so(hot)right(now) with jess scully
12 - 1pm
WHO RUN THE (ART) WORLD?
A list of 20 influential emerging female artists, art workers and creative practitioners, who will shape Australian arts in 2020.
It's a list that looks forward, to who is shaping the era we are moving into: for us, influence is about the capacity to shape the conversation, create opportunities for dialogue, spaces for practice and presentation of work, or changing the way we look at the modes/materials/methods of practice.
The So(Hot)Right(Now) IWD program will also include BIG WIGS segments, acknowledge the women driving the most influential institutions across the arts: from leaders in POLICY and PHILANTHROPY to influential CEOs, GENERAL MANAGERS and GALLERISTS, as well as the CURATORS and ARTISTS who dominate the Australian arts and cultural sector today.
We will deliver a segment on each of these areas, tipping our hats at these power players, but also speaking to them about how major roles for women in the arts helps - or doesn't - in correcting gender inequities.
We ask: are there still obstacles for women in accessing the arts, or climbing the ladder in the arts world? Does more women running institutions and curating shows, or festivals, necessarily mean more work by, about or for women on our stages, screens and gallery walls?
20: Tamara Dean - photographer
19: Sarah Boon - GM, Griffith Regional Theatre
18: Emily Floyd - visual artist
17: Agatha Goethe Snape - artist
16: Angelica Mesiti - artist
15: Rebecca Baumann - artist
14: Kusum Normoyle - artist and musician
13: Nakkiah Lui - playwright
12: Gemma Smith - artist
11: Roslyn Oades - theatre maker
10: Pia Van Gelder - artist
9: Lauren Brincat - artist
8: Jade Lillie - curator and artistic director
7: POST - performance makers
6: Gabrielle de Vietri - artist
5: Emily Sexton - Next Wave
4: Larissa McGowan - choreographer
3: Britt Guy Ruby Thunderbox - producer and curator
2: Merindah Donnelly - arts policy, curator, director
1: Francis Barrett representing Brown Council - collective
We also celebrated the women who already run the art world, the big wigs!
Lord Mayor Clover Moore and the entire City of Sydney culture team
Lee - Ann Buckskin
Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf
CEOs and GMs
Lisa Havilah - Carriageworks
Sue Donnelly - Queensland Theatre Company
Libby Christie - The Australian Ballet
Natalie Jenkins - Blackswan State Theatre Company
Lou Oppenheim - Circus Oz
Bronwyn Edinger - Bell Shakespeare
Community Cultural Development and Philanthropy Sector:
Rosie Dennis - Urban Theatre Projects
Judith Neilson - White Rabbit Gallery
Lenine Bourke - Contact Inc
Jeanne Pratt - philanthropist
Maree Freeman - Milk Crate Theatre
Curators and Artistic Directors
Rachael Maza - Ilbijerri Theatre
Alexie Glass Kantor - Artspace Sydney
Suhanya Raffel - Art Gallery of New South Wales
Charlotte Day - Monash Uni
Anne Loxley - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Women who make the art:
Presented by Jess Scully.
Executive Producer: Caitlin Gibson.
Producers: Andy Huang, Bec Allen.
Produced at 2SER, Sydney.