Commitment to community at the Brisbane Festival

Celebrating home-grown talent, the Festival also includes significant international collaborations.
Salamander, Brisbane Festival. Image: Damien Bredburg

Louise Bezzina is in her fourth year as Artistic Director of the Brisbane Festival and still demonstrates the same passion and commitment for her role as when she took over the Festival in 2020.

That year’s Festival went ahead despite the impact of COVID, albeit in a new, hyperlocal format and featuring works such as Socially Distanced Dance Club.

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Suzannah Conway is an experienced arts administrator, having been CEO of Opera Queensland, the Brisbane Riverfestival and the Centenary of Federation celebrations for Queensland. She is a freelance arts writer and has been writing reviews and articles for over 20 years, regularly reviewing classical music, opera and musical theatre in particular for The Australian and Limelight magazine as well as other journals Most recently she was Arts Hub's Brisbane-based Arts Feature Writer.