We are delighted to announce the inaugural patrons of Performing Lines, company founder and industry legend Wendy Blacklock AM, and our former Chair of eight years Bill Harris. The position of company patron honours the invaluable contribution of Wendy and Bill to the formation of the Performing Lines mission.
After joining the Australian Elizabeth Theatre Trust 1982 as the co-ordinator of the Entrepreneurial Department, Wendy established the Australian Content Division, a pioneering initiative in the promotion of Australian culture across the nation and abroad. In 1990 the Australian Content Division was formally incorporated as an independent company, Performing Lines led by Wendy as General Manager. During her 21 years of leadership, she expanded the reach of the company through the establishment of Performing Lines WA and Tasmania Performs, constantly championing local independent arts and First Nations works, as well as introducing the world to Australia’s cultural offerings.
Speaking to the ongoing relevance and mission of the organization, Wendy states:
“After 30 years Performing Lines still has an important role to play in supporting a wide variety of artists. Developing unique talents with new ideas and ways of presenting work that builds an Australian creative vision”.