Penelope Benton attended the openings of 'Breathing Room: CarpetCell' Heath Franco and ‘in the past there were moments of peace, in the future there will be less, when we die there is sleep’ Jason Phu at Alaska Projects, 2 November.
Esther Anatolitis facilitated the panel Ambitious and fair: the future for regional gallery practice at Artstate Bathurst, 3 November.
Esther Anatolitis met with Vanessa Pigrum, CEO of the Cranala Programme, 5 November.
Esther Anatolitis attended a conversation with Abid Hussain, Director of Diversity at the Arts Council England, 6 November.
Esther Anatolitis attended Creative Case for Diversity at the Sydney Opera House, 6 November.
Esther Anatolitis met with April Britski, Executive Director of CARFAC National, Zandi Dandizette, Executive Director of CARFAC BC, and Brenda Leadley, Executive Director BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, 19 September
Esther Anatolitis and Penelope Benton attended the book launch of Tess Maunder's Absolute Humidity, Alex Martinis Roe's To Become Two: Propositions for Feminist Collective Practice and Helen Johnson's Warm Ties at Artspace, 9 August.
Penelope Benton attended Joselina Cruz, Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Manila and Dr Mikala Tai in conversation at Artspace.
Esther Anatolitis presented to students of the Masters of Cultural Leadership at NIDA, 10 August
The NAVA team attended the 30th anniversary of Campbelltown Arts Centre 11 August
Esther Anatolitis interviewed by Wendy Harmer ABC RN 16 August
Esther Anatolitis met with eight MPs across all major parties: Tony Burke, Susan Lamb, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Senator Mark Dreyfus, Anne Aly, Senator Lisa Singh, Maria Vamvakinou, Julian Leeser following Future/Forward to brief them on artists’ expectations as well as on the advocacy, policy and action focus of NAVA’s new Strategic Plan 16-17 August
Esther Anatolitis attended Question time at Parliament House 16 August
Esther Anatolitis presented at PwC’s Culture and Related Industries, Industry Reference Committee Meeting on 5 July
Penelope Benton scrutinised board election ballot papers for the Indigenous Art Code at their AGM 5 July
Penelope Benton attended the opening for John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new at the MCA 5 July
Esther Anatolitis met with Julie Hobbs, Future Now on 6 July
Esther Anatolitis met with Magdalena Moreno, IFACCA on 6 July
Esther Anatolitis and Penelope Benton attended Lighthouse Lecture: Contingent work and flexible labour markets in the arts, presented by Pierre-Michel Menger and hosted by Macquarie University at AGNSW 10 July
Esther Anatolitis attended Advance Australia Fair Dealing at Giant Dwarf 11 July
Penelope Benton met with Alex Bowen, CIPMO 12 July
Esther Anatolitis attended the opening of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 12 July
Penelope Benton and Claudia Roosen joined Arts Law to hear about and sign the Uluru Statement from the Heart on behalf of NAVA 13 July
Esther Anatolitis attended Pride in Authority at Tank Arts Centre 13 July
NAVA participated in Create NSW Visual Arts roundtable 17 July
Esther Anatolitis met with Alix Collins, arts advisor to Malcolm Turnball 19 July
Laura Pike and Claudia Roosen participated in Pedagogical Experiments with Dr Remy Low, a public program for Keg De Souza's ’Common Knowledge and Learning Curves' 23 July
Esther Anatolitis met with Grant McAvaney, CEO, Copyright Council 23 July
Esther Anatolitis met with the Guildhouse, Vitalstatistix and Country Arts SA 29 June
NAVA Qld hosts Sustainability of Practice, a participatory forum with Hamish Sawyer, Vernon Ah Kee, Jo St Baker, Donna Davis and facilitated by Katie Edmiston at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, 29 June
Esther Anatolitis hosted a panel of Lord Mayor candidates in Melbourne on 21 April at Westspace. Candiates Sally Warhaft, Rohan Leppert, Katie Sfetkidis and Ken Ong outlined their position on the arts.
Esther Anatolitis hosted Art and risk after TERROR NULLIUS at Arnold Bloch Leibler, Melbourne on 23 April. With speakers Simon Abrahams and Lynda Roberts this event discussed how best to support artistic risk for a confident Australian culture.
NAVA staff met with Create NSW staff to discuss public art strategy on 5 March.
Esther Anatolitis attended the Australia Council Awards alongside Senator Fifield and Shadow Minister Tony Burke on 6 March.
Also on 6 March, Esther Anatolitis presented on behalf of NAVA at the public meeting of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs for the inquiry into the proliferation of inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 'style' art and craft products.
Esther Anatolitis met with Densie Ryan, advisor to Senator Mitch Fifield on 7 March.
Esther Anatolitis was interviewed by Drew Pettifer for Field Work Diaries podcast on 7 March.