NAVA In Action 2020

This is what we achieved this year.

Screenshot of a Zoom meeting of 6 participants, 3 rows across, 3 down.

Some of the NAVA team, L to R: Georgia Mokak, Leya Reid, Georgie Cyrillo, Penelope Benton, Justine Youssef, Naomi Segal.

December 2020

  • Penelope Benton published University cuts risk losing Australia's next generation of artists, 1 December
  • Penelope Benton quoted in Deep cuts at ANU's School of Art and Design, Gina Fairely, Arts Hub, 1 December
  • Georgia Mokak facilitated online workshop What does the NSW Aboriginal visual art sector look like in the future? with Dennis Golding, Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist and curator, and Hannah Donnelly, Wiradjuri writer and producer as part of NAVA and Create NSW Aboriginal visual arts practitioners to be heard series, 1 December 
  • Justine Youssef met with Joel Bray, Wiradjuri dancer, writer and performance maker, 1 December 
  • Penelope Benton and Justine Youssef attended Delivering Accessible Online Events Workshop hosted by Accessible Arts, 2 December
  • Penelope Benton met with Jack Poppert, Student Council President, UNSW Art & Design, 2 December 
  • NAVA co-hosted Building blocks for a stronger NSW Aboriginal visual arts sector with April Phillips, Wiradjuri-Scottish illustrator, researcher and visual arts educator, and Nicole Foreshew, Wiradjuri artist, writer and curator, 3 December
  • Penelope Benton facilitated Code of Practice revision - National Visual Arts Roundtable, 3 December
  • Georgia Mokak met with John Waight, Artists in the Blak Coordinator at Arts Law and Stephanie Parkins, Indigenous Engagement Coordinator at the Copyright Agency, 3 December
  • Penelope Benton quoted in Creative industries inquiry demonstrates need for national cultural policy as hearings continue, Ben Eltham, Arts Hub, 4 December
  • Michael Jalaru Torres, Djugan/Yawuru/Jabirr Jabirr/Ngarluma fine artist and photographer took over NAVA’s Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes look at his practice and community, 7-10 December
  • NAVA co-hosted How do we make the NSW Aboriginal visual arts sector more visible and better valued? with Peter Cooley, CEO, First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation and Kyra Kum-Sing, Malera Bandjalan, Mitakoodi curator at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative, 8 December 
  • The NAVA team visited Granville Centre Art Gallery to see Ngaliya Diyam (‘We are Here’ in Darug language) curated by Dennis Golding and Rebekah Raymond, 8 December
  • Penelope Benton, Holly Morrison and Georgie Cyrillo attended Visions 2020 hosted by Arts Hub, 9 December
  • Justine Youssef met with Bonita Gillard, artist, writer, researcher, 9 December
  • Penelope Benton met with Dr Marnie Badham, RMIT University – School of Art, CAST Contemporary Art and Social Transformation research group, 9 December
  • Announced NAVA receives funding from the Australia Council and Create NSW for a major revision of its Code of Practice, 10 December
  • Penelope Benton quoted in Griffith University cuts 144 jobs and axes Queensland College of Art photography degree, Kelly Burke, The Guardian, 10 December
  • Georgia Mokak facilitated How do we protect the NSW Aboriginal visual arts sector? with Charisma Cubillo, Larrakia Lawyer, Terri Janke and Company and Bibi Barba, Woka Woka, Cammeraygal - Gadigal, Yuin, Aboriginal Strategy and Engagement, Create NSW, 10 December 2020 
  • Penelope Benton and Holly Morrison met with Debra Keenahan and Zanny Begg, 10 December
  • Georgie Cyrillo attended Australia Council for the Arts In Conversation with Georgie Harman and Adrian Collette AM, 10 December
  • Penelope Benton met with Lena Nahlous, Executive Director, Diversity Arts Australia (DARTS), 14 December
  • Penelope Benton and Holly Morrison met with auditor Steven J Miller, 14 December
  • Penelope Benton met with Kerryanne Farrer, Executive Officer, Flying Arts, 14 December
  • Georgie Cyrillo attended Australia Council for the Arts In Conversation with Shane Fitzsimmons and Lydia Miller, 14 December
  • Georgia Mokak attended Australia Council for the Arts Re-imagine Sector Recovery Initiatives Information Session, 16 December
  • Penelope Benton met with April Phillips, Wiradjuri-Scottish illustrator, researcher and visual arts educator, 16 December
  • Announced Shahmen Suku awarded the 2020 Carstairs Prize, 16 December
  • Penelope Benton met with Laura Curtis, Solicitor, Terri Janke and Company, 17 December
  • NAVA made a submission to the public consultation for the NDS and NDIS Outcomes Frameworks, 18 December
  • NAVA made a submission to the Australian Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Action Plan to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and their cultural and economic interests, 18 December
  • NAVA office closed from 23 December.

November 2020

  • Georgia Mokak met with artist Megan Cope and Tina Baum, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, 2 November 
  • Penelope Benton met with Kerry Comerford and Liz Martin, Accessible Arts, 3 November
  • Georgia Mokak met with Pam Bigelow, Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA), 4 November
  • Holly Morrison and Tanushri Saha met with Sophia Kouyoumdjian, Parramatta Artist Studios, 4 November
  • Penelope Benton met with artist Lachlan Herd, 5 November
  • Penelope Benton met with Peter White, Senior Manager, Aboriginal Strategy and Engagement, ‎Create NSW, 5 November
  • Penelope Benton attended Arts Front’s Day of Demonstration, 6 November
  • Georgia Mokak met with Marie Falcinella, KU Arts, 9 November 
  • Penelope Benton published NAVA strongly opposes damaging cuts to Queensland College of Art, 10 November
  • Georgia Mokak presented a spatial justice and public art lecture for students at UNSW, 10 November
  • Georgia Mokak met with Aunty Pat Anderson and Josh Power, 10 November
  • Penelope Benton, Georgia Mokak and Leya Reid attended Know My Name: Where are we now? conference, 10 - 13 November
  • Georgia Mokak and Penelope Benton met with Peter White and Bibi Barba, Aboriginal Strategy and Engagement, ‎Create NSW, 11 November
  • Penelope Benton met with independent curator, Tian Zhang, 12 November 
  • Penelope Benton, Georgie Cyrillo and Sarah Rose facilitated a one-hour consultation with the National Visual Arts Roundtable for NAVA’s major revision of the Code of Practice, 12 November
  • Penelope Benton met with Nicole Beyer, Executive Director Theatre Network Australia, 12 November 
  • Georgia Mokak spoke as part of the Know My Name conference wrap up panel, 13 November
  • Penelope Benton spoke at the House of Representatives public parliamentary hearing for the Inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions, 13 November
  • Penelope Benton met with Dr Marnie Badham, RMIT University – School of Art, CAST Contemporary Art and Social Transformation research group, 13 November
  • Justine Youssef presented a Valuing Your Work workshop for Dubbo Regional Council, 14 November
  • Penelope Benton met with Tamara Winikoff, 16 November
  • Leya Reid attended At the Crossroad? Australia’s Cultural Future, The Australian Academy of the Humanities 51st Symposium, 16 - 20 November
  • Holly Morrison published COVID-19: What are the state governments doing for the arts sector? 16 November
  • Georgia Mokak, Leya Reid and Penelope Benton met with Peter White and Bibi Barba, 17 November
  • Justine Yousef attended Enquiring Minds: What Artists can Bring to Government and Industry Research and Continuous & Diverse: A long history of many cultures, The Australian Academy of the Humanities 52st Symposium, ‘At the Crossroad? Australia’s Cultural Future’, 17 November 
  • NAVA staff members completed Disability Confidence Training workshop, 18 November
  • Penelope Benton met with Esther Anatolitis, 18 November
  • Penelope Benton, Holly Morrison and Georgie Cyrillo met with Dr Marnie Badham, RMIT University, 18 November
  • Penelope Benton attended a National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE) meeting, 19 November
  • Penelope Benton met with artist Michael Kempson from Cicada Press, 20 November
  • NAVA Board meeting, 23 November
  • Penelope Benton was quoted by Gina Fairley in Cuts to photography, design and fine arts at Queensland College of Art, ArtsHub, 24 November
  • Penelope Benton was quoted by Em Readman in Griffith QCA Students Rally Against Proposed Studio Closures, QUT Glass, 24 November
  • Penelope Benton met with Millan Pintos-Lopez, Technical Officer and Union Delegate, ANU, 25 November
  • Penelope Benton met with Aloisia Cudmore, artist and ANU student, 25 November
  • Penelope Benton, Holly Morrison and Georgie Cyrillo met with Dr Marnie Badham, RMIT University, 25 November
  • NAVA published Concern over detrimental cuts to ANU School of Art & Design, 26 November
  • Penelope Benton was interviewed by Steven Riggall on The Wire, Community and Indigenous Radio for a segment arguing that studio-based learning is vital and must be kept by universities, 27 November
  • Penelope Benton and Holly Morrison met with Merran Morrison, Director, publicArtworks, 30 November
  • Georgia Mokak met with Dennis Golding, 30 November
  • Penelope Benton attended the a forum on the crisis in Australian craft education, facilitated by Kevin Murray, World Crafts Council, 30 November.

