Su Goldfish

Creative Practice Lab - Manager and Producer
BA, UNSW, Graduate Diploma Arts Management, UTS, Graduate Certificate Documentary, AFTRS
School of the Arts & Media

Contact

+61 2 9385 5684
+61 2 9385 6812
Io Myers
Kensington Campus

Programming and producing the practice-based teaching and research activities of the UNSW Creative Practice Lab (CPL) in the School of the Arts and Media.

The CPL is a special arts unit within SAM that supports creative processes and outcomes across the School. 

Professional contribution

http://sugoldfish.com/

2015

Co-producer UNSW - William Yang: Bloodlinks. 1 hr documentary that premiered at Brisbane International Film Festival.

Role of Prue the shop keeper in All About E - directed by Louise Wadley.

2014

Co-Producer UNSW - William Yang: Friends of Dorothy. 1 hr documentary that premiered at Queer Screen's Mardi Gras Film Festival 2014 and broadcast on ABC Arts and iView.

Friends of Dorothy brings us stories of the Sydney queer community. Wild, brave, compassionate and cheeky stories. William Yang saw it all, he came out in Sydney in the early 70s, a period of great social change. “I never consciously came out as a gay man, I was swept out by events at the time.” He saw the formation of a gay activist culture in the 70s, the commercialisation of the gay scene in the 80s, and he lived through the devastating effects of AIDS, in the early 90s, losing dear friends including the artists Peter Tully and David McDiarmid.

Currently Director/Writer ‘The Last Goldfish” – Essay Documentary 60mins
Currently in production development. The project received development funding from the NSW Film and Television Office in 2007. 
The Last Goldfish follows a daughter’s journey to uncover the truth about her father, his escape from Nazi Germany, how he found refuge on the island of Trinidad and why he decided to conceal his past from her. It is an intimate journey told through home movies and photographs, set against the colour and sounds of Trinidad and the wintery landscapes of a distant Europe.

2013

Co-producer UNSW - Wiliam Yang: My Generation. 1 hr documentary that premiered at Sydney Film Festival in 2013 and was broadcast on ABC Arts and iView. 

Sydney photographer William Yang is well known for his live ‘slideshow performances’, subverting a format more often encountered in boardrooms or lecture halls to tell stories of his friendships with creatives such as Brett Whiteley, Nobel Prize-winning author Patrick White, director Jim Sharman and fashion designers Linda Jackson and Jenny Kee.

2012 
Residency at Bundanon

Creative Documentary: TRACE 4'53" - PAL Video
A journey to remember a lost family and the ghostly connections between the past and now.

Screenings 2012
- Fisher's Ghost Art Award
- Cockatoo Island Film Festival
- West End Film Festival, Brisbane

Screenings 2011
- Sydney and Melbourne Jewish Film Festivals
- TRACE was made inititally for the Museum of the History of National Socialism – Cologne as part of an exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the Rhineland Jewry to the Ghetto of Litzmannstadt (Łódź) Autumn 1941

- Residency at Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany.

2010
- Completed a Graduate Certificate in Documentary at the Australian, Film, Television and Radio School

- Residency at Bundanon with director Regina Heilmann and writer Margaret Kaye. Telling stories from the 'second generation' this residency is an opportunity for three artists to investigate the effect of growing up in families affected by trauma.

- Turin G & L Film Festival screening of Ciao Meow

- Winner Queer Pet Project - Mardi Gras Film Festival with short film Ciao Meow

2009
- queerDoc Documentary Film Festival screened Ciao Meow 4' 43", a short film on the life of a very cranky cat with no ears that disappears one rainy night.

- Granted a scholarship from the Goethe Institut to study German in Bonn, Germany

- Four week residency at Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany. At the end of the residency there was a public presentation and exhibition. Video and photographic work compiled during the research period was exhibited and accompanied by a bildvortrag (presentation lecture with pictures) which was translated for the audience. The research in Bad Ems was looking at the whole experience of returning to Germany as a second generation jewish person.
- While in Germany I assisted in the installation of Terra Australis an exhibition of contemporary art from Australia at the ACC Gallery in Weimar and in Leipzig.

2008

- Wrestling With Goats And Other Stories My Father Never Told Me 
A ‘presentation with pictures’ for the Ta(l)king Pleasure in German Culture symposium at UNSW. From 1933 to 1938 my father took photographs of himself, his friends and family in and around Germany with a small box camera. Moments of intimacy and friendship captured and suspended forever in the amber of aging photographs. The images exist in total contradiction to what we now know was actually happening around him. Alongside these images I tell the story of my own relationship to Germany as I stumble around in these lost histories.

2007
- Pet Project – Australian Centre for Photography
Lost Pet Portraits #2 - Dura-transparencies mounted in light boxes
Exhibiting artist in this group exhibition of international and Australian photo media art, looking at the personal bonds we forge with animals.

2003-8
- Director/Vice-President on the board of Queer Screen.
Queer Screen produces the Mardi Gras Film Festival and the international queer documentary film festival QueerDoc.

Skills and experience

Producing performance, film and media events, developing and managing residency programs and other research initiatives, producing visual media, communications and marketing, venue management.

Developing and maintaining relationships with artists and practitioners in the performing arts and media industries.

 

Affiliations and membership

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
Australian Director's Guild
Queer Screen
Performance Space

Related links

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