Women in the Creative Arts

Monday 15 May 2017

Research Conference

10-12 August 2017

School of Music,
The Australian National University,

Supported by

Gender Institute,
The Australian National University

College of Arts & Social Sciences,
The Australian National University

Australia Council for the Arts



The School of Music at The Australian National University is delighted to host this innovative research conference on the creative work of women. This event provides an opportunity for research professionals to gather, present their methodologies, discuss the unique issues surrounding the creative arena, and propose strategies to enhance and enrich their working lives as strong members of an international cultural and artistic voice. The gathering will feature a rich exchange of research ideas, including round-table discussions and panels that develop and enhance practices for women in the creative fields.

This event is supported by the College of Arts and Social Sciences, and the Gender Institute at The Australian National University, and the Australia Council for the Arts.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Cat Hope (Monash University)
Professor Liza Lim (University of Sydney)



General delegate (non-presenting) Full $100
  Concession $75
One day attendee Full $50
  Concession  $25
Conference Recital  General Admission $20 (available at the door)

Presenter registration has now closed (1 June, 2017)

General registration is open until 7 August 2017 via this link.

Registration for presenting delegates and general attendees includes:

  • Registration for the conference
  • One general admission ticket for the conference recital
  • Lunch on all conference days


Conference Program (subject to change)

To download the current version of the conference program click here.


Conference Committee

Dr Natalie Williams School of Music, The Australian National University
Assoc Prof Linda Kouvaras  University of Melbourne
Assoc Prof Samantha Bennett  School of Music, The Australian National University
Dr Lucy Neave  The Australian National University
Dr Martyn Jolly  School of Art, The Australian National University
Dr Maria Grenfell  University of Tasmania
Dr Katy Abbott Kvasnica  University of Melbourne
Dr Kit Devine  The Australian National University


Ensemble in Residence

The Muses Trio

Therese Milanovic, piano
Louise King, violoncello
Christa Powell, violin

Muses Piano Trio are some of Australia’s leading and most exciting musicians in contemporary classical music, known for their edgy, spine tingling and virtuosic performance style: Christa Powell (violin), Louise King (cello) and Therese Milanovic (piano).

 “an edgy, compelling, powerful, memorable and often-moving performance”, “spine-chilling” Catherine Lawrence, Anywhere Festival 2016


Conference Recital Tickets

The recital will feature seven new piano trios by women composers, chosen from a global call for scores. Attending composers will speak on stage about their work with the Muses Trio. RSVP is essential, as places are limited. Complimentary drink at interval.


Tickets to the conference recital are available through eventbrite via this link



For conference enquiries, please contact Dr. Natalie Williams: natalie.williams@anu.edu.au

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