SeeChange 2018

SeeChange Festival 2018

Jenny Robertson, Artistic Director and Dr Natalie McDonagh, Festival Director

Saturday 26 May – Monday 11 June

Call for expressions of interest


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Jervis Bay and Basin Arts is pleased to announce that expressions of interest are open for the 10th SeeChange Festival.

Festival theme 

Inspired by the history of The Wool Road from Nerriga to Jervis Bay, SeeChange 2018 is celebrating the concept of Shared Pathways – a theme offering rich possibilities for creative interpretation and collaboration across art forms. 

Shared Pathways encapsulates the idea of intangible pathways we share with others – intellectual, creative, spiritual, social, family, cultural; shared lines of thinking; shared pathways of aesthetic knowledge and artistic practice. 

We invite you to read the briefing notes and consider the creative possibilities for a solo or shared contribution. You are welcome to forward the Briefing Notes to artists and performers in your networks. 

We look forward to receiving your expression of interest by 8th January, 2018.

Natalie McDonagh, PhD



Saturday 26th May – Monday 11th June 2018

It’s the 10th SeeChange Festival – an important milestone in thehistory of our festival celebrating the culture, community and environment of Jervis Bay and Basin. 

Any one who has been to SeeChange festivals over the past two decades will recognize this wonderful event has been growing in its scale and complexity. In recognition of this, the massive role of coordinating SeeChange is being divided into two mutually supportive roles: Festival Director, Dr Natalie McDonagh and Artistic Director, Jenny Robertson

Jenny, and her extraordinary commitment and contribution to JBBArts and SeeChange over many years will be well known to most of you. Jenny will continue to have oversight of artistic content and the range of arts experiences in the festival.

She is also making her extensive experience and knowledge of previous festivals available to support Natalie in the role of Festival Director. 

Natalie is a relatively new member to JBBArts who approached Jenny at the end of last year to offer her 25 years experience in design, art, education and business to contribute to JBBArts and the organisation of SeeChange. Natalie has a 20 year connection with Jervis Bay and has been permanently living here, in Erowal Bay, since 2015.

SeeChange email bulletins will be issued at intervals telling you about the theme of the festival, giving updates on planning, inviting you to attend meetings, submit expressions of interest and keep you briefed on other matters involved in staging the 10th SeeChange festival in 2018