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Keynote Speakers

The 8th Art of Good Health and Wellbeing annual international arts and health conference at the Art Gallery of NSW from 16 to 18 November 2016 presents an unparalleled professional development opportunity for people interested or involved in the arts, health and creative ageing fields. Three jam packed days of presentations, workshops and networking, with an amazing group of experts from Australia and overseas who will be attending the full conference. An unprecedented chance to meet the world’s best in the field.  

Key Speakers include:

Susan Perlstein - Co-founder of the creative ageing movement and the National Center for Creative Aging in USA

Stuart Kandell - Founder of America’s earliest performing arts center for older adults, Stagebridge (est 1978)

Evan Dawson - Executive Director, Live Music Now which delivers over 3,000 music sessions each year in aged care homes, special needs schools, hospitals and communities, using over 350 selected and trained musicians

Kate Duncan - Creative Programme Manager, City Arts Nottingham, which develops arts opportunities that bring people together, stimulate change and create stronger, healthier communities across the lifespan. 

Clive Parkinson - Director, Arts for Health, Manchester Metropolitan University, creator of the world’s foremost arts and health blog and co-lead investigator in the major Dementia and Imagination Research Study in the UK

Fay Jackson, Deputy Commissioner, NSW Mental Health Commission