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.
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