The Electrofringe Board of Directors are delighted to announce the appointment of Roslyn Helper as Artistic Co-Producer and Robert Crispe as the inaugural Artistic Intern for 2012-13.
Roslyn recently completed an M.A. at Tisch, New York University in Art and Politics where she studied emerging and activist art practices in relation to accessibility, diversity and social change.
Roslyn has exhibited video works and installations both in Sydney and New York and she currently co-runs a collective in Sydney called zin, undertaking public art interventions and fun experimental collaborations. Roslyn is experienced in festival work and was Artistic Director of the Verge Arts Festival in 2009. She has also worked at the Sydney Festival in various roles as well as at Creative Sydney in 2009-2010.
Roslyn will work with Cara-Ann Simpson on developing and presenting Electrofringe’s artistic programming activities.
Robert recently completed a Bachelor of New Media Arts with a double major in Digital Visual Art and Multimedia Design at James Cook University, Townsville QLD. Robert is a practicing digital visual/new media artist and has been involved in co-initiating and facilitating an artist run gallery and creative hub in Townsville called Cereal Box. Cereal Box’s mission is to enrich the quality and diversity of how young people can involve themselves within the local creative industry. Robert also worked with Electrofringe last year to present Electrofringe in Townsville at emerge Media Space.
Recently, Robert was successful in securing an ArtStart grant to help facilitate creative ambitions within Townsville.
Robert will work with Cara-Ann and Roslyn in developing and presenting Electrofringe’s artistic programming activities.
In 2012, Electrofringe will be taking be taking a break from This is Not Art (TINA) in Newcastle to celebrate its 15th year with a change of focus and a new direction.
While celebrating its diverse history and abundant creative resources, Electrofringe will also explore new avenues in collaboration with both its long term creative community and potential partners. It will transform from an annual festival to an organisation offering support and opportunities for electronic artists Australia-wide.