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New Co-Directors for Festival

New Co-Directors for Festival

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is thrilled to announce the joint appointment of Sally Barnett and Bronwyn Bent as Co-Directors for the 2018 Festival.

Both originally from Hamilton, Barnett and Bent bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the event.

Barnett says “We are thrilled to be returning to Hamilton to work on this very special festival where unique artistic talents are showcased in the absolutely stunning surrounds of the Hamilton Gardens”.

Their arts resume is lengthy and includes stints at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the NZ International Arts Festival, the Auckland Fringe Festival and Auckland Live in various roles as producers, directors and audience strategists. They have had experience in a number of international locations including England, Scotland and Hong Kong.

Barnett and Bent’s whirlwind induction has begun including meeting with established Festival contractors and Hamilton Gardens’ staff. Planning is underway, and Festival attendees can be assured that favourite events will return.

Festival Trust Chair David Macaskill says “Sally and Bronwyn bring with them extensive experience in both artistic programming and management. Their energy and enthusiasm for the Festival is infectious. We’re looking forward to seeing them utilise their skills and experience, and to continue to grow the Festival for the Waikato”.

The Festival is calling for Expressions of Interest from performers for 2018. A Performer Registration can be found on the websitewww.hgaf.co.nz


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