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Vic McEwan

Artistic Director, The Cad Factory

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).

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Suhair Khan

Program Manager, Google Arts & Culture

Aaron Hung

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Robbie Brammall

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Rita Arrigo

Chief Digital Advisor, Microsoft

Dan Barasch

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Katrina Sedgwick

Director, ACMI

Shakthidharan Sivanathan

Founder, CuriousWorks; Artistic Director, Co-Curious

Michelle Mountford

Associate Director, Deloitte Access Economics & Co-Author, 'Imagine Sydney' report

Bree Pickering

Director, MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury)

Kim McKay AO

Director & CEO, Australian Museum

Stefanie DiGiavincenzo

Global Creative Director, Cotton On & Co-Founder, Rare & a new platform to champion diversity in the Creative industries supported by Google

Bruce Pascoe

Author, Dark Emu

Alex O’Mara

Deputy Secretary Arts, Screen & Culture, Create NSW

Sam Turley

Chief Creative Officer, Mindshare

Melanie Mahony

Senior Strategist, VICE

Danielle Harvey

Director, 'A Midnight Visit' & Festival Director, Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Tristan Roache-Turner

Producer, Wyrmwood & Guerilla Films

Mark Grentell

Director, Spectre Studios

Angie Abdilla

CEO, Old Ways, New

Lucinda Hartley

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Mark Pesce

Futurist

Keir Winesmith

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Gill Nicol

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Sophie Forbat

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Stephen Moore

Principal, Roberts Day - named as one of the top 50 Creatives Shaping Sydney by City of Sydney

Ken Crouch

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Michael Rodrigues

Chair, Night Time Industries Association & MD, Time Out (ANZ)

Emilya Colliver

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Associate Professor Jochen Schweitzer

Director Entrepreneurship, UTS Business School

Suzanne Boccalatte

Art & Design Professor, UNSW & Principal, Boccalatte

Dr Natalia Nikolova

Director UTS Advanced MBA, UTS Business School

Vanessa Fuchs

Science Communicator, Host and Producer, Branch Out Podcast, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Joseph Crossley

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Professor Peter Fray

Professor of the Practice of Journalism, UTS, Co-Director, Centre for Media Transition, former Editor Sydney Morning Herald, Deputy Editor, The Australian

Chris Ebeling

Creative Lead, UTS Animal Logic Academy

Professor Ross Harley

Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design, UNSW & Chair, Sydney Culture Network

Lizzie Muller

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Art & Design

Wendy Were

Executive Director, Strategic Development and Advocacy, Australia Council for the Arts

Lissa Twomey

Executive Director, Major Performing Arts and Artistic Development, Australia Council for the Arts

Barrie Barton

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Stephanie Winkler

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Alon Ilsar

CEO, Airsticks

Lekki Maze

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Robin Phua

Director, Digital Experience & CIO, State Library of NSW

Tim Girling-Butcher

Head of Digital, Sydney Living Museum

Daniel Rockett

Head of Communications, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Emma Cooney

Graduate, UTS Animal Logic Academy

Viveka Weiley

Head of New Things, CHOICE

Anna Burkey

Co-Founder, Foundry658 - new Creative Industries Accelerator by State Library Victoria & Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Simone Chua

Co-Founder, amigo & amigo

Paul Barclay

Presenter, Big Ideas, ABC

George Dunford

Content Director, Artshub

Kristyn Wuebbolt

Founder, Monda

Tim Cochran

Founder & CEO, Qorsi

Carli Leimbach

Fempreneur in Residence, Future Leader Labs UTS

Ann Schoefer

Deputy Director Partnership and Engagement, UTS

Craig Donarski

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Libby Harris

Night Time City Manager, City of Sydney

Kat Dopper

Founder and Director, Heaps Gay

Nina Cueva

Co-Founder & Gallery Director, Courtesy of the Artist

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits