Keepin’ It Real
Presented by Ladies of Leisure

Sat 27 Jan 18, 6.30pm–7.30pm

Past program

Free entry

NGV International

Clemenger BBDO Auditorium
Ground Level

Booked out

Navigating the politics of social media is considered an art form. But how do we keep it real when we’re marketing ourselves? Ladies of Leisure (LOL) discusses the collision of authenticity and self-image, when the personal becomes professional.

This is an Auslan interpreted program.


Sally Tabart is a writer, producer, and the founding editor of Ladies of Leisure. She has worked across the film and editorial industries in Melbourne and New York, is perpetually on the hunt for the perfect pants, and passionate about nurturing the creative and personal development of women.


Lillian Ahenkan/FlexMami has established herself as an integral part of Australia’s youth and urban culture. As the ultimate millennial in media, her experience in television presenting, interviews, radio hosting, writing, music and fashion are well sought after. Best known for her DJ-ing prowess (and hilarious one-liners), you might’ve seen her mixing the hypest Rap and R&B tracks around Australia. In addition to this, she’s a professional opinion-haver A.K.A writer. These opinions can be read on MTV, Acclaim Magazine, Life Without Andy and We Snitched, seen on MTV Australia, and heard on FBi Radio.

Frances Cannon is a multidisciplinary artist working predominantly in drawing and painting. Much of her work focuses on the body and the psyche and can be viewed as diaristic as it is based on personal experience. Frances’ work examines what it is like to be a woman in contemporary times; looking at ideas of body-love and body-loathing, anxiety, relationships, sex and sexuality, gender, and bodily functions.

Lucy Feagins is the founder and editor of Australia’s most popular design blog, The Design Files. In a former life, she worked as a set dresser in the film industry, and as a stylist. Lucy has contributed to titles including Inside Out, The Age and The Saturday Paper.

NGV Triennial NGV International

Supported by program patrons Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO.