Ben Quilty, Artist
Ben Quilty is a practising artist and graduate of the Sydney College of the Arts, Western Sydney School of Design and Monash University, Melbourne.
He has won numerous awards in Australia including the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, The Redlands Westpac Art Prize, The National Self Portrait Prize and The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.
In 2011 Quilty was the Official Australian War Artist in Afghanistan. He has also completed residencies in Paris, Barcelona, Hill End and Artspace in Sydney.
He is currently a Trustee on the board of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, is a Founder of the Southern Highlands Arts Fund and an Ambassador for the NSW Education Visual Arts Unit and Artexpress.
Anthony Burke, Architect
Anthony Burke is a Professor of Architecture and Head of the School of Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is an internationally recognised designer, curator and architectural theorist and a board member of the Australian Design Centre. Last year, Anthony was selected as co-creative director for the 2012 Australian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, and was a speaker at TEDx Sydney. His designs have been exhibited internationally and he has published books on Architecture and media, design networks and fringe practices in architecture and design. Anthony chairs an emerging architectsdesign research competition, Open Agenda annually, and is currently involved with curatorial initiatives including Archizines (currently at Object Gallery), CUSP Design for the Next Decade, and a forthcoming architectural symposia for the 40th anniversary celebration of the Sydney Opera House.
Tara Moss, Novelist and Presenter
Tara Moss is a novelist, TV presenter and journalist. Since 1999 she has written and published nine bestselling novels and been published in 18 countries in 12 languages. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, and her writing has appeared in Australian Literary Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sun Herald, The Daily Telegraph, The Hoopla, DailyLife and more.
Tara was listed as one of the 20 Most Influential Female Voices in Australia in 2012 by The Sydney Morning Herald’s DailyLife. She has been an ambassador for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 2000, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and UNICEF Patron for Breastfeeding advocating for better support for breastfeeding mums in hospitals, the workforce and general community.
SPECIAL GUEST: Darren Hanlon, Musician
Establishing himself across his four solo albums as a compelling storyteller with his observational wit and memorable pop hooks, Gympie-born Darren Hanlon has found hugely devoted audiences through constant touring worldwide. 2010 marked 10 years as a solo artist with his best-received album, I Will Love You At All. His new album is set for release in 2013
HOST: Fenella Kernebone, Journalist and Presenter
In 2010–2011, Fenella hosted Art Nation on ABC TV and presented and produced the previous arts show, Sunday Arts. Prior to that, she was one of the hosts and film reviewers of The Movie Show on SBS TV. In addition to her role on Radio National’s By Design, Fenella also hosts the long-running cult electronic music show, The Sound Lab on Triple J radio.