Our Commissioning Circle reinforces the Festival’s unique role in Australia’s cultural landscape as a great commissioner of new works. This inspiring group has enabled new work to come into being.

In 2019, the Commissions Circle has enabled the Festival to present A Thousand Thoughts, Anthem, The Nico Project and Token Armies.

Members of the Commissioning Circle are:


Maureen Wheeler AO & Tony Wheeler AO

Canny Quine Foundation
Anna Foley & Dashiell Gantner
Vallejo Gantner
Anonymous (1)

IMAGE | The Nico Project