Artistic Director / Brisbane Festival
Louise Bezzina is the Artistic Director of Brisbane Festival with her first Festival that she will direct in 2020. Prior to this role, Louise was the Founding Artistic Director and CEO of Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival. Louise Founded the Festival in June 2011. Bleach* is the largest arts and cultural festival on the Gold Coast and a maker of new contemporary Australian work. Louise has won numerous awards including, Young Alumni of the Year for Griffith University in 2019 as well as Gold Coast Woman of the Year on International Women’s Day in 2019. In addition, one of the shows that Louise produced with The Farm for Bleach* 2018, won a prestigious Helpmann Award for best Dance and Physical Theatre Performance.