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Podcast interview with Rob Brookman

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"I think that you should come out of theatres, concert halls, and galleries - buzzing with ideas .. whether they're ideas about the way in which that art was constructed and the perfection or the beauty of it .. or whether it's about the social ideas or political ideas that are contained within those works."

The Adelaide Festival has always felt like a second home to Rob Brookman. It’s a place where he spent formative early years, left, returned – and is now farewelling professionally, but in no way personally.

Having been a spectator from the age of six, a performer, Artistic Director and – for the past three years – its Executive Director – Rob will exit the Adelaide Festival’s stage after this year’s diamond anniversary program.

In this episode, Rob reflects on his 45 year arts career and the changing cultural landscape in Adelaide he’s had to navigate, and shares his views on why culture – in the same way as education and health – is so important to creating a strong, liveable and truly extraordinary community.

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