Inaugural Director appointed to steer Canberra’s new innovation competition
Yolande Norris has been introduced because the Director of Canberra’s as yet unnamed innovation festival, a brand new winter occasion akin to Illuminate Adelaide, Darkish Mofo and different winter festivals.
A graduate from the Australian Nationwide College College of Artwork and Design, Norris has a long-standing connection to the cultural panorama of Canberra.
She has labored with a spread of arts organisations together with the Nationwide Gallery of Australia, Canberra Modern Artwork House, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, and Large hART. Her competition background consists of three years as founding producer of You Are Right here, an annual experimental and cross-arts competition commissioned by Robyn Archer for the Centenary of Canberra. Most not too long ago Norris labored with artsACT, the ACT Authorities’s arts company, the place she labored inside arts coverage and applications.
The Innovation Pageant will current a 10-day program of experiences and occasions from 7-16 July 2023 with the theme ‘Innovation that Provides Again’. The Pageant will deliver collectively innovators and artists to generate and current authentic, conscious, purposeful and progressive concepts. Pageant occasions will lengthen throughout Canberra in numerous venues and precincts, with a centralised venue at Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU.
New Chair appointed at Gertrude
The Board of Melbourne-based up to date artwork incubator Gertrude has introduced the appointment of Professor Callum Morton as its new Chair.
Morton is Professor of Wonderful Artwork at Monash Artwork Design and Structure (MADA) Melbourne and Director of Monash Artwork Initiatives. A extremely revered and recognised artist, Morton brings to the organisation a wealthy information of up to date artwork and its broader function inside Australian tradition.
‘Gertrude is a very powerful incubator for creative and curatorial apply within the nation,’ Morton stated in response to his function. ‘For nearly 40 years, it has supplied studio areas and exhibition alternatives for among the most influential up to date artists and thinkers to emerge on the nationwide and worldwide stage. As a younger artist, Gertrude performed a pivotal function in my improvement and I’m trying ahead to working with the Board and the workers to assist realise our ambition to increase this assist for future creative communities.’
Gertrude Govt Director Tracy Burgess stated, ‘I’m excited to welcome Callum to this function and stay up for his management throughout an necessary and dynamic interval for Gertrude – as we work to safe the legacy of this very important organisation by guaranteeing it has a everlasting residence to assist future generations of artists and audiences.
‘I’d additionally wish to thank outgoing Co-Chairs Bianca Robinson and Su Baker. Bianca and Su have supplied helpful steerage to the Board and assist for the organisation over the previous six months as we now have welcomed Callum to the function,’ stated Burgess.
Baker will proceed within the function of Deputy Chair and Robinson will proceed within the function of Treasurer.
Sydney Symphony appoints CEO
The Board of Administrators of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra have appointed Craig Whitehead to the function of CEO.
Having been interim CEO since December 2021, Whitehead’s appointment is efficient instantly as of Thursday 1 December.
From 2008-2018 Whitehead was CEO of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO); extra not too long ago he was CEO of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) from 2019-2021. Previous to these roles he served as Chief Govt of WA Opera and as Basic Supervisor of Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Firm.
Whereas main WASO, Whitehead additionally led West Australian Venue and Occasions, operator of the Perth Live performance Corridor. His achievements at each the QSO and WASO included the appointment of Chief Conductors and Creative Administrators, attaining vital progress in audiences, instituting profitable digital platforms and rising engagement with regional communities.
Throughout his time as interim SSO CEO, Whitehead oversaw the Orchestra’s return to the Live performance Corridor of the Sydney Opera Home. The identical live shows marked the primary performances of Simone Younger because the Orchestra’s Chief Conductor. Whitehead has additionally led the Orchestra by a interval of cultural renewal and strategic planning, with a deal with its progress and improvement main as much as its Centenary 12 months in 2032.
Asserting Whitehead’s appointment, Geoff Wilson, Chairman of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, stated: ‘We’re delighted that Craig has agreed to turn out to be our everlasting CEO. He’s a pacesetter of notice within the cultural sector with a depth of expertise shared by few others. His achievements as CEO of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra drove that Orchestra to deeper ranges of group engagement and success.’
Commenting on his appointment, Whitehead stated: ‘I’m massively honoured to be CEO of the Sydney Symphony. The Orchestra is a tremendous group of musicians and directors who care deeply about each the Orchestra’s 90-year creative legacy and the way forward for reside music in our group. Popping out of two years of digital lockdown, and with the musical management of Simone Younger, the Sydney Symphony has a brand new power and all of us are enthusiastic about growing new methods to serve our group.’
