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EDUCATION

2006

2003

Bachelor of Visual Arts, Electronic Art Major, ECU, Perth WA

Copywriting and Creative Development Certificate, Vega Brand Communication School, Johannesburg RSA

SKILLS DESCRIPTION

Visual Artist and Designer, predominantly video filming, projecting and operating, video editor, documenter and photographer.

PRODUCTIONS - AS VIDEO DESIGNER

2021

Alluvial Gold (video & projection technician/integration and additional design), Goolugatup Heathcote and Tura New Music, Perth Festival

2019

I'm With Her directed by Victoria Midwinter-Pitt, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Eternity Playhouse, Sydney

Cephalopod directed by Joe Lui, Squid Vicious, The Blue Room Theatre

Layla and Majnun (Mentor and Visual Realiser) directed by James Berlin, Performing Lines, Subiaco Arts Centre

Tosca directed by Rachel McDonal, Freeze Frame Opera, Centenary Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds

Cracked directed by Eva Grace Mullaley, Yirra Yaaking Theatre Company, Subiaco Arts Centre

2018

Skylab directed by Kyle Morrison, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, Underground STCWA

2017

Unveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes directed by Joe Lui, Renegade Productions, The Blue Room Theatre

Grounded directed by Emily McLean, Red Ryder Productions, redesign for Perth Fringe Festival, Underground STCWA

2016

Grounded directed by Emily McLean, Red Ryder Productions, The Blue Room Theatre

- winner of Blue Room Theatre's 'Best Production' Award

2014

From The Rubble (video & projection technician/integration and additional design) directed by Melissa Cantwell, Perth Theatre Co, PICA

Letters Home written, directed and performed by Joe Lui, The Blue Room Theatre

Dust directed by Emily McLean, Black Swan State Theatre, Heath Ledger Theatre STCWA

If I Drown I Can Swim (re-adapted) directed by Joe Lui, The Blue Room Theatre, Perth Fringe Festival

2013

- nominated for Best Summer Nights Show

Another Twin directed by Kirsty Hillhouse,  by WAYTCO, Dolphin Theatre, UWA

The Tribe by Renegade Productions directed by Joe Lui, The Blue Room Theatre 

- winner of Blue Room Theatre's 'Best Production' Award

Dreamtide by Ochre Dance Company, Underground STCWA

In This by Claudia Alessi, Underground STCWA

2012

Parched installation with Chrissie Parrot & Rhiannon Newton, PCP

2011

If I Drown I Can Swim by CDV, Metro Arts, Brisbane Festival Under the Radar

The Damned directed by Andrew Lewis, Underground STCWA

When The Rain Stops Falling directed by Adam Mitchell, STCWA

If I Drown I Can Swim by CDV, Yirra Yaakin, Perth

Moving image-maker for Black Swan’s The Hotbed Ensemble, PICA:

The Shape of Things & Yellow Moon directed by Adam Mitchell

2010

The Bridging Project by CDV Deckchair, Fremantle

2009

Bridging Puentes by CDV World Expo, Zaragoza, Spain

2008

Tears of Blood by CDV Spectrum Project Space, Perth

2007

Phaedra’s Love by CDV PICA, Perth

Medea ECU 3rd Year Contemporary Performance, directed by Sue Rider, Midland Railway workshop

2005

(Pieces of) A Cow’s Heart Chung-Wah Hall, Artrage Festival, Perth

U.D. by CDV Overload Poetry Festival, Melbourne & National Australian Trauma Society national conference. Perth

Corazón de Vaca (A Cow's Heart) by CDV The Bakery, Artrage Complex

The Riddle of the Sphinx by CDV Spectrum Project Space, Perth

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENTS

2018

2016

2012

2011

Metis The Nest Ensemble, The Blue Room Theatre

Metis The Nest Ensemble, Curtin University, Perth

Bindjareb Legends by Yirra Yaakin, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Remote Real stage 2 by Kite, Deckchair Theatre

Dreamhouse by Pinstripe Circus directed by Sally Richardson, WA Circus School

2009

Shrouds or the Dead by Afeif Ismail, The Blue Room Theatre, Perth

If I Drown I Can Swim by CDV, Yirra Yaakin, Perth

RESIDENCIES

2014

2012

2010

2005

Mortally Wounded STRUT seed Residency: Claudia Alessi and Adam Mitchell

Parched STRUT Seed Residency, Menzies, WA

Remote Real Rörelson Studio, Malmo, Sweden

Video documentary of Sound Artist Nigel Helyer’s residency at Kellerberrin, project KellerRadioActive

OTHER

2017 - 2019

2018

Lecturer - Vision Design, West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), ECU​

ABC Rap video, Pro bono digital illustration and video editing for a grassroots education effort in South Africa. The video, together with the printed illustrations is currently a tool for street teaching initiatives to help impoverished children in the Western Cape. Watch the video here

Reusable Pad Initiative  Filming and editing an instructional video for women in Papua New Guinea to learn how to sew reusable sanitary pads.

2014 , 2015

2013 , 2015

2013

Curtin guest lecturer for Second Year Performance Studies 'Technical Theatre Fundamentals'

WACE set solo Filming, editing & dvd design for West Australian Certificate of Education's 'Dance Practical Examination Set Solo'

Oceanic Waterbabies - conversion of 2.5hr live seminar to 35minute introductory video for clients, and promo video. In collaboration with Dawn Jackson

divided development, by Jo Pollitt - video documentation and editing

Wintering by Aimee Smith - photo documentation

2010 - 2013

2006

Video documenter, editor and dvd production for Act Out's (Theatre for Transformation) community development programs

Awarded Best Electronic Artist, ECU

Post Production editing for WA Screen Academy short films

2005

Became a core member of the contemporary theatre group CDV (2005 - 2012) of which I was the principal Visual Artist

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