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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY In keeping with the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Brisbane, the Turrubul and Yaggera Peoples, and recognise that this has always been a place of creative expression. We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within our creative community. Brisbane Festival's vision for reconciliation and healing is to meaningfully engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities in ways that acknowledge shared histories and look to the future, and embrace, grow respect for and celebrate the culture of our First Nations peoples.

Man With The Iron Neck Image by Atmosphere Photography


CONTENTS

GIVING PROGRAM

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THANK YOU Brisbane Festival 2018 exceeded expectations on every level. When I reflect on my brief time at the Festival it is with a deep sense of gratitude. I’m grateful for the strong foundations laid by my predecessor Valmay Hill, to the Board for offering the opportunity to lead Queensland’s premiere international arts festival and to David Berthold and his team for creating such a layered program, full of artistic integrity. The bright blue Brisbane skies in September provided the perfect climate for 22 days of creative exploration and a landscape for taking risks, indulging in sumptuous works of art and revelling in festivities. There are many Partners whose contribution make this festival possible. We are proud of our long-standing Partners across many levels – our Foundation Partners in Arts Queensland and Brisbane City Council, our Star Partner Treasury Brisbane, long-term Platinum Partners Sunsuper and Channel 9 as well as our amazing Gold, Silver, Bronze, Distinguished Partners and Supporters. Your support is deeply appreciated. Our growing base of Donors provide transformative support that allows Brisbane Festival to invest in the creation of new work by local, national and international artists and to keep our program accessible to all audiences. A personal highlight of the festival was the meet and greet program where key festival staff and members of the Indigenous Advisory Group would welcome visiting artists and companies on their first day in the theatre. The Indigenous Advisory group shapes Brisbane Festival’s internal culture, our processes and programs and informs our aspiration for best practice when engaging with Australia’s First People. A sincere thank you to our dedicated Brisbane Festival Board Directors, Giving Committee, and Indigenous Advisory Board and our fabulous staff, volunteers, and interns, all of whom contributed to delivering a festival of immense scale and quality and who deserve to feel very proud. Charlie Cush Chief Executive Officer

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Making a mark. Hundreds of thousands gathered to enjoy

This was a landmark year. This year, the Festival became part of the city’s personality in a new way. More than ever, people were keen for the fresh as well as the familiar. They were keen to tell and hear our own stories, but also keen to lean curiously

#CelebrateBrisbane River of Light and were clearly enthralled by a spectacular sharing of a Dreamtime story of the creation of the river. This old story gave the Festival, and the people of Brisbane, new spirit.

and confidently into the stories of others. This

Our Theatre Republic site, where we housed

eagerness made for transformative experiences

13 frontier-edge productions and which was

for individuals, and for the city itself.

itself a breathing work of art, saw sales increase

The markers clearly expressed this shift. We smashed the box office record we set last

by more than 80 per cent. This hum was heard in our other venues, too.

year. Remarkably, we did so on Day 7 of this

At Riverstage, we bookended the Festival with

22-day Festival, and kept going. In the end,

two specially curated, huge day-night concerts,

we exceeded $3 million in ticket sales for the

each led by local heroes. Our opening concert was

first time ever and grew our ticketed attendance

headlined by Ball Park Music, tripping the light

by 43 per cent. That’s a huge leap.

fantastic, while our closing concert was led by

Treasury Brisbane Arcadia saw more than

Violent Soho, ripping it up amidst the fireworks.

485,000 people visit – an average of more than

A particular satisfaction? Across our three

22,000 people a day – by far our biggest year

distinct acts – one for each week – people

ever at our Festival Hub. These huge crowds

embraced the balance.

engaged with dozens of different performances and art installations – both free and ticketed – then stayed to eat, drink and share their experiences with one another.

They flocked to the fun things: the wonderful new cabaret LIFE the show, the buoyant BANG! BANG!, the irrepressible California Crooners Club (all in The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent) and the big program of contemporary music across a range of venues. But they equally signed up for our great risks: the world premieres.

#CelebrateBrisbane River of Light Image by Atmosphere Photography

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Making it first. Major international arts festivals are often

Brisbane Festival has a record of sustained

marked by the quality of the new work they

support for these, and other, Queensland

enable. This year, we gave birth to 12 new works.

companies over the years, and it’s reaping

That was very ambitious, but, more importantly,

rewards. It’s a good example of meeting our

the works themselves were of high ambition.

responsibility – a responsibility held by most arts

Wonderfully, the ambitions were met.

organisations – to not only be demand-driven,

The specially commissioned premieres from Queensland companies were notable successes.

but also to create demand for things that are new. This is the engine of progress.

Circa’s En Masse – beginning with Schubert’s

Man With The Iron Neck from Legs on the Wall,

endings and ending with Stravinsky’s beginnings –

drawing on artists from across Australia, was

packed out the QPAC Playhouse. For me, it was

another particularly powerful premiere. It was a

Circa’s best work (and that’s saying something),

profoundly moving work that was not only great

perfectly matching live music of the highest order

theatre, but also pointed to hard tensions within

with acrobatic art – dance circus – of danger

rural, and especially Indigenous, communities.

and nuance.

The onstage work was matched by offstage

Dancenorth’s beautiful, architectural Dust filled

outreach. Hope was offered through both.

the Brisbane Powerhouse, and signalled once

What’s next for these new works? National

again that this Townsville company is, right now,

and international tours are already planned.

making the most striking contemporary dance

The legacy will be lasting.

in Australia. The Good Room’s I’ve Been Meaning To Ask You, at Theatre Republic, was a marvel, handing the microphone to an inspiring group of young people. To be there was to feel good about the future.

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“A GRAND MASTERWORK THAT CHALLENGES THE BOUNDARIES OF DANCE, THEATRE, MUSIC AND CIRCUS.” THE CONVERSATION

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Making it big, making it boutique. Peter Grimes, the greatest opera in the English

Memorial marked the centenary of the Armistice,

language and a cornerstone of twentieth

and did so with around 250 people onstage.

century music drama, was our epic centrepiece.

This was a great coalition of another kind, with

Unbelievably, it had been 60 years since this

artistic and financial resources drawn from

masterwork was last seen in Brisbane, and indeed

several Australian and international festivals and

it provided us with some of the most thrilling music

organisations. British composer Jocelyn Pook’s

making the city has ever seen. Stuart Skelton, the

sweeping score, performed by many European

greatest Grimes alive, gave his mighty best despite

musicians, accompanied both a 215-strong choir

early illness. To witness his final performance was

drawn from the Brisbane public and legendary

to be in the presence of a tender titan.

Australian actor Helen Morse giving perhaps the

Our new staging saw top-line international artists

performance of her lifetime.

working alongside high-calibre Australian artists,

The boutique proved brilliant, too. Biladurang,

and brought together many of our large arts

Joel Bray’s one-person show that played out

organisations. Opera Queensland, Queensland

in a hotel room for 20 people at a time, shared

Symphony Orchestra and QPAC all took up our

another Dreamtime story and elicited an

invitation to make this monumental event such

empathy and generosity that left an indelible

a marker. It was a great coalition.

mark. Theatre Republic showcased a number of small, but perfectly formed experiences that prodded at gender and our sense of human equity. Over at our Tivoli-in-the-Round series, that treasured space felt at times like a lounge room jam, with Sarah Blasko, Gareth Liddiard and Polish Club, each on different nights, getting up-close-and-personal in an intimate new configuration.

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Making it international. Great arts festivals look out to the world –

The family home in Horror was of a very different

and are in peril if they do not – and so it was

kind, a place of terrifying human disconnection,

energising to welcome so many international

including a severed hand scuttling across

artists and companies to our city. Many of these

the stage. This Dutch production, like HOME,

artists, from Canada, South America, Europe,

employed wordless stage illusion to stunning

the Middle East and Asia, collaborated on

effect. It was frightening, funny, but also

Australian work – on Memorial, En Masse, Dust

strangely beautiful.

and LIFE the show to name just four – but others were invited because they had distinctive and resonant work to offer. It is at the core of why international arts festivals exist.

The exquisite audio-visual illusions in Hamnet served a story that opened up profound questions of being, all through the perspective of Shakespeare’s 11-year-old dead son. Our

Geoff Sobelle’s HOME came from the United

friends at Irish company Dead Centre – their

States, but was about us. We watched a house

second Festival visit – gave us a great gift, with

being magically built from nothing, and then

young Aran Murphy commanding the stage with

many of the audience poured onto the stage to

staggering assurance. Here was a production

join in, helping to create the rites and rituals that

that reminded us why Dead Centre is in such

make a house a home. The QPAC Playhouse

high demand around the world.

became a place of joyous human connection.

Russia’s Borodin String Quartet, for some the best in the world, concluded their concert with Shostakovich’s final string quartet, and it was here, especially, that we could see the great value of sustained artistic lineage. This matchless music was simply part of them.

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Peter Grimes Images by Atmosphere Photography

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“D e l i v e r e d e x a c t ly w h at y o u w a n t from a major festival – something special, of world class.” THE AUSTRALIAN

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Making it personal, Brisbane. The people of Brisbane, and their stories,

The peak Brisbane moment? That would have

were firmly in the spotlight this year.

to be at our stand-alone closing party concert

HOME, Memorial, I’ve Been Meaning To Ask You and Pub Choir all gave over their stages to members of the public in the most inclusive, creative ways. The people participated in the very act of creation.

at Riverstage on our final Saturday night. With the air still humming from Sunsuper Riverfire, Violent Soho, from Mansfield, began to play Powderfinger’s ‘These Days’, and then Bernard Fanning, from Toowong, walked on with acoustic

Qweens on King saw eight local LGBTIQ couples

guitar in hand to play and sing. And the crowd

wed in a glittering public ceremony on King

went wild…

Street. Their journeys were inspiring, and the generous sharing of that day gave light and acknowledgement to equality. Symphony For Me, our joyous free concert with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, highlighted just how diverse our local stories are – stretching as far as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the military dictatorship in Brazil, and of the fall of the Berlin Wall – and just how powerful

And now for the Next Days, driven by this marker year. Name any great city of the world – New York, London, Berlin or Barcelona, Shanghai or Seoul, Mumbai or Moscow or Mexico City – and, in the same breath, you think of their great arts. Great cities require great arts – cities don’t truly thrive unless their arts do.

are memories made with music. These stories

Brisbane Festival is playing its part in helping

were from all over Brisbane, from Bridgeman

the arts, and the city, thrive. It’s clear, perhaps

Downs to Middle Park to Sunnybank and many

more than ever, that the people of Brisbane are

places in between. Andrew Lofthouse, Nine News

keen to be part of the journey. They are now keen,

Queensland's weeknight presenter, hosted with

keener than ever, to travel the world through art,

ease and élan.

to trip through the geography of the heart, and to embrace what’s intriguingly next. David Berthold Artistic Director

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“I T H O U G H T, A F T E R A L L T H E S E Y E A R S , I’VE FOUND SOMETHING. [SYMPHONY FOR ME] BROUGHT CLASSICAL MUSIC BACK INTO MY LIFE.” Benazir Anwar, Symphony for me participant

Symphony For Me Image by Atmosphere Photography

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Symphony For Me Images by Atmosphere Photography

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AUDIENCE 10 diverse, multi-artform program attracts a broad spectrum audience covering Brisbane Festival MORE all socio-economic and life-stages groups. The Festival has a comprehensive understanding of the 9 AFFLUENT target markets for all of its programs and their motivation to attend events. Audience profiles paint a vivid picture8of entertainment, media and lifestyle behaviours of Festival attendees.

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MARKETING & PR REACH

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PARTNERSHIPS “I ’ v e l e a r n e d t h at p e o p l e w i l l f o r g e t w h at yo u s a i d, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” M AYA A N G E L O U

It’s less important how many times people see your brand and more relevant how they feel when they see your brand. It’s such an exciting time to be gifted the role as Development Director at Brisbane Festival. This incredible festival allows real access into people’s lives. We make a difference – now and into the future. We are influencers of cultural identity – locally as well as overseas. We are flexible – we really want to create inspiring and memorable experiences that people will talk about and think about and #shout about. This Festival creates memories that last long after the season ceases. Together with our Partners, we have the opportunity to make stories that people want to tell years into the future. By providing once-in-a-lifetime moments, we’re setting up memories that our collective audience will keep – and share – for a lifetime. One of the best metrics for experience marketing success is the storytelling and amplification conducted for your brand by the audience (word of mouth). I love when Partners recognise the value in ensuring that experience is conducted in a way that allows and encourages people to snap, share and shout about it. Being in the middle of a full Speigeltent, drinking a cold cocktail, singing along to a new favourite performer, surrounded by your closest friends on a balmy Spring Brisbane evening… this is an experience you will remember, and talk about, and want to relive again. Let’s do amazing stuff that people want to talk about. The added bonus is that people don’t remember your message because they saw it 100 times, they remember it because they spoke about it. Danica Bennett Business Development Director

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“the Triple M Rockstar Lounge which has become a staple i n o u r e v e n t s calendar and something that our listeners a n d clients alike look forward to.” SOUTHERN CROSS AUSTEREO

“the Brisbane Festival team are wonderful to deal with. They have an amazing ability to deliver value to their partners while delivering the most incredible arts program on Brisbane’s calendar each year.” VINACEOUS WINES

“S u n s u p e r wa s d e l i g h t e d t o a g a i n p l ay a m a j o r r o l e i n b r i n g i n g S u n s u p e r R i v e r f i r e t o t h e B r i s b a n e c o m m u n i t y, for the eighth year in a row.” SUNSUPER

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Theatre Republic Image by Atmosphere Photography

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“B r i s b a n e F e s t i v a l’ s T h e at r e R e p u b l i c t r a n s f o r m s Q U T ’ s Creative Industries Precinct each year at Festival t i m e and for those people who want the new or the unexpected i t ’ s t h e p l a c e t o v i s i t. ” QUT

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CASE STUDIES

Uber

Lendlease

HeART of the City

Qweens on King

As a returning Partner to Brisbane Festival,

As an emerging precinct in Brisbane,

Uber were looking to take an innovative

King Street (Lendlease) wanted to celebrate

approach to their partnership in 2018. Uber’s

Brisbane Festival in a grand way. What would

creation of the HeART of the City campaign was

be better than a giant street party and

the perfect way for Uber to celebrate Brisbane

celebrating the union of eight same-sex couples?

Festival, art and its love of Brisbane.

On the Opening Day of Brisbane Festival, King

Engaging with local Brisbane street artist Sofles, a large-scale mural was created inside The Box in Treasury Brisbane Arcadia and nightly this piece of art was brought to life through projection The campaign was active through an extended social media campaign and an outdoor street art poster series. A truly innovative way of activating their partnership with Brisbane Festival and provided entertainment to numerous Festival goers each night of September.

Street was closed down and thousands of people joined in to celebrate the weddings of these lucky couples and enjoy a party like no other. Welcome to Bowen Hills were engaged to help create the celebrations and a range of street performers and our local icon Katie Noonan even performed the couple’s first dance song. Lendlease’s support of Brisbane Festival enabled this event to go ahead and truly left a memorable mark on many hearts throughout Festival.

Images by Atmosphere Photography

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Archie Rose

Cushman and Wakefield

Brisbane Festival cocktails

Auslan performances

In the first year of their partnership with Brisbane

With a previous history of supporting accessibility

Festival, Archie Rose’s goal was to make an impact

in the Arts industry, Cushman and Wakefield

in the Queensland market, with product usage

were looking to partner with Brisbane Festival

and growing their local relationships around the

in a meaningful way. A partnership was created

city as the key outcomes. By collaboratively

for Cushman and Wakefield to support the

curating a range of cocktails with Brisbane

Auslan performances throughout Festival.

Festival, the bar sales records were smashed

These performances allowed an audience of

and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

hearing-impaired patrons to enjoy the Festival

Brisbane Festival was integral in making a range

experience on a cross section of shows, including

of connections with the Arts Industry, local

Hamnet, Betty Grumble: Love and Anger, The Owl

restaurants and bars which was a key element

and the Pussycat, and many more. Through

to the growth of the Archie Rose range into

Cushman and Wakefield’s support of this initiative,

Brisbane. A great platform for success into the

they enabled many Auslan performances with

2019 Brisbane Festival partnership.

an audience capacity of almost 2,000, providing a more accessible and inclusive Festival.

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Image by Nick Morrissey

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Divine, Treasury Brisbane Arcadia Image by Atmosphere Photography

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“S O U T H B A N K I S T H E P E O P L E ’ S P L A C E AND BRISBANE FESTIVAL AUGMENTS OUR M E LT I N G P O T O F C U LT U R E S , G E N D E R S , AGES, AND ABILITIES.” SOUTH BANK CORPORATION

