Creative Spaces Summit 2023

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Allison Russell

Allison Russell

Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Allison Russell is the Deputy Director (Public Engagement) at the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium. With a keen interest in Community Engagement, Allison has previously worked for the National Trust of South Australia, and before that, as Director of South Australia’s History Festival (History Trust of SA). She has a passion for bringing our cultural and heritage places to life, and for seeking out interesting and unexpected activations.

All Sessions by Allison Russell

Day 2
8:45 am - 11:15 am

Keynote Session Two

Lot 14 Lecture Theatre

Keynote Address - All the World's a Gallery
Presenter: Rone
How do we define a “creative space”, what is the role of galleries in the development of street art and why do audiences love an unusual location? Hear from one of Australia’s most successful street artists, Rone will talk about his career, audiences of the future and the challenges of creating and exhibiting work in unique locations. Rone is one of Australia’s most acclaimed street artists, who has gone from spearheading Melbourne’s fledgling street art movement in the early 2000’s, as a member of the Everfresh crew, to being a celebrated fixture on the international street art scene. His work is held in collections all over the world including the Urban Nation Museum, Berlin, Detroit Historical Museum and the National Gallery of Australia. He has exhibited in Berlin, Denmark, Nashville, London and throughout Australia.


Keynote Panel - The Business of Galleries – Funding, Engagement and Partnerships
Presenters: Prof. Jennifer Radbourne, Ben Koop and Allison Russell
Our panel of experts will provide insight on contemporary funding models, cross industry engagement and the value of partnerships in developing new spaces. Between the three of them, they have decades of experience and knowledge to share with delegates.

Book Launch - Countess: Spoiling illusions since 2008
Presenters: Melinda Rackham and Elvis Richardson Hear from co-authors Professor Melinda Rackham and Elvis Richardson founder of CoUNTess blog and The Countess Report, who will launch their much-awaited publication which probes gender inequity in the Australian art world through raw data, biting humour, intimate memoir, theoretical musings, and strategies for sustainable change.