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Loud and Luminous Symposium

The Loud and Luminous project is a celebration of Australian Women Photographers held in conjunction with International Women's Day 2018. 

The goals of the project are to celebrate and empower women, particularly in the arts and through photography. While this is an Australian initiative, this project extends internationally in its message and appeal on gender equality and empowerment. This is an inclusive discussion that celebrates diversity, and promotes cultural and policy change.


Esther Anatolis - Executive Director, National Asssocation of Visual Artists, 
A.Professor Wayne Quilliam - NAIDOC Artist of the Year, Human Rights/Walkely Award
Julia Coddington and Gerry Orkin 
Dr Ella Dreyfus - Head of Public Programs at National Art School, Sydney Fine Arts and education
David Dare Parker and Martine Perret via Skype
Geoff Blackwell, Ruth Hobday & Kieran Scott - Publishers of "200 WOMEN" book and project, via video
Lisa Saad - 2016 Australian AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year 
Lisa Kurtz - representing Verge Art Collective and Kym Griffiths representing Refocus Retreats
Sandy Edwards - Curator and Photographer
Alison Stieven-Taylor - journalist and Photographer commentator/researcher


9am - 5pm Thursday 8 March 2018

Cretan House
148-150 Nicholson St. Brunswick East, VIC 3057

Free event, registration essential