Lindy Hume. Image by Andrew Walton.

Dr Lindy Hume AM is known for progressive creative leadership of Australian arts organisations and multi-arts festivals in major cities (Perth Festival, Sydney Festival) and regional Australia (Ten Days on the Island and Four Winds). Hume’s thoughtfully curated and welcoming festival programs have left a substantial legacy of stellar global creations, bold and diverse new Australian works, fore-fronting of contemporary First Nation cultures, progressive socially engaged practice and deep community connections in regional and urban centres across Australia.

Recognised as one of Australia’s leading thinkers and writers on creative life in regional Australia, since 2005 Lindy has lived on the Far South Coast of NSW and Tasmania. Research for her 2021 PhD thesis A Bigger Picture: Toward a Landscape Oriented Creative Practice provides a framework for Crimson Rosella Creative Adventures.

As a director Lindy creates audience-friendly productions that are boldly theatrical, intelligent and feminist / humanist. She has created 80+ small-to-large productions and events, many new Australian works, winning Helpmann Awards for best director and best production, and has served as Artistic Director of West Australian Opera, Victorian Opera, OzOpera and Opera Queensland. Internationally, she has created productions in America (Opera Philadelphia, Seattle Opera, Houston Grand Opera), in Europe/UK (Royal Swedish Opera Stockholm, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Aldeburgh Festival, Welsh National Opera) and eight productions for New Zealand Opera. As guest Creative Director and Artistic Adviser, she curated Opera Australia’s Sydney Summer Season 2024.

Lindy Hume holds an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from UWA in recognition of her contribution to the cultural life of Western Australia, and a PhD from Queensland University of Technology. In 2021 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the performing arts.