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INDUSTRY SELECTION PANEL
Lubi is an experienced curator working in the fields of digital/new media arts and STEAM. With over 10 years cultural programming including curatorship of 50+ exhibitions (touring shows nationally and internationally); extensive public and education programming, curated screening programs, events, projects and mini-festivals., lubi brings a wealth of experience to the team. Taking a site/work/artist responsive approach, Lubi works closely with artists, creative technologists, and venues to produce exhibitions, projects and cultural experiences for a variety of audiences. Lubi is also practicing artist working under the banner davisthomas.
Lincoln is a Brisbane based Producer and Project Manager, with a strong interest in supporting emerging arts and engaging with new technology. Lincoln graduated with a Bachelor of Technology Innovation with Honours from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2014. Lincoln has worked on many arts, technology and music based projects focused on emerging arts, innovation and new technologies. His stand out projects include working as Director of the not-for-profit arts organisation Lost Movements and Project Manager for Ars Electronica, a technology arts festival in Linz, Austria. Lincoln is also co-owner and Director of Jungle Love Music Festival and the Brisbane Street Art Festival. Lincoln also works on directing and producing a number of innovative music and arts projects based in Brisbane such as Scribble Slam and The QUBE Effect (2016), which was a significant Brisbane City Council initiative. Lincoln recently won the prestigious 2016 Brisbane Innovation award for the development of an online crowd-sourced platform for documenting and exploring public art.
David is a Brisbane based curator, artist, project manager and musician. Upon successfully completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queensland University of Technology he has gained a wealth of knowledge and networks that have enabled David to create and host a number of creative events in the past 5 years. Beginning with his first notable event BRISBESTFEST in 2013, a street art festival that celebrated Brisbane’s creative talent in the heart of West End. David currently holds the position of co-director for Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) and Brisbane Artist Run Initiative Festival (BARI). Davis is also co-founder and co-director of Corflute ARI. David has also directed and curated over 15 highly successful art exhibitions in Brisbane & Sydney hosting some of Australia’s most esteemed street artists. As a strong advocate for street art culture David has also co-directed, in partnership with Queensland Rail, Brisbane City Council and Jugglers Art Space, a number of creative youth workshops and large scale murals across Brisbane. David’s passions lie in the heart of any creative project that sees the community engaging with the creative talent of Brisbane through large scale public events.
Prior to being artistic director of Brisbane Powerhouse, Kris was founder and executive director of the New York Musical Theatre Festival - the world’s largest annual musical theatre event; artistic director of The Festival of Voices - Australia's national festival celebrating the instrument of voice; and founder and festival director for The Sydney Fringe, NSW’s key major event for the alternative and independent arts sector. Additionally Kris has been the Director of New Musicals Australia, and through his production company Red Sand Media Partners, he was one the producers of the TONY nominated Broadway musical and the feature film Red Hook. As a freelance director, Kris was Resident Director of the musical Wicked in Australia for the Gordon/Frost Organization, and has worked with Sydney Festival, Opera Australia, Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, The Kevin Jacobsen Corporation, The Production Company, State Opera of South Australia, and others. Kris' work has been recognised with the $100,000 Jujamcyn Theaters Prize; 2010 and 2011 Australian Business and Arts Foundation Awards; 2012 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards; the Sir Keith Murdoch Prize for Leadership and Innovation, and a Churchill Fellowship. Musicals Kris produced at NYMF have won Obies, Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. He is a graduate of WAAPA, and an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theatre Director’s Lab, the Commercial Theater Institute (NYC), and the Australia Council’s Emerging Leadership Development Program.