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GIVING PROGRAM Making it happen. Brisbane Festival 2018 has been a great benchmark for the Giving Program. Spearheaded by Brisbane Festival’s extremely hard-working Giving Committee, we have continued to grow the group to more than 150 donors in only our third year. This year’s monumental achievements were only made possible through sheer tenacity and daring, collaboration and community spirit. The generosity of Festival Donors was crucial in delivering the following programming for Brisbane Festival 2018: HOME (The Internationals), Dust, En Masse, Man With The Iron Neck (The Commissioners), all 13 Theatre Republic shows (The Independents), and Symphony For Me and #CelebrateBrisbane River of Light (BFFs) reinforcing Brisbane’s position as a celebrated creative capital and cultural destination. In addition to the general giving categories, a determined group of die-hard opera fans, led by Brisbane Festival Deputy Chair Philip Bacon AM, pulled off a major coup in ensuring that the colossal production of Peter Grimes was performed exclusively in Brisbane by an all-star international cast, including the famous heldentenor Stuart Skelton. Members of the Peter Grimes giving circles contributed directly to the appearances of the magnificent principal artists and wonderful chorus. We particularly wish to thank Philip for matching the donations of our Peter Grimes donors dollar for dollar – we are incredibly grateful for this extraordinary expression of confidence in the programming of Benjamin Britten’s operatic masterpiece that guaranteed its success. Brisbane Festival 2018 was most fortunate to receive a significant donation from Bank of Queensland as Community Ambassadors for the second year in a row, dedicating their gift to the worthy theme of keeping our programming free and providing access to all. My heartfelt thanks to all our generous Festival Donors across our varied giving categories – you uplift us and enable the Festival to soar. I encourage you to join us for the thrill of creating Brisbane Festival 2019 – because Festival Donors make it happen! Fabienne Cooke Head of Philanthropy

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DONORS TO BRISBANE FESTIVAL SUPPORT THREE CENTRAL AREAS OF PROGRAMMING: ◊ Bringing the best international work to Brisbane for exclusive Australian premieres ◊ Creating opportunities for local artists and companies by commissioning new work ◊ Ensuring access for all by providing reduced-priced tickets and free events

Rovers Image by Atmosphere Photography

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OUR DONORS PETER GRIMES PRINCIPAL DONORS

THE INTERNATIONALS

Donations supported the performances of our Peter Grimes Principal Artists Stuart Skelton appeared courtesy

Donations ensured Brisbane hosts the world’s most inspiring artists through our international productions

of Philip Bacon AM

Matt and Eliza Baxby

Sally Matthews appeared courtesy

Virginia Bishop

of Tim Fairfax AC and Gina Fairfax

BMD Group

Mark Stone appeared courtesy

Simon Morrison

of Andy Greig and Ingrid Asbury

Ben and Fiona Poschelk

Rory Macdonald appeared courtesy

Courtney Talbot

of Shaun and Sue Kenny

PETER GRIMES CHORUS OF DONORS Donations supported the performances of our Peter Grimes Chorus

THE COMMISSIONERS Donations helped our local artists and writers bring their work to life on stage Anonymous

Anonymous

David Berthold

Brian Bartley

Bryce Camm and Mark Lightfoot

Gayle and Nick Carter

Fabienne & Marshall Cooke

CM and IG Furnival

Heidi and James Cooper

Ian and Cass George

Regina and John Cotter

Ian Hanger AM QC and Dr Marika Hanger

José and Lucy Coulson

Valmay Hill and Russell Mitchell

Charlie and Alicia Cush

Wayne Kratzmann

Cate Heyworth-Smith QC and Ben Duke Michael Hodge QC and Kim Hodge

COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS Donation ensured Brisbane audiences had access to free programming and reduced ticket prices Bank of Queensland

Paul and Sue Taylor

Ian Klug AM and Jocelyn Klug Russell Mann and Margo McLay Sarah and Joseph O'Brien

Donations contributed to the development of new Queensland works Thomas Bradley QC

Martin Kerrigan

Amanda Newbery

HIGH COMMISSIONERS Philip Bacon AM

Francine and Anthony John

Origin Foundation Libby and Jared Patrick Susan and Matthew Pople Fraser Power Lynn Rainbow-Reid AM and John B Reid AO Paul Spiro Rupert and Penelope Templeman The Hon Justice David Thomas and Jane Thomas Tony Young

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THE INDEPENDENTS

BFFS

Donations ensured independent artists could showcase their work at Theatre Republic

Donations ensured our programming remains accessible for all

Anonymous

Robert Beech and Liz Ralston

Victor and Michelle Borzillo

Penny Behan

Melissa Brown

Hugo Clark-Ryan

Kerry and Greg Gillett

Tim and Cheryl Courtice

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John and Catherine Drakakis

Jeff and Amanda Griffin

Matthew Gamble

Will and Lauren Griffin

Leeor Groen

Cory Heathwood

Nancy and Allan Hartley

Lesa and David Jackson

Josephine Macmillan

Alvin Leach

Adelaide McDonald

Susan Learmonth and Bernard Curran

Elizabeth McDonnell

Rob and Nicole Martin

Diane Murphy

Rob and Dinie McConnel

Donna Orazio

Tanya McCarthy and Graham Tanner

Tim and Katie Pack

Daniel Morgan

Dare and Andrea Power

Greg and Rosamund Pankhurst

Charli Robinson

Prue and James Pateras

Andrea and Craig Templeman

Candice Redmond

Isabella Vecchio

Rumble Creative and Media Alison Smith Nicholas Smith Professor Mandy Thomas Andrew Tynan Jenny Usher and Peter Good Judy and David Usher Dr Phillip Vecchio and Marisa Vecchio AM

