The Wheeler Centre, in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria and the Harold Mitchell Foundation, is establishing an annual State of the Arts Lecture. How are our cultural industries in Australia performing? How should they be performing? The inaugural lecture will be presented by Jonathan Mills, current director of the Edinburgh International Festival.
In response to this lecture, arts critic Alison Croggon wrote the essay Ways of Meaning, looking at how we respond to art.
Jonathan Mills took up the post of Festival Director and Chief Executive of the Edinburgh International Festival in October 2006. Before this appointment he was the Vice-Chancellor’s (Professorial) Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Director of the Alfred Deakin Lectures and an Artistic Advisor to the new Melbourne Recital Centre & Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.