In celebration of International Women's Day, the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is hosting some of Western Sydney's leading female industry figures for Girls Talk Women's Work. The empowering conference will run on Thursday, March 8 and consist of three panel sessions on the topics of music, arts, business and politics.
Discussing how to navigate the male-dominated political and business worlds is Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller, business advisor Inu Ran (Western Sydney University Launch Pad), Liverpool Councillor Charisma Kaliyanda and director Dolla Merrilles (Museum of Applied Arts and Science). The music panel will explore stereotypes that exist within the music industry and boasts executive director Yarmila Alfonzetti (State Opera of South Australia), music director Amelia Jenner (FBi Radio), hip hop artist Kween G and founder/director Carly Roberts (Picnic).
The art panelists will discuss the importance of collective experience and the idea of performance as resistance. Artists Claudia Nicholson and Caroline Garcia, theatre maker Emele Ugaluva, writer/activist Bee Cruse, Treehouse Theatre co-founder Catherine McGuire-Donvito and Western-Sydney based curator Lizzy Marshall will join forces for this one.
Each session includes a Q&A and the provided lunch will be accompanied by surprise performances. It's free to attend, though RSVP is essential and the event is specifically geared for those between the ages of 12 through 25.