Lock Out Laws: the Arts and Cultural Impact

This is a past event.

A discussion with key policy and political stakeholders about the effect of the lock out laws on the arts and the impact of the arts on local communities. Far from being a settled topic, the Sydney Lock Out Laws have remained in place despite heated opposition from many in the night economy. Where does the arts sector fit in and are there opportunities to be had in this new cultural norm? This seminar turned a lens on the arts sector to consider the impact of gentrification across Sydney and asked if this is another kind of lock out.

Our panel included:

The Hon. John Graham, MLC, Convenor of Labor loves Live Music

Emilya Colliver, Founder and director of Art Pharmacy Online Gallery and member of the City of Sydney’s Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel

Andrew Levins (DJ Levins), member of Keep Sydney Open​

Paschal Dantes Berry, Program Coordinator, Blacktown Arts Centre

Chair: Clara Edwards, Lawyer, Arts Law Centre of Australia and SAMAG Committee member