Tristan Griffin
Fine artist/creative coder
Phone: 0487119293
Address: 5/11 Blue Jay Cct, Kingscliff NSW


With 14 years experience in the IT industry, covering roles involving programming, asset production, hardware and retail, the transition to contemporary fine arts has seen digital assets become integral to my practice and collaborations. A solid foundation of digital technologies has allowed me to adapt in a rapidly evolving industry and to pass on that knowledge to others. 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.


2015 BA Fine Arts, Queensland College of Arts, South Bank (current studies)
          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)


2017 Supervisor, Work for the dole, Kingscliff
2016 Site manager, Kingscliff Christmas Carols, Kingscliff
2016 to present Host team leader, C3 church, Kingscliff
2016 Founding member, Kingscliff Community Network, Charity
2016 to present Coordinator, C3 Church work for the dole, Kingscliff
2016 to present Project manager, Kingscliff Community gardens and walking track
2014 to present Coordinator , Lets Picnic, monthly charity event Kingscliff
2012 to present Deacon, C3 Church, Kingscliff
2002 – 2004 Board member, LINC TV, Lismore


2011 – present Fine artist and creative coder, Tristan Griffin, Kingscliff NSW
Key Achievements:
Key Skills Gained:

2009 – 2011 Freelance programmer, World Domination Games, NA
Key Skills Gained:

2006 – 2009 Due to a recurring medical condition I was unable to continue my previous position.

2004 – 2006 Technical manager , Harvey Norman Computers, Lismore NSW
Key Achievements:

2002 – 2006 Owner/operator, CTS multimedia, Lismore NSW
2002 – 2004 Head of video graphics and board member, Linc TV, Lismore NSW
Key Achievements:
Key Skills Gained:

1995 - 2000 Golden Wattle Gallery, Teacher/attendant, Glen Innes NSW


Attributes: Patient, innovative, versatile, dedicated, efficient, motivated, persevering, responsible, reliable, lead/teach by example, fast-learner.


Languages: C++, Standard C, C, c-script, LUA, flash , Python., XML, HTML, php, css, javaScript, java , sql, Qbasic, Pascal, Shell script, visual basic.
Platforms: Windows, MAC, Linux, Andriod, iOS
Concepts: Augmented reality, Object and marker based AR, sensor generative applications, photogrametry, arduino, motion capture, animation, 2d assets, 3d object capture, 3d printing rail/static/interactive Virtual reality experiences, 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 drawing, painting, sculpture training at professional level. Building and construction;basic structure design and construction.

             working title , popgallery, Brisbane, group exhibition

Know that I am Kingscliff NSW, installation

'Time Travellers' Kingscliff NSW, event exhibition

C3 Christmas Celebration Service, Murwillumbah Civic Centre, Murwillumbah NSW, event exhibition

'Villians and heroesPottsville 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

2016 Academic award of excellence, Griffith University
2015 Academic award of excellence, 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

2017 Golden key honors society, Griffith chapter
2016 (current) Kingscliff Community Network
2012 (current) NAVA National Association of Visual arts
2012 (current) Ceramics association