Dr Greg Pritchard

Dr Greg Pritchard

Dr Greg Pritchard trained in literature, visual arts and performance. He describes himself as a mediocre musician with experience in Community Arts. He claims to have had a wasted youth and spent his 20s rockclimbing and travelling the world.

After studying a PhD in Literature at Deakin, and a Masters in Visual Art (Shadows and Performance) at RMIT, Greg worked for Horsham Rural City Council as Cultural Development Officer for five years, before coming to the Western Riverina as a Regional Arts Development Officer with Western Riverina Arts. In Horsham, he managed Wesley Performing Arts Centre, working with three festivals including Art is… and Awakenings (All Abilities) Festival, and project managed Horsham’s Public Art program.

Greg founded the Natimuk Frinj festival in 1999, and has participated in the biennial festival since, working on giant silo community art projects, and little personal projects. He has persisted with being a conceptual artist in a regional environment.

He started performing in 2006 and co-founded Thieves Theatre in 2009, doing performances that have involved video projection, found spaces, inflatables, and puppets. And always philosophy. He is currently working on a very high tech project called Feed for ISEA2013 in Sydney about a future where the internet is hard wired into your head.

He has done an art residency in Asia (Indonesia, Singapore) for last two years.