Events

The diary of things ... various events or talks where Fenella is appearing as MC, Chair, Interviewer, Speaker etc 

June 2017

April 2017


March 2017


February 2017


January 2017 - Break


December 2016

  • 10th December - TedxSydney Adventure Series 3 featuring Jordan Nguyen
  • 6th December - What Are Festival's For? Interview festival directors, Rachel Healy (Adelaide Festival) and Wesley Enoch (Sydney Festival) and Fergus Linehan (Edinburgh International Festival) at Sydney Opera House for Culture Club
  • 7th December - Art After Hours at Art Gallery of NSW - Panel discussion: Front Up 

November 2016

  • 24th November - TedxSydneySalon #2 - Arts & Culture featuring TedxSydney Alumni, Amrita Hepi; composer and artist, Lawrence English; sculptor Jennifer Mann and architect Shaun Carter. 
  • rd November - Australian Institute of Architects, National Architecture Awards - MC
  • 2nd November - Design 100 - Sydney Design Summit - Host
  • Injured Workers Network fundraising dinner - MC

October 2016

  • 31st October - TedxSydney Adventure Series 2 - Host
  • 27th October - Conference - presenter / workshop facilitator. 
  • 19th October - Art After Hours - Art Gallery of NSW: Kitsuke: the art of wearing the kimono. Tae Gessner in conversation with Fenella Kernebone
  • 10th October - INTERRELATIONS - Australian Institute of Architects. In conversation with Patrizia Moroso, Andrew Nimmo, Tim Phillips and Luigi Rosselli - Moderator
  • 4th October - Culture Club - Hi Tech Stories - Sydney Opera House. Featuring Lee Lewis (Griffin Theatre), Ty Uglow (Google Creative Lab) and Gideon Obarzanek (ex Chunky Move) - Facilitator.

September 2016

  • 22nd September - TedxSydneySalon #1 - Sustainability. Head of Editorial and Curation and Host
  • 8th September - Guest Lecture, School of Architecture, Masters students - University of Technology, Sydney.  
  • 1st September - Design 100 - host of Melbourne Design Summit 

August 2016

  • 6th August - Clover Moore - Sydney City Council Election for Mayor - fundraising Gala & Auction - MC
  • 5th August - TedxSydney Adventure Series #1 - Host
  • July - August - Australian Institute of Architects, National Architecture Awards - Jury member

July 2016

  • July - August - Australian Institute of Architects, National Architecture Awards - Jury member
  • 19th July - Public Speaking and Pitching Workshop, Guildhouse, South Australia - Guest presenter
  • 22nd July - Design 100 Melbourne Design Summit, Studio day. Host and interviewer
  • 2nd July - 7th July - Ted Summit, Banff Canada - Summit attendee

JUNE 2016


MAY 2016
1st – 24th May – BREAK



APRIL 2016


MARCH 2016

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FEBRUARY 2016

  • 9th February - University of Sydney, Careers Day. Moderator

JANUARY 2016 Documentary project - Ongoing

  • 21st January - General Thinking on The Streets of Barangaroo. Fenella is the host of this ongoing series of talks and events.

DECEMBER 2015

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NOVEMBER 2015

  • 29th November - Interview American author Cory Doctorow at Sydney Opera House as part of the Carnegie Conversations, Experiments in Democracy Series.
  • 8th November - Art For Refugees - MC / supporting the fundraiser, Art For Refugees - Exhibition of leading contemporary artists. 100% of sales go to UNHCR Syrian Appeal. November 8th 2015, 3-6pm.
  • 7th November - In Conversation: Eisa Jocson with Fenella Kernebone. 12.30pm. Eisa Jocson discusses her celebrated and challenging trilogy of works and delve into the politics and economics that drive the exploitation of male and female bodies globally.
  • 4th November - Art Gallery of NSW #artafterhours. Interviewing actor and Artistic Director, John Bell in the Long live the Greats series - exploring why classical art forms still resonate.
  • 1st November - Fenella is the ambassador for a superb new initiative - Kensington Street: Food, Alfresco, Art & Design ‪#‎kensingtonstfoodartdesign‬ - Chippendale.

OCTOBER 2015


SEPTEMBER 2015


AUGUST 2015

  • 14th August - Venice Architecture Biennale. Fenella was the host of a major fundraiser at the new UTS Frank Gehry building, to garner support for the Australian curators 2016 exhibition in Venice.
  • 14th August - Sydney Design - Habitus Forum
  • 12th August - Design 100 - Forum facilitator - Sydney Design Awards. http://designsummit.com/
  • 1th August - APRA Art Music Awards - MC

JULY 2015


JUNE 2015

  • 18th June - Keynote, Kambala - speaking on women and leadership.
  • 4th June - Vivid Festival of Ideas – Host of AECOM event ‘Reconnecting Sydney’.
  • 3rd June - Speaking at a great friend's debut exhibition in Sydney, Damien Drew.

