Speeches by parliamentarians to launch Arts Day on the Hill

L-R: Emma Fey, Georgia Mokak, Nadeena Dixon, Claire Armitage, Rebecca Selleck, Paul Fletcher MP, Shaun Edwards, Esther Anatolitis, Mish Grigor, Miranda Johnson, Selena de Carvalho, Penelope Benton. Photo Irene Dowdy.

On 30 July 2019, Arts Day on the Hill was launched together with the inauguration of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Contemporary Arts and Culture. The event was attended by artists, arts leaders, cultural institution directors, philanthropists and Members of Parliament, with a special focus on bold contemporary arts ideas. 

In the below audio clip, hear from Minister for the Arts Paul Fletcher, Shadow Spokesperson for the Arts Tony Burke, and the Co-Chairs of the newly formed Parliamentary Friendship Group for Contemporary Arts & Culture John Alexander OAM, Maria Vamvakinou (and in his absence, Adam Bandt).