A host of Australia’s boldest minds will gather in Brisbane in September for a series of stimulating conversations as part of Brisbane Festival’s Talks program.
In trying to make sense of these unsettled times we have all leant on the arts for reflection, entertainment, escape and understanding. Brisbane Festival invites our audiences to be part of a series of conversations that deep dives into hopefulness in a time of crisis.
On Brisbane Festival’s opening weekend, QPAC scholar-in-residence Professor Judith McLean will facilitate an in-depth conversation on The Art of Resilience, featuring Bundjalung woman, director and producer Rhoda Roberts AO, Founder and Director of Ethical Intelligence Mark Crosweller ASFM, Australian lawyer and human rights advocate Nyadol Nyuan, and multiaward- winning entrepreneur and former Mental Health Commissioner Nicole Gibson. The two-hour symposium will be held at the Playhouse, QPAC on Saturday 5 September from 2pm.
From Whispers to Revolutions: The Future of Our Creative Industries brings together Brisbane Festival artists Alethea Beetson, Robin Fox, Gavin Webber, Lisa Fa’alafi, Leah Shelton and Natano Fa’anana to discuss art-making in a socially-distanced world, hosted by Louise Bezzina at La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre on Saturday 19 September from 4pm.