Bio

Vic McEwan is a contemporary artist who’s practice is based on the underlying philosophy that in order to practically navigate complex issues, we must first learn to navigate them emotionally. Believing contemporary arts practice to be the perfect medium with which to undertake this navigation, McEwan aims to use his work to contribute to and enrich broader conversations about the role that the arts sector can play within our communities.

 

As the Artistic Director and founder of The Cad Factory, McEwan has led a regionally based arts organisation to work with over 1000 artists to an audience of over 70,000 people and delivered over 200 workshops. The organisations vision statement reflects the importance of ethics in McEwan’s practice.

 

The Cad Factory is an artist led organisation creating an international program of new, immersive and experimental work guided by authentic exchange, ethical principles, people and place.

 

McEwan’s artistic practice involves working with sound, video, installation and performance with a particular interest in site-specific work. He is interested in creating new dynamics by working with diverse partners such as health, business, environment and education and exploring difficult themes within the lived experience of communities and localities.

Collaborating with communities to understand place through an exploration of contemporary arts practice, past projects have explored complex realities such as ongoing tensions around water management in the Murray Darling Basin system, Indigenous and non-indigenous relations within regional locations, youth incarceration, suicide, gender imbalance and changing climate.

 

McEwan was the 2015 Artist in Residence at the National Museum of Australia and the recipient of the Inaugural Arts NSW Regional Fellowship 2014/16. He has recently completed three years of artistic research called The Harmonic Oscillator, which explored the effects of noise within hospital spaces. He has shared the outcomes of this work internationally in the UK (Tate Liverpool), Lithuania (National Gallery of Lithuania) and Australia (The Big Anxiety Festival) with the Director of the National Institute for Experimental Arts, Jill Bennet declaring it as “field defining work” and “Arguably one of the most adventurous and profound arts-health interventions to date, both intensely moving and inspirational”.

 

McEwan sits on the NSW/ACT Arts and Health State Leadership Group, is a board member of Music NSW, holds a Masters of Arts Practice with High Distinction and a 1st Class Honours of Creative Practice (Fine Arts).

Past Projects

 

 

2020: Sigh, Artstate Festival Wagga Wagga - November

           A performance collaboration with Blacksmith artist John Wood presented at the Artstate Festival for 3 nights

2020: One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, Artstate Festival Wagga Wagga - November

          A performative lecture about Grief and Suicide. 

Tension(s) 2020: Tamworth Textiles Triennial

June 2020: Shadows and Consequences, PhotoAccess ACT

           Photographic exhibition - http://www.gallery.photoaccess.org.au/shadows-and-consequences

 

2020: Haunting Commencement of 3-year National Tour In partnership with The National Museum of Australia, this exhibition of 68 photographic                and video artworks explores colonial cultural re-imaginings in collaboration with ephemeral environmental conditions.

 

2020: Tate Liverpool Research Residency – UK March

           Three week residency exploring social stigma’s experienced by people with facial difference as a result of facial paralysis.

 

2019: Big Anxiety Festival, Sydney November

           Installation that explores issues around Facial Nerve Paralysis

 

2019: Becoming the Future, Various

           A series of three Seminars convened by Vic McEwan and The Cad Factory that explored Environmental Humanities, Arts and Health and                 Music Cognition.

2015 – 2018: The Harmonic Oscillator International

This major four year project involved artist led research that addressed issues around the negative effects of noise within hospital spaces. Outcomes included a literature review of medical research into the effects of noise, a body of artistic work, a radio documentary, four compositions, a book written by Clive Parkinson which observed the process and an app for use in hospital spaces. 

 

2015 – 2017: Children's Hospital Residency’s - Alder Hey, Liverpool UK March. – 6 x 3 week residencies working with hospital staff, patients and families exploring the use of contemporary art in trauma reduction for The Harmonic Oscillator Project.

 

June 2017: Tate, Liverpool Residency UK - A Tate Exchange residency sharing the work in development from The Harmonic Oscillator project. 

 

August 2017: Narrandera Arts and Community Centre – Exhibition 

 

20th Sept– 11th Nov 2017: The Big Anxiety Festival – National Institute for Experimental Arts Exhibition of The Harmonic Oscillator project with keynote presentation and project book launch.

