Ian Corcoran
Born Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 1975 Australian Permanent Resident since 1991
Email: ian@iancorcoran.com

Qualifications, Training & Licenses Held
Bachelor of Media Arts RMIT University – 2000.
Cert IV in Workplace Training Victoria University – 2002.
Media Studies RMIT – 1995 (Completed 2 Years)
License to Perform High Risk Work over 11m, WP Class – current.
Forklift License – LF Class – current
Test and Tag permit – current
Construction Induction permit – current
Full Victorian Driving License – current.
SWMS & SOP writing in a Cultural Organisation Context – 2011.


Freelance Projection Technician – Multimedia Technician – 2014 – Current
Audio Visual Technician – ACMI – 2015 – Current

Recent Senior Roles:
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016
North Precinct Co-ordinator
Bump in, and co-ordinate productions & 1 bar in 9 rooms across 2 sites, Melbourne Trades Hall and the Greek centre.
Duties include: Managing stakeholders in venues, producers and MICF to carry out high level of production as expected by MICF. Managing 9 staff TSMs and liaison with technical contractors to ensure smooth day to day running of venues. Liason with 35 acts to ensure professional outcomes in each and every room.

Recent Professional Development in Exhibitions:

John Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.
Senior Install Technician working with both Montreal and NGV teams to ensure high quality projection and multimedia delivery in a timely manner. Supervision of contractors, troubleshooting and installation of 34 projections onto mannequins faces. Installation of 35 other projection/screen works.

Recent Other Roles:
Melbourne Festival – Production Assistant – Echo of the Shadow – 2016
Co-ordination of large scale bump in and operations of international touring 14 room labyrinth installation into ACMI gallery 1 for Melbourne Festival & TEATRO DE LOS SENTIDOS.
Duties Include: Supervise contracted technicians & contractors to bump in, install equipment and build said labyrinth. Liase with ACMI staff & Melbourne Festival operations within said venue daily whilst ensuring all requests of the touring production were fulfilled in a safe and timely manner.

Melbourne Writers Festival – ACMI Cube AV technician – 2016
Ensure safe & timely install of all equipment into ACMI, The Cube.
Duties Include: Supervise contracted technicians to install equipment. Liase with ACMI staff operations of said venue daily. Ensure quick turn around of each session. Ensure Artists were given the highest quality AV support for each talk. Mentor interns as required.

Melbourne Fringe Festival – Main club & Venue AV install – 2016
Ensure safe and timely install of all AV equipment into various venues.Duties Include: Supervise contracted technicians to install equipment. Liase with Nth Melb staff operations of said venue daily during bump in.

The Bureau of Complaints – AJZ Productions
Design & Installation of Video Complaints Booth at Channel 9 Studios, Adelaide Fringe 2015.
Arduino controlled 720p video booth – recording complaints to be used in following nights show over 2 weeks.

Astrojet Production Technical Manager – May – July 2014
Production manager for locative media project at Melbourne airport for Zoe Meagher’s project Astrojet. A bus trip with audio guide resulting in minor and large scale projections at Melbourne Airport.

Employment within Large Cultural Organisations

Audio Visual Technician ACMI casual – May 2015 – Current
Installation of artworks in a gallery environment.
AV support and operations across all venues, including David Bowie symposium.

Technical Stage Manager Melbourne International Comedy Festival Mar/Apr 2015.
Setup & stage management of 120 seater room at Trades Hall for the five week festival.
Nightly AV tech support for 4 different acts over the festival.

Site Stage Manager – Southbank Street Artists, White Night Melbourne – February 2015
Site/stage management of three stages for over 12 groups of artists in a challenging environment.
Liason with WNM Operations team to ensure safe operation and packdown of said event.

Senior Audio Visual Events Technician NGV casual – July 2014 – Nov 2014
Including below duties as well as setup and pack down of events in the NGV Great Hall.
Audio Visual Exhibitions Technician NGV casual – March 2014 – July 2014
Installation/Deinstallation of artworks in a gallery environment.

Recent Professional Development in Exhibitions:
John Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.
Senior Install technician working with both Montreal and NGV teams to ensure high quality projection and multimedia delivery in a timely manner. Supervision of contractors, troubleshooting and installation of 34 projections onto mannequins faces.

Site Coordinator – Wonderland, White Night Melbourne – February 2014
Part of a team of five overseeing the largescale and interactive projections along Flinders st as well as the minor sites in Degraves Underpass and the Fed Sq car park pop up. Liason with WNM Operations team to ensure safe operation and packdown of said event. Ensuring Supervision of contractors in the installation of minor sites.

Digital Media Technician, Museum Victoria – June 2011- Dec 2013
Lead Technician at Scienceworks for 10 months in 2012 major duties included: Maintenance and Calibration of 16m Geodesic dome.
Liaison with Exploratorium San Francisco and Museum Victoria IT staff to deliver HD live footage of the Transit of Venus in Planetarium foyer and in the dome also. Liaison with Barco and SkySkan staff in Melbourne & Boston for system maintenance.
Supervision of contractors in Planetarium upgrade as required.
Management of all projectors and AV delivery systems across three museums as required.
Supervision of contractors on installation of Wallace & Grommit touring exhibition. Installation and pack down of same exhibition.
Member of project teams for Afghanistan – Hidden Treasures from Kabul, Wallace & Grommits World of Invention, British Child Migrants and Faith Fashion Fusion.
This involved designing and working to the multimedia budget, equipment procurement, AV delivery systems and working with designers to execute projections and interactives to the floor plan.
Trained in calibration and maintenance of icinemas AVIE – an immersive interactive 3d 360-degree interactive cinema involving 12 projectors.

