SPEAKER: Travis Tiddy
Born and raised in the mining town of Queenstown, on Tasmania’s West Coast, Travis is deeply invested in an arts-led revival of his community. The founding director of the biennial Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival (2010-2014) and now The Unconformity (2018-), Travis is an award-winning designer, director and community arts and cultural development practitioner. Travis holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication (First Class Hons) through University of Tasmania (2005), a Churchill Fellowship to research geo-tourism concepts for post-industrial communities (2011), the Tasmanian Premier’s Young Achiever in Tourism Award (2014) and the Claudio Alcorso International Residency (2019). Travis has held governance roles in numerous arts organisations including Tasmanian Regional Arts, Ten Days on the Island and the Contemporary Art Tasmania Programming Committee.