Artistic Director appointed at Perth Symphony Orchestra
Mezzo-soprano and humanities chief Fiona Campbell has been appointed Artistic Director of Perth Symphony Orchestra from 18 January 2023.
A dynamic performer and inventive within the arts business for 25 years, Campbell has held roles because the WA State Supervisor for Musica Viva Australia and Creative Director for the Authorities Home Basis of WA; she can be a founding member of the brand new vocal quartet Australian Vocal Ensemble (AVÉ) with Katie Noonan. Campbell has additionally labored extensively with orchestras and ensembles regionally, nationally and internationally.
‘I’m so delighted to tackle the function of Artistic Director for Perth Symphony Orchestra. I’ve vastly admired this adventurous and dynamic orchestra for a few years and pay tribute to Bourby Webster in founding the organisation and charting a path that has had a big affect on the musical and wider arts ecology right here in Western Australia. I’m excited to work with CEO Catherine Henwood and the musicians, workers, board and stakeholders to construct on the nice foundations which have been laid,’ Campbell stated.
CEO Catherine Henwood stated: ‘I’m completely thrilled that Fiona will probably be becoming a member of Perth Symphony Orchestra as our Artistic Director. Fiona brings along with her a wealth of expertise as a musician, arts administrator and extremely revered cultural chief. I’m actually enthusiastic about what we’re going to obtain collectively!’
Chair Philip Thick added: ‘Fiona was chosen from a extremely aggressive discipline of candidates, which included interstate and worldwide candidates. The extraordinarily excessive calibre of candidates is reflective of the distinctive musical experiences that Perth Symphony delivers and the model that we now have turn out to be recognized for, “Music for Everybody”.’
Campbell succeeds Bourby Webster, who based Perth Symphony Orchestra in 2011.
Circa appoints Technique and Impression Govt
Brisbane’s Circa has welcomed Criena Gehrke as Group Govt – Technique and Impression.
Gehrke is an skilled arts chief who joins the Circa Group after 5 years as CEO of HOTA Gold Coast. She has beforehand labored as Govt Coordinator, Arts and Tradition, Metropolis of Gold Coast after working in Victoria within the youth arts and incapacity sectors. Gehrke was instrumental in growing the Gold Coast’s tradition technique and helped oversee the Arts and Cultural Program of the 2018 Commonwealth Video games.
Yaron Lifschitz, Circa’s Creative Director stated, ‘I’m delighted to be working with Criena. She has been a mentor, good friend and employer, and I’ve benefited vastly from her knowledge and angle. She provides heft to our government crew and positions us to reap the benefits of the alternatives in Brisbane, Cairns and past.’
As Group Govt – Technique and Impression, Gehrke’s duties embrace management of key Circa strategic initiatives, together with Circa Cairns, CircAbility and Circa Academy; creating new strategic initiatives with a particular deal with engagement applications and the Olympics; and bolstering Circa’s Govt by supporting and main strategic planning and stakeholder and model administration.
Circa Chair Michael Lynch AO CBE stated: ‘Criena becoming a member of is a significant coup for Circa. I’m assured her becoming a member of the management crew will assist us make sure that Circa retains extending what is feasible in circus. We’re thrilled to have her becoming a member of us for our thrilling challenges forward in 2023.’
Gehrke stated: ‘I’m past excited to be returning to my old flame, the performing arts, with considered one of Australia’s most dynamic and celebrated firms. Yaron and Circa’s imaginative and prescient strikes past pushing the boundaries of up to date circus. There’s a real and pressing dedication to circus and the humanities as a pressure for change, inclusion and variety. Circa is all the things I imagine in – nice artists doing nice issues. It’s a enormous privilege.’
Gehrke begins on 30 January 2023 and could be contacted at email@example.com.
Creative Director leaves 4A Centre for Modern Asian Artwork
Amrit Gill has introduced she is stepping down as Creative Director/CEO of Sydney’s 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art after two years within the function.
In an e-mail to colleagues saying her resignation, Gill stated: ‘The 4A Board will shortly appoint an interim CEO to assist the organisation and crew by the management change. We are going to talk the interim management preparations to the Metropolis of Sydney in January 2023. I’ll assist the Board as wanted throughout the management transition and onboarding of the brand new Creative Director/CEO. Within the meantime, there’s a lot to ship and I’ll be working with the crew to finalise our 2023 program. Keep tuned for an thrilling 2023 program announcement within the coming weeks.’
Gill has resigned from 4A so as to pursue a brand new profession alternative in Melbourne. Her final day at 4A will probably be 10 February 2023.
