SPEAKER: Gareth Hart
Gareth Hart is an independent Artist, Producer and Director. They hold a Masters of Choreography (by research) from the Victorian College of the Arts. Hart has spent over 15 years as a practicing artist, creating a suite of innovative dance and installation work. This body of work has toured extensively around Australia, received critical acclaim internationally, and even won an award here and there.
They are interested in the intersection between body, psychology and place - often manifesting in explorations of site-specificity, interrogating the spaces between corporeality, improvisation and inhabited space. This also happens to be the title of their Master's thesis.
In 2017 Hart was awarded an Australia Day Award for ‘outstanding contribution to the Yarra Ranges community’. In 2018, Hart was fortunate enough to be selected by the Australia Council for the Arts, to participate in the highly competitive Future Leaders program. Professionally, their work in organizational and community leadership is underpinned by deeply held values of humanity and humanness.
They are currently the Creative Director & CEO at Burrinja – leading the team and program of a dynamic, contemporary community arts organisation.