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Digital Skills Program – Workshop

A workshop designed for practitioners seeking technical support, wanting to brainstorm lingering ideas or looking to explore new possibilities.

Image credit: Rémi Chauvin

About the workshop

The Australia Council is pleased to announce the Digital Skills Program Digital Arts Workshop on Tuesday 23 May. 

The Digital Skills Program is a series of workshops, seminars and intensives that focus on using digital and emerging technologies to develop creative practice. 

As part of this program we’re offering 25-30 artists and digital practitioners the opportunity to engage with digital producers and technologists. This intimate workshop will allow for a focused discussion on specific challenges and projects amongst peers.  

This workshop is designed for practitioners who may be seeking technical support, wanting to brainstorm lingering ideas, or looking to explore new possibilities. It is designed to energise, inspire and encourage a digital mindset in artists and organisations. 

We invite you to submit your questions and digital dilemmas for the panel to brainstorm with you.  

Susie Anderson’s professional career spans 10 years and arts organisations in both Melbourne, Sydney and London and includes Sydney Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Etsy Australia and RMIT University. She is based in Naarm and currently works within the Museums & Collections department of The University of Melbourne, creating digital experiences and strategy for Buxton Contemporary, Science Gallery Melbourne, The Ian Potter Museum of Art and Grainger Museum.

Akil Ahamat is a Sri Lankan Malay artist, filmmaker and arts worker currently based on Ngunnawal & Ngambri land. Akil’s work across video, sound, performance and installation considers the physical and social isolation of online experience and its effects in configuring contemporary subjectivity. Among their research influences, they draw especially on the use of ASMR in online spaces as a self-administered therapeutic tool, translating its restorative effects into intimate audio experiences.

Akil has most recently exhibited physically at Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West, Monash University Museum of Art, Institute of Modern Art and Artspace and produced online works for 4a Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Parramatta Artist’s Studios and Sydney Review of Books.

Cara Stewart is a Creative Producer with over a decade of experience in digital storytelling, large-scale installations, and performance at leading cultural organisations such as MoMA PS1, Performa, Red Bull Music Academy, Guggenheim, Brooklyn Museum, Sydney Biennale and the Powerhouse Museum.