Education

2018    Master of Arts, Art in Public Space, with distinction, RMIT University Melbourne Australia.

2015   Graduate Certificate, Creative Industries- University of Central Queensland.

2014   Specialist Certificate –Ableton live-music production – Berklee School of Music Boston USA.

 

Employment

2014 - current   Culturally Led Project Manager, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, (VACCHO), Melbourne Australia.

2001 - 2014      Event producer, Big Day Out Contemporary music and arts festival Australia and New Zealand.

1998 - 2001      Artistic Director, The Push Incorporated Melbourne Australia.

Art in Public Space

2018  'Susan Maco Forrester's Friendly Society', Foresters Hall, 124 La Trobe Street Melbourne, 3000.

2017 'Future is now',  Gertrude Street Projection Festival ,Block 95, Atherton Gardens High Rise Estate, Fitzroy , Victoria Australia.

 

2016 'Fractured', Gertrude Street Projection Festival ,Block 90, Atherton Gardens High Rise Estate, Fitzroy , Victoria Australia.

 

Group exhibitions

2018 'Critical Mass - Locked in', Blak Dot Gallery, Brunswick, Victoria Australia.

2018 'The valorisation of US' - 'We are Here ', Midsumma, Palmer Gallery,  State Library of Victoria.

2017 'Future is Now', RMIT Europe, Barcelona, Spain.

2017 'Squatters and Savages' Art Gallery of Ballarat Victoria Australia.

2016 'Identity", Solo  Exhibition, Wyndham Art Gallery, Midsumma Festival, Wyndham City Council, Werribee, Victoria Australia.

 

2015  'Sistas united in Sorrow" - Both Sides of the street”, Counihan Gallery / Blak Dot Gallery, Brunswick Victoria, City of Moreland, Creative Victoria.

 

2014 'Sticks & Stones',18c  Blak dot Gallery East Brunswick Victoria.

 

2013 'Muthaland Arterial' Somali Peace Band” Royce NG , Melbourne International Festival, Gertrude Contemporary – Fitzroy Victoria

 

2013  'Still life composition # 1", Digital Natives return to paradise' Melbourne Fringe Festival Blak Dot Gallery – East Brunswick Victoria.

 

2013  'Isonic Selectahs", exclusive sound composition Years Eve, Fireworks Celebrations,  commission -  City of Melbourne, Victoria.

 

"2013 'Bumpy & Arresta', Unclassified”, Hares and Hyenas Gallery Collingwood Victoria.

 

2012 "Good Golly', They’re a Queer mob” Midsumma Festival, Blak Dot Gallery, east Brunswick Victoria

 

.2011 'My somali Brothas & sistas where are u?"RE: Appropriate” Blak Dot Gallery East Brunswick Victoria.

 

Press

2017  'The nine best projections at Gertrude Street projection Festival 2017, Time Out Melbourne.

2017  'Gertrude Street Projection Festival celebrates 10 years'

2016  'Indigenous Artists build collaboration through art' Radio Australia.

2016  'Gertrude Street projection Festival lights up Fitzroy thoroughfare in a colourful celebration of culture Sydney Morning Herald.

2016   'Identity art exhibition - Midsumma Festival preview, My Melbourne Arts.com

2016 "Many layers of identity on show'

 

2015 - "Reframing  Culture", Vivian Gerand, Overland Magazine 

2014 "Black dots 18c opening night" Lian Low, Peril Asian Australian Arts and Culture.

2011 "Re - appropriate", Dulcie Stewart, Urban Viti.

Board membership

 

Current     Blak Dot Gallery Founding Board member, Blak dot Gallery Brunswick Victoria.  

 

2014 - 15  Womens Music industry Advisory panel – Music Victoria.  

 

2009 - 15  Board member – Live Performance Australia, Contemporary Music Panel – Annual Helpmann Awards.  

 

2008 -15   Board Member  – The Push Inc Statewide not for profit  Youth music and arts organisation.                                                

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