THE PACESETTERS (Arts Front) [Online]
Thursday December 17, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Susan Emerson & Melissa Smith
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
For national viewers: Livestream with captions and Auslan will be available via Diversity Arts Australia’s Facebook page on 17 December, 2020 [
2pm – QLD
1:30pm – NT
12pm – WA
1. a person that is the first to do new or different things; a leader in a particular field or activity, providing an example for others to follow.
2. someone who sets the pace.
We are in the midst of a Creative Revolution. A global, systemic, political and cultural paradigm shift, spurred on by a pandemic and ignited by Black Lives Matter, where justice and truth-telling has been propelled to the forefront, demanding accountability and action. The Pacesetters are ready to tell it like it is in the state known as Queensland. Led by First Nations Elders (aka The Aunties), with special guests and artistic responses to the local, national and international discourse around equity, representation, safety, and solidarity, The Pacesetters QLD are taking it back to the old school, connecting historical, political and personal context with how the Arts has always been a transformational tool for social change.
Speakers: Professor Henrietta Marrie AM, Aunty Colleen Wall, Aunty Heather Castledine, Karen Crone
In conversation: Aunty Kathryn D Fisher, Rita Pryce, Pauline Lampton, Fiona Wirrer-George, Yvette Walker.
Special messages: Roxanne McDonald, Nadine McDonald-Dowd, Jason Gann (Wilfred) Films: Ancestress, Polytoxic
Performances: Emily Wurramara, Vika Mana, Tibian Wyles, Kargun Fogarty, Grace Edwards, Lana Siliga, Hope One plus very special surprise guests