Vic McEwan is the Artistic Director of The Cad Factory, an artist led organisation based near Narrandera in regional NSW, which creates an international program of new, immersive and experimental work guided by authentic exchange, ethical principles, people and place.
The Cad Factory places people at the centre of its arts practice, believing that if the arts is about an exploration of the human condition, then engagement with human beings is the best way to make meaningful work. Their programming is based on breaking down hierarchies and binaries that exist within our contemporary world; such as the division of regional and urban, man and woman or human and non-human. Understanding these realities as being in complex, intra-connected relationships, rather than in opposition.
Vic’s practice involves working with sound, video, installation and performance, with a particular interest in site-specific work. He is interested in creating new dynamics by working with diverse partners and exploring difficult themes within the lived experience of communities and localities.
Recent work includes a residency at The Tate, Liverpool, showing work in development from over 3 years spent exploring the role contemporary arts practice can play in trauma reduction within a hospital environment. He has exhibited and presented new work internationally including at the recent Big Anxiety Festival in Sydney.
Vic was the 2015 Artist in Residence at the National Museum of Australia and the recipient of the 2014/16 Create NSW Regional Fellowship. He sits on the NSW/ACT Arts/Health leadership group and is a board member of Music NSW and holds a Masters of Arts Practice (High Distinction).