We are undergoing a transformation; we are currently in a state of metamorphosis.
In recent years, The Diane Cilento Foundation and Wilde Applause Creative Productions have been working together to restore the Karnak Playhouse to a fully functioning Arts Centre.
In August 2017, we hosted a Karnak Reawakening | Community Open Day.
More than 300 members of the local community joined us for a joyous day filled with entertainment, artist talks and creative development. Giovanna Volpe, Diane’s daughter, spoke to us about her vision for the future. Diane’s great friend and world-renowned flautist, Jane Rutter, Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (French Knight), presented an exquisite performance. Members of the community were invited to share their dreams and visions of the future with us, to inform and co-create our lived future together.
The goodwill was tangible; we are thrilled to be moving forward, envisioning a future that would make our muse proud.