Cutting his teeth as a cabaret musician and department store executive, Greg co-founded and was managing director of Adelaide’s iconic Imprints Booksellers (1984—2007). With a wealth of governance experience, including a term as an Elected a Member of the Adelaide City Council (2000-03) and on the boards of many community benefit, arts and cultural organisations, he was founder of The Adelaide Festival of Ideas in 1999. Greg went on to head up Arts SA (2004-08), becoming Deputy Chief Executive in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (2008-11), where his stewardship included Arts SA, the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Program, Capital City Directorate, and establishment of the Integrated Design Commission SA. In 2012 Greg moved to SA Health to head up Office for the Ageing. Following three years consulting, Greg joined the History Trust of South Australia as CEO in 2016, and was returned to the City of Adelaide as an Elected Member in May 2020.
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Scott deLahunta has worked as writer, researcher and organiser on a range of international projects bringing performing arts with a focus on choreography into conjunction with other disciplines and practices. In this capacity, he has worked closely with a number of choreographers on dance documentation/ digitisation projects including Emio Greco | PC, Wayne McGregor, Deborah Hay, Jonathan Burrows and William Forsythe. From 2014-2019 he was a Senior Research Fellow Deakin Motion.Lab, Deakin University. He is currently Professor of Dance, Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University (UK) and co-directing (with Florian Jenett) Motion Bank at the Hochschule Mainz University of Applied Sciences.
Rebecca is a producer who works across genres and platforms and is the co-owner/director of the multi-award winning screen production company Closer Productions. Her feature film credits include break out low budget feature 52 Tuesdays, which won the directing award for World Cinema at Sundance and the Crystal Bear at Berlinale, and feature documentary Sam Klemke’s Time Machine which premiered at Sundance and in Official Selection at HotDocs and Rotterdam. Most recently Rebecca produced Animals, an Irish/Australian co-production based on the acclaimed novel, which premiered at Sundance 2019.
For television, Rebecca has made numerous documentaries including Dendy Award-winning I Want to Dance Better at Parties and three-part Arts series Hannah Gadsby’s Oz. She has made short works in virtual reality including the ACMI commissioned Stuck in the Middle with You and Sundance selected Summation of Force. Rebecca produced the 6-part online series F*!#ing Adelaide, which premiered at Series Mania and was the most watched ABC iView Original in 2018. Most recently she completed The Hunting, a 4 x 1 hour drama series which premiered on SBS Television in August 2019 and was SBS’ most successful commissioned drama ever. She is currently in pre-production on Aftertaste a new 6 x 30 comedy drama for the ABC.
Hannah Fox is an artist, curator and festival director with a focus on sound art, large-scale public art, contemporary music and live art.
Her work has crossed a broad spectrum of outcomes, from devising and delivering a performance intervention for the Tate Modern to creating a stage show for Janes Addiction and choreographing cranes and forklifts for a large-scale car stunt show.
Since returning to Australia in 2007, she founded creative partnership Supple Fox; delivered four years of contemporary music programs as Artistic Associate at Melbourne Festival and then made the move to Mona at the very beginning stages of their winter festival, Dark Mofo where she became Associate Creative Director.
Hannah has recently joined forces with artist Gideon Obarzanek as Co-Artistic Directors of RISING.
Julianne Pierce is an Australian independent producer, artist and writer working across disciplines including performance, visual arts and media arts. She was a Creative Producer on Festival2018, the arts and culture program of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and was Creative Producer for the 2016 Adelaide Fringe. Julianne was Producer of ‘and the earth sighed’ by Leon Cmielewski and Josephine Starrs presented at the 2019 Adelaide Festival. She is currently Creative Producer on ‘Child of Now’, a massively co-authored story about the next century by Melbourne-based artist Robert Walton. From 2012 to 2014 Julianne was Executive Director of Australian Dance Theatre, relocating back to Australia after five years in the UK as Executive Producer with artists company Blast Theory. With Blast Theory she produced and managed new media performance and broadcast projects for commissioners including Channel 4, Royal Opera House and Sundance Film Festival.
Julianne is a founding member of the influential computer artist group VNS Matrix, who formed in 1991 and continue to have their work included in significant exhibitions and publications worldwide. From 2013 to 2015 she was Chair of Emerging and Experimental Arts at the Australia Council for the Arts and from 2006-2013 was Chair of the International Symposium on Electronic Art.
