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Director appointed for Canberra’s new festival, AD departs 4A Centre, and more.
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Yolande Norris has been announced as the Director of Canberra’s as yet unnamed innovation festival, a new winter event akin to Illuminate Adelaide, Dark Mofo and other winter festivals. 

A graduate from the Australian National University School of Art and Design, Norris has a long-standing connection to the cultural landscape of Canberra.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts