Creative Conversations II: Showcase

Arts & Creative Industries Creative Conversations II

As part of community consultation on the draft Vision (stage two of the project) we held the second Creative Conversations public event in April 2018 at the Bendigo Pottery Complex.

Creative Conversations II: Showcase explored creative ideas and initiatives through a discussion panel as well as being an opportunity for Greater Bendigo and our region to showcase existing artistic work, works-in-progress and collaborations between creatives.

The evening was a great success, and highlighted the talents, diversity and passion of our creative community. Participants demonstrated how a broad range of people from across the creative industries can come together in a very short timeframe to collectively activate and invigorate an unconventional creative space – throughout the working factory and historic museum at the Bendigo Pottery.

Congratulations to all the local creatives who came together and put on an inspiring pop-up arts festival:

  • Angela Zheng
  • Anton Hasell
  • Aunty Gabby Gamble
  • Bailey Cook
  • Bob’s Boutique and Sonia Brit Designs
  • Brendan Ferns and Keech 3D
  • Caleb Maxwell
  • Cate Green and the Institute of Imperfections
  • Cheryl Cadzow
  • Cheryl Long
  • Emily Begley
  • Forest Keegel
  • Gail Haig
  • Goldfields Providore
  • Grant Davies
  • Jacques Soddell
  • Jail Buba Kuyateh
  • Jamie Le Rossignol and students from BSSC
  • Janet Bromley
  • John Willis and CreateAbility
  • Jonathan Ridnell and the Discovery Centre
  • Joy Tatt
  • Justin Bull
  • Kain White
  • Klare Lanson
  • Leanne Grylls
  • Lorraine Brigdale
  • Mari B-Li Donni
  • Me Ri
  • Mr Dimples
  • Natalie Hannaford
  • Noela Stratford
  • Pamela Jackson
  • Paul Chapman and Bendigo Turntables
  • Paul Fletcher
  • Peter Reading and Signarama
  • Richard Atkins
  • Rod and Sally Thompson
  • Sandra Hosking
  • Sarah Hoy Designs
  • Sharon Greenaway
  • Sparrow Daley
  • Susan McMinn and Arnold Street Gallery
  • Teaghan Perryman
  • The Art of Kar
  • Tru Dowling
  • Yvonne George

The discussion panel also added to the broader conversation around creativity in our region, across Australia and the world.

Hosted by Fiona Parker (ABC radio), the panel featured the following speakers:

  • Clare Bowditch (musician and singer/songwriter)
  • Esther Anatolitis (National Association for the Visual Arts director)
  • Ros Abercrombie (Creative Producer of Artlands and Moomba Festival 2018)
  • David Eedle (entrepreneur and programmer)
  • Professor Matthew Allen (Deakin University Head of Communication and Creative Arts)
  • Dr Kelly Donati (Lecturer, Bachelor of Food Studies and Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy at William Angliss Institute)

Listen to the discussion here!


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