2005-2011- Freelance Projection Artist- Senior Technician
Including gallery installation, film, theatre and outdoor projection, documentation of works in both outdoor and major cultural venues across Australia. This included importing and exporting cultural items and equipment.

Primary artist / Producer for gallery, film, theatre, and outdoor projection projects including:
Artrage Festival, Perth, Artist-in residence for outdoor projection project “Illuminosity”
Digital Hub Gallery, Dublin Ireland, invited to exhibit “7 Digital Artists”
Skylab:OutofOrbit,3d projectioninstallation, Lindengallery.
Collaborator with other visual artists

Collaborated on large-scale projection of Duraclear slides onto cooling towers, Next Wave Festival / Commonwealth Games Art Festival, Moe, with artist Pip Shea.
Designed and installed visuals and synchronised sound for theatre show with Hung Le, presented at the Adelaide Festival Centre
Designed 16m rear projection, including software delivery for short film “William” by Eron Sheehan at Melbourne Docklands Studios.
Technical Consultant for Digital Visual Art installations
Designed and Installed three screen projection for Melbourne Workers Theatres “We Built This City” at Scienceworks.
Producer for a new media exhibition for Midsumma festival at Black Box Arts Centre.
Designed large-scale outdoor video projection onto grain silos for Bundaleer Festival,
South Australia.
Installed and operated analogue/digital video projection for Jude Walton’s “No Hope No Reason” for Melbourne International Arts Festival at ACCA.
Digital Projectionist for MIFF, Russell St Theatres, 2007.
(This is by no means an exhaustive list of jobs I have taken on in a freelance role this can be supplied, however, this runs to several pages.)

Government Professional Grants Received

Australia Council EPIC recipient – Internship with Experimenta Media Arts 2005/6.
EPIC – Emerging Producers In Community – a professional paid internship with Experimenta Media Arts which I sourced and received funding to employ artists to create a community New Media project in Warrnambool. It also gave me experience in a national tour: The House of Tomorrow. More details below.

Australia Council Run_Way recipient – 2005.
A professional development travel grant to research & report back to peers on best practice in projection and projection technologies. More details below.

2004-2005 Creative Producer for Experimenta
Fulltime role as recipient of Australia Council Emerging Producers In Community placement (EPIC) Internship with Experimenta. This position was a combination of producing and securing funding for a project in regional Victoria (ExperimentaLAB) and experience working on three New Media Art exhibitions:
House of Tomorrow national tour: IMA Brisbane, Bendigo Art Gallery and Warrnambool Art gallery.
Vanishing Point – Biennial New Media Art show: Black Box, Victorian Arts Centre. Invisible by Night – Experimenta Commission of Public Interactive New Media work
by Lynette Wallworth: Melbourne Visitors Centre Federation Square.

Design and execute new-media installation in Warrnambool
Employ local artists teach and develop their skills in new media technology Involve local youth to create new video content for final exhibition

2001 – 2004 Project Co-ordinator for Community Cultural Development (CCD) Projects
Conceptualise and execute visual art projects in collaboration with community groups.

Life of the City, part of Next Wave Festival. Large slide projections onto Trades Hall. Partnership with Melbourne City Mission and Melbourne City Council, content by at- risk youth of the Western Suburbs. Involved teaching photography, digitising images suitable for projection.

Colliding Worlds, part of Next Wave Festival and BigWest Festival. Outdoor video and slide projection, content by at-risk youth of western suburbs. Involved photographic workshops, digitising images suitable for projection.

Lay of the Land, part of What is Art? Horsham Fringe Festival, Natimuk. Large scale slide and video with dancers / acrobats on grain silos, collaboration with Yspace and Horsham Secondary College. Involved digitising images and creating video to synchronise with performance.

1998-2004 University Media Officer, TAFE Teacher
Concurrent with university studies in Media Arts.
Part-time media officer for Victoria University Student Union. Duties included design of all S.U. publications, training all elected representatives in journalism, design and print
 production, construction of VUSU web site.

Sessional Teacher – Professional Writing & Editing:
Computer/Internet Skills for Writers,
Desktop Publishing, Victoria University.

Sessional Teacher – Computer Science: Multimedia Design, RMIT.
Sessional Teacher – Multimedia Design, LaTrobe School of Art.

Member of Community Cultural Development Board City of Melbourne 2004-07
Member Public Art Panel, City of Maribyrnong 2002-2005.

Commissions & Awards

The Book of Loco, Project Member 2008/9

OZCO Cultural Diversity Cluster Member – The Death Project Flinders University Project Lab 2005/7

Artist in Residency Central TAFE WA & Artrage Festival, Sep – Nov 2005.

Run_Way travel grant for projection study tour, Ozco 2005.

Living Dissent Commission – Eureka Festival, Dept Premier & Cabinet, 2004.

Prime Minister Awards for Community Business Partnerships: National Award winner: The Comic Book Project, 2002.

ACUMA Design Award, Best Orientation Handbook, 1997.

Australia Council Run_Way recipient – 2005.
A professional development travel grant to research & report back to peers on best
practice in projection and projection technologies. I visited 5 countries in three weeks visiting: Expo Aichi Japan, Churchill Museum London, Tate Modern, Ars New Media Arts Centre Linz, Pani Factory Vienna, Dublin Hub Dublin, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Hobbies & Interests
Kayaking on my Hobie. Attending live music/art events. Collecting and using analogue cameras/projectors. Volunteering at my kids school. Camping with my family.

Supplied upon application.

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