October 2020

  • Leya Reid, Holly Morrison and Penelope Benton attended the Australia Institute's Economics Academy, 1 October
  • Penelope Benton attended the MCA’s Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop exhibition opening, 1 October
  • Penelope Benton met with artist Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, 2 October
  • Penelope Benton met with Tristan Chant, Copyright Agency, 7 October
  • NAVA staff members met for a strategy workshop session, 7 October
  • Holly Morrison, Georgie Cyrillo and Sarah Rose met with Dr Marnie Badham, RMIT University – School of Art, CAST Contemporary Art and Social Transformation research group, 7 October
  • NAVA published concern for the future creative and cultural sector seemingly neglected by the Morrison Government’s Budget 2020-2021, 7 October
  • Penelope Benton was quoted in Support for workers...but not arts workers: Your thoughts on the Budget, ArtsHub, 8 October
  • Leya Reid published The arts sector is already suffering. This year's budget just pours salt on the wound in the Guardian, 8 October
  • NAVA published Breaking: it’s now harder and more expensive for people to study the arts and creative practices at university, 8 October
  • The NAVA Board met for a strategy workshop, 8 October
  • Penelope Benton met with artist, curator, Dr Bianca Beetson, 9 October
  • Penelope Benton met with Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, 12 October
  • NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Arts hosted a one-hour consultation for the NAVA’s major revision of the Code of Practice on the topic of Commissioning New Work, 12 October
  • Leya Reid published Attacks on the arts miss their value in Eureka Street, 13 October
  • Penelope Benton met with Peter Seidel of Arnold Bloch Leibler (ABL) and artist Casey Jenkins, 13 October
  • NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Arts hosted a one-hour consultation for the NAVA’s major revision of the Code of Practice on the topic of Loans & Touring, 13 October
  • Justine Youssef presented a Valuing Your Work workshop for RMIT University's Art Enterprise students, 13 October
  • NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Arts hosted a one-hour consultation for the NAVA’s major revision of the Code of Practice on the topic of Funding, 14 October
  • Penelope Benton met with Sophia Kouyoumdjian, Parramatta Artist Studios, 14 October
  • Penelope Benton and Leya Reid met with Natalie Fisher from NSF Consulting and Pete Wilson from Pragmatic Research, 14 October 
  • NAVA published ACT Election 2020 Report Card, 15 October
  • Penelope Benton facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 15 October
  • Penelope Benton met with Nicole Beyer, Executive Director Theatre Network Australia, 19 October
  • NAVA made a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions, 22 October
  • Penelope Benton met with John Waight, Artist in the Black Coordinator, Arts Law, 23 October
  • Justine Youssef attended Creative Resistance within the Filipino Artistic Diaspora presented by Hawai‘i Contemporary in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu, 27 October
  • Justine Youssef attended CaLD Access/Ability: Digital services delivery in the CaLD sector hosted by the Institute for Culture and Society, 28 October
  • Penelope Benton attended the National Emergency Response Roundtable, 28 October
  • Penelope Benton met with Oliver Watts and Tristan Chant, Copyright Agency, 28 October
  • Penelope Benton facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 29 October
  • NAVA published Queensland Election 2020 Report Card, 29 October
  • Georgie Cyrillo published In a period of time that was touted for self-reflection and creative breakthrough, this arts worker did none of those things, Art Almanac, 29 October
  • Leya Reid published Politicians have failed to focus on those COVID-19 has hit hardest, Independent Australia, 31 October.

September 2020

  • Georgia Mokak met with Joann Russo, Girringun Art Centre, 1 September
  • Penelope Benton quoted in Applause: latest funding and awards announcements, ArtsHub, 1 September
  • Justine Youssef met with Mariam Abboud, Dubbo Regional Council, 1 September
  • Penelope Benton attended the Office for the Arts / Australia Council Arts Industry Roundtable, 1 September
  • Georgia Mokak and Justine Youssef presented a Valuing Your Work workshop for ANU, 2 September
  • Penelope Benton, Holly Morrison, Georgia Mokak and Georgie Cyrillo met with Dr Marnie Badham, RMIT University – School of Art, CAST Contemporary Art and Social Transformation research group, 2 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Sol Wise and George Dunford, Arts Hub, 2 September
  • Penelope Benton facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 3 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Laura McLeod, Head of Visual Arts, Australia Council, 7 September
  • The NAVA Board met, 7 September
  • Georgia Mokak met with Bev Munro, RMIT University, 8 September
  • Georgia Mokak met with Juanita Kelly-Mundine, Cultural Heritage Conservator, 8 September
  • Penelope Benton and Leya Reid met with Natalie Fisher from NSF Consulting and Pete Wilson from Pragmatic Research, 9 September
  • Penelope Benton attended the National Emergency Response Roundtable, 9 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Dunja Rmandic, Acting Curator International Art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, 10 September
  • Penelope Benton met with artist Esther Stewart, 10 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Emma Fey, Chief Executive Office of Guildhouse, 11 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Rebecca Coates, Director Shepparton Art Museum, 11 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director Artspace, 11 September
  • Penelope Benton met with artist Kelli Mccluskey, co-founder pvi collective, 11 September
  • Penelope Benton met with artist Gemma Watson, 11 September
  • Georgia Mokak met with writer and producer, Hannah Donnelly, 11 September 
  • Penelope Benton interviewed by Richard Wilkins on the Today show, Channel 9, 13 September
  • Penelope Benton quoted in 'Cruel hoax': Half of NSW government's arts rescue money still unpaid, SMH, 15 September
  • Penelope Benton attended Meeting Place, diverse, curated experiences centred around the theme 'Creating Space' over 2 days, 15-16 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Esther Anatolitis, 15 September 
  • Penelope Benton met with Nicole Beyer, Executive Director Theatre Network Australia, 15 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Charlotte Galleguillos and Cherie Schweitzer, Biennale of Sydney, 16 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Lisa Cahill, Australian Design Centre, 16 September
  • Georgia Mokak met with Troy Casey, Blaklash Projects, 16 September 
  • Penelope Benton met with Tara Callaghan, Broken Hill Gallery, 16 September
  • Penelope Benton met with José Da Silva, UNSW Art & Design, 16 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Charlotte Galleguillos and Cherie Schweitzer, Biennale of Sydney, 16 September
  • Penelope Benton facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 17 September
  • Penelope Benton met artist Oliver Watts, 17 September
  • Penelope Benton gave evidence at a public hearing for the inquiry into the NSW Government's management of the COVID-19 pandemic, 18 September
  • Penelope Benton met with curator Hannah Mathews, 18 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Merran Morrison, Director Curatorial and Strategy, 18 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Barton Green, Edmund Barton Chambers, 18 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Sam Wild, Senior Manager, Arts Funding & Development, Create NSW, 21 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Lee Elsdon, Arts Law Centre of Australia, 21 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Tamara Winikoff, 21 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Debbie Kiper, Senior Manager, Agencies, Collections and Events at Creative Victoria, 22 September
  • Penelope Benton attended Rebuilding Australia – options to reboot productivity and improve living standards, hosted by the Grattan Institute, 22 September 
  • Georgia Mokak met with artist and curator Talia Smith and artist Sabella D'Souza, 25 September
  • Penelope Benton met with Bec Dean, A/Senior Manager, Policy & Partnerships and Project Awake, Create NSW 25 September
  • Leya Reid and Penelope Benton attended the online opening of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, AGNSW, 25 September
  • Penelope Benton attended NSW Public Art Toolkit Information Session, hosted by Create NSW, 29 September
  • NAVA staff members met for a strategy workshop session, 30 September.

