In our upcoming colloquium session on November 17th, we will have artist-curator-composer-researcher James Hullick come in to talk about his projects. We’ll be back on the 6th floor, in the Future Cinema (M6094), and we’ll start at our usual time of 5:00pm.
James Hullick is emerging as one of Australia’s leading culture creators, attracting increasing national and international attention as sound artist, sculptor, composer, curator, community arts worker, published researcher and artistic director of JOLT (professional sound art org) and The Click Clack Project (an interabilities sound art org). His rise in the sonic arts is marked by a commitment to social engagement, particularly regarding the inclusion of people of all abilities in professional sonic arts making. This has been most notably achieved through his direction of the Amplified Elephants ensemble for sound artists with an intellectual disability, as part of Hullick’s ongoing residency at the Footscray Community Arts Centre.
In 2014, whilst completing a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Melbourne (Faculty of VCA and MCM), Hullick was awarded a 2014 Australia Council Creative Australia Fellowship (for the year 2015) and the 2014 Michael Kieran Harvey Piano Scholarship for 2015/16
2014 was also the year Hullick premiered THESE COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS for the Melbourne Festival, broadcast on ABC Classic FM. 10 chamber orchestra works were created for this project, performed by Hullick’s BOLT Ensemble, the ARCKO Ensemble and other musicians from distinct Australian communities including Kimberley elder Pansy Nulgit, Singers with Cochlear Implants and the Amplified Elephants. Several of the works were co-created with the artists involved.
Hullick has co-directed JOLT International Festivals in Switzerland (2011) and Japan (2012/2014) as well as tours to the UK (2014) and NY (2009), working in collaboration with international producers. These events have been distinctly multi-disciplinary, and included artists i.e. Philip Brophy, Stelarc, Merzbow and Robin Fox.