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The Arts and Embracing Risk: David Williams in conversation with Mark Goggin and Georgie Meagher
Date: Monday 24 November 2014
Where: Baker & McKenzie
Level 27, A.M.P. Centre
50 Bridge Street Sydney
Admission: Free (SAMAG members)
Please note due to limited seating, there will be a limit of two places for SAMAG Corporate Members.
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Speakers: Georgie Meagher, Artistic Director, Next Wave Festival
Mark Goggin, Director, Sydney Living Museums
Chair: David Williams: SAMAG Committee member, director, producer, performer, writer and technician.
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” Mark Zuckerberg
RISK has become a buzz word in Arts management. Artists and organisations claim to be doing it boldly, fearlessly in a myriad of ways. But what does embracing risk mean? At what point does taking a risk tip into being reckless, unprepared or lacking rigour? And similarly, at what point does mitigating risks erase the spark of ingenuity and originality that is the foundation of great art? It’s a favourite topic of conversation in foyers, let’s drag it on stage to fire up SAMAG's final event for 2015.
SAMAG members are invited to join us for a very special conversation with David Sefton, Georgie Meagher and Mark Goggin who have forged careers from taking risks. From embracing the unknown in the
art-making process to putting together artistic programs that challenge, confront or confound audiences, risk means different things to different people. Our leaders will debate whether risk is a question of artistic quality, process, or just the ability to attract an audience.
Join us for a very special discussion followed by a drinks with friends and colleagues and Baker & McKenzie's magnificent Sydney offices.
RSVP essential and places limited to SAMAG members so book in early to secure your place.