Monday, 30 November 2009

2High Festival 2009

“Backbone Youth Arts presents 2high Festival. For two days Brisbane Powerhouse plays host to 2high Festival which brings young and emerging artists with interactive displays of art, live music, performance, and everything in between.

Coordinated by a team of young dynamic arts enthusiasts, 2high Festival provides an unprecedented showcase opportunity for the highest calibre of emerging creatives and arts exploration.”

"2high Festival pushes the boundaries. It is about touching art and being touched by art."

This year I was involved in the exhibition section of the festival, displaying some of my digital video work

2High Festival Online ~ radiumSalt artist profile

2High Festival on Flicker
More photographs from the festival are online at


“Every day, 365 days a year, young people are creating ........Queensland - literally! The events, festivals, exhibitions, performances, shows, workshops, venues, companies, organisations, projects and initiatives that are created, run, facilitated or supported by young people across the state are countless. Although these things are happening every single day, the effort, time and resources young people pour into their creative ideas and artistic visions often go unnoticed by the wider community. Young People Creating Queensland is setting out to change that.
Young people are a key part of ........Queensland's Creative Industries and provide the state with artistic vitality and professional skill. This project is about all the young performers, media makers, indigenous artists, musicians, writers, painters, designers, community artists, change-makers, producers”,

My profile is online here:

Circle on Cavil

Circle on Cavil happens very second month........they have a lovely big screen for me to play around on......

D'Alliance Festival

The inaugural D’Alliance Carnivale was held on the 9th May 2009 and was the first fringe style festival of its type on the Gold Coast. The festival captured an array of arts including Aerial Acrobatics, Dance, Music, Street Performers, Visual Arts, Comedy, Short Film and a night light spectacular.

I was lucky enough to receive funding via an arts grant from Youth Arts Queensland called Strut your Stuff to display & co-ordinate two a/v screens on either side of the main stage in the night time. The festival was a great success and had a fabulous turnout reaching full capacity.

A big thankyou to all the people involved who made this festival such a great experience, especially Kylie Mitchell, Fredrick Holler and Emily Cook.

"This is a Highlight Reel of the 2009 D'Alliance Carnival by the Creek.

D'Alliance festival is a celebration of the arts including theatre, performance, comedy, music and visual arts. Embark on a journey of music, magic and mystique. Currumbin Creek becomes an otherworldly place with magicians, street performers, story tellers, gate keepers and maestros.

Alongside the event, workshops were held in flamenco dance, short film, comedy, singing and mask making. Saturday evening culminates with a theatre light spectacular held on the water, with aerial performance and gypsy bands to dance the night away. It is a festival for the young at heart with fun, fantasy and fairytales.

Video Production by Frederick Holler"

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Good news

Ive just been given a grant to work on a mentorship project with the amazing artist Stephen Danzig for 9 month in 2009.

I was quite suprised when I got the phone call as I sent the application
in thinking it would be highly unlikely that I would hear back from the
people running it (YAMP). I was pretty thrilled that Stephen Danzig
agree to Mentor me in the first place, as he has quite a hectic life at
the moment and spends a fair bit of time residing in London as well as
exhibiting internationally.

Danzig's work spans across many areas of new media and time based visual art such as photomedia, video & animation

Some of his work can be viewed online here:

As well as being an amazing visual artist Danzig is also the founder and
director of the International Digital Arts (IDA) projects, which have
been responsible for curating several large digital video exhibitions
across Australia, such as the Vernacular Terrain (VT2) recently held

IDAprojects short profile:

"Founded by Stephen Danzig in 1999, IDAprojects was the first nexus of
its kind providing a platform for academia, research technologies and
professional art practices in building a new discourse.  The past seven
years the IDAprogram has grown to feature a national and international
touring exhibition with an aim to present leading artists from around
the world who engage in new media arts and research technologies. Major
institutions and museums support IDAprojects as an important voice in
new media and contemporary arts."

I dare say this means I will be back fully emersed in the digital areana
again after the a few months break
........but not after some mandatory celebrations