Live performance

2021: The Year of Australian Art

What a year 2020 was. When we put together the Limelight2020 Season Preview Guide for the November 2019 issue, we had no idea that the vast majority of events would end up being cancelled. As venues closed in March, shock ran through the arts industry, but numerous digital platforms quickly came to the fore. They couldn’t replace all the live work that was lost but they offered a way to keep some artists employed and audiences engaged.

At the same time, the debate about the need for gender equity and diversity found a new, forceful voice, which could no longer be ignored. As a result, the 2020 Rob Guest Endowment was...