Is Everyone A Critic?

Adelaide Festival Centre presents the second In Conversation With session for 2012, held on Thursday (10 May) in the Space Theatre.


Adelaide Festival Centre presents the second In Conversation With session for 2012, held on Thursday (10 May) in the Space Theatre.

The forums are designed to foster discussion and debate around contemporary arts topics across Australia’s diverse cultural landscape, hosted by national arts presenter Fenella Kernebone.

“It used to be that the film critic could make or break a movie – but these days – we all can. Anybody can be a critic, and thanks to social media we all have a platform to express ourselves – so what is the future of criticism? With an excellent lineup of panelists, I’m very excited to see what kind of debate this topic inspires,” Kernebone said.

‘Everyone’s A Critic’ will investigate the role of the critic in today’s society, and will feature a panel of industry professionals from around Australia including Alison Croggon (, Marc Fennell (Triple J radio), Samela Harris (The Advertiser), and Jane Howard ( The panel will discuss everything from the impact and purpose of a review, to the rise and effect of social media.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s Manager of Creative Programs, David Malacari, said, “The ‘Everyone’s A Critic’ topic should encourage passionate discussions amongst panelists and the audience and I look forward to hearing the themes and issues addressed. I encourage anyone with an interest in the arts to come along and share their thoughts – just like any good critic would!”\

In addition to the forum, Adelaide Festival Centre’s Green Room program is presenting a Reviewing Workshop with Marc Fennell on Thursday 10 May at 3pm. Marc will run an intimate workshop on the fine points of finessing your words as a reviewer, building a clever dialogue and forging a positive path in journalism.

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