Consulting with Multicultural NSW on key strategic arts partnerships and producing the second annual COMPACT alliance summit, a government initiative to fund community organisations from the ground up, for the purpose of countering violent extremism in NSW.
Curated by Ross Manning and featuring the Opera House sails lit up for Vivid
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Working towards a re-brand of new retail precinct Saporium, META provided an internal community engagement strategy, a re brand project management outline, a 12 month PR and marketing relaunch, way finding and compliance signage, and ongoing on-site events including yoga and planned dinner hacks for local workers. See the new look website here
The Rosebery Block Party included major neighbourhood partners Gelato Messina, Archie Rose Distilling Co., Black Star Pastry and Koskela and Three Blue Ducks. With foot traffic that reached over 7,500 attendees with a short lead time, the event filled the marketplace and created awareness about the new food and drink offerings at The Cannery. Joining us on the day was Andrew Levins and Mitch Orr from The Mitchen food podcast.
At the time working at INCA Productions in London, Event Director Kym Lenoble assisted in producing Naomi Campbell's Fashion for Relief charity fashion show at the Natural History Museum for London Fashion Week. Guests included Tracy Emin, Vivienne Westwood, Ronan Keating, The Sugababes, Estelle, Guy Ritchie, Cilla Black, Trudie Styler and other notable celebrities at the time.
Director Kym Lenoble worked with Audi to bring the car activation to life each month for MCA ARTBAR
Working for Government Agency Multicultural NSW, META has been tasked with the 2016 and 2017 Premier's Multicultural Media Awards. Attended by the 2016 Premier Mike Baird, and the 2017 Premier Gladys Berijiklian, META programmed and produced the prestigious awards that celebrate the contribution of Multicultural Media organisations in NSW.
June announcement by Minister for Multiculturalism The Hon John Ajaka for the 4 year, $1.6 million funding for Indian 3 day arts festival Parramasala. META could not have done it without the help of On KEW Productions.
Event Director Kym Lenoble worked with the newly refurbished Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, to conceptualise and actualise a monthly event of performance, live music, DJs, workshops, talks and film screenings. Guest curators included artist Sean Gladwell and electronica duo Chicks On Speed. He remained at the helm for 2.5 years, and saw a final attendance over that period of 15,000 guests.
ARTBAR video courtesy and copyright Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, soundtrack from song Utopia by Chicks on Speed
50,000 locals, 30 sponsors, 60 stall holders; META and Hurstville City Council welcomed in the Year of the Monkey with a spectacular Street Festival which literally stopped traffic with a major traffic management plan that shut down the main precinct for the day.
Curated by Michaela Gleave
META launched an epic program including friends such as Fbi radio, ABC's rage, Golden Age Cinema, and worked with Sydney Contemporary, Herman Miller, Foxtel Movies and Living Edge. With almost 20,000 visitors, countless sponsor events, talks and live music, the 2015 SFF Hub well and truly delivered and unforgettable experience. Of course the ambience of the Herman Miller Collection, the active video installations by Sydney Contemporary and the bouquets by Rococo Flowers may have helped a bit.
Underbelly Arts was a spectacularly beautiful program of art and culture presented over 2 days on Cockatoo Island in Sydney's iconic harbour. META had the privilege of working on site producing the underbelly hub, and we got to sleep in a glam tent. Image courtesy Underbelly Arts
Working with Douglas McMaster of St Johns nose-to-tail restaurant London, we created a 3 night temporary degustation in Sydney at Ten Buck Ally Cafe. Using nothing but the things you usually throw away, it was a sold-out success and we worked with Oz Harvest, Reverse Garbage and Aesop to send a message about sustainability.
Curated by Shaun Gladwell
Leveraging off its success in Sydney, Wasted headed to The Essential Ingredients cooking school above the Prahan Markets in Melbourne. Another sold out success, we teamed up with Joost Bakker of Greenhouse by Joost fame to spread the message.
Wirh co-founders Nick Sweeney and Mikey Nolan Event Director Kym Lenoble hosted a monthly party which gained international notoriety for forging a new genre of socialising in a previously polarised sydney nightlife landscape. Guest DJs included The Presets and regular performances from Dallas Dellaforce and other ground breaking Australian alternative sensations.
The cafe is open and the reviews are coming in. 5 stars for new venture X & Co. by artist Luke Dal Santo and Director of Brand X James Winter. A not for profit initiative to support the 40 plus artists located in the TWT creative precinct in St Leonards. META came on board to bring this concept to life. The launch saw the venue transformed into a live performance space for the TWT Creative precinct Festival
Including presentations from the most recent former Australian Prime Minister, the NSW Manager of newscorp and entertainment by string trio Luxe, this event was run by QCE events and stage managed by META.
Need a Stage Manager? META provides event talent for on site support and artist management. For Ella Bache, support was provided for host and comedian Judith Lucy and logistics for dance performers and award winners, guest speakers and general running of the ceremony.
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