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What is the vision of Sydney we want to work towards? Do we want a retirement village for young people? Or do we want a city that is vibrant, diverse, inclusive and inspiring?
The objective of the Night Time Industries Association is to promote Sydney as a vibrant and creative city, and to build a new positive narrative for Sydney’s nightlife that includes:
- that Sydney is a fun and inspiring place to live, work and play;
- that Sydney’s nightlife contributes to the cultural value of the city; and
- nightlife stimulates creativity which is an important economic driver for NSW;
To achieve this objective the Night Time Industries Association will need to be active developing positive messaging and media and communications activities.
Mike has also helmed Time Out in Australia for the past ten years, burrowing deep into the arts, culture and hospitality verticals that underpin his business. These days he draws upon audience data to identify audience trends in the consumption of city-based entertainment, combining it with sector knowledge to help institutions and businesses answer the question: will people come to my stuff now, tomorrow and in the future?
In recent years Time Out has evolved beyond its publishing roots. In 2014, Time Out Lisbon editors turned a historic market hall in the city into Time Out Market, thus creating the world’s first food and cultural market, and the first market experience rooted wholly in editorial curation. A place that previously housed the city’s top vendors now brings together the best of the city under one roof: its best restaurants, bars and cultural experiences, based on the editorial curation Time Out has always been known for.In 2017, 3.6 million visitors came to the market to explore excellent food from 32 restaurants and kiosks, enjoy drinks from eight bars and cafes, buy from five shops, attend cooking workshops in the Chef’s Academy or events in the Time Out Studio, a 900-capacity entertainment venue. It has rapidly become the most popular attraction in PortugalIn 2019, new Time Out Markets are set to open in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago and Montreal
Lisa Havilah is CEO of MAAS (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences) which incorporates the Powerhouse Museum which is moving to Paramatta in a $645 million project. Previously she was Director at Carriageworks in Sydney.
From 2005 – 2011 Lisa was the Director of Campbelltown Arts Centre. Under her directorship Campbelltown Arts Centre pioneered a multidisciplinary contemporary arts program, bringing together artists and communities across disciplines to examine ideas through the processes of producing contemporary art. She has developed and managed a range of national and international exchanges, exhibition and residency programs most recently Edge of Elsewhere Edge of Elsewhere (2010-12), a three-year project for Sydney Festival that commissioned artists from Australia, Asia and the Pacific to develop new work in partnership with suburban communities.
Jonathan Holloway is Artistic Director of the Melbourne Festival, having just completed four successful years as Artistic Director of the Perth International Arts Festival. His time in Perth culminated with the Australian exclusive presentation of Royal de Luxe’s “The Giants”, one of the largest arts events ever seen in Australia, playing to audiences of 1.4 million people over three days.
Previously Jonathan spent six years as Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, and from 1997–2004 established and headed the National Theatre’s events department, where he was the founding artistic director of Watch This Space Festival and co-wrote/directed Robin Hood in the National’s Loft Theatre.
Prior to this, he was resident theatre director of the Wilde Theatre in Bracknell (directing under the name Jack Holloway) and in July 2003 was Creative Director of Elemental, a large-scale theatre, music and spectacle event at Chalon-sur-Saône festival in France.
He has been Chair of Total Theatre Network (the UK’s national development agency for physical and visual theatre), on the Executive of the British Arts Festivals Association and is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.
John Kaldor AM is a dedicated collector, patron and supporter of contemporary art. He has been collecting and commissioning art since the late 1950s and since 1969 has shared his love of art with the Australian public through his series of art projects.
Kaldor has brought the most innovative and groundbreaking art to Australia for over 45 years through what is now the not-for-profit organisation Kaldor Public Art Projects, listed since 2004 on the national Register of Cultural Organisations. Kaldor has participated on the boards and international councils of many art organisations over the years, including P.S.1 in New York, the Tate Modern, London, the Biennale of Sydney, and as chair of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. He was selected as commissioner for the Australian Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 and again for the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Kaldor was a founding member of the board of the Power Institute of Contemporary Art, a trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and is currently on the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
In 2011, Kaldor gifted his private collection to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, bringing these works into public view. He also continues to extend his contribution to public art and education as Director of Kaldor Public Art Projects.