Deborah Pollard and Sean Bacon (NSW)


Deborah Pollard is a director, dramaturg and artist. Her practice encompasses collaborations with a variety of different practitioners from dancers to farmers to sculptors and visual artists. Trained originally in theatre as a performer and director, her practice has shifted over the last 25 years towards a hybrid between performance and visual arts. She received the Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship in 2000, the Rex Cramphorn Scholarship in 2001 and, a New Media Arts Board Fellowship from the Australia Council in 2002/3.Deborah’s works have toured throughout Australia as well as internationally.

Deborah mentors young Australian artists through her extensive teaching work at universities and the facilitation of interdisciplinary arts labs including Splendid Arts Lab 2009, SITUATE- Art in Festivals 2015 and 2018. She recently completed her PhD at the University of Wollongong where she presented Yowza Yowza Yowza in partnership with Performance Space. She is currently Adjunct Associate Lecturer at UNSW.

Sean Bacon has worked in the world of video production for the last 18 years, specialising in visual media in live performance. He is Australia’s leading practitioner working with live capture and live mixing of the visual elements in performance, creating a unique and dynamic theatrical environment. It is his exceptional knowledge and ability to integrate the visual element into the performance that has seen him work with Australia’s leading companies and artists.

Sean’s list of credits include: Experience Harrmatt (Venice Biennale), The Maids (STC), Measure for Measure (Belvoir Street), Reflections on Gallipoli Australian (Chamber Orchestra) among others. Sean was also Company Artist with Sydney-based version 1.0 from 2004.