• arts & culture

4 July 2019

Two world-renowned, home-grown, creative leaders have been tasked with curating Victoria’s most ambitious cultural event.

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Hannah Fox and Gideon Obarzanek

Acclaimed director and choreographer Gideon Obarzanek and lauded artist, curator and festival director Hannah Fox have been announced as co-artistic directors for the yet-to-be-named festival.

Since founding dance company Chunky Move in 1995, Obarzanek has worked with Melbourne International Arts Festival and created works for The Australian Ballet and Sydney Dance Company.

Currently Dark Mofo’s Associate Creative Director, Fox is well-known for her bold, large-scale public art, including painting hundreds of sheep for the UK’s Latitude Festival and collaborating with Banksy and Jane’s Addiction for a performance.

Held from 20 August – 6 September 2020, the festival will showcase Melbourne and beyond through world-first artistic collaborations and commissions, large-scale public events and installations, food and wine, and an extensive program of art and performance.

More detail, including the festival’s name, will be unveiled in late 2019.

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