Jonathan Parsons


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  • Queensland University of Technology

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  • ISEA2020

    Jonathan Parsons (AU), Artistic Director Experimenta. Jonathan has over twenty five years of experience working as an artistic director, curator and creative producer in Australia and internationally. He is currently Artistic Director of Experimenta, Australia’s preeminate media arts organisation based in Melbourne. He was the Creative Director of Robotronica (2013-2019), a biennial showcase of the latest in robotics and interactive design at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). In 2013 he was the Director of ISEA2013 in Sydney. He has artistically led and collaborated on a broad range of cultural programs and events across all art forms including for for the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Riverfestival, Byron Bay Writers Festival, Adelaide Festival of the Arts, London International Festival of Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, Awesome Festival, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival and Pacific Wave Festival.

    ISEA2019

    Jonathan Parsons has over twenty-five years of experience working as an Artistic Director, curator and creative producer in Australia and internationally. He is currently Artistic Director of media arts organisation Experimenta, and the Creative Director of Robotronica, a biennial festival of robotics and interactive design at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He has artistically led and collaborated on a broad range of cultural programs and events across all art forms including for ISEA2013, Byron Bay Writers Festival, Powerhouse Museum, State Library of Queensland, Riverfestival, London International Festival of Theatre, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Adelaide Festival of the Arts, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and Pacific Wave Festival.

    ISEA2016

    Jonathan Parsons (AU), Artistic Director Experimenta.


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