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Adaptation - Imagining Literature into Art


Alethea Beetson + Anna Spiro + Anne-Marie Te Whiu + David Stavanger

Cinema B, GoMA

Panel

6103

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Alethea Beetson

Alethea Beetson

Alethea Beetson is a kabi kabi/gubbi gubbi + wiradjuri artist and producer who has worked extensively with Indigenous communities across multiple art forms to inspire new works responding to societal issues, cultural heritage and colonisation. More recently she worked as the Indigenous Engagement Coordinator at the Queensland Museum and was the Curator of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program for Festival 2018 Brisbane. Her research explores the function of ritual resistance and resurgence in the creative development and production of Indigenous performance. Alethea is currently the First Nations Producer of BIGSOUND, Artistic Director of Digi Youth Arts and First Nations Producer of Horizon.

Anna Spiro

Anna Spiro

Anna Spiro is the Director and Head Interior Designer at Anna Spiro Design, with over 20 year’s experience in the design industry. She is known for her inherent ability to create unique, comfortable and awe-inspiring environments that people want to linger in. Anna is the founder of 'Anna Spiro Textiles' alongside her brother Sam Spiro and has recently been announced as an Audi Australia brand ambassador. Anna’s work has been featured in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, various issues of Vogue Living, Belle Magazine and the highly ac- claimed Andrew Martin Interior Design Awards yearly publication. She has an excellent reputation within the industry and has worked on many residential and numerous commercial projects throughout Australia. Featuring traditional elements such as antiques is of paramount importance to Anna. She believes strong, classic features keep spaces from becoming tired and dated. She also uses a beautiful curated mix of fabrics, artwork and found objects to create spaces that have interest, soul and enduring style. Anna throws herself 110% into each and every project she undertakes, no matter the size. She works tirelessly to create places that are unique and interesting for each and every client and aims to go above and beyond their expectations.
Anne-Marie Te Whiu

Anne-Marie Te Whiu

Anne-Marie Te Whiu is a Brisbane born Māori descending from the Te Rarawa tribe Northland, Aotearoa on her Father’s side. She is a cultural producer, editor, emerging writer & weaver, most recently having Co-Directed Queensland Poetry Festival (2015-2017), a period known for its inclusive programming and stronger focus on CALD and First Nation voices. She is the co-editor of Solid Air, the first ever Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word Anthology.

David Stavanger

David Stavanger

David Stavanger is a poet, performer, cultural producer and lapsed psychologist. In 2013 he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, resulting in the release of The Special (University of Queensland Press), his first full-length collection of poetry which was awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. His poem Octonaut was recently short-listed for the 2019 Moth Poetry Prize (Ireland) and his next Australia Council funded collection CASE NOTES is due to come out in 2020. David was Co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival (2015-17). He is the Co-Editor of Rabbit Journal's Tense issue, Australian Poetry Journal 8.2 Spoken, Verity La’s spoken word stream Slot Machine and the anthology SOLID AIR: Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, 2019). He is also sometimes known as Green Room-nominated spoken weird artist Ghostboy,helping to establish spoken word in QLD whilst featuring at festivals nationally and touring internationally in various iterations. These days he lives between the stage and the page.

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Bec Mac

Bec Mac

Bec Mac is an Arts Journalist, provocative Performance Artist and Producer, this charismatic, fast thinking, dynamic host never fails to get her story. A regular on ABC Radio, she produces Arts web-series POPSART, 4ZZZ radio’s premiere art show Friday Neon, and the creator the legendary live art show LOVE TV.

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