Connections to QUT

Diane Cilento speaking at QUT during her artist-in-residency in 2010.

Teamed with QUT Acting Graduate Gyton Grantley, Diane Cilento launched the QUT Creative Industries Artist in Residence Program in 2010.

It was an opportunity to share their secrets of success with the university's acting and creative industries students.

QUT Senior Lecturer, Dianne Eden, said experienced artists such as Diane Cilento were the perfect choice to complement the work of university lecturers to prepare young actors for their future careers.

Diane's brief was to guide students about how to follow their dream and avoid penury.

During the residency, she was surprised by the intensity and desire of the students at QUT. There's a different vibrational energy here, she said.

Diane said Brisbane's art scene and acting talent had come a long way over the past decades.

During the week long residency Diane worked closely with students and gave guest lectures.

QUT Vice-Chancellor
Professor Peter Coaldrake
with Diane Cilento and Gyton
Grantley.