Emily Sexton is a former Head of Programming for the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas.
She was the recipient of a prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in 2014. Previously, she was Artistic Director of Next Wave (2010–14), where her key achievements were a radical rethink of an arts festival model, and a series of landmark commissions, publications and talks featuring First Nations artists, co-curated with Tony Albert and Tahjee Moar and titled Blak Wave.
In 2013, she was Artistic Director of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations at the Melbourne Recital Centre. She was also Creative Producer for Melbourne Fringe Festival for 2008–10.
Emily has been a proud Board Member for Arena Theatre Company, Snuff Puppets and Theatre Network Victoria, and is alumnus of the Australia Council’s Emerging Leaders Program (2011). She is a regular peer assessor for the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, and other philanthropic trusts and foundations. Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications, English) from the University of Sydney (2005). She is a regular host and facilitator for writers’ festivals and arts organisations around Australia.
The Edge of the World: Australia and Globalism
Carrillo Gantner, Josephine Ridge, Gina McColl, Emily Sexton
How does the shifting media landscape affect what we imagine?
Matt Blackwood, Giselle Stanborough, Emily Sexton, Jessica Alice
Nurture over nature? How does your family shape your relationship with art?
Jo Case, Steaphan Paton, Emily Sexton, Phuong Ngo
A calmer debate: is that what feminism needs?
Ben McKenzie, Zoey Louise Moonbeam Dawson, Dylan Coleman, Emily Sexton
The Politicians Have Lost Us: Art, Apathy and Hope
Georgie Mattingley, Ben Eltham, Emily Sexton, Brienna Macnish
Eavesdropping on Artists: Have I No Mouth / Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday
Gerard Van Dyck, Gabrielle de Vietri, Emily Sexton, David Bridie