Greg Clarke Creative Director
Greg Clarke has over 25 years experience working in the arts and events industries as a festival director, chief executive, producer, performer and artist. Greg was most recently the Director and CEO of the Adelaide Fringe, directing the 2011 - 2015 festivals.
Prior to this Greg was Head of Events at the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and from 2000 -2007 was Senior Producer at the Sydney Opera House. Greg has also held management positions at the Australia Council and Belvoir St Theatre.
In 2012 Greg was named the 25th most influential person in the arts in Australia by The Australian newspaper through his leadership of the Adelaide Fringe. His ability to continuously think outside the square and create clever strategies and bold new initiatives increased both the audiences and the profile of the event, cementing the Adelaide Fringe as the largest arts festival in Australia.
As Head of Events for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, he developed a love of the outdoor public spectacle presenting festivals with attendance figures in the hundreds of thousands in two of Sydney’s major tourism precincts, Darling Harbor and The Rocks.
As Senior Producer at the Sydney Opera House, Greg developed his extensive knowledge of the Australian and International arts scenes having programmed across multiple art forms including theatre, dance, physical theatre, comedy, film, visual arts, music, contemporary circus and cabaret.
He has a commitment to presenting the work of Australia’s leading Aboriginal artists having produced the Message Sticks Indigenous Arts Festival for 5 years at the Sydney Opera House and developing key indigenous events at the Adelaide Fringe.
Greg also has a passion for commissioning and creating unique ‘theatrical adventures’ that cross cultures and art forms. Highlights include Kaidan with choreographer Meryl Tankard and drumming group Taikoz for the Sydney Festival, Firewater featuring a burning boat that rose out of Sydney Harbor for the inaugural Vivid Festival, the 30th Birthday concert of the Sydney Opera House featuring film projections and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the street ballet The Sirens.
Recently returned to Sydney, Greg has co-founded the design, art and events company the Art Engineers.
Steve Henty General Manager
Steve Henty comes from 12+ years in the Finance and Communications sector and is a graduate of the University of Tasmania (Launceston) with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Entrepreneurship.
Formerly Chairman of the Junction Arts Festival Board, Steve has stepped into the position of General Manager with a background in leadership, instigating and chairing the Tasmanian Logistics Committee, a member of the Tasmanian Freight & Logistics Coordination Team and Finance and Communications Manager for Net Sea Freight - Tasmania. Steve is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program.
Steve has a passion for music, and as a musician of over 30 years, plays a number of instruments and works with a variety of professional and community groups performing at various festivals, in pubs, classical concerts, at weddings and in musicals, around Tasmania and the Mainland.
Frith Loone Producer
Frith has a passion for theatre and live art that collaborates with community. Since 2002, she has worked in various capacities on a myriad of productions, since studying performing arts at the University of Tasmania. She has worked as a performer, stage manager, costume designer and director both locally and abroad, for Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Festival, Feast Festival, Hobart Summer Festival, Festivale, Tasdance, and Tasmanian Circus Festival among others. For six years she co-owned and was licensee of Fresh on Charles. She is currently Producer at Junction Arts Festival, after previous involvement as Program Coordinator working directly with the Festival’s international visiting artists.
Ryan Limb Production Manager
Ryan has been involved in the Tasmanian events industry for a long time, forging a career in the industry as an enthusiastic and hardworking Production manager. His experience includes numerous Junction Festivals, working closely with Launceston College, holding the position as co-director of Party in the Paddock while playing an active role in the Tasmanian music industry.
Brigitte Trobbiani Marketing and Partnerships Coordinator
Originally from Melbourne, Brigitte brings to the Festival a background in journalism (with writing published internationally), experience in galleries, and a big love of the Tasmanian arts industry. A recent graduate from the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Bachelor of Contemporary Art; Visual Arts), she plays an energetic and active role in the Launceston arts landscape working closely with Sawtooth ARI and through self-directed projects combining curatorial practice, writing and installation. She has also worked closely with Junction developing an internship in Marketing and contributing to the successful execution of specific projects including the world premiere of RIDE in 2015. Her passion for community engagement through the arts and events drives her interest in working with Junction and devising clever strategy that engages community with the Festival.
Sonja Hindrum Program Coordinator
As an Arts Administrator Sonja has been part of the Tasmanian Poetry Festival team since 2003, being instrumental in bringing poets such as Dorothy Porter (2004) and Omar Musa (2012) amongst many other amazing poets to the festival. As a visual artist, Sonja has had a number of residencies and exhibitions. Her work as a costume designer has been part of Ten Days on the Island, Falls Festival, Festivale, TasDance, Sydney Dance Company, Stompin Dance and a number of theater companies. Sonja’s work Pleiades (an international community art project) was part of the first Junction in 2010 and she has been involved as a visual artist or a performer in almost every Junction Arts Festival since.