Written Proof

Art & Industry Festival 2016 Evaluation

The Art & industry Festival 2016 was a creative collaboration between Hobsons Bay City Council and Donna Jackson’s Hubcap Productions. Two years in the making, this partnership culminated in a ten day festival in November 2016 and delivered 17 unique events/activities and co-produced a further 6 events with local venues, factories and businesses. The first in a planned series of biennial celebrations of life, art and industry in the western suburbs, AIF16 pioneered a model of festival delivery that eschewed simple buy-ins in favour of new work for, by and about industrially-enthused artists and residents of Hobsons Bay, work that could provoke audiences to think a little differently about the place they call home.

Dust Evaluation

Dust is a large-scale arts project on the theme of asbestos, created by Donna Jackson in collaboration with composer Mark Seymour and multi-media artist Malcolm McKinnon. It was presented in three states in seven separate seasons. This evaluation of the last two seasons in 2013 examines how Jackson’s method of working actively provokes a heightened sense of collective social responsibility in many collaborators and audience members. Read >

Illuminated by Fire Evaluation

As Director of Regional Arts Victoria (2004-2012), Lindy commenced discussions with the Country Fire Authority in late 2008 about a potential artist-in-residence program that would help regional communities improve fire preparedness. The project was re-imagined following Black Saturday as a means to assist those living in regional Victoria, the most bush-fire prone region in the world, to move beyond trauma towards resilience. The project took place over 2010 and 2011. Read >

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Evaluation

The purpose of this 2001 evaluation was to apply some of the international published indicators of the social and cultural impacts of the arts to a successful Australian urban festival to explore their validity. Read >