Join us this week for another great Tamar Sunrise meeting with Guest Speaker Natalie De Vito Festival Director, Junction Arts Festival
After touring to Australia’s great festivals, Natalie fell in love with Australia and relocated to Tasmania from Toronto, Canada in January 2011 to help establish the Junction Arts Festival. As an independent creative producer, curator, consultant and writer, she has worked for over 15 years in senior positions across the visual and media arts, theatre and performance art in Canada and abroad. Most recently she was the Artistic Producer of Mammalian Diving Reflex, one of Canada’s leading performance art companies, where she developed and produced large-scale performances and events across 14 countries, working with the local communities to incorporate kids to seniors into their live performances as active collaborators.
In 2009, Natalie held the prestigious position of Deputy Commissioner for Canada at the 51st Venice Biennale, held in Venice Italy, presenting the filmic work of Mark Lewis. She worked for the Ontario Arts Council, a provincial arts funding agency as Acting Media and Visual Arts Officer and following as Artistic Producer to create a participatory arts festival across 5 regional cluster cities in Central Ontario on behalf of the Ontario Government. Natalie has worked in the visual arts as Head of Development and Marketing at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, and Co-Director of Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, where she established her curatorial work internationally, and began her interest in site-specific and public installations and live art.
The 2012 Junction Arts Festival opens Wednesday, August 22 to Sunday, August 26, 2012.