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Opening of the McClelland Gallery Centre 5 Exhibition

From a cultural development perspective, the history and current role of Mclelland itself is instructive. McClelland was the legacy of a local family through their last remaining descendant, Annie May

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Creative skills in times of crisis: how the arts can help

As we grapple with labour shortages, economic challenges, and the immense strain on workers and sectors affected by the pandemic – I have a message of hope: our arts and culture can help.

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Creative artistic expression is here to stay

Anyone who works in the arts is well accustomed to criticism. It comes with the territory. Indeed, a well-constructed critique can be just as illuminating and thought provoking as the work which is th

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Climate Crisis and the Arts: Opening Address – Adrian Collette AM

Climate Crisis and the Arts: Opening Address Fri 11 Mar | West Stage, Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden Adelaide Festival 2022

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Harness creativity to build a better future

I’ve spent almost all my working life in a creative industry surrounded by some of the most extraordinary creative minds. Our whole raison d’être in advertising is creativity – commercial creativity.

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Together apart — how creativity connected Australians in 2020 by Adrian Collette

We are currently facing an historic opportunity. As 2020 comes to a close, we can rethink, reset and reimagine as we rebuild. We can draw on what we have learnt from 2020’s global disruptions, perso

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Darwin Arts Sector Conference – Adrian Collette AM

The Larrakia lands of Greater Darwin host a dynamic, creative city – home to many talented artists, passionate audiences and a rich cultural life. I’m sorry I can’t be with you all in person, th

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Know My Name Speech – Dr Wendy Were

Foregrounding First Nations perspectives and diverse voices, the event brought together leading and emerging Australian and international voices from arts and academia to share ideas, insights and cre

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Opening of the McClelland Gallery Centre 5 Exhibition

From a cultural development perspective, the history and current role of Mclelland itself is instructive. McClelland was the legacy of a local family through their last remaining descendant, Annie May

Creative skills in times of crisis: how the arts can help

As we grapple with labour shortages, economic challenges, and the immense strain on workers and sectors affected by the pandemic – I have a message of hope: our arts and culture can help.

Creative artistic expression is here to stay

Anyone who works in the arts is well accustomed to criticism. It comes with the territory. Indeed, a well-constructed critique can be just as illuminating and thought provoking as the work which is th

Climate Crisis and the Arts: Opening Address – Adrian Collette AM

Climate Crisis and the Arts: Opening Address Fri 11 Mar | West Stage, Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden Adelaide Festival 2022

Harness creativity to build a better future

I’ve spent almost all my working life in a creative industry surrounded by some of the most extraordinary creative minds. Our whole raison d’être in advertising is creativity – commercial creativity.

Together apart — how creativity connected Australians in 2020 by Adrian Collette

We are currently facing an historic opportunity. As 2020 comes to a close, we can rethink, reset and reimagine as we rebuild. We can draw on what we have learnt from 2020’s global disruptions, perso

Darwin Arts Sector Conference – Adrian Collette AM

The Larrakia lands of Greater Darwin host a dynamic, creative city – home to many talented artists, passionate audiences and a rich cultural life. I’m sorry I can’t be with you all in person, th

Know My Name Speech – Dr Wendy Were

Foregrounding First Nations perspectives and diverse voices, the event brought together leading and emerging Australian and international voices from arts and academia to share ideas, insights and cre