28 October—19 November 2023
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An introduction to production tech for women and non-binary folk!

Enrolments are now open for AXIS.

Over a series of five onsite classes, develop hands-on skills development around live digital sound, PA setup, lighting and general technical support requirements to work on productions, events and festivals.

Developed in response to the under-representation of female, female-identifying, non-binary, and gender-diverse people in the production, music, sound and tech industry, this course ensures equity and access to learn, upskill and train in a culturally safe environment with support and guidance from industry professionals.

A pre-accredited training course subsidised by Learn Local, Axis is the perfect course to meet like-minded peers and industry experts.

If you’re under financial stress and would like to take part, please get in touch with Tanya McLaine at tanya.m@footscrayarts.com

Location: Performance Space, 45 Moreland St. Footscray VIC 3011
Session structure: Sessions will be 2 x 2.5 hours with a 45-minute break for lunch.
Cost: $150

Run Dates Time Workshop Details
Sat 28 Oct 10am—4pm Sharyn Brand – Introduction to Audio and Sound
Sat 4 Nov 10am—4pm Sharyn Brand and Bronwyn Pringle – Practical Audio and Sound
Sun 11 Nov 10am—4pm Bronwyn Pringle – Introduction to Lighting Design Concepts
Sat 18 Nov 9am—5pm Bronwyn Pringle – Practical Lighting Design Techniques
Sun 19 Nov Hands on delivery, Panel Discussion Bump in/out and panel discussion with industry professionals regarding pathways to employment, further education, and networking opportunities.


Axis is a pre-accredited training course that is subsidised by Learn Local.

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Meet the Facilitators
  • Bronwyn Pringle
    Bronwyn Pringle

    Bronwyn Pringle is a lighting designer and theatre maker who has spent the past 25+ years working with companies including ArtPlay, NICA, Ilbijerri, MTC, and the Australian Theatre of the Deaf. 

    She holds a Masters in Design for Performance from the University of Melbourne and teaches at both Collarts and Melbourne University.   

    Recent projects include The Anniversary (Salvador Dinosaur), Scream Star (Speak Percussion) Threads (The Ball Room Project) and Bed & Breakfast (Fairly Lucid)  

    Bronwyn received the 2020 Green Room Award for technical achievement, as well as Green Room Awards for alias Grace (Malthouse Theatre) and Letters from Animals (Here Theatre/SRWT) and two Melbourne Fringe Festival Design Collaboration awards.

  • Sharyn Brand
    Sharyn Brand

    Sharyn Brand is an installation artist, researcher and collaborator creating works with a focus of sound based urban ethnography.  

    With a Graduate Diploma of Music in Sonic Art, from Te Kōkī, New Zealand School of Music Victoria University, Wellington – Sharyn navigates and interprets the noise and complexity of the world by uncovering the hidden and forgotten. Her installations offer engagement through deep listening and the silence of the spaces in between.  

    Sharyn’s most recent works are Emila, Arts Centre Melbourne (sound design/composition; FOH mixer). Ephemeral Simultaneous Doubt (2022), an experimental binaural headphone experience La Mama Courthouse. Do Everything Now Before The World Ends, Guild Theatre, immersive surround sound design. 


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