August, 2013

Aug 30 2013

From moo to mime- Rockhampton’s artistic transition

Have you been to Rockhampton lately? The beef capital of Australia is going through a period of artistic and cultural change. And that’s no bull. But don’t get me wrong. When you arrive at the airport don’t expect to have your portrait painted as you wait at the luggage carousel. You are unlikely to be […]

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Aug 27 2013

ABC radio interview – my work evaluating the role of the arts in disaster recovery

Whilst in Rockhampton last week at the Articulate:Queensland Regional Arts and Culture Conference 2013, I was interviewed on local ABC Radio.  Jacqui Mackay, Breakfast Presenter on ABC  Capricornia, spoke with me about my work evaluating arts-led initiatives to help rebuilding communities after natural disasters.  You can listen to the audio file here.  

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Aug 26 2013

Rockhampton Regional Arts Rundown

For three days last week a few hundred delegates descended on Rockhampton for Articulate: Queensland Regional Arts and Culture Conference.  It was no coincidence the conference was held in Rockhampton; this region is experiencing a burst of creative activity and energy, with the Creative Capricorn initiative in full swing. The presentation topics were interesting and […]

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Aug 11 2013

Four market research techniques that will become obsolete before we can imagine

Do you have gadgets that are being superseded before you even get a chance to use them?  I certainly do.  Some online tools I am using for evaluation projects are being superseded within the course of the project timeline.  But it is not just the evolution of technology that seems to be driving trends in […]

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Aug 5 2013

6 lessons from the choir

I have been a chorister in Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for 17 years –  about as long as I have been working in social and market research.  It recently occurred to me that the way I operate my consulting business has been heavily influenced by my experience in this choir. The important thing here is that […]

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