MAY 2015

  • 22 - 23rd May - Semi-Permanent - MC at Semi Permanent as well as facilitator of a discussion with Photographer, Sylvé Colless and others.
  • 21st May - TedxSydney - Fenella is hosting the live stream - as well as interviews key speakers throughout the break. Streaming live!
  • 27th May - POINT CLICK CHAT 3 - Art Gallery of NSW - Truth, Beauty and the Way of Things. Wednesday 27th May – 7pm With Myf Warhurst (TV presenter, broadcaster and writer), David Hunt (historian and author) and Alison Page (interior designer and filmmaker). Point Click Chat
  • 20th May - POINT CLICK CHAT 2 - Art Gallery of NSW -  Oversharing – Wednesday 20th May – 7pm. With Tom Ballard (comedian), Sarah-Jane Kurtini (Tiny Beans co-founder) and Professor Catharine Lumby (media commentator). Point Click Chat
  • 13th May - POINT CLICK CHAT 1 - Art Gallery of NSW - Digital Dark Age – Wednesday 14th May – 7pm. With Benjamin Law (writer), Claire Reilly (tech editor, CNET) and Dr Lisa Murray (city historian at the City of Sydney Council) - Point Click Chat

APRIL 2015

  • 29th April - Host and MC of Royal Doulton's 200th Anniversary Celebrations at Fox Studio, Sydney.
  • 16th April - Moderating two forums at the Perth event, FORM Symposium on public art and urban design part of the Public Festival 2015.
  • 9th April - Sydney event. MC

MARCH 2015


FEBRUARY 2015

  • 18th February - Melbourne. Panelist for the conversation, Shaping Our City hosted by folks at Arup in Melbourne.
  • 0th February - I'm opening a fab exhibition at the State Library of NSW -  Pulp Confidential: Quick & dirty publishing from the 40s & 50s - which is open from 7 February – 10 May 2015.

JANUARY 2015

  • 28th January - Art Gallery of NSW. Chat with Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett of Romance Was Born on stage for Art After Hours as part of the Pop Goes Retro.
  • 24th January - Sydney Festival, moderate conversation for superb dance company, Force Majeure about their new show, Nothing To Lose with Artistic Director Kate Champion, Kellie Jean Drinkwater and performers.

OCTOBER 2014

  • 28th October - Moderate discussion for the Australian Design Alliance: Beijing Design Week: The Australian Experience
  • th October - Moderate panel at NGV for RN - "Australian Made: Design & Manufacturing into the future"

SEPTEMBER 2014

  • 2nd September - Moderate Design Excellence forum at City of Sydney. ,
  • 11th September - Host Art and Science Soiree at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
  • 25th September - Presenting a one off J Files on Double J on Massive Attack!
  • 8th September - Interview Anne Schofield at her book launch for "Jewels on Queen" at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

AUGUST 2014

  • 6th August - Host APRA 2014 Art Music Awards, Melbourne. MC

JULY 2014

  • 9th July - Luke Carroll - Art After Hours - interview at Art Gallery of NSW
  • 3rd July - MC at WA Architecture Awards

JUNE 2014

  • 29th June - Living In Iconic Houses talk with author Karen McCartney
  • 26th June - MC at NSW Architecture Awards
  • 17th June - Hosting Future Hobart public forum at Dark Mofo with Vito Acconci.

MAY 2014

  • 22nd - 24th May - Sydney Writers Festival. Hosted three sessions this year, including Seidlers Legacy with Penelope Seidler, Tim Ross and Helen O'Neil; The Art of War with Tom Wright, Richard Flanagan and Ben Quilty; and Cultivating Modernism with Richard Aitken and Ian Innes.
  • 4th May - Vivid Ideas. Hosted a mini conference at Vivid Ideas on the Australian interior aesthetic with Penelope Seidler, Sibella Court, Russell Koskela and Rachel Castle

APRIL 2014


MARCH 2014

  • 4th March - Art & Philanthropy at Art Month. Interviewing collector James Roland and philanthropist Simon Mordant AM.

DECEMBER 2013


NOVEMBER 2013

  • 25th November - In Conversation with Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art and Louise Herron, CEO of Sydney Opera House for SAMAG.
  • 20th November -Interview Hetti Perkins - Art Gallery of NSW - Art After Hours - http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/calendar/celebrity-talk-hetti-perkins/
  • 19th November - MC at opening night - Kudos Gallery, Sydney - http://www.cofa.unsw.edu.au/galleries/campus-galleries/kudos-gallery
  • 18th November - MC - Creative Partnership Awards 2013 - https://www.creativepartnershipsaustralia.org.au/how-we-can-help/awards/
  • 1st November - Host Create Design Awards - www.createawards.com.au/‎

OCTOBER 2013

  • 22nd October -  Judging panel for British Council - Realise Your Dream Awards - www.britishcouncil.org.au/art/realise-your-dream
  • 17th October - MC at Project 5 - Art Auction for Charity – 17th October 2013 http://project5.com.au/
  • 6th October - Host Radio With Pictures as part of the Graphic Festival, Sydney Opera House - http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/about/program_graphic.aspx & http://radiowithpictures.com.au/

SEPTEMBER 2013


AUGUST 2013

  • 13th August -Designer Bodies Part 2 - Moderate panel - (3 part talk series at Object Gallery) - https://soundcloud.com/objectaustralia/designer-bodies-data-makes-me
  • 12th August - Interview Designer Liane Rossler - COFA - http://www.cofa.unsw.edu.au/events/archive/897
  • 3rd August - Moderate 2 panels at Byron Bay Writers Festival - http://www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au

JULY 2013

  • 9th July - Designer Bodies Part 1 - Moderate panel - (3 part talk series at Object Gallery) -https://soundcloud.com/objectaustralia/designer-bodies-the-heart-of - http://www.object.com.au/news-reviews/object-eye/entry/listen_designer_bodiesthe_heart_of_it/