a celebration of art, innovation & action in Noosa
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th April 2007
This summit aims to:
• Position the arts within a broader framework - environmental, social, economic and cultural
• Encourage cross-discipline and cross-region interaction and collaboration between creative industry practitioners
• Support and promote the region's professional artists and creative workers
• Address the needs of emerging artforms and emerging artists.
InterACTIVE in Noosa offers an exciting line-up of speakers, topics and forums - with time for fun and debate, interaction and exploration. Speakers include:
Dr Paul Brown is a playwright, screenwriter, documentarian and songwriter. He is also a lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science and coordinator of an Environmental Studies program at the University of New South Wales.
Prof. Ian Lowe is emeritus professor at Griffith University, where he was previously Head of the School of Science. He was named Australian Humanist of the Year in 1988 and in 2000 he received the Queensland Premier's Millennium Award for Excellence in Science and the Prime Minster's Environmental Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement.
Michael Doneman has worked as an artist, teacher, project manager and researcher in cultural development, community development and information technology. His role as Director of Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship requires him to work fl exibly and responsively in community settings with business people, educators, artists and the public sector.
Judy Spokes has recently taken up the position of Senior Advisor, Cultural Services with the Redland Shire Council. In her previous position as Director of the Cultural Development Network Victoria, Judy was responsible for developing many successful projects with artists and communities in regional Victoria.
Dr Jo-Anne Duggan has lectured in fine arts, design and social sciences in NSW and QLD Universities and has been awarded a number of fellowships and residencies with international institutions. She exhibits widely - national and international, and her work has been purchased by many private and public collections.
Deborah Mills has a diverse background in community and cultural development and a strong record in public sector social and cultural policy development in commonwealth, state and local government spheres. She is a respected arts consultant, recognised nationally as a specialist in Art and Health and the role of art/culture in Local Government.
Jane Haley has expertise in cultural policy, arts management and private sector arts support. She has directed policy and program initiatives and provided leadership for professional arts industry and advocacy bodies. Before taking up her current position with the Australia Business Arts Foundation, Jane was Senior Policy Adviser to Victoria's Minister for the Arts.
Feral Arts collaborate on a wide range of innovative projects with local rural communities and other key stakeholders (government, business, environmental, educational, scientifi c, farming, mining) responding creatively to the opportunities and challenges posed by development and globalisation. They work primarily in video, photography and digital multimedia.
Alison Carroll is the arts director at Asialink, Australia's leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of the countries of Asia and of Australia's role in the region, initiating and managing exchange programs with 18 countries of the region in visual arts, performing arts, arts management and literature.
Cheryle Yin-Lo is an experienced artworker (theatre and visual arts) currently engaged by The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute to coordinate a partnership project focusing on environmental issues and using art to work towards common goals for the conservation of natural and cultural heritage of the Greater Blue Mountains Heritage area in NSW.
Neal Price is currently a fellowship holder from the Australia Council and is a recipient of the prestigious Ros Bower Award for services to Community Cultural Development. His extensive experience as a professional health worker and arts practitioner has led to much of his arts practice focussing on people experiencing disadvantage and disability.
Zoe Scroggins has a background in working with young people, and is currently working with Contact Inc. Based in Brisbane. She was one of eight young artsworkers selected nationally to undertake an overseas residency through the Out there Everywhere program in 2004. Zoe's residency was with the Mirror Art Group in Chaing- Rai working with women in the local village.
Eve Stafford OAM is the Executive Officer of Arts Nexus Inc - a Cairns based umbrella organisation supporting all arts, culture, heritage and creative industries development across far north Queensland. Eve's expertise is also wide ranging - from community cultural development practice to strategy and policy development, establishing regional development and enterprise projects.
Helen Stanley is the manager of Memento Australia - an organisation that aims to create better tourism product, set new standards in innovation and quality and develop tourism markets and revenue for craftspeople, designers, product innovators and manufacturers.
Artists presenting case studies include: David Stangar a.k.a. Ghostboy; Ross Barber Executive Director of Access Arts Inc; James Muller Earth Base Productions; Fraser Corfi eld Artistic Director Backbone Youth Arts.
Panel members include: Elise Goodrich design/ installation/ movement; Evie Pikler singer/songwriter; Ian Christesen General Manager Sunshine Coast Environment Council; Andrew Donovan Director Inter-Arts Offi ce Australia Council; Dee Martin arts consultant/cultural worker; Trish Dobson local government cultural worker.
interACTIVE Noosa - The Junction (aka The J)
cnr of Noosa Drive & Grant Street Noosa Junction
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th April 2007
Welcome reception - Thursday 26th April from 5.30pm
Noosa Council adopted the Creative Noosa Strategy in April 2005. It is a key component of Council's Corporate Plan and the strategic plans of the Cultural Board and Economic Board.
The Creative Noosa Strategy aims to expand the Shire's creative, cultural and artistic capacity by enhancing existing programs and developing a range of new activities.The Creative Noosa Unit was established in April 2005 to implement the strategy.