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Eavesdropping on Artists: 2014 Melbourne Festival Wrap-Up Analysis


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Join passionate Melburnian culture makers as they interrogate the meaning, purpose and relevance of an international arts festival in Melbourne. With Michael Williams, Jason Marriner, Susan Provan, Richard Evans and Jonathan Holloway.

Eavesdropping on Artists

A series of interactive talks, presented by the Wheeler Centre, in which prominent artists discuss shows presented as part of Melbourne Festival.

The catch? The artists must talk about artworks from outside their own practice.

Come and find out what artists really think about each other’s work, in this fascinating, cross-disciplinary discussion on the practice and presentation of art.


Richard Evans

Richard Evans of REĂ Consulting is an experienced practitioner in arts, culture, events and place making. Currently REĂ is engaged by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority to oversee events, public art and the creation of a new 18,000 square metre cultural space within the newly created Headland Park ... Read more

Jason Marriner

Jason Marriner is the CEO of Marriner Group, the family company responsible for four of Melbourne’s beautiful heritage theatres: The Regent Theatre, Princess Theatre, Comedy Theatre and Forum Theatre. Jason’s involvement in the business started 25 years ago behind the bar at the Princess Theatre... Read more

Michael Williams

Michael Williams joined Sydney Writers’ Festival in September 2020, as the Artistic Director navigating the post-pandemic landscape going into the 2021 festival. He has spent the past decade at the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas in Melbourne; as its founding Head of Programming in 200... Read more

Susan Provan

Susan Provan is the Director of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival which, along with the comedy program of the Edinburgh Fringe and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, makes up a trio of the largest comedy events in the world.  In 2017 the Festival sold over 560,000 tickets, was atten... Read more



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