Dr Sue McCauley, Arts Management Asialink Resident, hosted at JavaArts
JavaArts welcomes Dr Sue McCauley as an Arts Management Asialink resident until the end of June. During her time here she will be researching the Cambodian art scene and exploring opportunities for collaborative projects and building a regional network of artists and producers. She will be giving a talk at Java on her experience as a Creative Producer, what that is and the importance of this role (details to be announced).
Dr Sue McCauley is an artistic director, curator and creative producer. In 2012 she was appointed the Artistic Director of Sonderborg European Capital of Culture bid for Denmark, which will take place in 2017. For this program she has curated and commissioned more than 100 events, exhibitions and performances. She is an Asialink fellow in 2012 working with Dana Langlois at Java Arts, Phnom Penh Cambodia in an arts management residency.
Her career as an artist spans media and performance arts, filmmaking, theatre, project development, artistic direction of festivals and events, and the development and management of community-based arts projects and creative teams.
In the academic arena she has held lecturing positions in media production. In 2009 Sue McCauley was awarded a PhD in the School of Creative Media at RMIT University, Melbourne. Her research focused on an examination of new team structures found in creative collaboration, specifically the impact of the role of creative producers in digital production/performance. In her research, she devised new management techniques appropriate to collaboration between community participants and professional artists.
In 2011 she was awarded the Creative Producer Fellowship by the Australia Council for the Arts to be the Creative Producer in residence for The City of Melbourne. In this role she produced The Housing Project a camera driven interactive installation using ceramic objects, evolving soundscapes and interactive digital technologies. The work involved collecting the voices and opinions of hundreds of people from Melbourne in its development. It presents their views about housing/city life and living in a carbon constrained world in a lyrical and evolving sound/sculpture installation that captivated and audiences in Melbourne, in its development showing. This work will be formally launched in Melbourne, Australia in September 2012. Flowing on from this work, the Global Cities project will be developed using the same technologies giving voice to communities in Asia and Europe from 2013. So far Vietnamese, Cambodian and Cypriot installation editions are being planned for production between 2013-2015. Sue welcomes discussion with people and organisations from other cities and communities around the world to create further installation editions to make the global cities installation.
In 2010-12 She also produced and created The Hawker’s Song with Srey Bandol (Cambodia) Meas Sokhorn (Cambodia) and Keith Deverell (Australia) through the company Greyspace (www.greyspace.com.au). This international collaboration was established and co-produced by Dana Langlois from Java Arts. The Hawker’s Song was exhibited as a video/sound installation for the Melbourne International Arts Festival 2010 and as a gallery exhibition and performance installation in the Our Cities Festival in Phnom Penh in 2010. Sculptures, paintings, photography and nine video art works from this project have been sold to the Singapore Art Museum. Screenings and installation of some of these works were presented in Singapore in Video: An Art, A History, curated by the Pompidou Centre and Singapore Art Museum in June 2011. An edition of 4 of the video works has now being offered for sale to international museums and collections. These works are also available for exhibition.
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