Jill Sykes AM began reviewing dance in London and is dance critic for The Sydney Morning Herald. She has been a freelance arts journalist most of her career, writing about theatre, music and the visual arts as well as dance. She is editor of ‘Look’ — the membership magazine of the Art Gallery Society of NSW, author of the book ‘Sydney Opera House — From The Outside In’ and editor of the book on the TV series ‘Wine Lovers’ Guide to Australia’, as well as a contributor on dance to specialist publications in Australia and overseas.
Only one Australian choreographer has produced a body of work for a mainstream audience over such a substantial period. Graeme, with his associate, Janet Vernon, have made and staged dance that makes audiences laugh and cry, think about ourselves and others, ponder the unique business of being Australian and look beyond into worlds overseas, consider the past and the present.