Lunchtime Talk: Wesley Enoch


Wesley Enoch (Noonuccal Nuugi), Sydney Festival Director (2017–19), discusses the importance of Sydney as a site of performance.


Wesley Enoch is the Director of the Sydney Festival. He has been a theatre director and writer for over 25 years specialising in Aboriginal Theatre. Wesley has been Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre Company 2010-15, Ilbijerri 2003-06 and Kooemba Jdarra 1994-97 and Resident Director at Sydney Theatre Company 2000-01, Associate Artistic Director Company B Belvoir 2007-10 and worked on the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Wesley has worked with all the large theatre companies, arts centres and festivals in Australia and has won multiple awards. Wesley was a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House 2006-13 and is the Chair of the ATSI Strategy Panel for the Australia Council.