Subtext & Discourse

Fiona Sweet, festival & artistic director of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale | EP30 Subtext & Discourse

August 17, 2020

Renowned for inspiring and intelligent delivery of uniquely crafted festivals and arts events, Fiona Sweet is an influential and highly sought after speaker, industry judge in Australia and internationally including at Les Rencontres De La Photographie, France; Fotofestiwal, Poland; and Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Germany.

Prior to her appointment at Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Sweet was the founding Director of Sweet Creative, a leading design agency in Melbourne receiving prestigious awards from the Australian Graphic Design Association and the Victorian Government. Sweet co-founded Melbourne’s Acland Street Projection Festival and has served on the boards of the Melbourne Fringe, Chamber Made Opera, Shir Madness and Australian Graphic Design Association. She currently sits on the Industry Advisory Group for LCI Melbourne, and the Advisory Committee for the Discipline of Photography at RMIT. In 2018 Sweet was awarded an Ian Potter Development Grant assisting her research concerning international art festival best practice.

Interview with Fiona Sweet recorded by Michael Dooney on 2. June 2020 via Squadcast between Berlin and Melbourne. Portrait by Chippy Rivera.

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SEBASTIAN DE LA LUZ (audio engineering)
MICHAEL DOONEY
JARVIS DOONEY GALLERY

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