‘It’s been a privilege to steer this most vital organisation … It’s a very particular place for Asian Australian artists and communities, and the continuing advocacy and assist of our donors and companions will enable us to realize our purpose of reworking the Company Constructing right into a world-class vacation spot for arts and tradition in Haymarket,’ Gill stated.
Appearing AD introduced at Stompin
Bec Dundas has been appointed as Appearing Creative Director of Launceston’s youth dance firm, Stompin whereas Creative Director Caitlin Comerford is on maternity depart.
Dundas is a dance artist, producer and educator dwelling in lutruwita/Tasmania. She studied at Adelaide Faculty of the Arts, finishing a Bachelor Dance Efficiency Diploma in 2009, and has danced with a spread of firms, together with Leigh Warren and Dancers, and Tasdance, performing in works by Prue Lang, Frances Rings, Graeme Murphy, Jukstapoz, Liesel Zink, Gabrielle Nankivell and Stephanie Lake.
In her early profession, Dundas was lucky to tour to worldwide festivals together with the Holland Dance Pageant, the OzAsia Pageant, Edinburgh Pageant and nationwide festivals in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, broadening her expertise of arts landscapes around the globe. As a dance-maker, Dundas has developed a deep curiosity for cross-pollinating motion types, attributing a lot of her choreographic affect from journey and interesting with artists from a number of motion disciplines together with circus, bodily theatre, tango and opera.
Dundas has additionally created brief works for the Australian Dance Theatre Youth Ensemble, Brent Avenue and Tasdance, and mentored the choreographic program for Stompin Youth Dance.
New workers be part of WAAPA’s Classical Music program
Edith Cowan College has appointed 5 new workers members to WAAPA’s Classical Music program: the Darlington Quartet and internationally famend conductor Jessica Gethin.
The Darlington Quartet will lead WAAPA’s Classical String program as WAAPA’s Quartet in Residence, whereas Gethin takes on the newly created function of Head of Orchestral Research and Conducting.
Famed for his or her dynamism, power and musicianship, the Darlington Quartet is featured on the soundtrack of the movie Breath (primarily based on Tim Winton’s novel), information frequently for ABC Classics and performs sold-out live shows all through WA.
Violinists Semra Lee and Zak Rowntree, violist Sally Boud and cellist Jon Tooby are all extremely completed musicians with intensive efficiency histories throughout all elements of classical music – as soloists, chamber musicians, orchestral part principals and mentors.
The Darlington Quartet’s function will probably be to information and encourage college students to search out their very own distinctive voices, and serving to them to determine their skilled careers.
Gethin will encourage and mentor college students by offering them with the abilities, coaching and expertise they should create full-time careers in music.
WAAPA’s Affiliate Dean of Music, Dr Jamie Oehlers welcomed the appointments, saying: ‘This can be a watershed second for classical music in WA. The Darlington Quartet and Jessica Gethin are excellent musicians, educators and function fashions, with the flexibility to encourage and information college students into the fashionable musical world.
‘With WAAPA’s new home being built at ECU’s City Campus, and a brand new Bachelor of Music course designed for the musical world of the longer term, college students can stay up for a world-class schooling in a world-class constructing. WAAPA Music is an extremely vibrant place to check, with good workers, nice services and excellent college students.’
Dancehouse proclaims New Chair and Deputy Chair
Dancehouse has introduced the appointment of a brand new Chair, Melanie Lane, and Deputy Chair, Viviana Sacchero. The pair will start of their roles in 2023.
The brand new officers are present Board members of Dancehouse and take over the reins from present, long-standing and revered Dancehouse Chair, Shelley Lasica and Deputy Chair, Nick Hays.
Lane is a distinguished impartial dance artist with a longtime apply as a choreographer in Melbourne in addition to internationally, whereas Sacchero is the Viewers Engagement Supervisor at The Australian Ballet.
Consistent with Dancehouse’s institution by impartial dance artists, the organisation boasts a board comprising impartial dance artists (at the least 50%) alongside different specialist members together with: Lasica, Hays, Josef Lehrer, Tiffany Lucas, Dean Hampel, Ngioka Bunda-Heath, Sandra Parker and Veronica Bolzon.
Dancehouse CEO and Creative Director Josh Wright stated: ‘Shelley Lasica and Nick Hays have supplied unbelievable assist to Dancehouse and to our groups and communities for a lot of helpful years – not least the final three pandemic years. It is just becoming that their legacy is sustained with the management of Melanie Lane and Viviana Sacchero, as Dancehouse continues to construct and strengthen our necessary work. I’m delighted to proceed working with Melanie and Viviana, and wholeheartedly thank Shelley and Nick for his or her unwavering knowledge and steerage.’
Outgoing Dancehouse Chair Lasica stated: ‘It’s very important that impartial artists proceed to take up governance roles and to be actively concerned within the operating and improvement of Australia’s very important small to medium arts organisations. I’m proud to be leaving Dancehouse in an improved monetary place, with thrilling creative applications and with a transparent function in our dance group. I congratulate Melanie Lane and Viviana Sacchero on their appointments, and thank them for his or her present and future contributions to Dancehouse.’
Lane stated: ‘I want to thank Shelley Lasica and Nick Hays for his or her dedication and dedication to Dancehouse and the dance sector over their mixed 15 years of voluntary service. I’m thrilled to steer the Dancehouse Board with Viviana, and the Dancehouse crew, and proceed our collective imaginative and prescient at Dancehouse as Australia’s celebrated (and solely) year-round residence for the manufacturing and presentation of initiatives by impartial dance artists.’
Museum of Brisbane Chair retires and takes up Patron place
Sallyanne Atkinson AO has introduced her retirement as Museum of Brisbane (MoB) Chair after 10 years within the function. She’s going to proceed her ongoing assist of the establishment as Patron.
A present non-executive director with a number of public firms, Atkinson has loved a protracted and distinguished affiliation with Brisbane, serving as Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 1985 to 1991 and persevering with to serve her group in diplomatic, tourism and company roles.
She commenced as Chair in October 2012 and was instrumental in constructing MoB right into a compelling storytelling conduit to mirror the on a regular basis individuals and noteworthy occasions which have formed Brisbane over time.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner paid tribute to Atkinson’s decade of stewardship and repair to steer MoB and elevate its standing as a world-class establishment.
‘As considered one of Queensland’s most revered public figures with a rare file of service to the group and inimitable ties to Brisbane, we’re grateful for her unwavering imaginative and prescient and dedication,’ Schrinner stated.
Atkinson responded: ‘I thank the Lord Mayor for his assist and understanding of the humanities within the Metropolis of Brisbane and really feel immense pleasure at having helped make Museum of Brisbane right into a stand-alone museum and cultural vacation spot that’s now recognised in its personal proper.
‘I’ve all the time recognized Brisbane possesses limitless potential within the cultural enviornment and I’m thrilled to witness the evolution of Museum of Brisbane right into a nationally famend entity, shining the highlight on our metropolis’s arts, tradition and historical past.
‘Credit score and recognition have to be given to our Director and CEO, Renai Grace, for her impressed decisions and curatorial administration of the Museum’s exhibitions, workshops and occasions that focus the lens on our great, world-class metropolis,’ Atkinson stated.
Incoming MoB Chair Ian Klug AM will start in his new place on the finish of December and brings a wealth of expertise in management and non-executive director roles throughout arts, sports activities and enterprise sectors, together with as present Chair of each Place Design Group, and The Water and Carbon Group.
Klug is a Founding Director of the Brisbane Portrait Prize and present Queensland Ballet board member; his earlier roles embrace Chair of Brisbane Advertising and marketing (now BEDA) from 2006 to 2018.
Klug stated: ‘I stay up for main the Board to place Museum of Brisbane because the main vacation spot for worldwide, nationwide and native guests to find and discover the celebrated residents and distinctive tales of Brisbane and its surrounds.’
ARTRAGE proclaims new Board members
ARTRAGE, the producer of FRINGE WORLD and Rooftop Films, has appointed 4 new Board Members.
Their appointments coincide with ARTRAGE bidding farewell to 2 Board members who’ve contributed a mixed 9 years to ARTRAGE. The Board adjustments are:
- Renee Wingfield to depart as Non-Voting Board Member and Artist Consultant after nearly 5 years of contribution
- Howard Cearns to depart as Board Member after nearly 4 years of contribution
- Brodie McCulloch appointed as a Board Member
- Zahra Peggs appointed as a Board Member
- Dean Misdale appointed as a Non-Voting Board Member and Artist Consultant, and
- Kevin Wilson appointed as a Non-Voting Board Member.
McCulloch is the Founder and Managing Director of Spacecubed, a co-working, collaboration and innovation area positioned in Perth, and he has accomplished a Churchill Fellowship to discover international fashions for supporting entrepreneurship and innovation.
HR skilled Peggs is the Chief Folks and Company Affairs Officer of TSA Group, Australia’s main specialist in buyer expertise consultancy and providers. She is an knowledgeable company communicator, targeted on reworking the worker expertise within the CX business.
