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Email: forbulator@gmail.com                   Mobile: 0411 053 942         Studio Unit 3 / 2 Acacia St, Byron Bay Industrial Estate, 2481                  

Andy Forbes

is an interdisciplinary artist known for his immersive carnivalesque cross-platform artworks at festivals. His arts practice spans three decades and includes large-scale installations, sculpture, video projection, animation, performance, and theatre. He creates provocative participatory activations that engage and speak to a broad range of audiences. His experience and skills extend to art therapy within the age care sector. With his passion and understanding of multiple art forms  Forbes continues to create relevant and innovative artworks.

Education: Bachelor of Arts (Animation), Griffith University, Brisbane, 1992

Certificate IV (Training and Assessment), 2004

Artistic Skills and Digital Competencies:

Director producer performance based installation , sculpture, animation, performance artist, video editor, graphic designer, lighting and video projection design, set design and construction, art direction for theatre, film, writer, art therapist producer workshop facilitator, management events  music and arts.

(2002-2023)       Commissions for Splendour in the Grass Festival 

(2021).                  Producer of "Tranceplant History Project" funded by Brisbane City Council 

(2021)                  Solo drawing exhibition at Smoke and Mirrors 

(2019)                  Dark Science Show Installation The Quad at Lismore Regional Arts Centre 

(2018)                  Art Director Stylist for Fallen Broken Street Art Director Stylist for Thrills Co 

(2006-2019)       Theatrical Installations at Falls Festival 

(2010-2018)        Theatrical Installations at Adelaide Fringe Festival 

(2012-2018).        Theatrical Installation at Subsonic Festival 

(2012-2017)         Arts and Music therapist at Arts Health Institute.

(2010)                  Provocateur, Splendid Arts Program, Arts Council Australia 

(2010)                  Workshop facilitator at Falls Festival Sculpture Workshop 

(2008-2009)      Archive Producer, Writer, and Researcher for Big Day Out archival. 

(2008)                 Producer Paramount Pictures New Release Show Reel DVD  

(2007)                 Editor and videographer “Blokesworld” 'Spin the Globe' TV series 

(2005-2015)       Tour Manager Producer for Wacko and Blotto, installation 

(2004)                 Curator and Manager of Arts Program for Splendour in the Grass 

(2000-2002)      Co-director of Theatre Shoe Theatre Annie Lee 

(1991-1996)         Director and Curator of Omniscient Gallery, Brisbane notably Director of Tranceplant Brisbane Powerhouse. 

References:

Craig Walsh Digital Artist & Arts Producer Splendour in the Grass, 0414 555 582

Marisa Snow Spaghetti Circus, 0412 853 543

Suzanne Kalk Arts Programmer Falls Festival, 0448 400 940

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