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ARTS THURSDAY

by stapletonm
posted 28/12/2016

Arts Thursday 29 December 2016

Wesley Enoch photo Darren Thomas

Wesley Enoch photo Darren Thomas

DIRECTOR’S OVERVIEW OF THE SYDNEY FESTIVAL

This Thursday, join Wesley Enoch, the Director of the Sydney Festival speaking with Maisy Stapleton on Arts Thursday.

With over 150 programmed events brought together over the last 5 months, incoming Director Wesley Enoch is embarking on his first Sydney Festival this January.

  • What motivates this passionate and articulate arts leader?
  • What are his ideas and values in programming a complex festival?
  • How does he bring his experience and heritage as an Indigenous artist, director and playwright to this role

Tune in on Arts Thursday to share an inciteful and thought provoking conversation with Wesley about the challenges and the joys of presenting Sydney’s premier arts, cultural and community festival.

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For further information on the Festival go to: http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2017/

This interview is part of the irregular series on Thought Leaders in the Arts

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ASIAN INTERSECTIONS – BEYOND WORDS

Beyond Words – Calligraphic Traditions of Asia is a long-running exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Join Matt Cox, Curator of Asian Art, in conversation about this spiritual and artistic form of communication used across the Asian world, from parchment to fabric and ceramics and speaking of the cultural symbolism, beliefs and practices of each community.

The exhibition contains some wonderful examples of the art, from a 9th century Qur’an on loan from the Malaysian Islamic Arts Museum to Lindy Lee’s hot metal Cosmos and a digital work for kids by the Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar.

This interview is part of an irregular series Asian Intersections – exploring our connections to Asia through arts and cultural expression.

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DON’T WORRY IF YOU MISS THE PROGRAM!

If you miss the program you can listen again by going to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 29 December 2016.

Join Maisy Stapleton fortnightly from 10:30 to noon on Arts Thursday for conversations with leaders in the arts and regular coverage of Sydney’s exciting arts events.

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