Episode 82

Published on:

27th Dec 2023

Arts advocacy, and the Special Envoy to the Arts - Libby Hyett interviews Susan Templeman MP, and Michael Campbell

Welcome to a special series of episodes, where WestWords Academy members, and Alumni, interview their favourite creatives.

Susan Templeman MP is an Australian politician. She is the member for Macquarie in the Australian House of Representatives and is Australia's Special Envoy for the Arts. 

Michael Campbell is the Executive Director of WestWords. With over 35 years of experience Michael has worked as CEO, Artistic Director, an arts consultant and strategist, artistic co-ordinator, producer, events manager, librettist, editor, writer, events manager, director, choreographer and dancer.

Libby Hyett is a WestWords Academian alumni, working on her first novel, Firedance. She's rewritten the manuscript countless times (it's true- she's ran out of fingers) and it's getting rather good. Libby is working towards publication. 

She's an emerging picture book author and illustrator with several (again, has run out of fingers) self published titles to her name. Libby is looking forward to working with Dirtlane Press in 2024 to develop and publish her children's book, Bowen's Story.

Libby is a prolific, award winning artist, enjoying painting landscapes and portraits in oils and watercolour [although not all at the same time. As that would be weird]. In 2023, her landscape Sunlight Balances Shadows won Hawkesbury Resident highly commended in the Hawkesbury Art Prize, a major Australian art prize. Libby displays her art at the Ferry Artists Gallery at Wisemans Ferry, NSW. Please link www.ferryartists.org

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