ABC appoints new Managing Editor of Arts
Edwina Throsby to oversee new ABC TV Plus’ show Art Works and new digital arts content.
The ABC has appointed producer, director and arts administrator Edwina Throsby as Managing Editor of Arts, overseeing new ABC TV Plus’ show Art Works and new digital arts content.
Throsby will join the ABC on 9 August from her role as Head of Talks and Ideas at the Sydney Opera House.
She returns to the ABC having been series producer of Big Ideas from 2008-10 and a producer on programs such as Sunday Afternoon Arts, Q+A, Four Corners and Media Watch.
Previous roles include Head of Curation for TEDxSydney and running Chequerboard Productions from 2002-17. She has a Doctorate in Philosophy from the School of Social Sciences at the University of NSW and Master of Arts in documentary directing, producing and writing from the Australian Film Television and Radio School.
Jennifer Collins, ABC Head Factual & Culture, said, “Edwina has the vision, the experience and the passion to support and shape the creation of arts content across the ABC.
“Her track record in building partnerships and delivering content to audiences across all platforms, including digital, is impressive and invaluable for the ABC at this time.”
Throsby said: “It’s hugely exciting to be returning to the ABC to take up this role. Despite challenging times for the arts, Australian artists continue to flourish, creating work that critiques and defines our culture. I believe that our public broadcaster has an essential role to play in this thriving arts ecology; reflecting, communicating and amplifying the works and stories of artists and creators from all backgrounds and creative fields.
“I am immensely proud to be joining the team to deliver arts programming to audiences across Australia.”
Throsby will join the ABC on 9th of August.