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Umami Mermaids Images by Atmosphere Photography

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Foundation Partners

Brisbane Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council

STAR Partner

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

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Silver Partners

BRONZE Partners

DISTINGUISHED Partners

CREATIVE & MEDIA

Supporters Aria Brisbane Telstra

Art Series Hotels - The Johnson Urbis

Champagne Lanson Welcome to Bowen Hills

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Neon Signs Australia


2 018 F E S T I V A L T E A M ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

David Berthold

Michael Adams

Marketing and

Communications Director

Carrie Barber

Marketing Manager

Jen Hall

Brand and Content Manager

Jo Michel

Ticketing Manager

Zoe White

Digital Marketing Manager

Angela Kohler

Marketing Executive

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Charlie Cush

BOARD DIRECTORS Paul Spiro

Chair

Philip Bacon AM

Deputy Chair

Cory Heathwood Ian Klug AM Simon Morrison Amanda Newbery Mick Power AM Alison Smith

Liana Praekelt

Marketing Administrator

Emma Symons

Social Media Specialist

Aruga, Heapsaflash

Publicists

Sean Dowling

Graphic Designer

Rumble

Design Agency

Atmoshpere Photography

Festival Photographer

FINANCE

Professor Mandy Thomas Chris Tyquin

PROGRAMMING

Rebecca Drummond

Finance Director/Company Secretary

Lorelle Edwards

Finance Assistant

ADMINISTRATION

Stefan Greder

Program Director

Giannina Periz

Senior Producer

Alyssa Kielty

Producer

Troy Armstrong

Producer

Damien Cassidy

Producer

Chris Twite

Contemporary Music Programmer

SUNSUPER RIVERFIRE CREATIVE TEAM

Kat Murphy

Associate Producer

Foti International

Fireworks

Stephanie Suess

Associate Producer

Gordon Hamilton

Soundtrack

Alexander Butt

Associate Producer

Aaron Austin-Glen

Associate Producer

Skye Murphy

Logistics Manager

Sarah Farnsworth

Program Administrator

Margie Bowen

Logistics Administrator

Josh Cook

Program Coordinator

Ashleigh Wheeler

Program Assistant

Julia Herne

Administration Manager

Marcia Ferreira

Administration Coordinator

Zac Reimers

Volunteers Coordinator

CREATIVE DESIGN Arkhefield

Treasury Brisbane Arcadia

Sarah Winter

Theatre Republic

INDIGENOUS ADVISORY GROUP Michelle Tuahine

Chair

Raelene Baker

TECHNICAL

Bridget Garay

Tim Pack

Technical Director

Ian Johnson

Senior Technical Manager

Lew Bromley

Operations Manager

Louisa Lachi

Technical Administrator

Cameron Ricketts

Technical Manager

Simon Toomer

Technical Manager

Terri Richards

Technical Manager

Bill Hazard

Technical Manager

Amy McKenzie

Site Designer Manager

Donovan Wagner

Technical Coordinator

Brenton Slattery

Technical Coordinator

Isaac Ogilvie

Technical Coordinator

Dale Norris

Technical Coordinator

Katie Hurst

Technical Coordinator

Anne Boyd

WHS Coordinator

Vashti Greder

Signage Coordinator

Bob Weatherall

GIVING COMMITTEE Thomas Bradley QC

Chair

Heidi Cooper Regina Cotter Simon Morrison Ben Poschelk Courtney Talbot Paul Taylor

CONTACT DETAILS Brisbane Festival Level 2, 381 Brunswick Street, PO Box 384 Fortitude Valley, Queensland, 4006

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Danica Bennett

Business Development Director

Dana Brown

Sponsorship Manager

Fabienne Cooke

Head of Philanthropy

Kirsty Adams

Corporate Hospitality Manager

Jenny Usher

Philanthropy Administrator

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Anina Warrener

Business Development Coordinator

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Phone

07 3833 5400

Email brisbanefestival@brisbanefestival.com.au Online brisbanefestival.com.au

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