FIRST NATIONS CURATORIAL ADVISOR
Brook Andrew is an artist, curator and writer who is driven by the collisions of intertwined narratives emerging from the mess of the “Colonial Wuba (hole)”. His practice is grounded in his perspective as a Wiradjuri and Celtic person from Australia. Brook is Enterprise Professor Interdisciplinary Practice and Director Reimagining Museums and Collections at the University of Melbourne and is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris and Brussels. His studio is located in Melbourne, Australia on the lands of the Kulin Nations.
Richard Evans is currently Managing Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, President of Live Performance Australia, Chair of the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals and a Partner in REĂ Consulting. An experienced CEO, non-executive director, cultural precinct leader, producer, and public servant, Richard Evans has held roles as Executive Director of The Bell Shakespeare Company, Managing Director of Sydney’s BridgeClimb, Executive Director of The Australian Ballet, Interim Managing Director of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and CEO of Sydney Opera House.
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR AND CO-CURATOR
Danielle Harvey is a curator, creative producer and director who creates layered programs that connect deeply with audiences. A true polymath, Danielle was creator of BingeFest and Antidote, and co-creator of All About Women. She was the co-creator and originating director of the award-winning immersive experience A Midnight Visit. Her latest immersive work Eternityland created an adult art park meets playground in a former department store to rave reviews. Past roles include Head of Contemporary Performance at Sydney Opera House, the Festival Executive Producer of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and the Director of Engagement for The Ethics Centre. She is currently the Head of Live Programs for Bundanon.
Simon Longstaff began his working life on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory of Australia. He is proud of his kinship ties to the Anindilyakwa people. After a period studying law in Sydney and teaching in Tasmania, he pursued postgraduate studies as a Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1991, Simon commenced his work as the first Executive Director of The Ethics Centre. In 2013, he was made an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to the community through the promotion of ethical standards in governance and business, to improving corporate responsibility, and to philosophy.” Simon is an Adjunct Professor of the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW, a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Royal Society of NSW and the Australian Risk Policy Institute.