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ARTS, CULTURE, LEGACY:
Lisa Havilah and Edwina Throsby in conversation
Save the Date: Monday 4 February 2019
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Admission: SAMAG members only. Reservations will open Monday 21 January 2019
Sydney's Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is about to get its fourth leader in five and a half years, with Carriageworks CEO Lisa Havilah appointed to lead the organisation from January 2019.
Lisa will assume control of the state government's planned $1.17 billion move to a new riverside MAAS site in Parramatta.
As CEO of Carriageworks, Lisa oversaw an increase in overall attendances from 110,000 in 2011 to 1.32 million in 2017.
Since 2011 Lisa has overseen significant expansion of the Carriageworks multi-arts hub in Redfern. Previously she built her career in western Sydney as Director of Campbelltown Arts Centre, and as Deputy Director at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
Lisa has been a champion for Western Sydney arts and a successful collaborator with the NSW Coalition government, which has often praised Carriageworks' success with audience engagement at relatively small cost to taxpayers.
MAAS has existed for 129 years and been located at Ultimo, in inner Sydney, since 1988.
The announcement of the new MAAS Chief Executive comes as Create NSW takes the next step in determining the new Powerhouse Museum's architectural design.
SAMAG looks forward to hosting you to hear the discussion with Edwina and Lisa and celebrating the start of 2019 with a drink and networking opportunity.
SAMAG's 2019 Program
Arts, Culture, Legacy: Lisa Havilah and Edwina Throsby in conversation
Monday 4 February 2019 (members only)
Surviving the Arts: Sharing our Lessons
Monday 25 February 2019
A Business Case for Cultural Policy
Monday 25 March 2019
Diversity in Regional Arts
Monday 29 April 2019 (regional location)
Arts and Innovation: Balancing the risks
Monday 6 May 2019
Disability Arts, the Last Avante Guard?
Monday 27 May 2019
First Nations Representation in Arts Organisations
Monday 24 June 2019
Membership Programs and Audience Development
Monday 29 July 2019
Youth Arts: Breaking into the Sector
Monday 26 August 2019
Making your Arts Practice Zero Waste
Monday 23 September 2019
Internationalising your Art Career
Monday 28 October 2019
Creative leadership event (to be announced)
Monday 25 November 2019 (members only)
*Please note dates and topics are subject to change at short notice
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