Brisbane Festival presents

Festival Conversations

04 - 11 Sep
Queens Park

Brisbane Festival believes in dissolving many of the barriers between artists and audiences. One of the ways we do this is to engage artists in free public talks and conversations. Sometimes they are before or after a performance. Sometimes they are structured forums. Festival Conversations in 2016 centre on cultural participation, as well as on the work of particular artists and companies.

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FESTIVAL ORATION WITH JONAH BOKAER
In this exclusive public talk for Brisbane Festival as part of Festival Conversations, Jonah shares his thoughts on the fusion of dance, visual art, and architecture, and the emergent ways that these forms relate to museum and gallery performances. In an open conversation, Jonah also discusses his collaborations with Merce Cunningham, Robert Wilson, Daniel Arsham, Anne Carson and Pharrell Williams, including the public in a personal dialogue about many of the towering artists of the last century and some of the prime movers of the 21st century.

As founder of two artspaces in New York City, Jonah will also spark a conversation about new genres emerging in contemporary art and performance being created in New York and the U.S. Jonah Bokaer is one of the leading innovators of American contemporary dance.

Details
Sun 11 Sept, 3pm
Free
Powerhouse Theatre,
Brisbane Powerhouse

THE RECORD LABEL
How have Record Labels reinvented their relationship with the artist and the consumer?

Panel
Stu McCullough - Owner and Director, Amplifire Records
John Willsteed - Head of Music, QUT
Trina Massey - Label Manager A&R, Smack Face Records

Details
Sun 4 Sept, 12pm
Queens Park, Treasury Casino & Hotel, Brisbane City

SNOW WHITE & THE LITTLE MERMAID
What meaning do these fairy tale heroines have in the contemporary world?

Panel
Amanda Slack-Smith - Assistant Curator, Australian Cinémathèque, QAGoMA
Suzie Miller - Playwright (Snow White), La Boite and OperaQ
Dr Sally Breen - Senior Lecturer in Writing and Publishing, Griffith University
Dr Angela Slatter - Author (The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales)

Details
Tue 6 Sept, 12pm
Queens Park, Treasury Casino & Hotel, Brisbane City

TAKING PART
How might people participate in the creation of work?

Panel
Ian Pidd - Director (You Should Be Dancing)
Lucas Stibbard - Creator / Performer (Festival of Fortune)
Graham Young - Executive Director, Australian Institute for Progress
Dr Stephen Harrington - Senior Lecturer, Journalism, Media & Communication, QUT

Details
Thu 8 Sept, 12pm
Queens Park, Treasury Casino & Hotel, Brisbane City

IRISH REBELLION
How is the spirit of Irish rebellion connecting with the world?

Panel
Aileen Burns & Johan Lundh - Executive Directors, IMA
Dr Jennifer Harrison - Research Adviser, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry UQ
Bush Moukarzel & Ben Kidd - Artistic Directors, Dead Centre

Details
Sat 10 Sept, 12pm
Queens Park, Treasury Casino & Hotel, Brisbane City

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Duration : 60 minutes
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Queens Park

Adjacent to Treasury Casino & Hotel
George St
Brisbane City
QLD 4000

Ticket Prices
Free Event
Getting There

Taxi: Book Yellow Cabs online
Parking: Paid car parks at QPAC and South Bank Parklands
Bus: Myer Centre busway station
Train: Central or Roma St train station
Ferry: North Quay ferry terminal
Visit TransLink for public transport options

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