August 2020

  • Holly Morrison and Penelope Benton met with Roxanne Lorenz and Suzanne Derry, Arts Law Centre of Australia, 3 August 
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Hon Tony Burke MP, 3 August
  • Georgia Mokak and Penelope Benton met with Laura Curtis, Terri Janke and Company, 4 August 
  • Penelope Benton met with Sally Marwood, Director of External Relations, Red Room Poetry, 4 August
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Maudie Palmer AO, 4 August
  • Georgia Mokak and Justine Youssef met with Rusaila Bazlamit, designer and artist, 4 August
  • Georgia Mokak and Justine Youssef met with Olivia Williams, Blak Business, 4 August
  • Penelope Benton met with Fiona Hillary, RMIT, 5 August
  • Penelope Benton attended a morning tea and was presented with a donation to the Artists’ Benevolent Fund by the Staff Charitable Trust, Waverley Council, 5 August
  • NAVA presented the sixteenth NAVA Advocacy Program workshop with artist Nadia Odlum, 5 August
  • Esther Anatolitis attended Jenny Morris’ address to the National Press Club, 5 August 
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Alex Marsden, National Director of AMAGA, 5 August
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 6 August
  • Penelope Benton met with Kirsty Ross, 6 August
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Arts industry could wait three more months for Coalition's $250m Covid-19 rescue package, The Guardian, 7 August
  • NAVA and publicist, Jane Morey, hosted the Arts Day on the Hill Media Training for Arts Day on the Hill Media Spokespeople, 10 August
  • Holly Morrison and Penelope Benton met with Daniel Savage, Accessible Arts, 10 August
  • Penelope Benton and Esther Anatolitis met with Sue-Lyn Aldrian-Moyle, AAAC19, 10 August
  • NAVA moved out of The Gunnery, 11 August
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Linda Morris, SMH, 10 August
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Jane Morey, Publicist, 11 August
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Rachel Griffiths AM, 11 August
  • NAVA facilitated Arts Day on the Hill, a day of intensive media and social media, as well as direct political engagement, 12 August
  • NAVA facilitated an Arts Day on the Hill meeting with Maria Vamvakinou (VIC ALP), 12 August
  • NAVA facilitated an Arts Day on the Hill meeting with Josh Wilson (WA ALP), 12 August
  • NAVA facilitated an Arts Day on the Hill meeting with Hon Tony Burke MP, 12 August
  • NAVA facilitated an Arts Day on the Hill meeting with John Alexander (NSW LNP), 12 August
  • NAVA facilitated an Arts Day on the Hill meeting with Trent Zimmernan (NSW LNP), 12 August
  • Justine Youssef presented a Grant Writing Success workshop for Murray Art Museum Albury, 12 August
  • Penelope Benton facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 13 August
  • Esther Anatolitis and Penelope Benton attended the National Emergency Response Roundtable, 13 July
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in What the world needs now is art, SMH, 14 August
  • Penelope Benton and Esther Anatolitis met with Kelli Mccluskey, AAAC19, 17 August
  • The NAVA Board met for a strategy session meeting, 17 August
  • Penelope Benton and Esther Anatolitis attended the Office for the Arts / Australia Council Arts Industry Roundtable, 18 August
  • Penelope Benton and Esther Anatolitis met with Andrew Tetzlaff and Grace McQuilten, CAST, 18 August
  • NAVA was mentioned in State arts service organisations: effective, engaged but endangered, ArtsHub, 19 August 
  • Penelope Benton and Esther Anatolitis met with Daniel Besen, 19 August
  • Penelope Benton and Esther Anatolitis attended the National Emergency Response Roundtable, 19 August
  • NAVA presented the eighteenth and final NAVA Advocacy Program workshop, Let’s Debrief, with artists Nadia Odlum and Sha Sarwari and Nicholas Pickard, former policy adviser, 19 August
  • Georgia Mokak met with artist Ethan Bell, 19 August
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 19 August
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 20 August
  • NAVA staff, Board and peers and colleagues of Esther Anatolitis gathered via Zoom to celebrate Esther’s last day with the organisation, 20 August
  • Penelope Benton began as Acting CEO of NAVA, 21 August
  • Penelope Benton met with artist Connie Anthes, 21 August
  • Penelope Benton presented as part of a Public Art workshop with Fiona Hillary, RMIT, and Suzanne Derry, Arts Law Centre of Australia, hosted by Banyule City Council, 24 August 
  • NAVA announced the recipient of the 2020 Windmill Trust Scholarship
  • Penelope Benton attended Creating Our Future: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey, 25 August
  • Georgia Mokak, Holly Morrison and Penelope Benton met with Laura Curtis, Terri Janke and Company, 26 August 
  • Georgia Mokak and Justine Youssef met with artist Megan Cope, 26 August

