PechaKucha Presentation

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Christopher Allery

multi-disciplinary Artist, GoMA - Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane/Cooroy

Performing, Creating and Collaborating


"The great thing about collaboration is that it is driven by structure."

In "Performing, Creating and Collaborating" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18Christopher Allery has had a 20 year creative career that has focused on the art of collaboration. This began with an art show during his second year of his Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art). Staged at the Majestic Theatre in Pomona, Chris worked with fellow friends and fellow undergrads to create an immersive installation and performance incorporating found objects, artificial light, and original music which was performed on the Majestic’s grand piano. In this presentation, Chris shares collaborative relationships that he has explored have been fruitful but also stretched him sometimes painfully, but also professionally, and creatively. 

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Creating a Film from Scratch

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Ever thought about making a film, but have very little experience? Philip Leung and Alex Narvaez discuss what it takes to shoot, direct, and edit a film that can gain festival exposure in under a year. All you need is passion.

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On Creating Space

@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

On Creating Space focuses on the possibilities of creating a community space that fosters collaboration and meets the needs of professional artists, craftspeople, and small businesses. In his presentation, Rob Laliberte, explores the benefits of working as part of a cooperative and how crowdsourcing, business partnerships, and acquisition of federal grants can help establish such spaces. 

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What is performance?

@ VOL 20 ON NOV 05, 2014

Catherine is a freelance theatre-maker, facilitator and filmmaker with a passion for empowering people through the use of the creative arts whilst creating unique experiences for both audiences and artists alike. In 2008, after being awarded the White Rose Scholarship for Innovation for enterprising ideas in the creative industries, she graduated from the University of Leeds (Bretton Hall) with a BA(hons) in Theatre and Performance, focusing on directing whilst developing skills in writing, physical theatre, puppetry and multimedia. In 2009, she set up Design Unbound Ltd with her partner, a web development agency with clients such as Avon Cosmetics and World Duty Free. After moving to the US from her native Scotland in early 2012, Catherine is returning to both theatre and film. She is currently developing a one-woman show about our connection to food and the industry that guards it called At the Table and runs Film Unbound LLC in the Seacoast region, a media production company that makes both fictional and documentary films for distribution and clients.

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Performing My Life

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 26, 2015

Marya Clarity is a performance artist, filmmaker, and researcher who adores antropology. Through her self-created Museum of Ethnography, she studies different cultures and their rituals, and uses this knowledge to help her cope with difficult times and expose what is in her heart.

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Curating Immersive Experience

@ VOL 26 ON DEC 01, 2015

Kyle Chung is a media art curator who focuses on artwork in immersive visualisation installations and site-specific video-based artwork. His presentation will feature the work of Berlin-based artist Carla Chan's exhibition "To Outland: Black Moves."

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The Art of The Edit

@ VOL 18 ON DEC 09, 2015

Teaching film editing to film students.

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The Rabbit Hole of Puppet Making

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 27, 2016

"I'll talk about the surprisingly deep rabbit hole that is puppet making, and my creative tumble down it."

A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Clay Achee has studied and worked in the film and television industry for over 10 years. His other hobby? Cooking? Golf? Nah, he makes puppets.

We thoroughly enjoyed his presentation The Rabbit Hole of Puppet Making at PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. I.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 8th, 2016. 

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Art through Collaboration

@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Katherine Whitcomb is a collaborative artist and writer who firmly embraces the idea that art is for everyone. She explores collaboration and art to connect to the past and other minds through shared imagination.

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Creating performance entrepreneurs

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 14, 2017

Lynne Bradley has worked as a director, choreographer, performer and actor-trainer in Brisbane and abroad for the past 30 years. In 1992 she founded Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre with Simon Woods, and spent two decades building Zen Zen Zo into an internationally renowned performance and training centre. Lynne is passionate about physical theatre, cross-cultural arts collaboration, innovation, sustainability, and mentoring - which is why she took on her current role running the new Master of Professional Practice (Performing Arts) at USC. 

Her goal during the course of the one-year program is to assist emerging and mid-career artists to become more sustainable, using the model of the “Creative Entrepreneur”.