This talk is presented by
Lorraine Lock is a multi-disciplinary marketing consultant. She is currently curating two inner-city festivals and manages the Eastside Sydney project on behalf of the Surry Hills, Potts Point and Darlinghurst Business Chambers.
Mez Mia is an art advisor at Justin Miller Art and project manager for Mint NFT gallery. Having worked across auctions houses museums and art galleries she has provided creative consultation and logistic support to the eight artists that took part in the inaugural M H Carnegie & Co Fine Art NFT Fellowship Award.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Victoria is Head of City Business at City of Sydney where she is responsible for the implementation of the City’s economic development strategy across various priority sectors including tourism, retail, creative industries and the knowledge economy; as well as working with government and industry to promote Sydney globally as a vibrant, innovative and creative city and attract visitors, talent and investment to Sydney.
Prior to joining the City of Sydney, Victoria was Founder and CEO at Urban Walkabout (2006-17), a digital and print media company promoting distinctive urban precincts, creative businesses and unique urban experiences across major cities in Australia and UK to a global audience.
During her earlier career she spent +10 years in the advertising and marketing industry, working for agencies including JWT Argentina, Saatchi & Saatchi and EPG World as Regional Manager for South America developing strategies for consumer brands such as Coca Cola, Sony, Cadbury, L’Oreal, Procter & Gamble.
She holds a BA in Economics from Davidson College (USA), an MA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) and a Master in Design from COFA (UNSW).
Miguel Gonzalez (AKA M-Lon) - Artist, Co-Founder, Kayapa Creative Studio, La Crème Creative Inc. & Brookvale Arts District
Miguel Gonzalez (AKA M-Lon) is an Australian visual artist and illustrator born in Venezuela, based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Since his arrival in Australia many indoor and outdoor walls already have his signature and his figurative and conceptual style.
His work has been part of national and international exhibitions. His experience is also shown through commercial illustration, art for video-games and concept art for the Australian TV industry.
Miguel is one half of Kayapa Creative Studio, Co-founder of La Crème Creative Inc. and Co-founder of Brookvale Arts District.
Ross Harley - Emeritus Professor, UNSW, Chair, Sydney Culture Network & Chair, Create NSW, Multi-arts & Festivals Board
Ross Rudesch Harley is an artist, writer, and educator in the field of new media and popular culture. His work crosses the bounds of cinema, music, art, design, architecture and media art practice.His experimental work and found-footage videos and installations have been exhibited in many festivals, galleries and exhibitions including Australian Perspecta, Montbeliard Video Festival, Roslyn9 Oxley Gallery, Ars Electronica and New York MoMA’s Video Viewpoints series.In 1986 he curated the seminal Know Your Product exhibition on local post-punk culture for the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane. From 1986-91 he was managing editor then editor of the controversial art theory journal Art + Text, which was at the forefront of the postmodern debate, and had considerable impact upon the contemporary art scene in Australia.He was the director of the Third International Symposium on Electronic Art, TISEA in 1992. A couple of years later, together with Peter Callas and Alessio Cavallaro, he produced and toured An Eccentric Orbit: Electronic Media Art in Australia for audiences in the US and Europe.He has written regular columns for magazines and newspapers (like Rolling Stone, Cinema Papers, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian), and edited a number of anthologies on electronic media art practice and theory.Since 1996 he has been responsible for the Cardoso Flea Circus audio/video with Colombian-born artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso. Their video-tent installation was recently acquired by the Tate in London as part of its permanent collection.Between 2000 and 2005 he collaborated (with Gillian Fuller) on the Aviopolis multimedia project (book, website, CD-ROM, DVD) about airports. The book was published by Black Dog Publications, London, 2004.Specialties: Digital video production; new media art; research into media and network cultures; research in popular music, design, art, old + new media.