July 2020

  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Arts sector reps speak at Senate committee: “We can’t operate at reduced capacity. It’s simply not financially viable”, NME, 1 July 
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Dr Stephen Arnott PSM, First Assistant Secretary, Office for the Arts, 1 July
  • Esther Anatolitis interviewed by Lisa Skerrett for ABC’s The Mix, 1 July
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 1 July
  • NAVA opened an afternoon window between 2-4pm for calls, 1 July
  • NAVA presented the eleventh NAVA Advocacy Program workshop with artist Abdul Abdullah and publicist Jane Morey, 1 July
  • Justine Youssef presented Grant Writing Success Workshop for Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, 1 July
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 2 July
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Barton Green, CEO, Committee for Brisbane and Courtney Coombs, Brisbane Arts Advocacy group, 2 July
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Labor fears delays over arts bailout package, ArtsHub, 3 July 
  • Penelope Benton met with artist, Emma Price, 6 July
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Maudie Palmer AO, 7 July
  • Georgia Mokak met with artist, Merindah Funnell, 7 July
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the National Emergency Response Roundtable, 8 July
  • Esther Anatolitis attended Democracy, Transparency and the Palace Letters, hosted by Professor Jenny Hocking, 8 July
  • NAVA presented the twelfth NAVA Advocacy Program workshop with Adam Bandt MP: Co-Chair, Parliamentary Friendship Group for Contemporary Arts & Culture, 8 July
  • Georgia Mokak met with Troy Casey, Blaklash, 8 July
  • Justine Youssef met with Hannah Mitchell, MAMA, 8 July
  • Esther Anatolitis met with artist and ACCC19 founding member, Janet Carter, 9 July
  • Esther Anatolitis interviewed by Richard Watts for Triple R SmartArts, 9 July
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 9 July
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Lena Nahlous, Executive Director, Diversity Arts Australia, 9 July
  • Penelope Benton was interviewed as part of a research project within the Australia New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA), 9 July
  • NAVA’s Windmill Trust Scholarship mentioned Windmill Trust Scholarship for regional NSW artists open, Central Western Daily, 11 July
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Ros Abercrombie, Executive Director, Regional Arts Australia, 13 July
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Parbin-ata Dr Carolyn Briggs AM, 13 July
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the Office for the Arts / Australia Council Arts Industry Roundtable, 14 July
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Mark Textor, Director, Crosby Textor, 14 July
  • Georgia Mokak and Justine Youssef met with artists Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Genevieve Grieves, and curator Franchesca Cubillo, 14 July
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Ruper Myer AO, 15 July
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 15 July
  • NAVA presented the thirteenth NAVA Advocacy Program workshop with Nicholas Pickard, Executive Director, Public Affairs, APRA AMCOS, 15 July
  • Georgia Mokak and Penelope Benton met with Georgia Close and Laura Carey (MCA/NCCL), 15 July
  • NAVA hosted What's Next for the Visual Art, Craft & Design Sector?, online conference with special guest Rupert Myer AO, 16 July
  • Esther Anatolitis interviewed by Gina Fairley for Arts Hub, 16 July
  • Penelope Benton met with Melinda Watson, Arts Law Centre of Australia, 16 July
  • Esther Anatolitis announced her resignation in NAVA farewells Esther Anatolitis after three impactful years, 20 July
  • Esther Anatolitis interviewed in Exit Interview: Esther Anatolitis, NAVA, ArtsHub, 20 July
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in On the Move: Latest sector appointments and departures, ArtsHub, 20 July 
  • Esther Anatolitis met with artist Rafaela Pandolfini, 20 July
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the SAMAG online event, Re-activate: Beyond Step Three – A New Resource for Recovery, 20 July
  • Georgia Mokak and Penelope Benton met with Laura Curtis, Solicitor at Terri Janke and Company, 20 July
  • Esther Anatolitis interviewed in Esther Anatolitis says farewell to NAVA, Limelight, 21 July 
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Carriageworks saved: arts venue lifted out of voluntary administration, SMH, 21 July 
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the Office for the Arts / Australia Council Arts Industry Roundtable, 21 July
  • Esther Anatolitis, Holly Morrison and Penelope Benton attended How to be Anti-Racist in the Arts, Launch of the Creative Equity Toolkit, 21 July
  • Penelope Benton and Esther Anatolitis met with Matthew Hall, CEO Arts Access Australia, 21 July
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Tom McIlroy, AFR, 22 July
  • NAVA presented the fourteenth NAVA Advocacy Program workshop with Mark Textor, Director, Crosby Textor, 22 July
  • Penelope Benton and Holly Morrison met with Liz Martin, Arts Development and Training Manager, Accessible Arts, 22 July
  • Holly Morrison, Justine Youseff, Penelope Benton and Leya Reid attended Live-Streaming Accessible Events | ATAG Online, 22 July
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated National Visual Arts Roundtable, 23 July
  • Georgia Mokak met with creative director Ayebatonye Abrakasa, 28 July 
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the National Emergency Response Roundtable, 29 July
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 29 July
  • NAVA presented the fifteenth NAVA Advocacy Program workshop with Helen O’Neil: Chair, Performing Arts Connections Australia; former adviser to Labor arts ministers, 29 July
  • Georgia Mokak and Justine Youssef presented workshop Valuing Your Work for Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, 29 July
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 27 July
  • Esther Anatolitis presented Artists’ Rights, Artists’ Voice for the VCA, 30 July
  • Penelope Benton presented Public Art Projects: Planning and Delivery for Flying Arts, 30 July
  • Esther Anatolitis presented Speaking Truth to Power for the NIDA Master of Fine Arts program, 31 July

June 2020

  • Esther Anatolitis met with Kristine Kaukomaa, adviser to Minister Fletcher, 1 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met wit Tom McIlroy from the Australian Financial Review, 1 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with artist Ramesh Nithiyendran, 1 June
  • Esther Anatolitis interviewed by Camilla Wagstaff for Art Collector Magazine, 1 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Bec Dean from Create NSW, 1 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Daniel Besen, 1 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Tom Lowenstein OAM, 2 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Russell Broadbent MP, 2 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Ted Baillieu, Former Premier, Victoria, 2 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Lisa Radford, 2 June
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Federal government remains tight lipped on potential arts rescue package, SBS, 3 June
  • Georgia Mokak attended Indigenous evaluation strategy report launch, 3 June
  • NAVA presented the seventh NAVA Advocacy Program workshop with Mike Mrdak AO, 3 June
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 3 June
  • Justine Youssef presented Grant Writing Success Workshop for Auslan Accessible Arts, 3 June
  • NAVA published media statement Prime Minister, this is your moment to create Australia’s future, 4 June
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 4 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Larry Galbraith, Senior Policy Advisor at Office of the Lord Mayor, City of Sydney, 4 June
  • Justine Youssef presented Valuing Your Work Workshop for QPRC Community, 4 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with philanthropist Brett Kelly, 4 June
  • Georgia Mokak met with John Waight, Artists in the Black, Arts Law, and Stephanie Parkins, Copyright Agency, 4 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Michaela Boland, ABC, 5 June
  • Penelope Benton met with Patrice Sharkey, Director, ACE Open, 5 June
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the Office for the Arts / Australia Council Arts Industry Roundtable, 9 June
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the City of Sydney Roundtable for Arts and Culture, 9 June
  • Penelope Benton met with Kim Jamieson, Art on the Move, 9 June
  • Penelope Benton met with Paul Brinkmann, MGNSW, 9 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Steph Convery, the Guardian, 9 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Tom McIlroy, Australian Financial Review, 9 June
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted by Stephanie Convery in Tina Arena, Jimmy Barnes among 1,000 others calling on Coalition for rescue package, The Guardian, 10 June
  • NAVA presented the eighth NAVA Advocacy Program workshop with Maria Vamvakinou MP, 10 June
  • Justine Youssef met with Laura from Boomalli, 10 June
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 10 June
  • NAVA published media statement Australia’s visual artists, craft practitioners and designers call for urgent, fair access to COVID19 support in an open letter to Government, 11 June
  • Esther Anatolitis published Fact-checking the role of arts and culture in economic recovery, 11 June
  • NAVA united with hundreds of artists, curators, academics, publishers, arts workers, and leading art galleries and museums to present an open letter, Australia's artists call for Government action, 11 June 
  • Penelope Benton convened assessment meeting for the Artists’ Benevolent Fund, 11 June
  • Penelope Benton met with artist Alex Seton, 11 June
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated National Visual Arts Roundtable, 11 June
  • Penelope Benton met with Kathy Freedman, 11 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Jade Lillie, Head of Sector Development, Australia Council, 12 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with CEO of Guildhouse Emma Fey, 12 June
  • Justine Youssef attended Arts, Disability & Technology | ATAG Online webinar, 17 June 
  • NAVA presented the ninth NAVA Advocacy Program workshop with Michaela Boland, 17 June
  • Penelope Benton facilitated National Visual Arts Roundtable, 18 June
  • NAVA mentioned by BlakDance in Re-futuring as recovery for the arts, ArtsHub, 22 June
  • NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Arts hosted the first in a series of one-hour conversations to kick-start full consultation for NAVA’s major revision of the Code of Practice on the topic of Awards, Prizes and Competitions, 22 June
  • NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Arts hosted the second Code of Practice revision consultation on the topic of Temporary Public Art, 22 June
  • NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Arts hosted the third Code of Practice revision consultation on the topic of Artist Self-Organisation: ARIs, Collectives and Cooperatives, 23 June
  • NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Arts hosted the fourth Code of Practice revision consultation on the topic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres, 23 June
  • Holly Morrison met with artist Shivanjani Lal, 22 June
  • Esther Anatolitis interviewed by journalist Tom McIlroy from the Australian Financial Review, 23 June
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the Office for the Arts / Australia Council Arts Industry Roundtable, 23 June
  • The NAVA Board met on 23 June 
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted by Phillip Coorey and Tom McIlroy in Struggling arts sector gets $250m, Financial Review, 24 June
  • Esther Anatolitis interviewed by journalist Andrew Stephens from the Age, 24 June
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 24 June
  • NAVA presented the tenth NAVA Advocacy Program workshop with George Megalogenis, 24 June
  • NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Arts hosted the fifth Code of Practice revision consultation on the topic of Artist Residencies and Studios, 24 June
  • NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Arts hosted the sixth Code of Practice revision consultation on the topic of Workshops and Education, 24 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Joanna Heath, adviser to Tony Burke MP, 24 June
  • NAVA published media statement NAVA welcomes arts package and strongly encourages visual arts, craft and design applicants, 25 June
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated National Visual Arts Roundtable, 25 June
  • Esther Anatolitis interviewed by journalist Elfy Scott from Junkee, 25 June
  • Esther Anatolitis interviewed by journalist Steph Convery from The Guardian, 25 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Emma Webb OAM, 25 June
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Ben Eltham, 25 June
  • NAVA and research partners from RMIT School of Arts hosted the seventh Code of Practice revision consultation on the topic of Exhibitions, 25 June
  • Esther Anatolitis interviewed by journalist Nick Miller from The Age, 26 June
  • Georgia Mokak met with Troy Casey from Blaklash, 29 June
  • Esther Anatolitis interviewed on RRR Breakfasters, 30 June
  • Esther Anatolitis gave evidence at a public hearing of the Select Committee on COVID-19, 30 June

