Energetical (2020)

Presented by Platform Arts and Deakin University, Energetical was a program of symposia, exhibitions and workshops on Thursday 12 and Friday March 13, focusing on the value, labour, experience and intergenerational knowledge of female-identifying artists and arts workers living or working in regional Victoria.

Energetical was the first event of its kind in Victoria, where leaders from our regional arts organisations  provided guidance and insight into closing the gap on the remuneration, opportunities and economic security of female practitioners. They delved into topics around diverse and inclusive programming; legacy art projects; navigating contemporary arts practice; and connecting across the geographical divide between practitioners, organisations and audiences in regional areas.

We were thrilled to partner with Deakin University and facilitate a major event for arts practitioners and leaders from across our region to share knowledge, discuss, debate, network and forge connections. 

All images by Leiko Manalang, Petra Nicel or Amber Smith and © Amber Smith