On the Couch with Jacqueline Hornjik

Jacqueline Hornjik Arts Review On the CouchWho is Jacqueline Hornjik?
Producer/Curator Theatre at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) and Producer of the Way Out West Festival for Children.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I think a majority of the ‘risky’ decisions I have made in life have lead me to exactly where I want to be, here and now. The only thing I wish I’d done was make some of those decisions earlier!

Who inspires you and why?
The young people I work with, CPAC Youth. In spite of all the daily challenges they face, they aim high and achieve, and that in turn pushes me to be better and appreciate what I have achieved.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
It’s hard to say because as individuals, our impact is not always ‘worldly’, but I try and raise my children respectfully, try and understand why people do what they do, operate from a place of love and hopefully that spreads far enough to make an impact.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I don’t travel for holidays a lot, but honestly one of my favourite places is only a 3 hour drive south of Sydney at Lake Burrinjuck. However, my favourite holiday destinations are anywhere my family is… At the end of the year it will be Lima, Peru!

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I love taking family and friends around Western Sydney, not so much an attraction but just to show them the vastness and diversity of it all, it always surprises them!

What are you currently reading?
My university textbook: Exploring Strategy – Text and Cases (10th Edition)! Ha!

What are you currently listening to?
Prince – I still miss his presence in the world.

Happiness is?
Laughing at the dinner table with my family, rainy evenings, watching an artist make work, swimming and lunches with friends!

What does the future hold for you?
I really want to just see the next generation of artists and arts workers thriving. Then the future will hold happiness for me 🙂

The 2016 Way Out West Festival for Children runs 13 – 16 July at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. For more information, visit: www.wayoutwestfestival.com.au for details.

Image: Jacqueline Hornjik