ArTELIER provocateurs & partners


Marit Ulvund is the director of Seanse Art Center, and part of the organization since its inception in 2004. SEANSE’s mission is to foster quality productions for and with children and youth.
Seanse Art Center arranges artist residencies, workshops, conferences, and festivals, leads initiatives for art for children with special needs at a national level, supports research across Norway and the world, and is currently pioneering the Teaching Artist model in Norway, where it hosted the 1st International Teaching Artist Conference in 2012 and also leads a university-level coursework in teaching artistry.
Marit is Associate Professor (PhD) of Theatre, with education from NTNU in Norway, University of Minnesota in the United States, and Queensland University of Technology in Australia. Her PhD thesis was a practice-led study in Echo Theatre, a theatre method she developed herself. The study confirms that while there is potential for Echo Theatre to support the development of performative and narrative competencies in students, the effectiveness of this directly relates to the teacher’s theatre knowledge and skills and didactic attitude.


Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey are artists who create unexpected situations for listening. They have a long-term collaborative practice. Their work is driven by a curiosity and questioning about listening in human culture and seeks to evolve and engage with new processes and audiences, through public and participative interventions. Their practice intertwines local, national and international relationships. Awards include Green Room Awards for Excellence in Hybrid Arts, the Australian National AMC-APRA Award for Excellence in Experimental Music, and the Melbourne International Festival Award.  In March 2017, Madeleine was awarded the prestigious Australia Council Award for Emerging and Experimental Artforms.  In 2017, their work Five Short Blasts was presented at Brighton Festival UK and at Theater der Welt, Hamburg. Their new work, Between 8 and 9 commissioned by Asia Topa and ChamberMade Opera was presented at Castlemaine State Festival and Melbourne Recital Centre, the megaphone project at the Substation, and their sound/vibration work for Imagined Touch was presented at Sydney Festival. In October, their interactive public art work, the megaphone project will be presented at Sonica in Glasgow, and in November, their new installation The High Ground, will be presented at ArtsHouse Melbourne.

Lenine Bourke is currently a freelance artist and consultant. She was with the Australia Council for the Arts as Director of Community Partnerships from 2014 – 2016. Prior to this she was the Artistic Director of Contact Inc an arts and cultural organisation committed to social change, more recently she was known for her work as Executive Director of Young People and the Arts Australia, the national peak body for youth arts.
She has led various arts organisations and projects, and worked for peak bodies, local and state government, statutory authorities, educational institutions, galleries, festivals and artists groups. Including, Youth Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, Stylin’UP Regional, Ideas Festival, Backbone Youth Arts, Tafe NSW, Office for Youth Affairs, Qld University of Technology, The Roadside Room (ARI), Public Art Agency, Transit Lounge, Queens Public Girls School (Dunedin).
She is currently engaged in various projects with Mammalian Diving Reflex (Canada) in the creation of new performance based works made in collaboration with children for adults. She has focused the majority of her work in engaging children and young people, as well as diverse communities. She was recognised as a young leader in 2006 when she was awarded the inaugural Kirk Robson award from the Australia Council for the Arts and again in 2009 when she received the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor’s creative fellowship to undertake research in the area of Social Practice and completed a 1 year Fellowship from the Australia Council on the intersection of community engaged and socially engaged arts practices.

You can see Lenine Bourke’s provocation for the July 2018 session here:

Eric Booth is an actor, a businessman and an author and educator. In arts learning, he has taught at Juilliard (13 years), Stanford University, NYU, Tanglewood and Lincoln Center Institute (for 35 years), and The Kennedy Center (14 years). He was the Faculty Chair of the Empire State Partnership program for three years (the largest arts-in-education project in America), and held one of six chairs on The College Board’s Arts Advisory Committee for seven years. He serves as a consultant for many organizations, cities, states and businesses around the country, including six of the ten largest orchestras in America, and five national service organizations. He consults with arts organizations, businesses, boards of directors, state arts and education agencies, national arts organizations and occasionally with high tech and medical firms on their innovation work. He is widely referred to as one of the nation’s most creative teachers and as the father of the teaching artist profession, and this is one of many topics he consults on. Formerly the Founding Director of the Teacher Center of the Leonard Bernstein Center (and still on the Board of its school reform program Artful Learning), he is a frequent keynote speaker on the arts to groups of all kinds.

You can see Eric Booth’s provocation for 2018 season here: 

Gillian Howell studied clarinet at the Victorian College of the Arts, the European Mozart Academy (Poland), with Janos Macak in Hungary and Hans Deinzer in Italy. I was the first Australian graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s innovative and pioneering postgraduate course in Performance and Communication Skills (Musical Leadership). From 2002-2008 she was the founder and creative director of the award-winning Community Outreach Program at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She has worked freelance with many of Australia’s flagship ensembles and arts education organisations, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Art Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra, The Song Room, Musica Viva, and the Australian Children’s Music Foundation.  She is a writer and researcher in cross-cultural community music practice and music education, and regularly presenting and publishing internationally. She has a PhD from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, around the impacts of music schools and community music centres on communities recovering from war and violent conflict.

Jade Lillie has been working in arts, culture, community engagement, education, training and international development for the last 15 years. She is a specialist in community engaged practice, facilitation, collaboration and strategy. As an excellent communicator, strategic thinker, advocate and highly skilled partnership broker, she has worked in government and non-government settings in Australia and SE Asia.  Having recently completed a successful and high impact 5 years with Footscray Community Arts Centre, she has been awarded the prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship for 2018 – 2019.  A recognised leader and Kirk Robson Award recipient, Jade is passionate about the ‘big picture’, developing next generation cultural leaders, excellence in program design, tackling important social, cultural and political issues.  Jade aims to create spaces where intercultural and intergenerational diversity are reflected in the Australian workplace and strongly supports cultural leadership and change agendas for the arts and cultural landscape.


The Peter Underwood Centre is a major partner providing venue, technical support, strategic planning and will add an element to the program specifically for teachers across the State. The centre is based in Elizabeth Street in central Hobart and sits within the University of Tasmania.
Its work spans three pillars of action, contributing to a vision where all young Tasmanians flourish through the transformative power of learning. Attached to the centre is the A Lab; an exploratory space combining new and traditional technologies to support creative learning.

Nayri Niara is an organisation connecting Indigenous, earth-based wisdoms and emerging sustainable practices through projects and people. This collective of artists & Cultural ambassadors work across various fields, towards a common goal – co-creating a healthy future by utilising new sustainable innovations whilst honouring and learning from previous cultures and custodians. Ruth Langford has established key concepts and approaches to decolonising practice and learning from Country – ideas that will be embedded throughout each ArTELIER Learning Exchange.

Salamanca Arts Centre supported promotion of the EOI process and is hosting a two-day ‘artelier‘ event in May 2019.

The 2018 project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.