about

echotango = sound & movement

I make arts and media. I travel a lot, but most of the time I am based on unceded Arrernte country in Mparntwe, Central Australia.

I’ve edited a social justice magazine ‘Greenpepper‘ in Amsterdam, participated in the People’s Global Action 3rd International Conference and ‘People’s Caravan’ from Bolivia to Colombia and was part of setting up the ongoing community arts space, Irene Warehouse. I volunteered as a projectionist at the Coober Pedy Drive In, have put on grassroots media events, been part of organising blockades, actions and protests and had a stint as Triple J’s NT Arts Reporter.

I was a member of the arts and social change company Big hART from 2004-2014 where I was Creative Producer of the award winning Ngapartji Ngapartji project and worked on Knot@Home, Radio Holiday, DriveNorthcott Narratives and Namatjira among many other projects.

I’ve sat on the boards of Arid Lands Environment Centre, Engage Media and RedHOT Arts and am currently on the board of newly formed GUTS contemporary dance. I’ve worked as an adviser to Senator Bob Brown, former leader of the Australian Greens and at the camel races in Alice Springs I was crowned Miss Camel Cup in 2008.

I’ve worked across docos as producer of Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji, THE ISLAND and Island of the Hungry Ghosts, production manager on the drama shoot for Coniston: Telling It True and director of Queen of the Desert.

Between 2014-2016 I spent two and a half years working as the Global Impact & Distribution Producer on Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis’ project This Changes Everything

With two dear collaborators I cofounded the Something Somewhere Film Festival in Alice Springs of which I am Artistic Director.

I’m currently working with Maya Newell and several Arrernte families to develop the impact strategy for their forthcoming film KIDS (working title).

I also have a new speculative futures project, The Things We Did Next  and a number of films in development that I am working on as part of my Sidney Myer Fellowship – watch this space.

headshot 2018

At Olive Pink Botanical Gardens, 2018 pic by Ruth de Souza