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Ms. Natalie De Vito

Junction Arts Festival, Executive Director/Creative Producer Launceston, Australia www.junctionartsfestival.com.au

Biography

Natalie De Vito is the Executive Director/Creative Producer of the Junction Arts Festival and relocated to Tasmania from Toronto to establish the Junction Arts Festival in Launceston. Her curatorial focus is on site-specific and social-specific performances that engage audiences as active collaborators and create new ways of audience interaction.

Natalie is a curator, creative producer, theatre devisor, and writer and has worked over 16 years across the visual arts, theatre and live arts performance, developing works in over 20 countries. Prior to moving to Australia, she was Artistic Producer of Mammalian Diving Reflex; Deputy Commissioner for Canada at the 51st Venice Biennale 2009, Italy; Acting Media and Visual Arts Officer for the Ontario Arts Council and Artistic Producer of their inaugural participatory live arts festival; Head of Development and Marketing at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery; and Co-Director of Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art.

Curatorial Statement

Junction is a curated festival, but we welcome proposals and updates from artists. Artist information can be found on the website, and we are open to ideas. Junction doesn’t have a set venue, but commissions, produces and presents performances and events in non-traditional public and private spaces throughout Launceston’s CBD and its environs.