A Performance to Save Sight

On the 21st April 2023, the Last Seen performance will bring to life the ten powerful stories of ten vision impaired Australians. Last Seen, created by the Queensland Eye Institute Foundation brings together ten influential artists and ten composers with vision impaired Australians to depict their last, most cherished memory before their sight deteriorated.

Presented by the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and featuring the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and Choir with the Voices of Birralee, The Last Seen Concert will debut original and inspirational works from the following ten renowned Australian composers, conducted by Peter Morris.

  • John Rotar
  • Lisa Cheney
  • Dr Ralph Hultgren AM
  • Tim Davies
  • Hudson Beck
  • Dr Jeff Usher
  • Steve Newcomb
  • Lorin Nicholson OAM
  • Paul Jarman
  • Dr Catherine Likhuta

An exciting collaboration with Griffith Film School will also see filmmakers Dean Chircop, Peter Hegedus, Aurora Scheelings, Herman Van Eyken and Nico Meissner premiere short films, documenting the Last Seen journey.

Proceeds from the performance help the Foundation continue its research to save sight, with a focus on inherited eye diseases.  This will facilitate the creation and maintenance of Queensland’s first genetic eye diseases register to help identify, monitor and connect patients with inherited eye diseases (e.g. Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt Disease) to clinical trials. The proceeds will also contribute to developing our electrophysiological testing capabilities, a key component in the diagnosis of genetic eye diseases.

To buy tickets and further details, click on lastseen.com.au.


Photo of the orchestra performing at the Conservatorium