 

2016 – ongoing: Specimen 

This project, in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, takes images of the Institute of Anatomy Specimen Collection and projects them onto sites in the UK and Australia, relevant to colonisation. This ongoing work will result in a series of photographic, video and sound works. 

This work has been presented at:

 

November 2018: Plymouth, UK 

At the location where Captain Cook departed on his “discovery’ voyages, images of specimens, heavily impacted by colonisation where caste onto the historic harbour surfaces.

 

November 2018: Kurnell, Australia 

At the location where Captain Cook Landed and the site of historic battles with the local indigenous communities, specimen items will be projected onto surfaces and textures at that location while recording conversation with local aboriginal community about the work. 

 

January 2018: London, UK 

On the banks of the Thames River, where First Fleet Ships had a working life before coming to Australia. 

 

January 2018: Portsmouth, UK 

At the location where First Felt Ships departed for Australia, images of specimens, heavily impacted by colonisation where caste onto the historic harbour surfaces. 

 

April 2017: Wagga Wagga, Australia Illuminate Festival 

On the bank of the Murrumbidgee River, specimen object projected onto emu sanctuary area written about by Dame Mary Gilmour.

 

January 2017: Falls Creek, Australia 

In Falls Creek, during a residency exploring the impending effects of climate change on the alpine environment, an intimate event projecting specimen items onto the flowing water of a local waterfall whilst leading discussions with local community about the significance and meaning of the collection in relation to impending climate change. 

 

October 2016 : Dubbo, Australia Artlands Festival 

On the banks and water of the Macquarie River, specimen items projected for two nights. 

 

2017 – Ongoing: DIRt 

DIRt (Dance In Regional disasTer zones) is a an ongoing project initiated by East Gippsland-based, international dancer/choreographer, Rosalind Crisp in 2017. It asks how dance and arts practice can embody, understand and connect to unfolding environmental devastation

 

October 2018: Bendigo, Victoria Artlands Festival 

Presentation of a Seminar Performance sharing concepts and process of DIRt

 

Sept 2018: Residency Critical Path 

A residency then presentation at Critical Path in Sydney. 

 

August 2018: East Gippsland Gallery, Victoria 

A performance with Ros Crisp sharing work in development. 

 

August 2018: Mt Delusion, Victoria 

A one week residency with dancer Ros Crisp, on top of Mt Delusion exploring the effects of industrial logging practices. 

 

December 2017: Marlo Burn 

A residency, development and performance created in the debris of a burn off that got out of control, exploring questionable land management practices.

 

           March 2017: Residency Critical Path, Sydney 

One week residency and public showing which shared the process of the ongoing, multidisciplinary artistic research project. 

 

            January 2017: Orbost Victoria 

One week arts lab with cross disciplinary artists exploring the environment degradation, through logging, of the East Gippsland area of Victoria. 

 

2016 – 2017 I Just Can’t Say That Word  

This project was a request from artist Mayu Kanamori to collaborate with her during her treatment and recovery from Breast Cancer. Working in hospital spaces following, and during, medical procedures as well as in the home and in the studio, we explored ideas of agency, affect and illness. Creating an ongoing blog that documented and shared the creative process and outcomes. 

 

2016 - 2017 Development/Process Various locations in collaboration with Mayu Kanamori during treatment, consultation and recovery. An ongoing process that was documented on the project blog 

 

May 2017: Rex Cramphorn Theatre, Sydney University. Two week development of collaborative material resulting in 3 showing to artists, academic, health works and general community. 

 

2016 + 2017 Shadow Places 

A project that explored the work of Val Plumwood in relation to her concept of Shadow Places, those places that we rely on, but don’t know, care for or visit. For example, people in cities rely on regional locations for food and fibre production, but they don’t necessary consider this reliance or connection. 

 

October 2017: Shadow Places, Narrandera Travelling Stock Reserve This three night festival was presented as an outdoor, roaming installation along the Narrandera Traveling Stock Reserve, on Buckingbong Rd, Narrandera. Audience wandered the site at night and encounter the artworks including lighting installation, video projections onto hay bales, sound and accompanying textile installations. 

 

September 2016: Powerhouse Museum Sydney 

Large video, textiles and hay bale installation for Sydney Design Week in collaboration with Deborah Bird Rose and The Narrandera Community. Presented as part of Sydney Design Week to an audience of 20,000 people. 

