Kelly Lovelady

Kelly Lovelady is the founding Artistic Director and conductor of Ruthless Jabiru, a London chamber orchestra dedicated to exploring humanitarian stories through new music. Ruthless Jabiru’s programmes are devised around existing and commissioned repertoire by today’s com- posers with a view to promoting compassion, sustainability and social consciousness. Recent projects have included a tribute to the damaged landscape of Maralinga alongside the Australia exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, an homage to poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal at the inaugural Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts, and a co-production with the Art Not Oil Coalition for Joy & Dissent festival of cultural Activism. She has enjoyed repeat invitations to conduct for Greenpeace, City of London Festival, and Cluster New Music & Integrated Arts Festival and has assisted conductors Vladimir Jurowski, Otto Tausk and Richard Bonynge.