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ARTS THURSDAY

by stapletonm
posted 29/12/2016

DIRECTOR’S OVERVIEW OF THE SYDNEY FESTIVAL

Wesley Enoch photo Darren Thomas

Wesley Enoch photo Darren Thomas

On Arts Thursday 29 December 2016, Wesley Enoch, the Director of the Sydney Festival spoke with Maisy Stapleton.

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?

Listen below 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 as well as issues such as the ethics of arts sponsorship.

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

For information on the Platform Paper, Take me to your Leader, mentioned in the interview go to https://currencyhouse.org.au/node/42

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

If you would like to listen to the whole program, including an interview with Matt Cox, Curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW about the exhibition Beyond Words: Calligraphic Traditions of Asia, go 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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