Mosman High School is set to launch a unique Q&A style event in August centred around inspiring the next generation of young creatives.
The Mosman High Creative Speaker Series is open to students, parents or anyone who is
interested in artistic life. The audience will spend an hour and a half with a stellar line-up of some of Australia’s most creative talent, listening to (and asking questions about) their
creative career stories.
Ann King leads the Mosman High Art Committee and is the brains behind the Creative
Speaker Series. Ann says “Being creative doesn’t start and stop with paint on a canvas, it’s
more about the journey of creativity and its varied avenues. We want our kids and
community to thrive in their passion and these speaker series are designed to show people that creativity has a broad scope. A creative career could be through travel, illustration, photography, curation and film. It really can take you to all the different parts of the globe!”
The theme for the August launch event is careers in curation and includes speakers Alexie
Glass-Kantor (Director, Artspace Sydney), Barry Keldoulis (gallery owner and CEO,
Artfairs Australia) and ex-Mosman High student Aaron Maestri (Australian Museum
Exhibition Designer). Up for discussion is why art and culture matter in today’s society and why creativity is the skill of the future.
The Creative Speaker Series aims to change the perception that a creative career is limited to painters, illustrators or designers, that creativity is a necessity for any career.
Above: Year 12 students from Mosman High School working in the historical art block on their bodies of work
Mosman High School is a breeding ground for talented creatives. The likes of Ralph
Heimans, portrait artist to the Royal family; Mosman’s favourite artist Ken Done; and Ben
Brown surfer and punk rock artist have all graced the historical art block at Mosman High.
Ann King says, “The calibre of emerging artists from Mosman High is extraordinary and the Mosman High Art Committee is very proud to be supporting the next generation of aspiring creatives through the Creative Speaker Series.”
The Mosman High Creative Speaker Series will run three times a year. Ken Done and
illustrator James Gulliver Hancock will be the speakers for the November event. Held at Mosman High School, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. All proceeds
from Creative Speaker Series helps fund the art program at Mosman High School.Tickets
for the August 14th event can be purchased at www.trybooking.com/BDIER.