Lydia Fairhall (Worimi/British/Punjabi/Swiss) is a festival curator, theatre and film producer, freelance writer and singer/songwriter with over twenty years of experience across remote and urban communities.
Working across a wide range of disciplines, her work history includes Producer for Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Head of Programming for Footscray Community Arts Centre, producing shows such as Stradbroke Dreamtime (Out of the Box/Queensland Theatre), The Hamburg Season (Hamburg Orchestra, Opera and Ballet) Bloodland (Bangarra Dance Theatre/Sydney Theatre Company) and My Lovers Bones (Melbourne Festival). She was also the Creative Producer of Footscray Community Arts Centre’s annual and much loved Wominjeka Festival, 2014-2018.
Lydia has a Bachelor of Social Science, majoring in sociology and community development, in addition to a Diploma of Contemporary Music. Outside of her role as Producer for ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, Lydia has a busy slate recording her debut album, True North, under the banner Lydia Fairhall and The Black She Oaks, with producer Jackie Marshall under Sugar Rush Records. Lydia is also a freelance writer for Dumbo Feather Magazine and the newly appointed Artistic Director for the loveliest film festival in Australia, the Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival in South East Queensland.
Lydia is a former Executive Producer/Co CEO of ILBIJERRI Theatre Company (2017-2019), and continues her relationship with the company as a Producer.