This event is jointly presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Australia Day Council of South Australia.
As an Ambassador for the Adelaide Crows, AFL and tennis spectator tragic, Chair of the Arts Advisory Board of the Adelaide College of the Arts and Patron of the Experimental Art Foundation also in Adelaide, Robyn Archer is one of those people for whom culture definitely includes footy as well as Faure and film. Her role as Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra has also renewed her respect for the creativity in science, planning, big ideas and all those other aspects of any society, but she still sees the arts as both central and at the same time fatally neglected in so many contexts in so many places. Her argument is that if it is impossible to go even one day without encountering the products of art , then artists are as essential as plumbers, doctors and teachers.
Hear the 2012 recipient of the Premier's Lifetime Achievement Award make her case for the inclusion of the arts in every aspect of planning for a lively twenty-first century city.