With 16 years experience in the Information Technology industry, covering roles involving programming, asset production, teaching, hardware and retail, the transition to contemporary fine arts has seen digital assets become integral to my practice and collaborations. Over the past few years, in addition to my practice, I have acted as an educator, team leader, consultant and developed local, national and international projects for clients pursuing research into experimental web media, new media, augmented reality, virtual reality and geolocation based applications.
A network of peers and academic colleagues in conjunction with a solid foundation of digital technologies has allowed me to adapt in a rapidly evolving industry. Past industry experience additionally has enabled me to apply my skill sets to teach and lead teams throughout the north coast through various community organisations, projects and events.
2018 Master of Information Technology, University of New England, (current studies)
2018 BA Fine Arts, Griffith University (QCA), South Bank, Major Sculpture, Minor Interactive Media
2014 Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts with Distinction, North Coast Institute of TAFE, Murwillumbah
2013 Diploma Visual Arts, North Coast Institute of TAFE, Murwillumbah
2012 Cert IV Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft , North Coast Institute of TAFE, Murwillumbah
2009 Cert IV SBHO Webdesign, North Coast Institute of TAFE, Grafton
2003 Cert IV Information Technology, North Coast Institution of TAFE, Lismore
2003 Cert III Small Business Management, North Coast Insitute of TAFE, Lismore
2000 BA Fine Arts, Southern Cross University (deferred)
2016 to 2018 Project manager, Kingscliff Gardens and walking tracks (Wilkins Park), Kingscliff
2016 to 2018 Coordinator, C3 Church work for the dole project, Kingscliff
2016 to 2018 Host team leader, C3 church, Kingscliff
2016 to 2018 Founding member, Kingscliff Community Network, Charity
2016 Site manager, Kingscliff Christmas Carols, Kingscliff
2014 to 2018 Coordinator , Lets Picnic, monthly charity event Kingscliff
2012 to 2018 Deacon, C3 Church Kingscliff, Kingscliff
2002 to 2004 Board member, LINC TV, Lismore
2011 to present Fine artist, Creative coder , Tristan Griffin, Kingscliff NSW
Griffith University Gold Coast: (1701QCA_3181_GC) Making Interaction 2018.
Griffith University QCA Southbank, Augmented reality and virtual reality for (5653QCA) Masters of Interactive media 2017;
Grant - access 7 acres of land in Kingscliff NSW for the creation of the 'Wilkins Park' which includes permanent artwork installations.
Collaboration with agencies to establish Work For The Dole program
Collaborative and solo public works exhibited
Research and development projects
Artworks acquired for private collections
Local church building and grounds restoration
Founding of 'Kingscliff Community Network' charity
Key Skills Gained:
Integration of traditional and new media art techniques for commercial and creative applications.
2009 to 2011 Freelance programmer, World Domination Games, NA Key Skills Gained:
Knowledge of mobile application development, game development, network structures and commercial website development.
2006 to 2009 Due to a recurring medical condition I was unable to continue my previous position.
2004 to 2006 Technical manager , Harvey Norman Computers, Lismore NSW Key Achievements:
Certification as HP and Packard bell repair agent.
Key Skills Gained:
Customer service, dispute resolution, staff management.
2002 to 2006 Owner/operator, CTS multimedia, Lismore NSW
2002 to 2004 Head of video graphics and board member, Linc TV, Lismore NSW Key Achievements:
Facilitated transition from analogue to digital technology
Produced/directed/aired 1000 hours of late shift tv show
Key Skills Gained:
Creation and editing of broadcast material, team management, department liaison
Attributes: Patient, innovative, versatile, dedicated, efficient, motivated, persevering, responsible, reliable, lead/teach by example, fast-learner.
Platforms: Windows, MAC, Linux, Andriod, iOS
Software: Industry standards: Adobe suite, Unity 3D, Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya. Other related SKD: Awe-media, trackingjs, wikitude, HPreveal.
Concepts: Augmented reality: Object, geolocation, image and marker based AR, sensor generative applications, photogrametry, arduino/microcontroller, motion capture, animation, 2d assets, 3d object capture, 3d printing, 2d and 3d rail/static/interactive Virtual reality experiences, facial/object/color recognition, interactive storytelling, projection mapping, server structure and flow, networking, webserver, content management system creation, responsive website development, mobile application development, desktop application development.
Other technical stills: Classical/traditional/contemporary drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture training at professional level. Building and construction;basic structure design and construction, landscaping and installation.
'Equinox', Kingscliff NSW, installation
'from within', Kingscliff NSW, installation
'I am', Kingscliff NSW, installation
'Sculpture 17', QCA South bank, South Bank QLD, group exhibition
'[working title]', POP gallery. Brisbane QLD, group exhibition
'knowing', international event, augmented reality installation
'Know that I am' Kingscliff NSW, installation
'Villians and heroes' Pottsville fund raiser, Pottsville NSW, event exhibition
Thankful day, Kingscliff NSW, event exhibition
'Reflection' Kingscliff NSW, solo exhibition
'I'm talking to you', Lone goat gallery, Byron bay, group exhibition
Noel Chettle Memorial Art Prize, Murwillumbah TAFE campus , Highly commended, group exhibition
Byron Bay Arts Classic, Byron Community Center NSW, group exhibition
C3 Christmas Celebration Service, Murwillumbah civic centre, event exhibition
Health and well-being festival , Murwillumbah NSW, event exhibition
'Seven', Murwillumbah Tafe campus NSW, group exhibition
'A book about death' , Murwillumbah Regional Gallery NSW, group exhibition
'SHIFT', Murwillumbah TAFE campus NSW, group exhibition
2015 to 2017 Academic award of Excellence, QCA Griffith university
2015 League of Legends, Ocean Week art prize, winner
2014 Noel Chettle Memorial art prize (in the discipline of life drawing) ,highly commended
2013 Deacons - servant hearted, C3 Church Kingscliff
2016 (current) Golden Key International Honour Society, member
2016 (current) Griffith university alumni
2016 (current) Kingscliff Community Network, founding member
2012 (current) NAVA The National association of the Visual Arts, member
2012 (current) Ceramics association, member
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