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David is an award-winning contemporary artist, curator, cultural commentator and thinker working within and between the performing, visual and media arts. He has created interactive media, television documentaries, live performances, site-specific festivals, locative installations and discursive events for broadcasters, theatres, galleries, arts centres, museums and public sites in the context of arts and film festivals, visual arts and performance programs in Australia, Asia and Europe. Awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award and the Kenneth Myer Performing Arts Medal for his work as a director, actor and teacher, he has received fellowships from the Churchill Memorial Trust, the Australia-Korea Foundation, Asialink and numerous production grants from local, state, federal and international arts agencies for his creations, touring, residency and pedagogy. A prolific writer, his play Blowback was short-listed for the Louis Esson Prize for Drama (Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards) as was his screenplay for the interactive film Eavesdrop for the Inaugural New Media Writing Award (AWGIEs). His 2013 Platform Paper, Re-Valuing the Artist in the New World Order, is in a second print-run. He is Artistic Director of not yet it’s difficult (NYID), one of Australia’s seminal interdisciplinary arts companies. He lives on the lands of the Boon wurrung People of the Kulin Nation.

David Pledger

David is an award-winning contemporary artist, curator, cultural commentator and thinker working within and between the performing, visual and media arts. He has created interactive media, television documentaries, live performances, site-specific festivals, locative installations and discursive events for broadcasters, theatres, galleries, arts centres, museums and public sites in the context of arts and film festivals, visual arts and performance programs in Australia, Asia and Europe. Awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award and the Kenneth Myer Performing Arts Medal for his work as a director, actor and teacher, he has received fellowships from the Churchill Memorial Trust, the Australia-Korea Foundation, Asialink and numerous production grants from local, state, federal and international arts agencies for his creations, touring, residency and pedagogy. A prolific writer, his play Blowback was short-listed for the Louis Esson Prize for Drama (Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards) as was his screenplay for the interactive film Eavesdrop for the Inaugural New Media Writing Award (AWGIEs). His 2013 Platform Paper, Re-Valuing the Artist in the New World Order, is in a second print-run. He is Artistic Director of not yet it’s difficult (NYID), one of Australia’s seminal interdisciplinary arts companies. He lives on the lands of the Boon wurrung People of the Kulin Nation.

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