Inaugural FLAIR Arts Festival announces arts administrator Michael Lynch as keynote speaker

Filling the spot left by the recently cancelled Melbourne Art Fair, FLAIR will be taking over several Flinders Lane art galleries later this month, with a series of exhibitions, events, and talks.

Heading the festival will be Michael Lynch CBE ME, one of Australia’s most experienced, influential, and outspoken arts administrators. After more than 13 years overseas, Lynch has returned to Australia to take up the roles of Chair of Brisbane-based Circa, the Sydney Community Foundation and Interim Director of the National Art School (NAS). The former head of the Australia Council will discuss art and politics, in a free keynote address on August 20th.

Other highlights include the launch of LΛIR | The Abandoned Boudoir, an exhibition based in a hotel room, a forum featuring collector Peter Fay, and a talk with contemporary artist Robert Owen, who will be showcasing paintings from his Music for the Eyes series.

FLAIR Melbourne runs from August 18th – 21st at several locations on Flinders Lane. For full event and ticketing details, see the website.


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Jodie Sloan

Living, writing, and reading in Brisbane/Meanjin. Likes spooky books, strong cocktails, and pro-wrestling.