May 2020

  • Esther Anatolitis met with Stephen Arnott PSM, First Assistant Secretary, Office for the Arts, 1 May
  • Georgie Cyrillo attended Creative Connections Webinar, 1 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Minister Martin Foley, 1 May
  • Esther Anatolitis participated in panel discussion There Are More Important Things In The World Than Art Right Now, hosted by CAST RMIT, 4 May
  • Penelope Benton, Georgia Mokak and Holly Morrison met with Dr Marnie Badham, RMIT University – School of Art, CAST Contemporary Art and Social Transformation research group, 4 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Joanna Heath, adviser to Tony Burke MP, 4 May
  • Creative Partnerships Australia announced matched funding to Artists’ Benevolent Fund, 4 May
  • Penelope Benton convened first assessment meeting for the Artists’ Benevolent Fund, 4 May
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted by Kylar Loussikian and Linda Morris in Carriageworks enters voluntary administration, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 May 
  • Esther Anatolitis spoke on ABC Radio with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck, 5 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Jeff Khan, Artistic Director and CEO, Performance Space, 5 May
  • Esther Anatolitis spoke on SBS Radio, 5 May
  • Esther Anatolitis spoke on 2GB with Deborah Knight, 5 May
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted by Jarni Blakkarly in Fears for Australia's arts industry after Sydney's Carriageworks folds due to coronavirus, SBS , 5 May
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted by Kelsey Wilkie in Iconic Carriageworks cultural centre that hosts popular farmers market and writers' festival folds as coronavirus devastates Australia's arts industry, Daily Mail, 5 May 
  • Esther Anatolitis and Penelope Benton met with Nicola Evans and Tristan Chant, Copyright Agency, 5 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Neal Harvey, Myer Foundation, 5 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with the CAOA network, 5 May
  • NAVA Board meeting, 5 May
  • Esther Anatolitis attended Committee for Brisbane meeting addressed by Andrew Giles MP, 6 May
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated National Visual Arts Roundtable, 6 May
  • Penelope Benton met with Tristan Chant, Copyright Agency, 6 May
  • NAVA presented the third NAVA Advocacy Program workshop with Nadeena Dixon and Wesley Enoch, 6 May
  • Georgia Mokak met with John Waight, Artists in the Black Arts Law  and Stephanie Parkins, Copyright Agency, 7 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Justine Curnow, Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, 7 May
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted by Mike Simpson in Devastating times for museums, galleries and visual arts venues, Australian Time, 7 May
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted by Elissa Blake, ‘Our income vanished’: Australia’s galleries and museums buckle in Covid-19 storm, The Guardian, 7 May 2020
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted by Caroline Wake in Carriageworks was in trouble before coronavirus - but this crisis could be an opportunity, The Conversation, 7 May
  • Georgia Mokak attended First Nations' Roundtable for arts and creative independents and organisations, 8 May
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Opera House Takeover Being Considered for Sydney’s Struggling Carriageworks, Art Forum, 8 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Chris Keely, Create NSW, 8 May
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the world première of Can Art Stop A Bullet, 8 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Mike Mrdak AO, 11 May
  • Penelope Benton met with artist Jamie North, 11 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Chris Keely, Executive Director, Create NSW, 11 May
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the Office for the Arts / Australia Council Arts Industry Roundtable, 12 May
  • Justine Youssef met with Dylan Batty, Australian Arts Workers Alliance, 12 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Danielle Asciak, the McKell Institute, 12 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Rob Didcoe, Acting Director, WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, 12 May
  • NAVA announced $10,000 Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists now open for applications, 13 May
  • Penelope Benton, Georgia Mokak and Holly Morrison met with Dr Marnie Badham, CAST, RMIT University School of Art, 13 May
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 13 May
  • NAVA presented the fourth Advocacy Program workshop with John Alexander MP: Co-Chair, Parliamentary Friendship Group for Contemporary Arts & Culture; Zoe McKenzie: company director and trade consultant, former policy adviser in arts, communications, education and the law to Liberal Party ministers and premiers at both Federal and State levels; Darren Rudd: global corporate, communications, resources and government affairs consultant; director of arts, cultural and bilateral companies in Australia and Asia, 13 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Jade Lillie, Head of Sector Development, Australia Council for the Arts, 14 May
  • Justine Youssef met with Dr Ann Stephen, senior curator at University Art Gallery & University Art Collection, The University of Sydney and previous Member of the Artsworkers Union, 14 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with artists Nina Ross, Nicholas Tammens and Imogen Beynon, 14 May
  • Esher Anatolitis met with Dr Ben Eltham, 14 May
  • RMIT announced that Esther Anatolitis has been appointed Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Art, 15 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Magdalena Moreno, Executive Director, IFACCA, 15 May
  • Esther Anatolitis published COVID-19 Action: What have we achieved so far? 15 May
  • Esther Anatolitis attended Australia Council First Nations roundtable: Advocating the arts, 15 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Linda White, Assistant National Secretary of the Australian Services Union (ASU), 15 May
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted by Matthew Westwood in Coronavirus: Lack of aid for arts triggers cries of culture war, The Australian, 16 May
  • Penelope Benton convened assessment meeting for the Artists’ Benevolent Fund, 18 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Emma Fey, Executive Director Guildhouse, 18 May
  • Voting closed for the NAVA Board Election, 18 May
  • Justine Youssef, Holly Morrison, and Georgie Cyrillo attended Staying Accessible In A Rapidly Changing World, hosted by Accessible Arts, 19 May
  • Penelope Benton met with Lisa-Marie Murphy and Tiffany Leece, AGNSW Philanthropy and Development, 19 May
  • Esther Anatolitis attended The Road to Recovery, Chifley Institute, 19 May
  • Justine Youssef met with Janita Byrne, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, 20 May
  • Esther Anatolitis attended Sharon Mattern and Prof Hélène Frichot: Infrastructural Love In Times of COVID-19: Care, Repair and Maintenance, 20 May
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 20 May
  • NAVA presented Advocacy Program workshop with John Daley, CEO of the Grattan Institute, 20 May
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted by Alice Dingle in Create Australia’s Future, Art Almanac, 20 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace 21 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Larry Galbraith, Office of the Lord Mayor, City of Sydney, 21 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Evelyn Richardson, Chief Executive, Live Performance Australia, 21 May
  • Penelope Benton met with the Department of Homo Affairs (DOHA), 21 May
  • Georgia Mokak met with Joann Russo, Arts Centre Manager, Girringun, 21 May
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated National Visual Arts Roundtable, 21 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Gabrielle Upton MP, Parliamentary Secretary, on behalf of the Premier of NSW, 21 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with the Australia Institute, 22 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Brett Gale, Executive Director, Chifley Research Centre, 22 May
  • Penelope Benton met with Dr Marnie Badham, CAST, RMIT University School of Art, 22 May
  • Justine Youssef presented Grant Writing Success Workshop for Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 23 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Ros Abercrombie, Executive Director Regional Arts Australia, 25 May
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the Office for the Arts / Australia Council Arts Industry Roundtable, 26 May
  • Esther Anatolitis spoke on panel discussion on the Creative Industries and COVID-19 hosted by the Master of Arts and Cultural Management Program at Deakin University, 26 May
  • The NAVA Annual General Meeting was held on 26 May and our newly elected directors began their tenures
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 27 May
  • Penelope Benton, Georgia Mokak and Holly Morrison met with Dr Marnie Badham, CAST, RMIT University School of Art, 27 May
  • NAVA presented Advocacy Program workshop with Jackie Bailey, global cultural policy, research and evaluation specialist, 27 May
  • Georgia Mokak, Esther Anatolitis and Penelope Benton attended the First Nations Arts Awards, Australia Council for the Arts, 27 May
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the National Advocates for Arts Education meeting, 28 May
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Rupert Myer AO, 29 May
  • Justine Youssef presented Valuing Your Work Workshop for Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, 30 May

