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This website showcases a range of examples across my broad range of experience in communications, creative thinking and strategy consulting. I’m also the founder of Disruptor. Through this experience, I am in a position to offer consulting services on authentic digital content strategies.

COMPLETED ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Course Name:

Doctor of Philosophy (Communications), 2011, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

Graduate Certificate of Research Commercialisation, 2010, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland

Bachelor of Communications Honours, 2006, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

Diploma of Photography, 2000, Southbank Institute of TAFE, Brisbane, Queensland

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Lecturing and Tutoring:

2016, Bachelor of Design (Games), RMIT

2015, Bachelor of Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland

2011 – 2013, Bachelor of Photography and Honours/ Master of Visual Arts, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland

2008 – 2009, Bachelor of Communications, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

2003 – 2004, Certificate IV in Visual Art (Indigenous Art), South West Regional College, Bunbury, Western Australia

 

Guest Lectures:

  • New Media, Postmedia. (2014) Griffith University
  • Curating in the Expanded Field: Content Marketing for Curators and Collection Managers. (2013) Griffith University
  • Art Practice and Written Articulation (2012) The Parsons New School, New York (MFA Photography)
  • Practice-led Methodologies for Creative Research (2010) Edith Cowan University
  • Virtual Trash: New Media and Art in the Expanded Field (2010) The University of Western Australian, Bachelor of Arts

Total Years Teaching Experience: 10+ including freelance short courses and workshops

 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:

2013 – current, Principal, Disruptor, Brisbane/Melbourne

  • Business technical writing and online strategy
  • Delivery of online publishing services to small businesses
  • The organisation of conferences and visual arts exhibitions
  • Research and development in innovative and experimental applications of screen technologies
  • Social media community, visual communication and campaign management
  • Curriculum development
  • Industry stakeholder consultation and benchmarking
  • Project management
  • Consulting and advisory
  • Training and professional development workshops

2014 – 2015, Content Strategist, The Internet and Marketing Group, Melbourne

  • Technical project management
  • Online business strategy consulting

2000 – current, Freelance Photographer, Artist, Independent Curator

  • Community projects
  • Exhibitions
  • Commercial photographic work
  • Short courses in art, photography, web design and online strategy

2009 – 2010, Research assistant, Faculty of Education and Arts, Edith Cowan University

Total Years Industry Experience: 15+

 

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY:

 Publication:

  1. Professional and Industry Publications
  • ‘Body Bag: On Brooklyn Bags’, Art(e)fact ‘Ordinary to Extraordinary’ Iss. 3. Summer 2010
  • Co-editor, Voicing the Unseen, Curtin University Humanities Conference 2010 Proceedings (current)
  • Letters from the Field (Exhibition Catalogue), The Node Center for Curatorial Studies, 2013, Berlin, Germany
  • Photo editor, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies Journal, 2008-2010

 

Awards and Commissions:

  • Edith Cowan Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2007-2011)
  • CCI Travel Bursary (2011)
  • Commercialisation Training Scheme (2010)
  • ANZCA Travel Bursary (2009)
  • Department of Culture and the Arts Western Australia visual arts grant (2008)

 

Exhibitions and Curations:

Solo Exhibitions:

  • Photobook Review (2016) Prospect Studios, Brisbane
  • On Fate and Love (2012) Spectrum Project Space, Perth
  • Femme Fatalist (2011) Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane
  • Body Bags: “I am a Trash Bag” (2010) Breathing Space, ECU Library, Perth
  • Brooklyn Bags (2008) Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne
  • Fake It Til U Make It (2008), artist-in-residence, Spectrum Project Space, Perth
  • Woman With Taxidermy Open Studio (2007) artist-in-residence, Spectrum Project Space, Perth
  • Crème (2006) [in collaboration with Felicia Lloyd] in a shop being renovated in Auchenflower, Brisbane
  • Death Lilly: Performing the ‘flower girl’ role in the age of consumption (2006), School of Communications and Arts, Building 3, ECU, Perth

 

Group Exhibitions:

  • Shared Vision: Wspolna Wizja (2011) Touring Exhibition, Poland
  • Home Is Where My Heart Is – Mentor (2009) Propel Youth Arts WA
  • WAMI: Kiss My Camera (2009) Museum of Western Australia
  • Desire (2009) New Orleans Photography Alliance, USA
  • Artrage Festival (2008)
  • My Captive (2008) Youth Week supported by PropelArts and Youth Advisory Council Western Australia
  • Top 40 (2008) Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, USA
  • Inhibition (2007) Spectrum Project Space, Perth
  • Iris Award (2007) [student winner] Perth Centre for Photography (PCP)
  • What is your Nemesis? (2006) Perth Centre of Photography
  • Videodromo 1.5 (2007) 24Hr Art, Darwin
  • Videodromo (2006) Spectrum Project Space
  • Tryst: Bluetooth Intervention (2006) Fotofreo Festival, Fremantle 

Curation:

  • SUPASCREEN (2013)
  • Letters From the Field (2012) The Node Center, Berlin, Germany
  • One Night Stand (2012) Queensland Festival of Photography at Through the Looking Glass, Brisbane
  • New Economy: Innovation and Experimentation Through the Digital Photograph (2012) FotoFreo Festival at Freerange Gallery, Perth
  • Cameraless (2008) [co-facilitated by Daniel Nevin] Artrage Festival, Spectrum Project Space, Perth
  • Inner Landscapes (2006) [co-curated by Yolande Pickett] Perth Centre for Photography
  • Warning: May Contain Horror Themes (2005), Projections at Perth Centre for Photography and online exhibition 

Conference Presentations / Workshops:

  • Director – Positive Feedback Loop: Conference for Expanded and Experimental Screen Works (2013) Metro Arts, Brisbane
  • Director – Positive Feedback Loop: Conference for Creative Collaboration (2012) Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
  • Presenter – ‘The Power of Subjection: Knowledge, Psychic Life and Conscience’, Perspectives on Power, The School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane (2011) co-authored by Gerald Keaney
  • Presenter – Body Bags: “I am a Trash Bag”’ Voicing the Unseen, Humanities Postgraduate Conference, Curtin University, WA (2010)
  • Presenter – ‘Virtually Trash: Revenge Tragedy and the Tube’, Digital Media Technologies Revisited, European Communication Research and Education Association, Berlin (2009)
  • Presenter – ‘Plastic Bags: Desire and Excess’, Futures, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference (2008)
  • Presenter – ‘Femme Fatalism and the Fate of the Goddette’, Vision, Memory, Spectacle, The National Women and Gender Studies Association Conference (2008)

Creation of Learning Products and Materials:

  • Bachelor of Communications, Edith Cowan University (Lectures and Tutorials)
  • Bachelor of Photography, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (Course Outlines, Lectures and Tutorials)
  • Several clients in the private higher education sector (not to be disclosed under NDA)