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.

APAX State of the Arts Address

The Australian Performing Arts Exchange (APAX) is the largest and most significant annual gathering of presenters, producers and artists coming together to connect, network, learn and discover leading works available for touring and collaboration.

In 2022, APAX was hosted at NIDA, Sydney from Monday 5 to Friday 9 September. The program featured engaging sessions designed to reconnect and energise the performing arts sector in Australia.

The closing event, The State of the Arts address is a key moment in the program and in 2022 it was delivered by arts leader, writer, literary curator and producer of theatre and film – Jo Dyer. Having held leadership roles with Sydney Writers’ Festival, Sydney Theatre Company, and Bangarra Dance Theatre alongside her advocacy for the arts (and contemporary Australia at large) in the recent federal election, Jo Dyer delivered perspectives and provocations on the Australian performing arts landscape.

Watch the State of the Arts address below.


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