Keynote Adrian Collette AM (Creative Australia) & Gordi


Wednesday, 6th September
10:30AM - 11:15AM


Judith Wright Centre – Performance Space
420 Brunswick St,
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006,


With much still to discover about the newly established Music Australia, CEO of Creative Australia (the rebranded Australia Council for the Arts), Adrian Collette AM, will deliver an exclusive In Conversation event that explores and addresses the purview of Music Australia moving forward.

Colette, who has been part of the Australia Council for the Arts board since 2013, took the reins as CEO in 2019; previously, he held the role of Chief Executive of Opera Australia for 16 years. With experience within the arts and music industry as wide-ranging as Collette’s, his appointment as CEO of this new venture of investment in the development of Australian contemporary music is an exciting one.

In this special chat, Colette will be joined by artist and doctor, Gordi, for an informal conversation to question each other about the objectives and framework within which Music Australia will work in, how early to mid-career artists need to be supported, and how the industry’s relationship with the current Federal Government stands to benefit the community.


Adrian Collette AM


Creative Australia - CEO

Sophie Payten

Conference Speaker

Gordi - Artist