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THE TEAM

Vic McEwan - Artistic Director

​Vic McEwan is an interdisciplinary artist exploring sound, video and installation. He is a producer and director who is interested in landscape, communities, remote spaces and cross art form collaboration. 

 

Vic is the Inaugural Arts NSW Regional Arts Fellow. This involves Vic working as the 2015 Artist in Residence at the National Museum of Australia, exploring human engagment with the landscape. Vic is also undertaking a major arts/health project in the UK with Manchester University and Alder Hey Children's Hospital working towards the use of contemporary arts in trauma reduction.  Vic has recently been invited to sit on the NSW/ACT State Leadership Group for Arts and Health.

 

Vic has devised, developed and presented a diverse program of past work involving major partnerships with multiple outcomes ranging from flood trauma recovery to interactive gallery installations.

 

 

Sarah McEwan - Creative Producer

Sarah McEwan is an artist and musician interested in interdisciplinary practices and feminism. In 2012 Sarah started creating work under the pseudonym “Her Riot” which is her anti-band; producing installations rather than performing live gigs. 

 

Sarah studied Painting at Sydney College of the Arts, Education at the University of Western Sydney and Fashion Design at East Sydney TAFE. 

 

Sarah has extensive experience in the arts covering all aspects of project development, administration, co-ordination, communication, education and audience development having held positions at Penrith Performing and Visual Arts and Eastern Riverina Arts.

 

 

From 2015 - 2017 Sarah is on the steering committee for the national Supported Studio Network, run by Accessible Arts.

 

 

Julie Briggs - Project Co-ordinator

Julie Briggs has a long history of experience as a marketing manager, an events manager and a project manager. Her business, Word Juice keeps her busy copywriting primarily for tourism and the arts.    

 

She has been on the board of Western Riverina Arts since 2011 and is a member of Narrandera Arts & Creative Network, and the Narrandera Arts Centre Working Party.

 

Julie has a Bachelor in Social Science and qualifications in Communications and Marketing.  

 

She writes poetry and vignettes, usually in a hurry. There is a writing desk in a sunny spot she’d like to write from some day.

 

Kimberly Beattie - Project Assistant

1984

Kimberley Beattie is a Narrandera local with a passion for environmental community engagement. She enjoys discovering new ways to connect people with the natural world, local history, and each other. As a short fiction and non-fiction writer, and poetry buff, Kimberley loves the power of story-telling in all its forms as a means of bringing people together despite the barriers of time, distance and culture.

 

 

 

Michael Petchkovsky - Production Manager

1969

Michael Petchkovsky is a multidisciplinary artist and events organiser living in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. With a strong focus on community oriented, collectively implemented, DIY solutions, he likes to explore and facilitate discourse around issues of social dynamics. His art practice revolves around materials and electricity, finding liveness in mediums ranging from computer source code to light beams and from stone building construction to composites and the mixing of metal alloys.

 

 

Craig Hull - Rigging and Production

1964

Craig is a rigger specializing in the entertainment and arts industry. He has a circus background where he was performing aerials, teaching and rigging. Craig recently developed a business called ASHES TO ASHES, where he creates unique funeral ceremonies where the cremated ashes of  loved ones are farewelled by way of a beautiful spectacular fireworks display. Helping those left behind find closure.

 

 

 

James Farley - Production Assistant

1990

James Farley is a photographic artist based in Wagga Wagga. His work explores the relationships between humans and non-human beings as well as the environments they create, alter and occupy. James has a diverse approach to photography, mixing traditional and alternative processes, photobook making, aerial photography/video and site specific installation. 

 

 

Kevin Ng - Production Assistant

1988

Kevin Ng is technical producer, production manager, and performer based in Sydney, working with numerous Sydney independent festivals, companies, and artists, including Shopfront, PACT, Rocksurfers, and Milkcrate Theatre to name a few. He’s interested in emerging and experimental art in both video and performance as well as socially engaged art events with marginalised young people and communities in Sydney. As an artist he has created a number of intimate one on one performances for festivals as well as facilitating young people led performance – making processes.

 

 

 

Kate Allman - Production Assistant

1990

Kate is a writer from Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. As a writer, she is interested in creative nonfiction, short stories and expository essays. She likes to create pieces that reflect on her past and future as a woman; she is also the co-editor of a small, independent zine called Salad Days.