April 2020

  • Esther Anatolitis met with Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia, 1 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was interviewed on Radio Adelaide, 1 April
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the National Emergency Response Roundtable facilitated by AMaGA, 1 April
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 1 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Hamish Balnaves and Diana Fraser from the Balnaves Foundation, 1 April
  • Georgia Mokak met with Hannah Donnelly and Emily Johnson, 1 April
  • Georgia Mokak met with writer and poet Jazz Money, 1 April
  • NAVA published the media statement SA Government donates $50,000 to Artists’ Benevolent Fund, 2 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Daryl Karp, Museum Director, Museum of Australian Democracy, 2 April
  • Georgia Mokak attended Dotting the I’s: Understanding Contracts, an Arts Law webinar, 2 April
  • NAVA published the media statement NAVA congratulates Australia Council Four Year Organisations and thanks peer assessors at this troubling time, 3 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was quoted in Latest Australia Council funding announcements sees key organisations overlooked Australasian Leisure Management, 3 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was interviewed on ABC Adelaide, 3 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was interviewed by Christophe Mallet for SBS Adelaide, 3 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Mandy Thomas, Queensland University of Technology, 3 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Justyna Jochym, Festivals Adelaide, 3 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with journalist Michaela Boland, 3 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Helen O’Neil, Performing Arts Connections, 3 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Emma Webb, Vitalstatistix, 3 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Magdalena Moreno, IFACCA, 3 April
  • NAVA’s COVID-19 arts impacts survey was mentioned in Information is power: surveys help argue the case for arts sector support Arts Hub, 4 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was quoted in 'Disbelief': Australian Theatre for Young People loses funding The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was quoted in Arts sector reeling after latest Australia Council announcement Limelight, 4 April
  • NAVA published the media statement COVID19 stimulus: what's missing and what's urgently needed, 5 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was quoted in Urgent financial investment in the arts would ease four-year funding fallout Arts Hub, 6 April
  • NAVA launched the #CreateAustraliasFuture campaign, 7 April
  • NAVA published the media statement Artists unite to demand that Government act now to #CreateAustraliasFuture, 7 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was quoted in Australian artists unite today in a day of action Limelight, 7 April
  • Esther Anatolitis participated in the weekly industry roundtable with Stephen Arnott PSM, First Assistant Secretary, Office for the Arts, and Adrian Collette AM, Australia Council for the Arts, 7 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with writer and journalist Ben Eltham, 7 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with journalist Nick Miller, 7 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with journalist Michaela Boland, 7 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Adam Portelli and Paul Murphy, MEAA, 7 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Martin Foley, Victoria Minister for Creative Industries, 7 April
  • Georgia Mokak attended Copyright: making the most of what you make, an Arts Law webinar, 7 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was quoted in Arts sector to receive $27m in targeted support package The Australian, 8 April
  • Esther Anatolitis published Australia's arts have been hardest hit by coronavirus. So why aren't they getting support? The Guardian, 8 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was quoted in Coronavirus has shut down Australia's arts industry but artists say the Government has ignored them ABC Arts, 8 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with journalist Steph Harmon, 8 April
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 8 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with artist Julia Zemiro, 8 April
  • Penelope Benton met with artist Alex Seton, 8 April
  • NAVA published the media statement NAVA welcomes the first of the Australian Government’s COVID19 arts industry measures, 9 April
  • NAVA published the media statement City of Sydney donates $83,000 to Artists’ Benevolent Fund, 9 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was quoted in JobKeeper amendments for casuals voted down, Arts Hub, 9 April
  • Penelope Benton met with Bec Dean, Manager of Arts Funding & Development, Create NSW, 9 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Ros Abercrombie, Regional Arts Australia, 9 April
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 9 April
  • The NAVA board met in an emergency response capacity on 9 April
  • NAVA published the media statement Top priorities for NSW’s next minister for the arts, 10 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with former Department of Communications and the Arts secretary Mike Mrdak AO, 11 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Justine Hyde, Director Creative City at City of Melbourne, 11 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was quoted in Calls to scrap new Powerhouse Museum after Arts Minister resigns The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia, 12 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, 14 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Max Delany, Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 14 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with leader of the Australian Greens and federal MP for Melbourne, Adam Bandt, 15 April
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the national emergency response roundtable convened by AMaGA, 15 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Natalie Fisher, NSF Consulting, 15 April
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 15 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Emma Webb, Vitalstatistix, 15 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with journalist George Megalogenis, 15 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, 15 April
  • Esther Anatolitis joined Industry weekly roundtable with Stephen Arnott PSM, First Assistant Secretary, Office for the Arts, and Adrian Collette AM, Australia Council for the Arts, 16 April
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 16 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Lisa Havilah, Chief Executive, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, 16 April
  • Penelope Benton met with curator, activist and writer Djon Mundine, 16 April 
  • Penelope Benton met with curator, artist Nadeena Dixon, 16 April 
  • Esther Anatolitis published Who will lead the next Myer Inquiry into the visual arts?, Arts Hub 17 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Jade Lillie, Director, Sector Development, Australia Council, 17 April
  • Georgie Cyrillo and Esther Anatolitis attended Australia Council First Nations roundtable: Advocating the arts, 17 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with artist and writer Lisa Radford, 17 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with journalist Michaela Boland, 17 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Maudie Palmer AO, 17 April
  • Justine Youssef facilitated Online Valuing Your Work, 18 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was a guest speaker at Indy Theatre Forum: A Covid Survival Guide, 20 April
  • NAVA published the media statement RMIT School of Art appoints Esther Anatolitis as Honorary Associate Professor, 21 April
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the peak bodies teleconference with Tony Burke, 21 April
  • Esther Anatolitis attended a meeting with CAOA, 21 April
  • Penelope Benton met with artist Alex Seton, 21 April
  • Esther Anatolitis convened the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 22 April
  • NAVA presented the first NAVA Advocacy Program workshop with Anne Robertson and Alex Marsden, 22 April
  • Georgia Mokak met with creative director and writer Emele Ugavule, 22 April
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 23 April
  • Esther Anatolitis was the guest on We Need To Talk About… Where do I stand? Government stimulus packages with UQ Art Museum, 23 April 
  • Georgia Mokak recorded a podcast with creative director and writer Emele Ugavule, 23 April
  • Penelope Benton met with Marni Jackson, Cultural Projects Manager, City of Sydney, 24 April
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the webinar Australia Institute: Effective Economic Responses to the Covid-19 Recession, 24 April
  • Esther Anatolitis participated in the Arts and Entertainment Roundtable facilitated by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, 24 April
  • Justine Youssef facilitated Online Cabra Creatives Talk, 24 April
  • Penelope Benton presented to 10 artists from the US, UK, Portugal, Australia, Switzerland, Belgium and Germany as part of a Professional Practice Mentor Programme hosted by Sascha Gianella, 28 April
  • Esther Anatolitis participated in the industry roundtable with Stephen Arnott PSM, First Assistant Secretary, Office for the Arts, and Adrian Collette AM, Australia Council for the Arts, 28 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Alex Desebrock, Australian Arts Amidst COVID19, 28 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Paul Nicolaou, Director, Australian Chamber Business Leaders Council, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 28 April
  • NAVA presented the second NAVA Advocacy Program workshop with Nadeena Dixon and Selena de Carvalho, 22 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Adam Portelli and Paul Murphy, MEAA, 30 April
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Arnold Bloch Leibler, NAVA’s pro bono legal advisers, 30 April
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated the National Visual Arts Roundtable, 30 April

