RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS (2009-2017)
Screen Dance: Cultural Mirroring Through Movement and Ambience
Melbourne Screen Studies Group, Screening Melbourne Symposium
RMIT, Melbourne, Australia (Feb, 2017)
Panel Session: “Video Art and Experimental Film”
Conference paper and slides.
The Ambiance of Automation: Big Data, A.I. and Drone Culture
Australian Anthropology Society’s Moral Horizons conference,
The University of Melbourne (Dec, 2015)
Panel Session: “Technological Visions of the Future:
Political Ontologies and Ethics”
The Violent Body: A History of Forgetting
Art Association of Australia & NZ Image Space Body conference (Nov, 2015)
Panel Session: “The Violent Body: A History of Forgetting”
Panel Chair & Conference Paper
Machine Vision: The Neo-Gothic Narrative of Millennial Technoculture
Umbrella Studios, Townsville (September, 2014)
Public Lecture Download
Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville (September, 2014)
In Conversation with José Da Silva (GOMA)
Warhol Goes Social: Art in the Age of Social Media
SXSW Interactive conference, Austin, Texas (March, 2013)
I Am An Invisible Man
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville (December, 2012)
Graduate exhibition opening speech
Developing research environments & creative profiles using Web 2.0 technologies
JCU Flexible Learning Symposium, Townsville (September, 2012)
Teaching & Learning presentation
Dark Euphoria: Unclassified Media
eMerge Media Space, Townsville (September, 2011)
Culture Jamming: Disrupting the (Information) Flow
Cereal Box / Artiz, Townsville (June, 2011)
Guest lecture & Workshop
The Creative Animal Goes Online
Aarhus University, Denmark (October, 2010)
Welcome to the Darkness: A Cinematic Perspective
Tales of the Uncanny exhibition, Artspaced Inc., Townsville (July, 2010)
New Media Art & Its Discontents
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville (December, 2009)
COMMUNITY PROJECT EXPERIENCE (1996-2016)
Upwelling Festival (Jul – Oct 2015)
Project Manager, Birds Without Borders
The Upwelling Festival in Portland Victoria is an annual community and cultural event that culminates in a major art project and street parade. The Birds Without Borders project was devised by puppeteer Jenny Ellis and involved workshops with 18 schools from across the South West Victoria.
Screengrab New Media Arts Award (2009 – 2015)
Founding Director & Curator
An international media arts award (AUS$10,000) established to bring cutting edge screen based media to North Queensland and create an archive of contemporary media arts practice from around the world.
Northern Lights Film Festival (2009 – 2013)
Founding Director & Curator
A short film festival established to give young and emerging film makers in North Queensland an outlet for their productions and provide High School and University students an opportunity to have their works screened professionally in an appropriately cinematic environment.
Renew Townsville (2010 – 2011)
Urban renewal project in Townsville’s CBD based on the successful Newcastle model / Creative Industry consultant, Artist Liaison, Web presence
Artspaced (2011 – )
Board Member & New Media Advisor
Artspaced is a not for profit artist run initiative for emerging and marginalized practitioners in the Townsville region
Blackout (2010 – 2011)
Function – Creative Consultant
Script advice, concept design / liaison for JCU students for work placement and collaborative media production
Tales of the Uncanny (2009)
Co-Curator & Project Management
Comprising the Uncanny Film Festival at DanceNorth. New Media Exhibition at Artspaced
Cinem@tic Film Festival (2006 & 2007)
Function – Judging Panel
2 Day Film Festival held at the IMAX cinema Birmingham. Open to local international student film makers.
Interactive Digital Media Project (IDM) (2007)
A multi-user collaborative virtual environment based in Second Life using VLE (Moodle) as the academic interface.
UFA Leadership Program (2007)
Leadership program for young people in which small groups were guided in the production of a DVD, TV spots and the recording of a song.
UFA Summer School (2006 & 2007)
5 Day training course for school children in digital film production. Students were taught basic principle of cinematography, script writing, storyboarding and editing.
Aston Villa FC Youth Day (2006)
Post Production, DVD Authoring & Web Mastering for Aston Villa’s annual Youth Day.
Homegrown Filmworks (2004)
Guest Lectures & Workshops
A mentoring program with Anne Chescher from National Geographic to assist film makers from the Northern Rivers to produce eight short films with assistance from the NSW State Government and the Tweed City Shire Council.
Champion Sports Kids (2002)
Director, DV Photography & Digital Authoring
Promotional Video and CDROM for the Runnaway Bay Sports Centre to promote their program to support disadvantaged students from the bush.
“Schoolies Festival” Documentary (2000)
Producer & Creative Consultant
Produced for the Gold Coast City Council in conjunction with graduating local high school students.
Schoolies Lounge Project (1999)
Production Manager for Video Installation
The Gold City Council employed the School of Arts from Griffith University to run and manage the Lounge Project as a cornerstone of its effort to “culturalise” Schoolies week.
Imagining the Gold Coast Conference (1999)
Youth Panel Guest Speaker
A conference featuring academics, the indigenous community, Australian writers, local artists and representatives from the media.
TV Arts Project, (6 x 2mins each) (1999)
Producer & DV Editor
In conjunction with Bond University and the Gold Coast City Council, a program developed to expose emerging Gold Coast artists. Six episodes screened on QLD’s Prime Television.
Coley’s Challenge for Cancer (1996)
Producer & Cinematographer
A documentary of Richard Cavender Cole’s successful world record attempt at Sanctuary Cove Golf Course to raise money for the
Queensland Cancer Fund.
SEQ Medical Association Annual Conference (1996)
Writer & Performer
A performance based lecture in communication to GPs and medical staff.
CREATIVE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE (1995 – 2002)
Working To Camera DVCam (10mins each) (2002)
DV Photography & Digital Authoring
A professional studio training course for young theatre actors aimed at familiarising themselves with the differences of acting on stage and in front of the camera on live television.
Presenting For Television (2002)
DV Photography & Technical Producer
An Intensive course hosted by “the illustrious Larry Emder” and television director Chris Willems (Blue Heelers) focusing on TV presenting.
Brisbane Writers Festival (2001)
Website Design & Construction
In conjunction with the School of Arts and the Brisbane Writer’s Festival a web site was produced to modernise and “youth-up” the festival’s online presence.
Film Screening & Event Management
After Impermanence won the inaugural Evolution Arts Prize a screening was organised at the Gold Coast’s Marina Mirage. This included local bands, street performers, artwork by local artists and received wide media coverage.
School of Arts, Griffith University (2000)
Director, DV Photography & DV Editor
Promo video for the School of Arts distributed nationally to high schools.
Homebake Festival (1999)
DV Photography & Student Mentor
In association with the Gold Coast City Council to document the Homebake Festival at the Gold Coast Showgrounds.
Snap Shot Magazine, ABC Publications (1998)
Featuring 7 published photographs. Shot with a disposable camera as per conditions of the competition and subsequent publication.
Out of the Prism (1995)
Conceptualization & Event Management
A multi-arts youth festival at Coomera on the Gold Coast. Produced with funding from Australian author Nigel Krauth.