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The Team

Cloudlines Presentation in Penang, July 2022

Kris Bird

Set/Spatial and Costume Design

After completing a Bachelor of Architecture degree in Sydney, Kris worked in architecture, large-scale urban sculpture and Indigenous housing. In 2010, she began the transition into full-time set and costume design. Kris debuted her set design career at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company, followed by designs for many shows in Darwin, including Broken by Mary Anne Butler and Bastard Territory by Stephen Carleton. Now in Melbourne, she is currently designing shows, while assisting main stage designers such as Richard Roberts, Christina Smith and Anna Cordingley, and teaching performance design, drafting and model making at VCA and Monash University.

Stephanie Martin

Key Creative - Visual Arts

Stephanie Martin is a Darwin-based visual artist and arts program manager with a Diploma of Arts in furniture design, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (RMIT) and a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Honours) (CDU). Her practice utilises film, photography and the readymade to render the mundane spectacular and dreamlike. Her work featured in the international Symposium: Creativity in the Borderland between Art and Science at CDU and has been exhibited at 98B COLLABoratory (Manila), Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne), Craft Victoria, First Site Gallery (Melbourne), Nan Giese Gallery (Darwin), and NCCA. From 2016 – 2021 Stephanie managed Corrugated Iron Youth Arts’ Creative Schools and Communities Program. She is currently managing her own gallery and artist space – Coconut Studios.

Peta Khan

Key Creative - Digital Storytelling

Peta Khan is a multimedia artist, documentarian and cofounder of Maitree House and its immersive storytelling arm Canopi VR. Peta works with her team of technologists, filmmakers and storytellers to produce authentic, community driven story experiences and immersive, location specific installations and web apps. Peta works across editorial and community and cultural development contexts, and is passionate about developing new ways to bring broader and particularly marginalised communities into art creation and development. Her past work has included leading participatory media projects for Darwin Community Arts and Corrugated Iron Youth Arts in the NT. Peta has been recognised with an Australian Human Rights Award and Best Participatory Media Project in Schools.

Luvenia Kalia

Dance/Movement - Malaysia

Luvenia Kalia is from Penang, Malaysia where she started dancing at a young age, learning styles ranging from Bharatanatyam, to Jazz and Tap. Elements of these genres are now integrated into her style of moving and choreographing. Luvenia pursued a Diploma in Dance at Lasalle College of the Arts and worked with Universal Studios Singapore. Luvenia is in the works of obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Performance and Choreography, at Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, USA. She is also the co-founder of the Multidisciplinary Arts Collective (MAC), an initiative that builds bridges between the different departments at Slippery Rock University to encourage more cross-disciplinary collaborative works amongst the flourishing artistic community. Luvenia is constantly looking to expand her skillset and explore her many interests. In recent years, she has developed a growing interest in contact improvisation, dance film, sound creation, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and yoga. She has worked internationally with artists from Asia, Europe and the USA with intentions of building a borderless artistic community.

Steven Voon

VR Development - Malaysia

Steven Voon, an emerging Malaysian software developer x artist. He has been working in the Mixed Reality field for a number of years and mainly uses Unity3D in virtual and augmented reality to develop his work. In his work at Canopi VR in Malaysia, an immersive story studio in Penang, Steven has enjoyed pushing the boundaries of MR technology to create surreal interactive experiences for audiences immersing them in new online worlds to explore.  Cloudlines is Steven's first international collaborative work.

Fiona Carter

Yum Cha Arts Producer

Fiona Carter began her career as a professional musician before studying and working as an arts manager in the UK. Since moving to the Northern Territory in 2000, Fiona has been manager of several arts organisations, including Artsmark (Darwin Joint Arts Marketing), RAFT artspace and Tracks Dance. She has also worked for Arts NT in Darwin and Alice Springs. Fiona is currently General Manager for Corrugated Iron Youth Arts and Finance Officer for Music NT. Fiona produces independent arts projects under the title of Yum Cha Arts, linking Asian and NT artists. In 2012 she created HeART, an arts and health diversionary program for cancer patients.

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