Ricardo Peach

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Office at the Australia Council for the Arts, Manager

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2013

    Dr. Ricardo Peach was born in Mpumalanga, South Africa and moved with his family to Australia in the 1980’s. He is Festival Partner Consultant for the Australian SituateArt in Festivals initiative. At the Australia Council (2006-2012) he  commissioned research on arts and creative industry partnerships with the QUT Faculty of Creative Industries; instigated an MOU with UNESCO; developed the Indigenous Experimental Art Fund; developed the Art in Festivals initiative; established the Australia Council’s AlloSphere artist residency at the California NanoSystems Institute in the University of California, Santa Barbara; developed the four year Splendid Young and Emerging Artist initiative with the music festival Splendour in the Grass; and developed the first government supported artist residency in a virtual world.


    Dr. Ricardo Peach is the Program Manager of the Inter-Arts Office at the Australia Council for the Arts, where he initiated the Australia Council’s first virtual world art initiatives. Born in Volksrust, Mpumalanga, he and his family migrated from South Africa to Perth, Australia in 1980. In Second Life he is known as Ricardo Paravane.


Last Known Location:

  • Australia

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