The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.

Festival of Outback Opera

Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.

Auto Cannibal

Auto Cannibal by Australasian Dance Collective and Beijing Dance LDTX,
Choreographed by Stephanie Lake. Photo by Jade Ellis.


Zoom by Patch Theatre. Photo by Matt Byrne.

Trash Talk

Trash Talk by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.

So long suckers 2

So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.

Curious Legends

Curious Legends

Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.


Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.

River Linked Live Virtual Concert

River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.

HOTA Home of the Arts

HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.

The Butch is Back

The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.

Connecting with our members

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We sure do get around – over the course of the last couple of months we’ve traveled inter-state and overseas to see our PAC Australia family and listen to the industry at large. We presented and hosted a number of events to share with you our efforts in advocacy and professional development.


A quick pitstop over the ditch to the Performing Arts Network New Zealand (PANNZ) arts market provided opportunities for a whole gamut of discussions about collaboration. Meeting with our counterparts from NZ and Canada provided a frame of reference that continues to inform our own program design. Together with Alison Dalziel from localise we presented a workshop with a number of arts centre managers and Creative New Zealand  representatives based on Performing Spaces, our Local Government guide for creating well-being, created in partnership with CircuitWest. And let’s just put it out there, these guys are amazing leaders in regard to putting First Nations first.


The VAPAC’s managers’ meeting was the model of a connected network…talk about making things happen! The meeting aimed to build an understanding with stakeholders as to the value of the arts not only to community but also with funders. Julian Meyrick’s address noted that the major problem facing Australian culture today is demonstrating its value – to governments, the business sector, and the public in general. Complemented by the magnificent Peter Steidl, this was an outstanding event.

Stage Queensland 

Stage Queensland’s manager’s conference really lifted the bar – with Steven Wolff as thinker-in-residence and driving discussions about purpose-driven anchor organisations, this was world-class professional development. It was also excellent to see first-hand the extraordinary new Cairns Performing Arts Centre; a building that gives itself to connecting.