 

October 2016: Artlands Dubbo Opening Ceremony 

Artistic creation of opening ceremony performance involving over 70 community members for the Artlands Dubbo Regional Arts Conference and Festival.

 

June 2016: Portrait of a Shimmering Self Just Waiting to be Touched, Griffith Regional Gallery 

A solo exhibition of 8 interactive works which explored identity and place.

 

April 2016: The Echo in Our Walls, Bishops Lodge Historic House, Hay

Video projection and Sound design for a site specific performance at Bishops Lodge Historic House, Hay . Working with Outback Theatre for Young People and local community. 

 

October 2015: On Common Ground Narrandera Commons

Artistic Director and artist for a three day festival of textiles, performance, video projection, installation, story- telling, music and more presented along the Murrumbidgee River on the Narrandera Commons.

 

The Murrumbidgee river has a long history as a contested site. Colonisation, the development of agriculture, species extinction and reduction, continuing environmental changes and resource management initiatives such as the Murray Darling Basin Plan, make this location and its surrounds a place of consternation with many conflicting views. Featuring 26 artworks from 19 local artists, 7 visiting artists, 36 students and 20 community members. 

 

2015: National Museum of Australia Residency 

This year long residency at the National Museum of Australia resulted in numerous artistic outcomes created in collaboration with the People and The Environment team at the National Museum, working closely with Curator George Main. 

 

Feb 2015: Ps Enterprise Performance, National Museum of Australia, Canberra 

Sound and Video performance created on one of the world oldest paddle steamers, presented for one night only to an audience for 1200 people. This project included a research period that explored the legacy created from the historic and personal stories of the Ps Enterprise. This performance, presented to an audience of 1000 people, included historic images video projected onto the paddle steamer accompanied by a musical performance that turned the PS Enterprise into a giant instrument played with cello bows and contact microphones. 

 

July 2015: Tunnel of Anatomy Interactive installation at the National Museum of Australia that explored human connection to the Australian Institute of Anatomy Specimen Collection 

 

2015-ongoing: Haunting Lambrigg, Canberra and Narrandera. 

Haunting is a complex projection process exploring art and history by blending time, things, air, smoke and fog with the gentle flow of the Murrumbidgee River. A projector casts photographs of museum objects and historic photographs into the river, its grassy bank and damp air, at a riverside location to which the imagery is intimately bound. The project acknowledges the power and the agency of the material, ecological world, and explores how the power of the physical carries and continues through time and within place. 

        

The final body of work include a touring exhibition that is currently in development and a site specific performance event that has been show in Canberra, Wagga, Narrandera. 

        

2016: Spark Australian Opal Centre Lightning Ridge 

A large scale projection work made in collaboration with community which is presented seasonally at the Australian Opal Centre. 

 

2015: Water Well, MAMA Gallery Albury 

A site specific sound installation made from recordings taken from deep within a water reservoir that was discovered during the gallery renovations. 

 

Dec 2014-March 2015: Almost an Embrace, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery 

Interactive Sound and Video Installation. In a dark room, 20 streams of water fell from the gallery ceiling. As audience touch them, they play music and trigger videos around the room.

 

Sept 2014 Buckingbong to Birrego Narrandera

The walk began on Friday 12 September at the Murrumbidgee River near Narrandera and ended on Monday 15 September at a property in the Birrego district owned by the Strong family. The aims of the walk were to acknowledge and understand the local history of the Narrandera region, to honour the capacities of land and people to produce food and fibre; and to build cultural and ecological resilience.

 

Along the 45km route of the walk, artists presented artworks, installations and performances made for each campsite. Talks were given by local elders, farmers and community members to foster discussion about history, possible futures, and the inextricable ties between our bodies and the nourishing, productive terrains through which we walk. 

 

2014: Still Point Turning, Various Locations 

Composition and Music Production for dance performance by Linda Luke. This work was presented at Melbourne Festival, The Dance Bites Festival Sydney and at the Wagga Wagga Art gallery.

 

2014: Residency Shepherds Park Juvenile Justice Centre Wagga Wagga 

For this residency, Vic was commissioned to work with young people who were incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice Centre, to collaborate to make a video and sound work that explored issues of Mental Health. Numerous outcomes resulted from this process. 

