Creative Careers Expo

Students join gallery talks for Borrowed Scenery, 2019

Friday 14 June

High school students in years 9 – 12 are invited to an all-embracing Creative Careers Expo at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Following the success of our booked out 2018 event, the 2019 Creative Careers Expo is packed with inspirational artist talks, information stalls from tertiary institutions, speed meets and unique opportunities for young people interested in studying and working in the creative sector.

Our star-studded program includes keynote presentation from artist Deborah Kelly as well as performance from rapper and singer, Mirrah. Artist panels facilitated by C-A-C Curators will feature a diverse cross-section of artists and roles, including musician L-FRESH THE LION, multi-disciplinary storyteller Emele Ugavule, artist and writer Kuba Dorabialski, also joined by Mirrah and Deborah Kelly.

The 2019 program includes breakout workshops, with AFTRS workshop facilitated by Gary Paramanathan – and more to be announced!

Throughout the day, Campbelltown Arts Centre will host stalls from key tertiary institutions and services; Actors Centre Australia (ACA), AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School), Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA), JMC Academy, Macquarie University, National Art School (NAS), National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), TAFE NSW, University of NSW – Art & Design, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and University of Wollongong.

Presented by Campbelltown Arts Centre, the Creative Careers Expo is the only one of its kind in Australia. The expo is an amazing opportunity to inspire, prepare, inform and facilitate young people considering post-school pathways in the arts and creative industries.


This is a drop-in event. School groups and individuals are welcome to book in for select times only, or stay for the full day.

9.30am Acknowledgment and Opening

9.50am  – 10.30am Keynote: Deborah Kelly

10.30am – 10.45am Break & Speed meets

10.45am – 11.00am Performance: Mirrah

11.00am – 12.15pm Breakout Session

a) AFTRS workshop facilitated by Gary Paramanathan
b) Panel discussion: Voice and Social Impact (artists: Deborah Kelly, L-FRESH THE LION, Emele Ugavule, facilitated by C-A-C Curator Adam Porter) 

Additional breakout workshops to be announced

12.15pm – 12.45pm Break & Speed meets

12.45pm – 2.00pm Panel discussion: Real Life Artists (artists: Kuba Dorabialski, Mirrah, Teo Treloar from University of Wollongong, facilitated by C-A-C Curator, Dr Jess Olivieri)

2.00pm – 2.15pm Closing

2.15pm – 3.00pm Break & Speed meets

Enquiries and bookings
Edwina Hill, Education Officer
(02) 4645 4298

This is a free event, however capacity is limited so bookings are essential

When booking, please speak to us about the speed meets and best times for your visit.