Life After Lockdown - Art after lockdown
The arts industry has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, with the April shutdown of galleries, theatres, festivals and venues bringing the sector to a standstill
Artists and creative industries are resourceful and innovative by nature: well-experienced in making much out of little. But will artists and arts organisations be able to survive this new economic challenge?
Who is most likely to struggle? Do we risk losing diverse artistic perspectives?
What might be the long-term impact of a significantly reduced Australian arts industry? How would it impact the economy, tourism, and local audiences?
How will artists respond to the pandemic, and how it has changed the way we live and think about ourselves, our communities, and the future?
Dr Cherine Fahd, UTS Photography course director, contemporary artist
Leigh Smalls, CEO, Sydney Film Festival
Emily McDaniel, Curator
Dr Debra Adelaide, Lecturer in Creative Writing UTS
Moderator - Eleanor Zeichner, Assistant Curator, UTS ART