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Creative Careers. Photo: Alan Lee
Creative Careers. Photo: Alan Lee
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Creative Careers 2019

Interested in a sustainable and successful creative career? Join several leading Canberra creatives as they share tips and tricks for pursuing satisfying careers.

For everyone of all ages, adults and students. Back for the fourth year in a row, this is an opportunity for all Canberrans to become inspired for a career in the design arts, as special invited guests provide a glimpse into their journey towards success in creative industries.

Host:
• Alex Sloan (Communication specialist, award winning journalist, panellist, MC and commentator)

Speakers include:

  • Yena Young (Berlin) is an architect and designer with acclaimed Berlin-based design team, Plastique Fantastique. Plastique Fantastique is an experimental platform for temporary architectural pneumatic installations in Venice, Valencia and now Canberra.
  • Max Maxwell is an educator, design researcher and co-director of international award-winning architecture and innovation practice Supermanoeuvre. With his team of educators and students at the University of Canberra, Max has designed the 2019 DESIGN Canberra pavilion installation in Civic Square.
  • Peita Blythe is an Illustrator, cartographer and graphic designer who will create a large-scale map for DESIGN Canberra to tell the stories of our city centre
  • Lisa Cahill is an internationally acclaimed artist working with kiln-formed and cold-worked glass wall and sculptural works including a public art commission for the new Flagship Tiffany & Co store in Sydney.
  • Chris Endrey is a multi-disciplinary artist with a passion for creating works that engage audiences with the ideas and behaviours that shape our lives and societies. He is most familiar to Canberrans as the frontman of Fun Machine and as host of former cult variety show, In Canberra Tonight. A passionate citizen, he is a member of the Canberra Gambling Harm Alliance and writes regularly upon matters of social justice and culture.
  • Beck Davis is a Senior Lecturer in the ANU School of Art and Design. Her research focuses on design studies, examining design teams and how they collaborate and respond to complex problems. This includes the analysis of non-verbal, gestural interactions as well as the use of metaphors and analogies during the creative process. She also engages in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary teaching and research collaborations that explore wearables, embodied media, entrepreneurship and social innovation.

Attendees will also have the chance to chat with representatives from creative departments from the Australian National University, University of Canberra, Canberra Institute of Technology and the Academy of Interactive Entertainment.

Winners of the John Andrews Instagram Photo Comp will also be announced on the night.

Light refreshments and live music provided.

This event is free, however registrations are essential as capacity is limited.