Art Consultancies, Production Coordination, Project Management, Research Assistance...
As a freelance arts worker, I have worked in several large scale projects within the arts industry in various capacities. With an ability to process information efficiently, my friendly but firm demeanour enables me to manage complex workflows across multiple departments in a streamlined way. With a positive approach to find solutions, I am flexible, adaptable and am able to deal with a high-volume workload while maintaining an meticulous eye for detail. I have outlined below some selected projects I am/have been involved in.
Craft Lab + Design Expo, 2021
Project: A celebration of the skilled and the trained, the Craft Lab + Design Expo reveals the hidden skills and talents of the cities myriad makers. As part of the Ballarat Heritage Festival 2021, the inaugural Craft Lab + Design Expo hosted in the Ballarat Mining Exchange is a chance to watch the skilled artisans at work, chat to them about their process, enjoy their demonstrations and even buy their products.
This project was commissioned the City Of Ballarat as part UNESCO Creative City initiative.
Six Moments in Kingston, 2019
Project: Supported through Creative Victoria's Creative Suburbs program, Public Art Commission curated the biggest public art project ever undertaken by the City of Kingston, responding to six unique moments in its history.Six contemporary artists working across performance, music, craft, installation and video, were commissioned to create public works that responded to six provocations. Through workshops, site visits and historical talks, community members worked with artists to develop and deliver a creative response to each story. The works were presented via a public art bus tour across two weekends in May. The tour took passengers on a 2-hour experience that stopped at six locations where each historical moment originally occurred.
Role: Production Coordinator
Citizen and Community Media International Conference 2019
Project:This conference explores how citizen and community media enterprises can be enhanced and their capabilities improved through new technologies, policies, infrastructures and collaborations, and tackling any hindrances to such innovation. The conference also provides a space for sharing of experiences and knowledge in citizen and community media enterprises across national borders.
Participants include community media practitioners and scholars from India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Rwanda, Ghana, Egypt, Columbia, Indonesia, the UK and Australia.
Convenor: Dr. Usha M Rodrigues
Venue: Deakin University, Melbourne
Role: Conference Coordinator
Dancing Between Two Worlds
Project:Initiated by Australian artists with a strong empathy for Indian culture, DBTW invites Indian artists living in Australia to collaborate on the creation of a performance work that opens the conversation about place, connection and citizenship.
Curators/Directors: Dr. Shaun McLeod
Dr. Gretel Taylor
Project Documentation: See Still Image documentation here
See Video documentation here
Role: Project Coordinator
Place Patterns, Wyndham City Council
Project:Place Patterns is a series of inter-related creative projects and arts interventions that ask questions about how we inhabit place. Through public art interventions, exhibitions, performances and participatory projects, Place Patterns makes visible the cultural patterns of the place and people of Wyndham. Place Patterns is supported by Creative Victoria through the Creative Suburbs Fund.
Project Documentation: Learn more about this project here.
Role: Lead Artist
Treatment: Flightlines, 2017
Project: Treatment: Flightlines 2017 was the second iteration in an on-going research project examining the formation of temporary communities via the commissioning of temporary public artworks.The installment, curated by Dr Cameron Bishop, featured the work of ten local and international artists, each of whom offered a compelling meditation on the extraordinary 10,000 hectare Western Treatment Plant in Werribee.
Over two weekends in April 2017, a fleet of buses carried audience members to eight works (by ten artists), spread out over a 60 kilometre route.
Role: Volunteer Coordinator
Indian Film Festival Melbourne
Project: The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is a Victorian Government initiative that aims to strengthen ties between the Indian film industry and Victoria. IFFM Wyndham was the Wyndham chapter of the festival where the glitz, glamour and colour of the Indian Film Festival Melbourne came to Wyndham Cultural Centre in Werribee.
Role: Cultural Consultant