 

July 2014: Continuum 

Creation of a short video called Continuum, made in collaboration with 7 students that was screened as part of the Dramatic Minds Festival Wagga Wagga, receiving second prize.

 

2015: Passion for Freedom Festival London 

Razor Wire was a video and sound work which was featured at this London festival.

 

Jan 2014: Underpass at Fun Park Sydney Festival 

Site specific projection and installation that explored migrations and local identity.

 

Nov 2013: Box of Birds Carriageworks Sydney 

Composition for Dequincy Co dance performance. Inviting audiences deep within the nooks and crannies of the performance site, BOX OF BIRDS was a mythic late-night journey through the shadows of the human psyche – probing the power of the past, life on the outskirts, and distortion of memory in an immersive melting pot of large-scale photography, dance and live music.

 

Fusing Anne Ferran’s acclaimed photographic trilogy of 1940’s psychiatric patients (INSULA: 1-38: Box of Birds – exhibition) with a live dance installation, BOX OF BIRDS conjures a labyrinth-like domain where other-worldly fashion and immersive sound design intertwines with movement and select audio visual readings of the legendary German philosopher, Frederich Nietzsche.

 

2013: Yenda

In 2012 many parts of Australia experienced heavy flooding and storm related damage. Yenda, a small location in the Riverina, near Griffith with a population of under 1500 people, was given an immediate evacuation order, the consequences being that no time was allowed for collection of precious items or preparation of households and contents. Many houses had water all the way to the roof and 15 months later many people were still unable to return to their home.

Vic was awarded the 2013 Museums and Galleries ACR Residency and worked with the town of Yenda to enable a process of community healing and exploration resulting in a large community event and numerous artistic outcomes

 

April - September 2013: A Night of Wonder Sunrice Rice Mill, Coleambally

A partnership with SunRice to work with international artists and the township of Coleambally to explore the newly opened Rice Mill and surrounding rice fields using installation and performance resulting in a large, roaming performance installation.

 

August 2013: Grong Grong Creative House 

An Arts laboratory directed by Vic McEwan which invited 6 artists from The Riverina and Sydney to work within the grounds of the Grong Grong Motor Inn to create an arts event. Daily Blog, Documentation Video


2013: Reverberate Deniliquin 

An interactive Sound Festival created by Outback Theatre for Young People. Vic was a participating artist who directed 3 interactive sites around the city of Deniliquin.  

                           
Jan - July 2013: 8 Artists 

A collaboration between emerging and established artists with and without disability living and working within the Eastern Riverina region. Devised by Eastern Riverina Arts, this project created four partnerships of artists and resulted in an exhibition at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. Vic was partnered with artist Scott and together we created an installation called “Remembrance Room” which explored grief and remembrance.


Feb-August 2013: Tipping Point 

A Commission for the Canberra Centenary which resulted in a site specific installation that explored peoples relationship to the Murray Darling Basin river system. Presented in Narrandera on April 20th and Canberra on August 24th/25th 2013. Made in Collaboration with Sarah McEwan. 


2011-2013 Dance Diaries 

A series of dance and film making projects engaging with people and ideas of home and marginalisation. 

 

October 2012 - April 2013: Narrandera 

Composition for a dance film made with people aged over 70 years old which explored the poetics of the older body. 

 

April – August 2011: Dance Diaries 1 Campbelltown Arts Centre 

Video/Sound installation made in collaboration with Linda Luke and Sean Bacon. Dance Diaries is a film project initiative inviting teenagers who have experienced homelessness to share their story. This short video will be like a visual dance-diary; whereby a group of young people will dance their tales of the ‘outside’.  

 

2012: Tuned City Infrastructure : Making Your City Sing Wagga Wagga 

A project which repurposed standard city infrastructure to give it practicality and musicality as a site specific installation. This project involved designing and manufacturing a series of Tuned Safety Bollards that were installed at Apex Park at Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga.


2012: Small Voices, Made Loud in Big Spaces Tootal NSW 

A major project in collaboration with Sarah McEwan and The Greater Kengal Small Schools Network. The 4 small schools explored issues effecting regional Australia. The public outcome was a performance/projection event at the Tootal Silo. 

 

September 2012 : Uncovered: Uncovered Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

Uncovered: Uncovered was a night of performances curated (and performed) by Vic in response to artworks in the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Collection exhibition, Uncovered. 

