PROJECT FAUST EXPOSED Sally Blackwood Honours Project UNSW ©Leilah Schubert

PROJECT FAUST EXPOSED Sally Blackwood Honours Project UNSW ©Leilah Schubert


Academic, speaking & writing engagements 2017 – 2020

Guest Presenter/Facilitator
Australia Council Leaders Program 2019-2020
February 2020

Gender Equity and Diversity in Opera Summit
Monday 2 December 2019
Australia Council, Australian Music Centre and APRA AMCOS.
This Summit was an opportunity for deeper discussion of the issues and challenges, and included participants from other sectors where positive shifts had taken place more recently. Moderated by Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA, there were 29 participants including composers, singers, producers, and administrators representing a wide range of expertise and organisations from across the country. It was acknowledged throughout the day that many other people, including those active in the discourse were keen to participate in the Summit, but a focused day of discussion was required to establish the best structures for moving forward. Summary of discussions.
Opera Summit: Decolonising the High Arts, part A by Sonya Holowell
Gender Equity and Diversity in Opera Summit: the listener’s account by Harriett Cunningham

ArtState Tamworth
Panel facilitator and ArtsNW Board delegate
31 October – 3 November 2019
Panel: Weathering Change – the evolving landscape for independent artists
With much of the discourse concerning regional performing arts focussed on venues and organisations, what is the experience and role of the independent artists in our communities? How do they navigate continual changing arts policies yet maintain their careers and practice? Adam Deusien Artistic Director Lingua Franca; Sophie Jones Musician, Smith and Jones; Vic McEwan Artistic Director The CAD Factory.

Indy Theatre Forum Tamworth
Critical Stages and Theatre Network NSW
Thursday 31 October 2019
Panel Speaker alongside Adam Deusien Artistic Director Lingua Franca; Caroline Dunphy Co-Artistic Director Belloo Creative; and Host Chris Bendall Critical Stages Touring. Listen here.

Telling Stories Performers (‘) Present International Artistic Research Symposium
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore
23-26 Oct 2019
Title: Practice-based research exploring Stateless Odyssey – a new hybrid operatic work-in-development co-created by Sally Blackwood (opera architect), Lawrence English (composer) and Vanessa Tomlinson (composer), commissioned by Bleach The Gold Coast Festival.

HI-VIZ Practice Exchange 2019
Chamber Made at The Substation Newport Melbourne
2-3 September 2019
Writer/Thinker in Residence Published reflection here.

Theatre and Internationalisation & Barrie Kosky: Past Present and Future
The Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts,
Macquarie University, in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut
26-27 April 2019
PAPER: Collaborative Auteurship: international cross disciplinary collaborations and situated
practice-based research with Sasha Waltz & Guests and Sally Blackwood

NOW 2019 New Opera Workshop
Opera Symposium – Opera Queensland and Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University
5-7 April 2019

Through the Looking Glass – 41st MSA Conference
Musicology Society of Australia, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts,
Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
6-9 December 2018
PAPER: Project Faust opera/ballet: A critical analysis of the auteur creation
Award Winner: 3rd Prize Best Postgraduate Paper 2018 Awards

Outstanding presentation and engagement with audience. Deeply engaging topic around creative practice work.

Discovering Don Giovanni Opera Symposium
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Tuesday 25 September 2018
PAPER: Me and Don: It’s a personal thing

Opera Studies Day
New Zealand School of Music, Te Kōkī, Victoria, University of Wellington
Saturday 14 July 2018
PAPER: A critical analysis of the auteur creation of Project Faust opera/ballet

Graduate Research Symposium, Musicology Colloquium Series
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Friday 18 May 2018
RESEARCH: A critical analysis of the auteur creation of Project Faust opera/ballet

Creative Work Project #2 as part of my Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Wednesday 18 April 2018
RESEARCH: A critical analysis of the auteur creation of Project Faust opera/ballet

Best Practice in Artistic Research in Music Symposium
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
27-29 September 2017
#voxpopera a performance presentation of practice-based-research-in-action, and poster presentation talk.

Women in the Creative Arts inaugural conference
The School of Music, Australian National University Canberra
10-12 August 2017