March 2020

  • Esther Anatolitis met with Daniel Rundle and Christopher Metzger, US Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2 March 
  • Georgia Mokak met with artist Dennis Golding, 2 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Adrian Collette AM and Dr Wendy Were, Australia Council for the Arts, 2 March
  • Georgia Mokak met with Bibi Barba, Aboriginal Strategy and Engagement, Create NSW 2 March
  • Justine Youssef attended Digital Accessibility training, Accessing the Arts Group (ATAG), 3 March
  • The NAVA Board met on 3 March
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the National Climate Emergency Roundtable, 5 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Vanessa Gerrans, Warrnambool Regional Gallery, 5 March
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 5 March
  • Esther Anatolitis attended Yanis Varoufakis: Debt, Disobedience and Democracy Today, 5 March
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated an advocacy masterclass for the co CEOs of Footscray Community Arts Centre, 6 March
  • Esther Anatolitis attended an International Women's Day lunch with Dame Olivia Newton-John, DBE, AC, as a guest of NAVA’s pro bono lawyers, Arnold Bloch Liebler, 6 March
  • Justine Youssef met with Yul Scarf, Ray Delaney, Beau James and Twenty10, 6 March
  • Georgia Mokak attended printmaking workshop hosted by Cicada Press for Iltja Ntjarra mob, 6-7 March
  • Georgia Mokak attended an All About Women Artist Dinner, 7 March
  • Georgia Mokak attended All About Women at the Sydney Opera House, 8 March
  • Leya Reid joined the NAVA team as Communications & Advocacy Manager, 9 March
  • Justine Youssef attended the Big Ideas Rural - International Women's Day Virtual Summit 2020, 9-10 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Simon Abrahams, CEO, Melbourne Fringe, 10 March
  • Penelope Benton met with Meadowbank TAFE student, Kathryne Grigor, 10 March
  • Penelope Benton attended Art Month Sydney talk Gallery Warming: Making Art and Architecture in a Climate Crisis at UTS Gallery, 10 March
  • Penelope Benton attended a launch of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN, at MCA, 10 March
  • Esther Anatolitis attended Ten Remarkable Australians at Readings Hawthorn, 10 March
  • The NAVA team attended the Welcome to Country and Official Opening of NIRIN Vernissage, Cockatoo Island, 11 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with journalist, Matthew Westwood, 11 March
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the Myer Awards, 11 March
  • Justine Youssef co-facilitated The Past Becomes Our Future: in conversation with artist activist 78ers at I.C.E. Parramatta, 11 March
  • Georgia Mokak attended a Biennale of Sydney opening lunch at Campbelltown Arts Centre, 12 March
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the Next Wave 2020 launch: Australia Has a New Government, Argyle Square, 12 March
  • Penelope Benton attended a Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN opening at National Art School, 12 March
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the Design Week launch, NGV, 12 March
  • Esther Anatolitis attended Powerful Bodies: Social Studio runway, at the State Library of Victoria, 12 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Tim Costello AO, 13 March
  • Esther Anatolitis attended Howl by APHIDS, Art Gallery of South Australia 13 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Stephen Marshall, Premier, SA, 14 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Bruce Esplin AM, 15 March
  • The NAVA team met to plan our emergency response to COVID-19, 16 March
  • NAVA published the media statement Urgent arts sector stimulus needed to secure the industry that inspires our healing nation, 16 March
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Coronavirus will cause 'devastating' cultural recession, Australian Financial Review, 16 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis appeared on The Project, Channel 10, 16 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Kristine Kaukomaa, adviser to Minister Fletcher, 16 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Magdalena Moreno, IFACCA, 16 March
  • Esther Anatolitis attended Minister Fletcher's COVID-19 roundtable, 17 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Kristine Kaukomaa, Adviser to Minister Fletcher, 17 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Brad Hatch, media adviser to Minister Fletcher, 17 March
  • NAVA published COVID-19: Minister Fletcher acts quickly to ensure whole-of-government response is informed by arts industry, 17 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Australia's arts industry faces existential crisis amid COVID-19, Insurance Business Australia, 17 March
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Insurance 'won't save' arts companies from existential crisis, The Age, 17 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Shadow Arts Minister Tony Burke, 17 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Martin Foley, VIC Minister for Creative Industries, 17 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Stephen Marshall, Premier, SA, 17 March
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Another round of broken arts, The Australian, 17 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Arts carnage as virus forces QPAC closed for six weeks, Morning Bulletin, 17 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Arts leaders warn of an industry 'on the brink of collapse', The Australian, 17 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Minister meets arts leaders to plan coronavirus approach, ArtsHub, 17 March 
  • Penelope Benton met with artist Alex Seton, 18 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Brett Kelly and Alex Seton, 18 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Ben Quilty, 18 March
  • The NAVA board met to undertake COVID-19 risk assessment, 18 March
  • NAVA published Today’s critical moment for the future of our arts and culture, 19 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis spoke on the impact of COVID-19 on the arts sector, SmartArts, 3RRR, 19 March
  • NAVA responds to Meeting of Cultural Ministers Communiqué, 19 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Yes Minister? Talk's great, but we need commitments, ArtsHub, 19 March 
  • Penelope Benton met with Professor Pamela Hanrahan, UNSW Business School, 19 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Joe Toohey, Regional Arts Victoria, 19 March
  • Penelope Benton tuned in to Collective / Kolektif: an Indonesia-Australia dialogue on artist collectives hosted by hosted by Bus Projects and Liquid Architecture, 19 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Bryce Ives, Laureate Universities, 19 March
  • Georgia Mokak met with Aven Noah Jr. 19 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Emma Webb, Vitalstatistix, 19 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Ros Abercrombie, Regional Arts Australia, 19 March
  • Penelope Benton met with Ken Dray, Policy Officer, Policy & Partnerships, Create NSW, 20 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Nick Richardson, Philanthropy Australia, 20 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Justine Hyde, City of Melbourne, 20 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Chris Vernon, Adviser to Leeanne Enoch, 20 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Kristine Kaukomaa, Adviser to Minister Fletcher, 22 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Stephen Marshall, Premier, SA, 22 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Martin Foley, Minister for Creative Industries VIC, 22 March
  • Published Second COVID-19 stimulus: what does it mean for the arts?, 22 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Don't stop: Arts leaders plead for more help, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Plea to help the shows go on, The Australian, 23 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Ros Abercrombie, Regional Arts Australia and Joe Toohey, Regional Arts Victoria, 23 March
  • Esther Anatolitis joined Industry weekly roundtable with Stephen Arnott PSM, First Assistant Secretary, Office for the Arts, and Adrian Collette AM, Australia Council for the Arts  24 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Steven Richardson, Creative Partnerships Australia, 24 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Cr Jess Scully, Deputy Lord Mayor, City of Sydney, 24 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Cr Rohan Leppert, City of Melbourne, 24 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Justine Hyde, Director, City Strategy, City of Melbourne, 24 March
  • Esther Anatolitis facilitated the National Executive Directors Network meeting, 25 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Evelyn Richardson, Live Performance Australia, 25 March
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted in Artists and companies to get emergency government funds to pay bills, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 March 
  • Published Philanthropist reinvigorates Artists’ Fund with 10-year vision, 26 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Bethwyn Serow, AMPAG, 25 March
  • NAVA united with over a hundred of Australia’s leading arts organisations to present a letter to the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister for the Arts as well as key Government and Opposition frontbenchers, state ministers and all lord mayors, Creative industry unites to secure Australia’s cultural life, 27 March 
  • Esther Anatolitis attended Grattan Institute webinar: The economic, budgetary and health impacts of COVID-19, 27 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Amrit Gill, Australia Council for the Arts, 27 March
  • Esther Anatolitis joined Industry weekly roundtable with Stephen Arnott PSM, First Assistant Secretary, Office for the Arts, and Adrian Collette AM, Australia Council for the Arts 31 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with artist Oliver Watts, Visual Arts board member, Copyright Agency, 31 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Paul Murphy, CEO, MEAA, 31 March