 

July 2012 : Hook Blacksmith Studio Wagga Wagga 

A collaborative musical performance with piano, clarinet, contact microphones, melting steel, industrial hammers, forges, furnaces and an Ipad, devised by Vic McEwan with Blacksmith artist John Wood.


2012 : I Had a Dream Documentary 

Screened at Dendy Cinema, Newtown. Composition for Documentary about the Martin Luther King mural on King St Newtown.       

         
2012: One Hundred Notions From a Nation of Two Wagga Wagga Art Gallery 

A process driven gallery installation which acts as an exploration of aural and visual portraiture which resulted in an immersive video and sound installation featuring over 400 minutes of video and audio. Made in collaboration with Sarah McEwan.     

      
2011 and 2012: Ngiyaginya Festival  

At the request of the local Wiradjuri community, Vic McEwan was the Creative Producer of this two year festival and each year devised projects with the community that aimed to deliver the meaning of Ngiyaginya which is a Wiradjuri word which means "To Revive". This festival worked with multiple generations who were working towards the reclaiming of cultural practices which were lost as a result of colonisation. Each year 11 different projects were devised to form the festival. Examples of three of these include :

 

Kooringal Empty House

A Partnership with Department of Housing, Arts NSW, Wagga Wagga City Council and the Community of Kooringal which saw a long period of place making and the regeneration of an empty housing-department house through workshops, installation and performance.


Postcard from the Inside - Junee Jail 

By invitation of the inmates at Junee Jail, Vic was invited to work in the Jail with a visiting play-write to develop a script and a short film to be shown to younger children as a deterrent to making the same choices that they made. This has been screened at various Aboriginal Festival events and in Youth Correctional facilities.


Health TV Ads – Vic curated a series of television ads made by young Aboriginal High school students in partnership with Charles Sturt University Television Production School and Win TV. These three ads, which covered different health topics relevant to the community, were screened on the WIN TV network.


October 2011: Roadside Frequencies Narrandera 

An unexpected performance installation installed on the Sturt Highway. A performance for passing traffic. Victoria Hunt, Vic McEwan, an Upright Piano and a 10 meter long illuminated Plastic Gown performed for passing cars with audio being supplied by an upright piano installed on a dam bank wall, set up to hijack the radio frequencies of passing car radios. 


Sept 2011: Blue Tooth Blue Beard Black Eye: A Transmission Installation Brunswick Art Space 

A reclaiming of intrusive Proximity Marketing technology to create a new platform for the delivery of text based and image based artwork to the phones of those in a 40 meter vicinity.


April 2011: From Our School House The Old Birrego School 

Multi projection, video and sound installations made with Mayu Kanamori, on site at The Old Birrego School House(1186-1960) following a research period conducted with past students.


Nov 2010: Thirteen, Live Works Festival Performance Space @ Carriageworks

Dancer Linda Luke and Composer Vic McEwan presented a series of performance installations reflecting upon teenage homelessness while exploring our relationship to home, borders and displacement. This project, presented at Carriageworks, was supported by a two week development residency at USYD, Department of Performance Studies August 2010. Documentation 


2006 - 2010: In Repose 

A site-specific collaborative multi art form project with dance, music, visual projection, sound-scapes and installation, inspired by Japanese graves in Australia from the turn of the century. In Repose is a work of kuyo, a Japanese term, which describes an act of ceremonial prayer or offering to respect, honour and calm the spirits of the deceased. Its origins are in Buddhism, and its practice has become a part of the Japanese spiritual culture with or without its religious connection. Vic was invited as the one Australian artist to collaborate on the project which travelled across Australia to sites of importance to Japanese migration. 

 

October 2010 Oz-Asia Festival Adelaide 

In Repose is a collaboration between 4 Japanese and one Australian artists. It explores issues of death and burial in a landscape other than that in which you were born. Performed and exhibited in Townsville, Thursday Island, Broom, Sydney & Adelaide.   

 

May 2010 Performative Lecture The Japan Foundation, Sydney 

Part performance, part storytelling, part dance, part photography, part video, live music and sound installation. This sold our series of performances traced the journey of this moving story tracing migration and the decisions people make about their death and burial.      

