SHIFT is a one day event exploring the role that creative practice and industry plays in transition and transformation – be it the transformation of spaces, the transition to creative economies, or the power of art to transform lives and communities.
SHIFT is a series of presentations and round table discussions with some of the country’s most interesting cultural leaders.
SHIFT is an opportunity to meet with 100 other people from your region to discuss ideas, projects, collaborations and issues.
Lindy Hume is an Australian opera and festival director, who has worked throughout Australia and internationally. Currently the Artistic Director of Tasmania’s Ten Days on the Island Festival, Lindy is a passionate advocate for regional arts. Her recent platform paper, RESTLESS GIANT: Changing Cultural Values in Regional Australia made a solid case for investment in and recognition of the work of our regionally based artists and arts organisations. Lindy will be kicking the day off with a keynote looking at the transition of regional arts practice and the way the arts and cultural festivals are transforming regional cities and towns.
Lindy Hume’s appearance is made possible thanks to REROC
Jess Cook has been involved in a range of events and creative projects over the last 15 years. From running collaborative art events and helping to manage large-scale festivals, her latest endeavour is arguably the most ambitious. As Founding Member and Managing Director of Sydney’s 107 Projects, she’s been integral in creating an impressive cultural space in central Sydney. Jess will be talking about making spaces for creative practice.
Esther Anatolitis fosters local, regional, national and international perspectives on contemporary arts issues as one of the nation’s leading advocates for the arts. Her practice rigorously integrates professional and artistic modes of working to create collaborations, projects and workplaces that promote a critical reflection on practice. She is currently the Executive Director of NAVA.
Monica Davidson is a creative business facilitator and mentor specialising in creative business. She offers resources for creative businesses and individuals. She is the self-decribed ‘doyenne’ of creative plus business. Her presentation ‘Get ready for the boom’ looks at the global creative industries boom, and discusses how creative practitioners, and other interested stakeholders can make the most of this optimistic future trend.
Vic McEwan is the Artistic Director of The Cad Factory, an innovative arts organisation based in regional NSW. He explores experimental and contemporary arts practice in partnership with diverse sectors. Vic’s practice involves working with sound, video, installation and performance, with a particular interest in site-specific work. He is interested in creating new dynamics by working with diverse partners and exploring difficult themes within the lived experience of communities and localities.
Vic is currently working on a performed presentation for SHIFT
SHIFT takes place on Friday August 31st at the Temora Town Hall, Hoskins St Temora.
9:15 – 10:00
REGISTRATIONS and coffee by Vincent the Van
LUNCH provided by the team at Imagine Temora. A selection of soups and rolls including vegan, dairy free and gluten free options.
1:15 – 4:30
The Fast Five – five five-minute local case studies
Round Table discussions
Vincent will stick around for morning tea. Fresh fruit and nut bar, tea and coffee, will be running through out the day. We will schedule breaks in both the morning and afternoon session.