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Eavesdropping on Artists: Hipbone Sticking Out / TEAM OF LIFE

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We’ll explore how theatre can combine politics and storytelling. With theatre director Sue Giles, visual artist Bindi Cole, interdisciplinary artist Steaphan Paton and chair Luke Hockley.


Portrait of Bindi Cole

Bindi Cole

Award-winning artist Bindi Cole was born in 1975 in Melbourne, Australia. She studied at Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE and the University of Ballarat. Bindi is a resilient and ingenious Melbourne-born photographer, curator and new media artist with Wadawurrung heritage who speaks compellingly about taboo topics through her photographs, videos and installations.

Portrait of Sue Giles

Sue Giles

Sue Giles has been artistic director of children’s contemporary arts company Polyglot Theatre since 2000. With the company she has created participatory works ranging from large-scale play spaces to theatre created with children at the centre of the art and art making. Polyglot’s work is recognised internationally as a leader in experimental, interactive and installation theatre for children

Portrait of Steaphan Paton

Steaphan Paton

Steaphan Paton is an interdisciplinary artist based in Melbourne. A member of the Gunai and Monero Nations, he grew up in Gippsland. His practice explores tradition, race and colonialism informed through his worldview being Aboriginal Australian.

Portrait of Luke Hockley

Luke Hockley

Luke Hockley is a performing artist, a strategic advisor and a communication coach. His company Midnightsky is a performing arts company. It partners with leaders to create projects that change the world, shares skills in creating strategic stories and teaches people how to be compelling communicators.

Art and Change

Arts and politics, creativity and change. The Wheeler Centre hosts riveting discussions with some of Australia’s most important intellectual and artistic voices as they explore the intersection between artistic creation and political action.