How I Got My Start in the Arts
Presented by SAMAG in collaboration with the National Young Writers' Festival and Young Australian Writers
Part of NYWF Careers Day
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Times: Various - see below
Where: Creative Wordshop, 170/164 Hunter Street, Newcastle
With the median creative income for Australian writers well below the national average, we check in with three artists and arts practitioners to talk about how they got their start in the arts, and how they have continued to build their careers in creative ways. Each three session will consist of a short talk by the writer, followed by a town-hall style discussion that will touch on the highs, lows and everything in between for creating a career as a writer, editor and arts practitioner. We will look past the stereotypes to talk about negotiating multiple roles, paying the rent, the business of being an artist and what the future holds. These will be interactive events, with audience questions welcome throughout.
Sian Campbell: 11:00am – 11:45am
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen: 1:30pm – 2:15pm
Adolfo Aranjuez: 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Lex Hirst (Facilitator): SAMAG Committee Member, Commissioning Editor at Penguin Random House
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Adolfo Aranjuez is editor of Metro, Australia’s oldest film and media periodical, and editor-in-chief of sexuality and gender magazine Archer. He is also a freelance writer, speaker and dancer. Adolfo is one of the Melbourne Writers Festival’s 30 Under 30 and a participant in the Midsumma Futures development program for queer artists.
In 2011 Audrey was the selected by the NSW government to be the face of their state campaign Don’t DISMyABILITY and she currently works at Roadshow Films.
Sian Campbell is a freelance writer and the Editor in Chief of Scum Mag. Her work has been published in Spook, Going Down Swinging, The Lifted Brow, and Junkee, and she's a former co-director of the National Young Writers' Festival.
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen is a Vietnamese-Australian writer based in Melbourne whose work explores feminism, race, sex, relationships and pop culture. She writes a fortnightly column for Daily Life, and has had her writing featured in publications including Rookie and i-D, and has worked for various arts organisations, including The Melbourne Writers' Festival. She likes dogs, making zines, indie pop and naps.