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Glenn Iseger, Tarryn Gill, Oron Catts, Nathan Beard, Emma Fishwick, Gabriel Nodea, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Kelli McCluskey, filmed by Sohan Ariel Hayes

Glenn Iseger, Tarryn Gill, Oron Catts, Nathan Beard, Emma Fishwick, Gabriel Nodea, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Kelli McCluskey and Esther Anatolitis, launch of NAVA's Federal Election campaign 'Invest in Artistic Courage' filmed by Sohan Ariel Hayes

March 2019

  • Esther Anatolitis quoted by Sian Johnson, Biennale of Australian Art, described as Ballarat's MONA, leaves massive debt in its wake ABC, 1 March
  • Esther Anatolitis delivered a guest lecture at UNSW Art & Design on Professional Practice, 4 March
  • Esther Anatolitis attended the Australia Council for the Arts Awards Ceremony at Carriageworks, 4 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Adrian Collette CEO of the Australia Council for the Arts, 6 March
  • Penelope Benton and Holly Morrison met with Marnie Badham, RMIT CAST 6 March
  • Penelope Benton met with Kate Meyers, UNSW Development, 6 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Fiona Menzies, CEO, Creative Partnerships Australia, 7 March
  • NAVA launched Arts Agenda a monthly focus on national issues in Australia’s contemporary arts, 7 March
  • NAVA and Countess Report released Clear Expectations: Guidelines for institutions, galleries and curators working with trans, non-binary and gender diverse artists in Australia written by Spence Messih and Archie Barry, 7 March
  • Esther Anatolitis attended IWD event at Bondi Pavillion, 8 March
  • Penelope Benton met with the Windmill Trust Management Committee 12 March 
  • Penelope Benton met with Samantha Watson-Wood, Sydney Contemporary 12 March
  • Penelope Benton met with Blak Douglas, 12 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Colin Walker, Executive Director, Culture and the Arts, WA Government, 12 March
  • NAVA quoted in Best practice guidelines create inclusive spaces for trans, non-binary artists, ArtsHub 12 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, 13 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Amy Barrett-Lennard, 13 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Sharon Flindell, CEO, Writing WA, 13 March
  • Esther Anatolitis presented Artists’ Rights, Artists’ Voice for Artsource, 13 March
  • Esther Anatolitis presented In These Critical Times at PICA, 14 March
  • NAVA Launched its Federal Election campaign, Invest in Artistic Courage, 14 March
  • Esther Anatolitis quoted by Gina Fairley, NAVA responds to persistent NSW political interference, ArtsHub 14 March
  • Penelope Benton attended the MOP Projects book launch, Artspace Ideas Platform 14 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Alice Walker, ABC Arts, 18 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Dr Ben Eltham, Monash University, 18 March
  • Penelope Benton met with Marnie Badham, Kate MacNeill and Grace McQuilten, RMIT 18 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Andrew Walsh, 19 March
  • NAVA and Art Month Sydney hosted Political Confusion: Artistic Courage, a conversation between Tony Albert, Wesley Enoch and Esther Anatolitis at UTS Gallery, 19 March
  • NAVA quoted by Linda Morris, Inspire us: Call to bolster arts funds and axe music laws, SMH 20 March
  • Esther Anatolitis met with Bianca Beetson, 20 March
  • NAVA released NSW Election Report Card, 21 March
  • Esther Anatolitis presented at the Humanities, Arts and Culture Data Summit, ACT 27-29 March


