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#4 Robyn Archer on looking forward

Listen to #4 Robyn Archer on looking forward

Robyn Archer AO is a singer, performer, writer, artistic director and public advocate for the arts. She was first introduced to the topic of resilience by Dr Brian Walker, who writes, ‘Bouncing back is not resilience  this means nothing has been learned.’

In this interview, Robyn talks to Sally Warhaft about what the arts industry can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic.


Portrait of Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians' lives in the fog of the Covid-19 pandemic. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.

Sally is a regular host and commentator on ABC radio and has a PhD in anthropology. She did her fieldwork in Mumbai, India, living by the seashore with the local fishing community.

Portrait of Robyn Archer

Robyn Archer

Robyn Archer AO is singer, writer, artistic director and arts advocate, and currently Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra (2013), Artistic Director/Creator of The Light in Winter, and Deputy Chair of The Australia Council.

The Leap Year

The Leap Year is a podcast about the stretching, shrinking days of 2020, and the impact COVID-19 has had on Australians’ lives, presented by Sally Warhaft.