Caring for Always. Image by Liz Ham.
Caring for Always. Image by Liz Ham.

Dates & Session Times

Wednesday 21 Oct - 1:00pm


Hannah Donnelly

LIVE FUTURES will take shape as a series of public conversations and special events that explore the role of art and artists in defining the new civic life we are entering in this year of disruption and change. The LIVE FUTURES platform celebrates the insight of artists, as thought leaders and critical players in the new social, cultural and economic paradigms that are being built or renewed in the wake of the pandemic, the protests, the social upheaval and transformation we are experiencing. 

What kind of world are we moving into? What kind of world do we want to create? And what is the role of art in getting us there? The LIVE FUTURES conversations will complement the voices of artists with those of academics, health professionals, and experts from other disciplines in order to dive deeply into the possibilities of our future world.

Moderator: Hannah Donnelly
Thea Perkins, Emily McDaniel, Lucy Simpson

“For us at BlakDance, recovery is better positioned as ‘Re-futuring’. This means embedding the arts sector as part of the national recovery phase. But we don’t want things to remain the same, we want to shift the status quo.”

- BlakDance, Refuturing as Recovery for the Arts, 2020

Colonial power structures give way like sandy country. The end of your art world isn’t the end of ours. There was/is no normal to return to. We were always on the brink of no change. Things will always be always. Life after always. Things are going to be always now. In this moment of involuntary slowing, always was always will be Aboriginal land. First Nations curator Hannah Donnelly speaks to Indigenous practitioners from a future they care for.

Duration 2 hours

This session is available to live-stream at LIVE ON-THE-LINE. Book your place here.


COVID-19; Keeping Everybody Safe
We are implementing comprehensive COVID-19 safety measures in line with current government directives, in order to create a safe and enjoyable festival experience for everyone. Please make sure you read our COVID-19 Safety steps before you join us at Carriageworks.

Respect Your Reservation
With minimum capacities in venues this year, we ask that you Respect Your Reservation and the amazing artists and creatives performing, regardless of cost. If you’re feeling unwell or can no longer join us, please let us know by 10am the day of the show so we can offer your seat to someone else. Please see our returns and exchanges policy for more details.

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