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Emma Porteus | SITUATE Executive Producer

Emma is deeply passionate about the power of site specific, non-traditional and experimental art practices to make real change. These new and innovative forms of art practice serve to immerse the viewer in the experience. Emma has over 13 years experience working as a performance maker and producer on projects throughout Australia and Internationally, including with Sydney Festival (NSW) Dancehouse (Vic), Melbourne Fringe Festival (Vic), Next Wave (Vic), Tracks (NT), Tasdance, Ten Days on the Island, Festival of Voices, Junction Arts Festival and Tasmania Performs (Tas). From 2010 - 2016 Emma was the Artistic Director of Stompin, where she created and produced large scale, site specific dance works for the company and communities. In 2014 Emma was selected as one of four Tasmanians to be mentored as a Creative Producer in the Producing Cultural Leaders Program. In 2015 she received the Regional Arts Australia International Professional Development Fellowship. In 2017, Emma was appointed the role of Executive Producer for SITUATE Art in Festivals.



Ainslie Macaulay | SITUATE Project Officer

Ainslie is a teacher, maker and mixed-media artist from Melbourne. In 2015, she completed her MA, Art in Public Space at RMIT University. Through installation, she draws on her interest in geography, natural environments and places of transience. She often incorporates interactive elements into her practice. Ainslie has exhibited at a number of arts festivals around Australia, some of which include White Night Melbourne (2012 & 2016), the Gertrude Street Projection Festival and Brookfield Place Winter Lights Festival in Perth. Ainslie came on board for SITUATE Art in Festivals in 2016 and is based in Hobart.

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Edward Horne | SITUATE Production Manager

Edward specialises in creative and design consultancy, fabricating site‑specific public art and design commissions for exhibitions, events, interiors, film and TV.  He delivers art and creativity for the public realm.  Edward Horne provides a comprehensive service, producing both small and large-scale artworks and design solutions.  This entails concept design and development, engineering, fabrication, installation, logistics and project management. This efficient integrated process allows for low-risk outcomes in the provision of artworks and design solutions. His studio is based in St Peters, NSW.