November 30, 2015

Four Creative Ambassadors appointed for 2016 Spectrum Now Festival

The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Now Festival presented by ANZ from 1 until 16 March 2016, today announced ARIA award-winning musician and songwriter Megan Washington, renowned Australian artist and dual-Archibald Prize winner Del Kathryn Barton, one of Australia’s most popular and versatile entertainers David Campbell and television presenter and comedian Charlie Pickering as the four Creative Ambassadors for the 2016 Festival. Spectrum Now’s Creative Ambassadors for 2016, will assist to develop the 2016 program, overseeing the music, art, stage and talks content respectively. 

As the public faces of the festival, the Creative Ambassadors will draw on their considerable expertise in their fields to provide creative direction and garner participation and support from local and international arts communities and key opinion leaders. 

In 2015, the Spectrum Now Festival attracted 100,000 people across over 200 exhibitions, gigs and events, under the direction of actor Richard Roxburgh. The 2016 festival will celebrate Sydney’s vibrant culture and inspiring creative locals, with a dynamic program of unique and unexpected collaborations across art, music, stage and talks.
Returning in 2016, signature event, Spectrum Now @ The Domain an 11 day outdoor event located at the Domain, will be on from 3 – 13 March 2016. With ticketed music concerts curated by the Secret Sounds Group and a free outdoor art festival, The Domain will be brought to life with music, art, performance, dining and drinking. Across the road at the Art Gallery of NSW, the sell out conversation events at the inaugural Festival will also make a return, curated with input from Fairfax’s top journalists, editors and writers from entertainment. The first release line-up of events for Spectrum Now Festival 2016 will be announced at the end of November.

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