CV

KATIE SFETKIDS 

1983     born Melbourne Australia

Education:
Current:   Master of Contemporary Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of             Melbourne
2007         Post Graduate Diploma Production (Lighting Design), Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
2006         Arts Degree (Major: Art History & Gender Studies), University of Melbourne

Selected Exhibitions

2017    Making a Feminist Life (a live reading), performance, Trocadero, Foostcray, VIC                    (forthcoming)
            Soapbox Session Volume Two, performance, VCA Art School, VIC
            Third Feminist Colour-In, performance, curated by Dr Kim Donaldson and Dr Kais               Kontturi, site specific, VIC

2016    Divine Inspiration, HD Video, part of Melbourne Art Loop, Melbourne Central,                     curated by Mars Gallery, VIC
             “Neon Sarcophagus” part of Hotel Obscura, performance, curated by Katarina                      Kokkinos Kennedy, Festival of Live Art, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne

2015    Light Speculation, installation, curated by Dr Renee Beale, Lab14, Carlton                                Connect Initiative, Melbourne

2014:    In Deep Water – Version #3 (with Ian Moorhead), performance, Theatre                                  Works,Festival of Live Art, Melbourne
              In Deep Water- Version #2 (with Ian Moorhead), performance, Blindside                                Gallery, Melbourne

2013:     In Deep Water – Version #1 (with Ian Moorhead), installation, Underbelly Arts                       Festival, Cockatoo Island, Sydney

2012:       Dark Matters – Version #3 (with Jacques Soddell), performance, Brisbane                               Festival, Brisbane
                   Dark Matters -Version #2 (with Jacques Soddell), performance & installation, Newport Substation, Melbourne
                   Dark Matters – Version #1 (with Jacques Soddell), performance, Next on Now, Festival, Old Fire Station, Bendigo
                   The Specialists, installation, (group show), Blindside Gallery, Melbourne

 Selected Lighting Design for Performance

2017       Merciless Gods, Little Ones Theatre
               The Happy Prince, Little Ones Theatre/La Mama
                The Moors, Little Ones Theatre/Red Stitch

2016       O Mensch, Sydney Chamber Opera, Sydney Festival, (set and lighting design)
                Hart, She Said Theatre

2015        A Singular Phenomenon, Aphids/Malthouse Theatre
                 Meme Girls, Malthouse Theatre
                 Kill the Messenger, Belvoir Theatre
                 Dracula, Little Ones Theatre
                 The Lonely Wolf, Dirty Pretty Theatre, MTC Neon
                 Mass, Zoe Scoglio/ Field Theory, Calder Park Thunderdome

2014       Calpurnia Descending, Sydney Theatre Company/ Malthouse Theatre/Sisters Grimm
                 Dangerous Liaisons, Little Ones Theatre, MTC Neon
                 House of Yes, Little Ones Theatre
                 Madonna Arms, Next Wave Festival/Arts House
                 The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, Dirty Pretty Theatre
                 Therese Raquin, Dirty Pretty Theatre
                 The Complete Works of Victor Bergman, The Family

2013      Salome, Little Ones Theatre, Malthouse Helium
                Psycho Beach Party, Little Ones Theatre
                Summertime in the Garden of Eden, Sisters Grimm
                The Soverign Wife, Sisters Grimm
                Exil, Sydney Chamber Opera

2012      Tame, Malthouse Theatre
                Happy Ending, Melbourne Theatre Company
                The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Awards
2015      Green Room Award Winner – Lighting Design (Meme Girls)

2014      Green Room Nomination – Lighting Design (Therese Raquin)
2013      Green Room Nomination – Lighting Design (Summertime in the Garden of Eden)
2012      Green Room Nomination – Lighting Design (These are the Isolate)
2010      Green Room Nomination – Lighting Design (Elektra)
2008     Green Room Nomination – Lighting Design (this is for you)

Grants:
2012      JUMP Mentee, National Mentoring Program for young and emerging artists,                 Australia Council
2011      Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
2010      ArtStart, Australia Council

Residencies:
2015       Time Place Space Nomad, Arts House, Otways/Natmiuk, Victoria
2014       Live Art Camp, Arts House, Melbourne
2013       Underbelly Arts Festival Lab, Cockatoo Island, Sydney
                 !MetroArts Studio Residency Brisbane
2012       Encounters Arts Lab, Theatre Works, Melbourne
2011       Broadway Lighting Master Class, Live Design, New York, USA
                 Prague Quadrennial, participant, Prague, Czech Republic
2010       Punctum Seedpod Residency, Castlemaine, Victoria

Internships:
2011      Banff Work/Study Program, The Banff Centre, Canada
                Rory Dempster Lighting Internship, Belvoir Theatre/Chunky Move
2010     Besen Family Artist Program, Malthouse Theatre 

Publications:
2016:    “In Conversation – Katie Sfetkidis”, Across the Aisle podcast, 2 October, Soundcloud
2015      Interview with MCA, MCA website,  April 29, 2015, PDF
2014      Image, In Deep Water, Blindside Gallery 10th Anniversary Publication, Blindside, Gallery, 2014

Academic Appointments:
2017-2015     Lecturer, Drama School, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
2015-2014      Lecturer, Performing Arts Department, Monash University

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