplace by 10am.

While Creative Talks is free to attend, registration is required.

Go to www.creativetalks.floktu.com to register now.

Places are limited and filling up fast – Share with your friends so they don’t miss out!

Creative Talks is kindly hosted by The Lock-Up Cultural Centre.

Filming is generously sponsored by Enigma.

Breakfast is generously sponsored by The Newcastle Herald.

More on Renew Newcastle website

Creative Talks: Lecture series by Renew Newcastle