powerhouse museum - producer
Producer, Contemporary Programs
Powerhouse Museum hosts a unique and diverse collection unlike any other in Australia, estimated at over 500,000 items. The collection and its programs span history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration. It is also home to the material heritage and stories of Australian culture, history and lifestyle. Exhibitions and programs are based on the ideas and technologies that have changed our world, and the stories of the people who create and inspire them. Learning and creativity are a strong focus of the Museum, the rich online resource allows access, interaction and education with the Museums most powerful asset, the collection.
Primary Role: Producer, Sydney Design festival
SD is an annual event produced by the Powerhouse Museum in association with more than 70 cultural institutions, organisations and individuals. With over 100 events, the program includes inspiring exhibitions, workshops, master classes, talks, installations and tours – unpacking design, connecting people and creating meaningful dialogue around design issues.
In 2011 the festival program was presented primarily in an online format through the use of the website, iApp and social media. The role of Producer oversaw online content, engaging and strengthening the design community through vox pops and Facebook and Twitter, largely increasing social media participants.
A monthly youth networking event in partnership with Vibewire and supported by Black Star Pastry. The event hears 5 dynamic speakers from varied background and industry to a curated theme each month.
Coordinator Design NSW Travelling Scholarship Award.
This annual award, in partnership with ArtsNSW awards an emerging designer with 18k to travel the world to gain invaluable experience in their field. Awarded to Typographer David Foster in 2011.
Coordinator, BIke Rack as Art design competition.
A national design competition in partnership with RTA in which innovative site specific bike racks were designed and installed in NSW's river cities. Included writing articles for Powerline and d*hub