Tony Allison

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Contact Phone Number: 0401562526

What do you do?: Arts Project/event manager

Outline your skills and services: hi folks! I'm a freelance festival production & site manager with about 30 years of professional industry experience under my belt, based mainly in NNSW!

Originally a lighting technician and designer working in community based arts, I'm also an artist, specialising in documentary photography, recycled & repurposed lighting fixtures and special fx for film/photography/events.

My passion is people and creativity and really consider myself a creative & logisitics facilitator, working collectively towards realising the creative vision within exisiting budgets!

I have extensive photographic, documentary and timelapse experience and graphic design skills to add to the mix, and have been know to VJ at events screening mostly organic images I've shot while immersed in the rainforests in my local area!

Currently in my 10th year as Production Manager for the Tropical Fruits Inc New Years Eve Festival in Lismore NSW. [Can I have long service leave now? :)

Previously site/production manager for a range of regional and national festivals including Saltwater Freshwater Festival, Bellingen River Festival, Livid [Bne] Falls [Lorne] as well as Australian Site Manager for the Rolling Stones [Voodoo Lounge / Bne -1997] U2 [Popmart / Bne] Michael Jackson [HIStory / Bne] Madonna [Bne] Brisbane International Military Tattoo, B105FM Skyfire plus a host of special events including the launch of the Treasury Hotel/Casino in Brisbane.

In the festival off-season you'll usually find me in SE Asia, often in West Kalimantan [Indonesian Borneo] or Sumatra hanging out with and assisting my local contacts with environmental & community development/arts projects. It's hot, it's sweaty but I love the people, the food and innovation where resources are especially limited. Occasionally, I'll subcontract to Australian Volunteers International as a Team Leader for their student programs in Malaysia, Fiji or Indonesia.

Always on the lookout for new & interesting projects with great people, feel free to get in touch!