Ben is part of the the Cultural Facilities team at FCAC, having initially joined as part of the Front of House and Bar crew, he then entered Event/Duty Management territory, before trying his hand at casual Technical Operation roles. He now works permanently in the realms of Venue Operations and Technical and Production Management.
Having completed a Bachelor of Design Arts in 2011, majoring in Visual Arts, Ben has since engaged in various design and graphic art projects and commissions. These include artist-assistant work at JStudios, site-specific sculpture with Inca Roads and Paradise Music Festival, online features with T-SQUAT, Acclaim and THUMP, cover and poster art creation for Curse Ov Dialect, ALTA, Minorfauna and RaRa, as well as layout design and artwork generation for FCAC’s own West Writers forum.
With experience working both as an artist and a manager within an A/V collective, Ben has developed his capacity to produce work and events alongside other creatives and is excited about further progression in this area under the invaluable mentorship of FCAC’s learned managers and producers. Ben recently put his professional development experience to the test as the Technical Director and Tour Manager of FCAC Company-In-Residence, Tashmadada’s promenade theatre piece The Dead Twin, which featured at the annual George Town Festival in Penang, Malaysia.