Join us for this free event discussing the impact of digital technologies on creative practice since its introduction and what the future may hold as our dependency increases alongside these technological advancements. Each panelist will discuss their personal practice, the general trends in their artform and talk about the influences of each of the three leading organisations in Paddington’s Creative history: Metro Screen, ACP and UNSW Art & Design
This panel is part of Creative Paddington, a full day of activities dedicated to exposing local residents and the wider community to the hive of creative activity that surrounds their everyday lives, while inviting them to join in! Full days program available here.
Michael Fitzgerald – Editor of Photofile and Art Monthly
Michael Fitzgerald was arts editor for the South Pacific edition of Time magazine (1997–2007), managing editor of Art & Australia (2008–2012) and is currently Editor of Photofile magazine for the Australian Centre for Photography, and Art Monthly Australia, the country’s art magazine of record since 1987.
Izabela Pluta – photomedia artist and UNSW A&D Alumna
Izabela’s practice is rooted in photographic ideas central to the experience of place, the effects of time and the construction of reality. She has been awarded residencies, scholarships and grants that have seen her practice exhibit all over the world. In 2012 Izabela was commissioned to complete a major public art work for the City of Melbourne. The two-part billboard was installed on the CitiPower Station, Little Bourke Street in March 2013. In 2015 Izabela will complete a major site-specific work as part of the Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10.
Chris Winter – TV industry veteran and Metro Screen Board Member
Chris has a long background in web and mobile projects, digital and interactive TV, technology marketing and radio. He managed the ABC’s initial digital-only TV channel ABC2 for its first two and a half years and sits on the board of Metro Screen. Recent work includes a study of the galleries, libraries, archives and museums sector in Australia, as well as pro bono for the Intelligent Community Forum in New York and its local counterpart, the Australian Smart Communities Association.
Kate Jinx—National Film Editor for The Thousands, and Director of Programming at Golden Age Cinema.
Kate Jinx is an artist, writer and broadcaster. She is the National WATCH Editor for The Thousands and picks all the films at Golden Age Cinema in Sydney. You can find her on Twitter @katejinx, and watch her hypnotise a rabbit at www.katejinx.com
Izabela Pluta Structure, 2014 latex-based ink-jet print 280 x 360 cm
Courtesy the artist, Dianne Tanzer Gallery + This is no fantasy