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Ms. Georgie Sedgwick

Darwin Festival, Senior Producer Darwin, Australia www.darwinfestival.org.au

Biography

Georgie Sedgwick has over a decade of experience working in Indonesia and Australia on various arts projects and exchange programs across the visual and preforming arts. Currently Senior Producer at the Darwin Festival, she has also worked as Program Manager at Kultour (2010-12); Program Manager at South Project (2009-10); Manager of the Visual Arts Residency program and the Indonesia-Australia Arts Management Program at Asialink, the University of Melbourne (2004-2007); Communications Coordinator at Regional Arts Victoria (2007-2009); and was a member of the South Project Board from 2010-2014. During this time she has also produced and curated several independent cross-cultural and cross-art form projects and contributed articles and reviews to numerous arts publications.

Curatorial interests

Darwin has a comparatively large dance audience and the Darwin Festival has for the past 10 years been steadily building an audience for contemporary dance. We are particularly interested in presenting works from our region (Asia-Pacific) and works that reflect the cultural make-up of Darwin. We have a particularly large and engaged youth dance sector and are always interested in work that is accessible to this age demographic. Darwin audiences are also very open to challenging arts experiences and we are keen to take risks in programming in order to build broader and more dance-literate local audiences.