    February 2020

    • Esther Anatolitis attended the book launch of The Relationship is the Project, 3 February, in which she has a chapter on the role of the institution 
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Mike Mrdak AO, 4 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Stephen Arnott, 4 February
    • Esther Anatolitis attended Question Time, 4 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Paul Fletcher, Minister for the Arts, 4 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Julie Sibraa, COS, and Joanna Heath, Adviser, Tony Burke, 4 February
    • Penelope Benton met with Michael Rolfe, MGNSW, 5 February
    • Georgia Mokak met with Mel Henderson, Arts Development Officer, Ku Arts, 5 February
    • Penelope Benton met with Michelle Newton, Artspace, 5 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Helen O’Neil, Ros Abercrombie and Alex Marsden, 5 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Cynthia Ung, Senior Advisor, Office of Sarah Hanson-Young, 5 February
    • Esther Anatolitis attended Question Time, 5 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with John Alexander, Co-Chair, Parliamentary Friendship Group for Contemporary Arts & Culture, 5 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Maria Vamvakinou, MP, Co-Chair, Parliamentary Friendship Group for Contemporary Arts & Culture, 5 February
    • Esther Anatolitis attended regional fire relief Empty Esky launch event with Simon Birmingham, Minister for Tourism; Anthony Albanese, Leader of the Opposition; Michaelia Cash, Minister for Small Business; Russell Broadbent, Member for Monash, 6 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Russell Broadbent, 6 February
    • Penelope Benton met with Alex Seton, 6 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Justine van Mourik, 6 February
    • Georgia Mokak met with Scott Avery, First Peoples Disability Network Australia, 7 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Saskia Scott, 7 February
    • Georgia Mokak met with Aven Noah, Torres Strait Regional Authority, 7 February
    • Esther Anatolitis attended Mixed Realities: Virtual Reality Symposium, 8 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Ted Baillieu, former Premier, VIC, 10 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Anne Robertson, Executive Director, Public Galleries Association of Victoria, 11 February 
    • Esther Anatolitis attended the Yalingwa Fellowship announcement, 11 February
    • Georgie Cyrillo attended UNSW Art & Design O-week Fair Day, 11 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with artist and Councillor Philipa Veitch, 11 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Drew Pettifer, 12 February
    • Georgia Mokak and Penelope Benton attended HOME Bushfire Relief Art Auction Fundraiser at National Art School Gallery, 12 February
    • Esther Anatolitis attended national climate emergency meeting hosted by AMaGA, 13 February
    • Penelope Benton met with the Windmill Trust Management Committee, 13 February
    • Georgia Mokak met with Bibi Barba, Cultural Stakeholder, 14 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with the National Advocates for the Arts in Education in Canberra: AGM, strategy, and dinner to honour outgoing chair Julie Dyson, 15 February
    • Esther Anatolitis published Fair pay for artists in world-leading Irish policy, Arts Hub 17 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Julianne Pierce and Emma Fey, Arts Industry Council of South Australia, 17 February
    • Georgia Mokak met with Rhoda Roberts, 17 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Emma Webb, Vitalstatistix, 17 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Michael Parry, Principal Advisor, Agencies & Infrastructure, Creative Victoria, 17 February
    • Penelope Benton quoted in Artists’ Benevolent Fund reinstated, Arts Hub 18 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Joe Toohey, CEO, Regional Arts Victoria 18 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Taylor Connolly, PWC, on arts and design skills for vocational courses, 18 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Peter Seidel, Arnold Bloch Leibler, 19 February
    • Penelope Benton, Georgia Mokak and Holly Morrison attended Vernon Ah Kee ‘The Island’, Campbelltown Arts Centre 19 February
    • Georgia Mokak attended Pedro Wonaeamirri in conversation with Jonathan Jones, Artspace, 19 February
    • Penelope Benton met with Alex Bowen, 20 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Brian Ritchie, 20 February
    • Georgia Mokak met with Corrine Shepherd, 20 February
    • Georgia Mokak and Georgia Cyrillo attended Diamonds in the Rough, Boomalli, 20 February
    • Esther Anatolitis spoke as part of The thorny question of Art and Economy: A conversation piece, MONA, Tasmania, 20 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Penny Clive, Michael Bugelli and Matthew Lamb, Detached Cultural Organisation, 21 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Jane Howard, Adelaide, 25 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Anthony Peluso, CEO, Country Arts SA, 25 February
    • Esther Anatolitis presented two workshops for the Arts Industry Council of South Australia and Guildhouse community that draws on AICSA’s Measuring Impact and the SA Arts & Culture Plan as a sector development and advocacy tool, 25 February
    • Georgia Mokak attended the opening of Fit for Purpose at UTS Gallery, 25 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Katherine O’Connor, PAC Australia, and Ros Abercrombie, Regional Arts Australia, 26 February 
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Emma Fey, Guildhouse, 26 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Jess Alice, Writers SA, 26 February
    • Justine Youssef presented a lecture to 3rd year students at UNSW Art & Design, 26 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Brian Parkes, Director, the Jam Factory, 27 February 
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Jennifer Layther, Director, Arts SA, 27 February
    • Esther Anatolitis met with University Art Museums Australia (UAMA) and Contemporary Art Organisations Australia (CAOA), 28 February 
    • Esther Anatolitis attended the opening of the Adelaide Biennial, 28 February

    January 2020

    • Office re-opened 6 January 
    • Penelope Benton attended Carriageworks Summer 2020 opening night, 7 January
    • Georgia Mokak met with Emily McDaniel, 8 January
    • Georgia Mokak, Justine Youssef and Penelope Benton attended January at Firstdraft, 8 January 
    • Penelope Benton attended the opening of Fiona Foley Who are these strangers and where are they going? at NAS Gallery, 8 January
    • Penelope Benton met with Sam Murray, Purple Effect, 9 January
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Ros Abercrombie, Regional Arts Australia, 13 January
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Prof Kit Wise, Dr Grace McQuilten and Dr Amy Spiers, School of Art, RMIT University, 14 January
    • Georgia Mokak and Penelope Benton met with Peter White and Bibi Barba, Create NSW, 15 January
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Boon Wurrung Elder Parbin-Ata Carolyn Briggs AM, 16 January
    • Georgia Mokak met with Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, 17 January
    • Georgia Mokak attended the opening of O le ūa na fua mai Manuʻa curated by Dr Léuli Eshrāghi at UNSW Galleries 17 January and the Wansolwara: One Salt Water symposium 18 January 
    • Penelope Benton attended Taloi Havini in conversation with Ruth McDougall, Curator, Pacific Art at the QAGOMA at Artspace Sydney, 19 January
    • Penelope Benton and Georgia Cyrillo met with Michael Kempson, Cicada Press 20 January
    • Penelope Benton met with Melinda Watson, Arts Law, 21 January
    • NAVA announced the recipients of the final round of NSW Artists’ Grants, 22 January Penelope Benton attended The Visitors by Moogahlin Performing Arts at Carriageworks, 22 January
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Christabel Harvey and Chloe Turner, Creative Victoria, 22 January
    • Esther Anatolitis participated in the AMaGA-led national bushfire emergency response roundtable, 23 January
    • Penelope Benton met with Suzanne Derry and Roxanne Lorenz, Arts Law, 23 January
    • Esther Anatolitis attended A Sight for Sore Eyes opening, Blak Dot Gallery 23 January
    • Penelope Benton met with Kathy Freedman, 24 January
    • Penelope Benton met with Marnie Badham, RMIT School of Art, 24 January
    • NAVA team attended Invasion Day rallies in Sydney and Melbourne, 26 January
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Jane Morey, Morey Media, 29 January
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Magdalena Moreno, IFACCA, 29 January
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Hamish Balnaves, 30 January
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Tory Loudon, Vivid, 30 January
    • NAVA made a submission on the Religious Freedoms Bills Second exposure drafts, 30 January