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Steve Mayhew is a director, dramaturge, curator and creative producer. Steve has been involved in many immersive, participatory, digital and lo-fi performance, sound and dance works that often employ multiple art forms to tell narratives and provide experiences. He has commissioned new works for touring and festivals across the country. Since 1996, Steve’s work in regional areas of South Australia has been broad and long lasting; from 2007 he has been the creative producer at Country Arts SA developing a contemporary professional performance in regional South Australia. 

Emma Webb is a creative producer, curator and activist. She is passionate about connecting ideas, art and cultural organising. Working across independent projects, small-to-medium companies and festivals, she has focused on commissioning, developing and producing site-specific, socially engaged and experimental art projects. Since 2010, she has been Creative Producer of Vitalstatistix in Port Adelaide, where she has focused on national engagement, local context and producing art and performance that encompass cultural research and long-term collaborations.


Jennifer Greer Holmes is a creative connector. She uses social media, politics, publicity and live performance to achieve social change through creative content. Collaborating with independent artists and small companies, Jennifer works across festivals, music, live art, theatre, dance, video and urban renewal projects to connect artists with audiences, collaborators, media, venues, and allies. She works to challenge the status quo using humour, everyday technology and parties as her preferred tools. She manages Zephyr Quartet and is a Board member of Renew Adelaide.

Sam Haren is a creator and director. He works in performance, media, dance and multidisciplinary platforms. Currently he is a Creative Director of Sandpit, alongside Daniel Koerner. Sandpit creates immersive, personal experiences that change people. From 2002-2012, he was Artistic Director of The Border Project, and directed/co-directed all of the company’s work in this time including his final work with the company, I Am Not An Animal (Adelaide Festival, 2012). He regularly works independently with many collaborators, including Larissa McGowan, Windmill Theatre and Country Arts SA.

Amy Milhinch is the creative director of Freerange Future, a digital, brand and marketing agency for non-profit organisations. She has designed for boutique studios, ad agencies, magazine publishing and online companies. Her career has taken her to Melbourne, Sydney, London and Berlin and throughout she has developed a creative practice rooted in the application of high-level design thinking to realise visions, values and lofty notion made real. Amy enjoys a relationship to the arts industry, and occasionally steps beyond design into experimental theatre and installation.