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December 3, 2018

Ten NSW Createability interns announced!

Ten Createability interns – NSW artists and practitioners with disability chosen to begin paid internships with some of NSW’s leading arts organisations – were announced today by Minister for the Arts, Don Harwin, and Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams. The announcement took place at the Art Gallery of NSW.

The Createability Internship Program, which is a partnership between Create NSW, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), and Accessible Arts will deliver more than $64,000 in investment aimed at creating opportunities across the arts, screen and cultural sectors for people with disability.

Meet the Createability interns

Michelle Brown (Campbelltown, Western Sydney)

Michelle Brown by Sue Jo Photography

Program of Activity: Internship at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia commencing in early 2019.

Michelle’s role at MCA will include assisting the MCA Artist Educators with program development and delivery. Michelle will also be working towards the delivery of professional development workshops for artists with disability, with activities forming part of the MCA’s Art is for Everyone weekend in 2019, delivered in partnership with the Tate.

Jack Dowdell (Randwick, Sydney)

Jack Dowdell by Sue Jo Photography

Program of Activity: Internship at Goalpost Pictures commencing in early 2019.

Jack will be working as a Production/Development Assistant with Goalpost Pictures. He will be assisting with activities across development, production, marketing and delivery/post-production. His work plan includes reading and assessing film and television scripts, research and document presentation and general production assistant work on all Goalpost projects, including projects currently in post-production.

Dan Graham (Crows Nest, Sydney)

Dan Graham by Sue Jo Photography

Program of Activity: Internship at the Sydney Opera House commencing in early 2019.

For the first part of his internship, Dan will concentrate on Front of House and customer service as part of the Sydney Opera House’s Welcome Team. For the second part of the internship, Dan will conduct a research and development project on accessible companies and artists. During his internship he will also work across Sydney Opera House Presents, the Opera House’s programming arm which encompasses Children, Families and Creative Learning, Contemporary Performance, Contemporary Music, Classical Music, Talks and Ideas and First Nations programming.

Thomas Hamilton (Newcastle, Regional NSW)

Thomas Hamilton by Sue Jo Photography

Program of Activity: Internship at the Sydney Festival commenced in November 2018.

Thomas will be engaging across all areas of the Sydney Festival organisation during his internship. Core activities include programming and administration support, assistance with media and communications, research and information collation, on the ground delivery of the Festival, customer relationship management, philanthropy, administration, and writing and uploading content for the Sydney Festival website.

Adam Jones (Campbelltown, Western Sydney)

Adam Jones by Sue Jo Photography

Program of Activity: Internship at Campbelltown Arts Centre commencing in early 2019.

Adam will be engaged as an Assistant Curator within the visual arts department at Campbelltown Arts Centre. This role will involve assisting with the administration of Suzanne Archer’s upcoming exhibition, including: site visits, research, development of contracts, and liaising with artists and installation crew. In addition to this, Adam may also be given opportunities to assist with workshops and events responding to the exhibitions.

Jessica Lubbe (Rydalmere, Western Sydney)

Jessica Lubbe by Sue Jo Photography

Program of activity: Internship at Animal Logic commencing in early 2019.

Jessica will be working as a Digital Artist/Modelling Intern at Animal Logic. Jessica will be working with Artist Manager Mel Jones and will be appointed a mentor during her internship. Jessica will be working on real projects alongside Animal Logics’ highly experienced and talented team in a world class digital and film production studio.

Naomi Malone (Sydney City, Sydney)

Naomi Malone by Sue Jo Photography

Program of activity: Internship at the Art Gallery of NSW commencing in late 2018.

Naomi will be engaged across several areas of the Art Gallery of NSW during her internship, with her work plan currently being developed to suit her skill set.

Greg Moran (Lane Cove, Sydney)

Program of activity: Internship with Jungle Entertainment commencing in early 2019.

Greg will work as a Development Assistant with Jungle Entertainment. His work plan includes activities such as reading/reporting on project applications, note-taking in writers’ rooms and advising on characters with disability for Jungle’s upcoming projects.

Joel Pragnell (Monterey, South Sydney)

Joel Pragnell by Sue Jo Photography

Program of activity: Internship with ABC Play School commenced in October 2018.

Joel will be working as an Edit Assistant on ABC Play School. His work plan includes post production/edit assistant work on Play School episodes and Through the Windows segments, editing online content and observing rehearsals and studio recordings.

Cindy Zhi (Wentworthville, Western Sydney)

Cindy Zhi by Sue Jo Photography

Program of activity: Internship with Animal Logic commenced in November 2018.

Through the internship with Animal Logic, Cindy will visually explore the written scene or key moment of any project. Throughout the internship, Cindy will develop her practical skills and gain knowledge of how the art department works in an animation studio. Cindy will support the creative team to help them produce work as well as produce elements of creative work as required.


Feature photo of Createability interns from left: Thomas Hamilton, Jack Dowdell, Dan Graham, Cindy Zhi, Adam Jones, Joel Pragnell, Naomi Malone, Michelle Brown, Jessica Lubbe. Photo by Sue Jo Photography. Missing from the photo is Greg Moran. In addition, a headshot of Greg was not available at the time of publishing.

This program for Createability interns was open to NSW creatives with disability and closed for applications on 24 August 2018. Visit here to read more.

This page was first published on 3 December 2018. Content was updated later that same day.

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