 

2008 Japanese Cemetery Broome

Site specific performance. Number 2 in a series of 3. Exploring traditions around death and the decision to be buried away from your homeland to allow your bones to became part of the landscape of another place. This performance involved dance, music and installation.

 

2007 Gecko Gallery Broome 

A single video and sound collaboration between artists Mayu Kanamori and Satsuki Odamura.

2008 Gab Tatui Thursday Island 

A small plasma screen video and sound installation generated from a series of site specific performance and exploration of Thursday Island and the impact of Japanese migration on the local community.
 

2008 Japanese Cemetery Thursday Island 

Site specific performance. Number Three in a series of 3. Exploring traditions around death and the decision to be buried away from your homeland to allow your bones to became part of the landscape of another place. This performance involved dance, music and installation and included a collaboration with Torres Strait chief and musician.

 

2006 Umbrella Studio Townsville 

Site specific sound and dual video projection installation made in collaboration with artists Mayu Kanamori and Iwai Shigeaki.
 

Sept 2010: Sirens Song Brisbane Festival 

Sydney’s all-female ensemble, Sirens Big Band, led by double bassist Jessica Dunn and saxophonist Harriet Harding, collaborated with Vic McEwan to create a roaming site-specific performance that took place in Brisbane’s city streets. This performance explored areas of both intimacy and scale featuring elements of reveal, surprise and wonder as the ‘Sirens Big Band’ wailed and jammed with the mood of the city which wailed and jammed back.
 

2009-10: She Had To Put In Contact Lenses To Think Sydney 

A short video/text/sound collaboration between Vic McEwan and Photographic artists Mayu Kanamori. Exhibited as part of the Cross Projections Photographic Multimedia exhibition.

Exhibited at Cross Projections, Potts Point June 2010 and Carriageworks, Sydney Nov 2009
 

2009: Borrowed Language, Casula Powerhouse Sydney 

Sound Design and co-composition for a solo vocal and movement performance by Weizen Ho. The sound design utilised live instruments and live manipulation of recorded vocals and textures.
 

2009: Listen Now Walk, Strand Ephemera Festival Townsville 

A site-specific audio/sculptural piece which travelled for 2 km’s along the Townsville foreshore. Made in collaboration with Sarah McEwan, it was awarded the festivals “Innovation Award”..
 

2006 – 2008: Police Emergency 

Police Emergency is a performance theatre piece involving storytelling, video projection and live music written and performed by Vic McEwan. It is about the effects of over exposure to trauma and the inadequate systems put in place to deal with the consequences. It is based on Vic’s 7 years working answering 000 calls and co-ordinating the response to critical incidents for the NSW Police Service.

2008: Brisbane Festival 

Police Emergency was curated for a one week season into the Brisbane Festival Under the Radar Program.

 

2006: Police Emergency – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 

Performed 26 times in 25 night during this festival.
 

2008: By George Sydney 

Shortlisted for the By George lane-way installation project run by City of Sydney Council.

2007: The Woman and the Sea Strand Ephemera Festival Townsville 

Performance piece commissioned by the Strand Ephemera festival for premiere at the official opening.

 

2007: Hydrophone Strand Ephemera Festival Townsville 

A sculptural interactive sound piece involving an old fashioned red telephone placed on a cliff. This phone was connected to an underwater microphone that lay 15 meters deep in the ocean below. Audience could pick up the handset receiver and hear the noises of the deep ocean that lay in front of them.
 

2007: Quietly Collapsed, Composition Commission 

Joint BBC/ABC commission to compose music for a short dance film by Rosie Dennis.

2006 - 2007: Solomon Toilet

2007: Museum of Contemporary Art 

Interventionist sound and video art piece installed as a renegade action into the Pompidou Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
 

2006: Solomon Toilet Edinburgh College of the Arts 

Sound installation installed into the toilet cubicles as part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
 

2005: 2ser Spoken Word Compilation 

Soundscape design for poem by poet/playwright Kieran Carroll.
 

2004: Brekfest Film and Music Festival Valhalla Cinema 

Selected as one of 3 composers to write and perform live a soundtrack to a short film.

 

 

Presentations:

 

Invited Presentations

International

October 2018: Solastalgia, Wild Fire & the Butterfly Kiss, Bath Spa University UK.

October 2018: Autumn Seminar, Manchester Metropolitan University UK.

