Digital Futures In Parramatta 22 May 2-4pm

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     Wednesday, 14 May 2008

PO Box 4033 Parramatta NSW 2124 / P: 9897 5744 / F: 9897 5766 / E:


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14 May, 2008



Western Sydney artists, cultural workers, writers, musicians, filmmakers and digital media

practitioners can continue to look forward to an exciting range of current and highly informative

arts series set to inspire, creating a practical basis for many artists and filmmakers from which

to kick start their careers.  For the more seasoned ones, it will mean having at their disposal an

all year round program of professional development.  The Parramatta based arts organisation

Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), with a host of partner organisations ranging from

Councils, performance spaces and arts centres, is providing ten monthly seminars from March

until December, 2008. The seminars are free and held in the evenings at different venues all

over Western Sydney.

“This year’s seminar series provides the much needed opportunity for critical discussion,

including a vehicle for creative practitioners to convey to arts and film funders and policy

makers what the field needs in terms of support and sustainability.  The series also offers first

hand information on all things to do with copyright, arts and film funding, contracts,

sponsorship, marketing and Indigenous arts” says ICE Director, Lena Nahlous.

The third seminar of the year, Digital Futures will be held on Thursday, 22 May from 2 – 4pm

at the Rafferty’s Theatre, Riverside Theatres Parramatta, Cnr Church & Market St, Parramatta.

The seminar will be chaired by Professor Ross Gibson, Professor of New Media and Digital

Culture from the University of Technology, Sydney who will also speak at the Seminar. The great

line-up of speakers also includes:

Nerida, Moore – NSW Film and Television Office

Ben Hoh – New Media Practitioner, Consultant and Researcher and

Erryn Akpinar – Actor / Independent Filmmaker, Springboard Project Digital Artist

From the perspective of representatives from the education, government, corporate and

community sector, speakers will present a comprehensive and diverse picture of the future of

new media and time-based arts in Australia and overseas, including special effects and new and

local initiatives and ideas.  

Seminars set down for June and July areArts Marketing Techniques for Artistsat The

Whitlam Library, Cabramatta and “Indigenous Arts present and futureat Council

Chambers, Bankstown City Council. These are very popular forums that book out quickly. It is

advisable to register early by calling ICE on 9897 5744 or email

For further information or to RSVP contact Omeima Sukkarieh on 02 9897 5744 ext 2 /


MEDIA CONTACT: Omeima Sukkarieh, ICE - P: 9897 5744 /

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