Tap into this interactive forum featuring a panel of guest speakers from a range of sectors within the arts industry. Get insider advice from established arts practitioners in this interactive forum all about kick starting your visual arts career. Check out how to gain employment, get funding, develop your own practice and network in the arts.
Exclusively for people aged 15–26
More information: www.pinestreet.com.au/smartarts
FREE, bookings essential at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9245 1503 (limited places available)
Presented by Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, supported by the MCA
Kath Melbourne works at The Australia Council for the Arts, focusing on ArtStart and the Opportunities for Young and Emerging Artists programs. She has been passionate and committed to the arts since she was blue-haired, wearing Doc Martins and listening to Nirvana; this commitment has taken her from dux of Newtown High School of the Performing Arts to flame-haired whip-cracking circus performer, theatre production manager, company manager, festival creative producer; and now to a national role in supporting the careers of emerging artists, performance makers, musicians, writers and designers.
Simon Banks is the Director of VisualFunk. In this role, he works towards incorporating arts based practices into the Australian Corporate landscape. In the past, he developed and ran the generationext program at the Museum of Contemporary Art and lectured at the National Gallery of England for 3 years. He has also taught art at University/TAFE and primary and High School and has had solo shows of his own work in the UK and Australia.
Tara Morelos is the Director of dLux MediaArts where she works with a range of digital media practitioners and artists using emerging technologies in contemporary art context. Tara was also the Director of Sculpture in the Vineyards (2006 – 2011).
Willurei Kirkbright is an Urban Artist. She curates and owns Plump Art Gallery. Last year she exhibited mixed media installations at the Sydney Fridge Festival and in a solo event at Plump, “Between Earth and Sky”.
Lew Palaitis is the General Manager of The Sydney Fringe Festival and Executive Director of their visual arts program. He is also the Director of Hardware Gallery, a commercial art gallery he founded in Sydney in 1999. Lew is an energetic supporter of young and emerging artists, working for nearly two decades in the visual arts industry.
Fenella Kernebone is a television and radio presenter and producer, MC, interviewer and writer. In 2010 -2011, Fenella hosted Art Nation on ABC TV and presented and produced on 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 new role on Radio National’s By Design, Fenella is also the host of her long running, cult electronic music show, The Sound Lab on Triple J radio. Among other events, this year Fenella will continue to host her series of talks called “In Conversation With” at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Fenella cut her teeth in the media as the host / producer of Triple J’s youth arts show Artery & is a well known presenter & supporter of the arts.