Misdale and Wilson have been appointed as Non-Voting Board Member and Artist Representatives, to offer steerage and the very important perspective of the creative group that ARTRAGE helps.
Misdale is a multi award-winning artist and drag performer who received Entertainer of the 12 months on the 2019 Proud Awards and most not too long ago took residence the award for finest Cabaret and Selection Present at FRINGE WORLD 2022. Misdale’s music theatre credit embrace Killer Queen, We Will Rock You The Musical, Miss Understanding and Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical.
Wilson is a Wongai man from the Goldfields area of WA and an skilled artist, most at present the Artistic Director and founding associate of Nani Artistic, an Aboriginal-led design company. Wilson additionally facilitates youth artwork workshops, establishing a hyperlink to younger expertise and publicity to the chances of artistic profession choices.
‘I’m thrilled to welcome 4 new members to the ARTRAGE Board, who all deliver distinctive and various expertise to the organisation,’ stated Kyle Jeavons, Chair of the ARTRAGE Board.
‘The previous decade has seen ARTRAGE make an unbelievable affect on our state’s tradition and financial system by actions equivalent to FRINGE WORLD Pageant. The Board is worked up to assist our gifted crew to ship extra arts occasions that enrich and evolve the tradition of Western Australia.’
Jeavons paid tribute to departing Board Members Cearns and Wingfield saying, ‘They’ve volunteered their time and expertise over the previous years in direction of the organisation and its creative imaginative and prescient. We’re grateful for his or her contribution and need them nicely.’
ARTRAGE not too long ago accomplished its Strategic Plan 2023-2026, which outlines the organisation’s targets in direction of rising year-round manufacturing by an ARTRAGE Initiatives enterprise stream, and thru constructing pathways for engagement with extra audiences, significantly individuals with accessibility wants, CALD (culturally and linguistically various) teams and teams which might be financially deprived.
The subsequent FRINGE WORLD Festival runs from 20 January to 19 February 2023.
Gallery Supervisor joins Michael Reid
Rebecca Citadel has been appointed to the function of Gallery Supervisor, Exhibitions and Operations at Michael Reid Southern Highlands.
Citadel spent 25 years working within the hospitality business in Australia, England, Scotland, Italy and Barbados with 18 years managing the entrance desk at Quay restaurant in Sydney.
A love of artwork was instilled in her at an early age with frequent journeys to the NGV in Melbourne, the place on the age of 5 she was admonished by a safety guard for hugging the ft of Bertram Mackennal’s life-size bronze Circe.
Citadel moved full-time to her Southern Highlands weekender in 2018 and when not within the gallery she grows flowers for her favorite florists in Sydney and cares for injured birds of prey.
Penrith Performing & Visible Arts appoints new CEO
Penrith Performing & Visible Arts (PP&VA) has appointed Krissie Scudds as its new CEO. Scudds involves the function with over 30 years’ expertise throughout the Australian artistic industries as a strategic director, with specialisations in management, viewers analysis, communications, digital technique, advertising and marketing and partnership improvement.
Beforehand the Advertising and marketing Director for PP&VA, she has spent the previous eight years constructing the organisation’s model, researching the viewers and creating connections, each externally and throughout the organisation – in addition to operating a crew managing the day-to-day advertising and marketing operations throughout The Joan, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith Conservatorium and Q Theatre.
Scudds has a long-held ardour for serving to arts organisations and particular person artists deepen engagement with their audiences. Her earlier roles embrace Basic Supervisor of the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards, Basic Supervisor of The Program, a nationwide arts and tradition web site, Basic Supervisor of noise — a world artistic group, Principal of Krissie Scudds & Associates, working with shoppers together with Blended Business, ICE (now ACE), Tradition at Work, Arts Entry Australia, Opera Australia, Faculty of Wonderful Arts and the Dictionary of Sydney, and over a decade in numerous roles on the Australia Council.
Outgoing PP&VA CEO of practically a decade, Hania Radvan welcomed Scudds, saying: ‘I do know Krissie to be an inspirational chief, and an awfully expert and passionate arts supervisor who has proven nice dedication to this area as my colleague right here at PP&VA. I’m delighted that the corporate is in such secure and skillful arms.’
Scudds stated: ‘The chance to steer an organisation as genuine and dynamic as Penrith Performing & Visible Arts is one thing I’m each wildly excited and deeply captivated with. Constructing and sharing the transformative energy of the humanities, connecting with audiences, artists and communities; and creating pathways for lifelong studying, are all elementary in my long-term imaginative and prescient for a artistic and flourishing Western Sydney.’