January 2018 Keynote: Collaborative Conversations, Tate Liverpool.

June 2017 Keynote: Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference, Bristol UK.

June 2017 Museums, Communities and Socially Excluded Groups, National Gallery of Lithuania.

2015 Sound Practice Presentation, Manchester Metropolitan University Seminars. 

        June 2014 Yenda Rain Presentation, Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

National

October 2018 A Place of Art in The Art of Place, Burnie Tasmania

August 2018 Shift Create/Change, Temora NSW, Eastern Riverina Arts.

June 2018 Smart Arts Creative Experiences, Murray Arts Wodonga.

April 2018 Keynote: Patient Experience Symposium, Sydney. 

December 2017 Remix Sydney Summit, UTS Sydney.

October 2017 Creative Regions National Summit, Parliament House Canberra. 

September 2017 Keynote: NSW Rural Health and Research Congress, Wagga Wagga NSW. 

September 2017 The art of farming, mental health and creating, Swan Hill Gallery.

February 2017 Restless Giant: Lindy Hume Essay Launch, Bathurst.

November 2016 Art of Health and Wellbeing Conference, Art Gallery of NSW. 

October 2016 Arts and Health Regional Arts Australia Conference Artlands Dubbo.

August 2016 Rice, Communities and Art, Gallery 4A Sydney.

July 2016 Performing Climates Conference, Melbourne University.

April 2016 Land Dialogues Conference, Charles Sturt University.        

         

        November 2015 Regional Stakeholders Forum, Powerhouse Museum. 

August 2015 Regional Galleries S.A Forum, Barossa Valley. 

May 2014 Talking the Walk/ Walking the Talk, ANU.

2014 Restructure Conference, La Trobe University.

 

Presentations 

July 2018 Harmonic Oscillator, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.

March 2018 Sydney University Research Huddle.

January 2018 Critical Care Book Launch, Home Manchester.

January 2018 Critical Care Forum, Tate Liverpool.

September 2017 Artists in Health Care Environments, Big Anxiety Festival Sydney.

May 2017 Sydney University Friday Seminar, The Rex, Project Presentation.

March 2017 Critical Path, Presentation of DIRt project.

2016 Navigating the Environmental, Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga. 

 

Interviews

July 2017 Studio International Magazine Artist Interview

2013 Yenda Rain Interview and Overview Video

June 2017 Create NSW Webpage Art in the real world

Feb 2015 National Museum of Australia Interview re PS Enterprise Performance

2010 GBM Interview Shanghaiist

April 2016 Prime TV News Haunting Interview

2015 Arts Alive Interview

2016 Nava Ideas Art and education Pt 1

2016 Nava Ideas Art and education Pt 2

Sept 2017 ABC National News Story about The Big Anxiety Festival 

 

Publications

2017 Book chapter written by Norie Neumark about The SunRice and Cad Factory Contemporary Arts Partnership, Voicetracks: Attuning to Voice in Media and the Arts.

2017 Artistic research output in publication Ecological Citizen.

2015 + 2016 Conference Presentation with public peer reviewed presentation Restructure, On alternative modes of culture and knowledge production in times of shrinking public expenditures. 

Feb 2016 NAVA - The Artist as Disruptor.

 

Published Reviews

2018 Palliative Care NSW Review of talk

2017 The Daily Review Review of Clive Parkinson’s Book “Critical Care”

2017 Artlink Magazine Diversity and Disruption in Arts and Health

2017 Artlink Magazine The Art of Dis-ease

2017 Shadow Places ABC NEWS

2017 Narrandera Argus Shadow Places Article

2017 Create NSW Webpage

2017 International Arts and Health conference, Bristol UK Video

2017 London Arts and Health Forum Link 

2016 Artlands Dubbo Review RAV

2016 Real Time Magazine A Common Magic

2016 Runway Magazine Story about Artlands 2016

2015 Create NSW What do Business, Health and Museums have to do with art

2015 National Museum of Australia Interview re Haunting Project

2015 MGNSW Arts + Space

2014 Sydney Morning Herald Still Point Turning Review

2014 Real Time Magazine Art for Water

2013 Real Time Magazine The Cad Factory Sunrice Partnership

2013 MGNSW The Yenda Rain Project

2012 Art + Australia Uncovered: Uncovered ***hyperlink??