    February 2019

    • Esther Anatolitis presented ‘In these critical times’ at MPavilion, 1 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Tony Grybowski, previous CEO of Australia Council, 3 February.
    • NAVA facilitated a roundtable on the structure for the revised Code of Practice, 6 February.
    • NAVA announced 60% increase in the value of The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, Art News Portal 6 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis co-facilitated a roundtable on national advocacy priorities with Australian Museums and Galleries Association, 11 February.
    • Penelope Benton met with Lydia Miller, Jo Brown, Peter White and Amala Groom, 11 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Denise Ryan, Arts Adviser to the Arts Minister Mitch Fifield, 12 February. 
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Dr Michelle Evans, 12 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with journalist Michaela Boland, 12 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Helen O’Neil, Director of the British Council Australia, 12 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Alex Marsden, Director of Australian Museums and Galleries Association, 12 February.
    • Claudia Roosen attended met with students as part of O Week at UNSW Art & Design, 12 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Stephen Arnott, Director, Ministry for the Arts, 13 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Julie Dyson, Chair of the National Advocates for Arts Education, 13 February. 
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Peter Khalil MP, Federal Member for Wills, 13 February. 
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Warren Snowdon MP, Federal Member for Lingiari, 13 February.
    • NAVA opened a new Artists' Fees & Payments Survey to help benchmark artist payments nationally and update our Fees & Payments Schedule for the benefit of artists and organisations across Australia, 14 February. 
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Maria Vamvakinou MP, Federal Member for Calwell, 14 February. 
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Russell Broadbent MP, Federal Member for McMillan, 14 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Wayne Swan, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, 14 February. 
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Arts Law and the Indigenous Art Code, 14 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Justine van Mourik, Director, Art Collection & Exhibitions, 14 February. 
    • Esther Anatolitis met with George Dunford, Content Director of Arts Hub, 14 February. 
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Ben Eltham, Lecturer in Media and Communications at Monash University, 15 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis attended NSW Labor’s Music Policy launch, 15 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis published Leading contemporary arts bodies unite to develop long-term vision for Australia's arts agenda, 18 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis and Penelope Benton attended Election 2019: Big ideas for the next government by the Grattan NSW at the State Library of NSW, 19 February.
    • Penelope Benton attended the opening of Amy Suo Wu’s Thunderclap at the Artspace Sydney Ideas Platform, 21 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis presented a workshop on the Code of Practice to artists with disabilities, presented by Accessible Arts, 27 February.
    • NAVA co-hosted First Nations visual arts consultation with AAO and RDOs at Casula Powerhouse 27 February.
    • NAVA made submissions to the National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority (NIACA) consultation and National Inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces, 28 February.
    • Claudia Roosen met with students at Sydney College of the Arts as part of O Week, 28 February.
    • Esther Anatolitis and Penelope Benton attended the opening of Janet Laurence: After Nature at the MCA Sydney 28 February. 

    January 2019

    • Esther Anatolitis met with Ros Abercrombie, Executive Director of Regional Arts Australia, 9 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Dr Ben Eltham, Cultural & Creative Industries, Monash University, 10 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Joe Toohey, Executive Director of Regional Arts Victoria, 11 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Richard Watts, Presenter of SmartArts on 3RRR Melbourne, 12 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis was interviewed by Angela Stretch on Arts Friday, Eastside Radio 89.7, 17 January.
    • Penelope Benton and Claudia Roosen attended the opening of Just Not Australian at Artspace Sydney, 18 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis published NAVA welcomes NSW Labor’s commitment to fair pay for artists and calls on all parties to announce ambitious and fair policies in Art News Portal, 21 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis quoted in NSW Labor announces arts pledges ahead of state election on Arts Hub 21 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Lynda Roberts, Director, Public Assembly, 21 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Eugenia Lim, Co Artistic Director, Aphids, 22 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis attended The Body as Architecture at MPavilion, 22 January.
    • Penelope Benton and Wesley Shaw met with AACHWA, KU Arts, IACA and the Indigenous Art Code to discuss a collaborative project on 23 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Peter Seidel, partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler, 24 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Dr Marnie Banham RMIT School of Art, 29 January 
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Jane Crawley, Director, Arts Investment, Creative Victoria, 29 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Boonwurrung Elder N’Arwee’t Carolyn Briggs, 30 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis attended 4A In Dialogue: Gender and Art in Asia at Buxton Contemporary, 30 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis met with Alex Marsden, CEO, Museums & Galleries Australia 30 January. 
    • Esther Anatolitis met with John Daley, CEO The Grattan Institute 30 January.
    • Esther Anatolitis attended opening Jam Factory ICON Catherine Truman: No Surface Holds at Craft Victoria 30 January.