John McCormick is a technology based artist with a major interest in movement. John is currently a lecturer and researcher in the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies at Swinburne University of Technology where he investigates artistic practice in mixed reality environments, robotics, artificial intelligence and human action. Current research explores human robot interaction mediated by mixed reality environments. John has collaborated on works worldwide, including at ISEA, ZERO1SJ, SIGGRAPH, Melbourne Festival, Venice Biennale, Siggraph Asia, Ars Electronica Futurelab and Art Science Museum Singapore. John is an Australian Antarctic Research Fellow in 2020 supported by the Australian Antarctic Division and ANAT. Along with colleague Adam Nash he was lucky enough to travel on the last Antarctic voyage of the research vessel Aurora Australis.
Jo Dyer is a leading Australian producer and Festival Director. Currently the Director of Adelaide Writers’ Week, she has held leadership roles at significant cultural organisations including the Sydney Writers' Festival, Sydney Theatre Company and Bangarra Dance Theatre. Through her production company, Soft Tread Enterprises, Jo focusses on developing Australian stories for the stage and screen: her award-winning films have screened theatrically and at Festivals worldwide, and her theatre productions have played widely across Australia and toured internationally to countries including NZ, India and the US.
She serves as the Chair of Sydney-based dance theatre company, Force Majeure.
South Australian Chief Entrepreneur
Andrew has decades of experience as an environmental consultant, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
He is Co-Founder, Chairman and Executive Director of JBS&G Australia – one of Australia’s largest privately owned environmental consulting companies – and was awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Central Region in 2017.
Andrew acts as Director of several companies focussed on property development, private equity investments and entertainment opportunities.
In partnership with his wife Alexandra Dimos, he founded the Nunn Dimos Foundation, a philanthropic fund focussed on supporting key social and arts causes in South Australia.
Leader of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur provides high level, independent advice to the South Australian Cabinet and business community to enable entrepreneurialism across all forms of business, industry and the public sector.
Justyna Jochym is the CEO of Festivals Adelaide, a strategic umbrella organisation that exists to advance a sustainable, enterprising, and collaborative international festival city through the coalition and collective action of Adelaide’s leading cultural festivals. Prior to this role, she worked as the Head of International Cooperation and Development at the Krakow Festival Office (Poland), where she managed global partnerships and programs, among them the Krakow UNESCO Creative City designation.
From 2014 - 2018, Justyna was the chair of the 28 UNESCO Cities of Literature and a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network Steering Committee. She has been the coordinator of the Festival Cities Network (Adelaide, Edinburgh, Krakow, Montreal, and Singapore) since 2017. Justyna also serves on the board of The Mill and as an executive committee member of the Arts Industry Council of South Australia.
Wesley Enoch is a writer and director and the current Artistic Director at the Sydney Festival. He hails from Stradbroke Island (Minjeribah) and is a proud Noonuccal Nuugi man.
Previously Wesley has been the Artistic Director at Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts; Artistic Director at Ilbijerri Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Theatre Co-operative and the Associate Artistic Director at Belvoir Street Theatre. Wesley’s other residencies include Resident Director at Sydney Theatre Company; the 2002 Australia Council Cite Internationale des Arts Residency in Paris and the Australia Council Artistic Director for the Australian Delegation to the 2008 Festival of Pacific Arts. He was creative consultant, segment director and indigenous consultant for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Wesley has written and directed iconic Indigenous theatre productions. THE 7 STAGES OF GRIEVING which Wesley directed and co-wrote with Deborah Mailman was first produced in 1995 and continues to tour both nationally and internationally. Others include THE SUNSHINE CLUB for Queensland Theatre Company and a new adaptation of Medea by Euripides’; BLACK MEDEA. His play THE STORY OF THE MIRACLES AT COOKIE’S TABLE won the 2005 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award.
In 2004 Wesley directed the original stage production of THE SAPPHIRES which won the 2005 Helpmann Award for Best Play. Other productions include STOLEN, RIVERLAND, MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, HEADFUL OF LOVE, BOMBSHELLS, BLACK DIGGERS, GASP!, COUNTRY SONG, HAPPY DAYS and THE ODD COUPLE, I AM EORA, ONE NIGHT THE MOON, THE MAN FROM MUKINUPIN, YIBIYUNG, PARRAMATTA GIRLS, CAPRICORNIA, THE CHERRY PICKERS and ROMEO AND JULIET.
His most recent production is BLACK COCKATOO, which premiered at the 2020 Sydney Festival.
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