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Gillian Minervini interviewed by James Waites in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5465191
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Minervini, Gillian, 1963-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use. 
Description 2011 
3 sound files (ca. 242 min.) 
Series

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras oral history project.

Summary

Gillian Minervini, the first female Festival Director at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (MGras), 1990-1992, speaks about her childhood; her schooling and education; his brother; her parents; her first experience with the Sydney MGras; her career in the entertainment industry; touring around Australia; Cath Phillips; her role at MGras from 1989; MGras workshop; management hierarchy and the various leaders at MGras; the people and factors that shaped her career and her professional life; the impact of the AIDS epidemic on MGras; the male-female divide; her first dance party show; the influence of MGras on other big events; currently managing Events for the City of Sydney and teaching at University of Technology Sydney (UTS); MGras politics; the challenge of a name change for MGras; her role at Australia Council (AC) - Community Cultural Development's (CCDU) Performing Arts portfolio; overseas travels; programs of Festivals; media coverage; producing Paul Capsis' first ever theatre show; her master’s degree; the educative role of Parade; Reverend Fred Nile; her involvement with the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; Queer Screen; the opening of the Sydney Gay Games; Gay Olympics; her friendship with Dawn Fraser; her involvement with MGras related events; Chinese New Year parades; the power of community celebration.

Notes

Recorded on 7 July and 11 August 2011 in Sydney, N.S.W.

Digital master; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore collection;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (14 p.) 
Subjects Minervini, Gillian, - 1963- - Interviews.  |  Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras - History.  |  Sydney (N.S.W.). - Council - Officials and employees - Interviews.  |  University of Technology Sydney - Professional staff - Interviews.  |  Public officers - New South Wales - Interviews.  |  College teachers - New South Wales - Interviews.  |  Festivals - New South Wales - Sydney.
Occupation Public officers.  |  Academics.
Other authors/contributors Waites, James, 1955-2014, Interviewer

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