Aboriginal Australia

13:45 13 February 2008


I am humbled to say I have longtime professional and personal experience of Aboriginal Australia. I’ve worked in several communities teaching media production for the AFTRS and MetroScreen, and mentoring media producers and artists. For the most part I have eschewed driving Aboriginal content, seeing it as the right of indigenous people to tell their own stories. I did however direct a video for the NPWS NSW in 1999, ‘Inard Oongali’ about seven female elders from Toomelah working with the late Carol Kendall, OAM who was one of the original authors of the ‘Bringing Them Home’ report. During my time at the Museum of Sydney I interviewed and edited extensive oral history interviews of local Aboriginal people who identify with original Sydney tribal groups. This video is installed in the museum; and I worked collaboratively with the photographer Michael Riley on a video about Redfern called ‘Guwanyi’.

In 2017 I produced the fulldome video ‘Wiradjuri Murriyang’ by Wiradjuri artist, Scott “Sauce” Towney and astronomer Trevor Leahman, funded by Arts OutWest Local, Lands Services and the Big Skies Collaboration and by The Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government initiative that supports sustainable cultural development in regional, remote and very remote Australia. In 2016 I produced the WebGL (online VR) Indigenous student engagement project for Badanami Centre, WSU, with director Jarrad Hodges.


Excerpt from Inard Oongali.

Jurlique Multimedia Design 2007

17:03 2 February 2008

For this project I worked with repeat clients Landini Associates of Sydney’s Surry Hills. An architectural firm who do branding, Landini worked with my team and I to deliver an all round package of print, web and instore multimedia to biodynamic cosmetic company Jurlique. My brief included creative production and technical design for instore projection, flat screen and audio installation.

Software development

16:48 2 February 2008

I have designed and produced several databases, websites and end-user softwares. These are characterised by inventive interaction design, solid information architecture and appropriate aesthetics. I form a development team specifically for each client’s brief. Select projects are illustrated here.

Museum Installations 1999 ongoing

09:51 2 February 2008

Between 2000 and 2003 at the Historic Houses Trust of NSW, and their flagship site Museum of Sydney, I designed and produced many multimedia displays. Design challenges involved working with historical and archival content; synthesising modern technologies with old; interaction design for public places, and integrating timebased media into museum displays. Since then I have devised and produced museum projects for the Australian War Memorial WW1 Gallipoli Galleries.

Museum of Sydney video wall 2003

09:44 2 February 2008

The video wall is the architectural and conceptual backbone of the Museum of Sydney. In 2002 the Museum undertook the creative refurbishment of the wall, basing 4 sequences on the theme of ‘sandstone’. I was the creative producer on the project . The enitre wall was also refurbished technically and I worked with a contract technical producer and project managers from Root Projects Australia to achieve this. Media: 4 x channels of synchronised rear projected video; custom control system AMX; custom rear projection screens.

Beautiful Minds – A Century of the Noble Prize 2007

09:17 2 February 2008

This extensive exhibition was developed by the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden on the centenary of the Nobel Prize in 2001 and has since travelled to 12 countries including Sweden, Japan, Korea, America, Britain and Singapore. UTS was its only Australian destination. ‘Beautiful Minds’ explores the creativity of the scientists, writers, economists and peacemakers who have been recognised by the Nobel Foundation, posing questions such as, ‘What is creativity and how can creative activity best be encouraged? Does creativity rest with an individual or a creative milieux?’ Sponsored by the Nobel museum, UTS and Volvo. Media: Over 20 displays, some comprising up to 10 showcases containing multimedia and object displays; 2 x theatrettes; interactive software and 6 online kiosks; web presence; branding (video trailer etc); public program.