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.
Steve Henty General Manager
Steve Henty comes from 12+ years in the Finance and Communications sector and is a graduate of the University of Tasmania (Launceston) with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Entrepreneurship.
Formerly Chairman of the Junction Arts Festival Board, Steve has stepped into the position of General Manager with a background in leadership, instigating and chairing the Tasmanian Logistics Committee, a member of the Tasmanian Freight & Logistics Coordination Team and Finance and Communications Manager for Net Sea Freight - Tasmania. Steve is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program.
Steve has a passion for music, and as a musician of over 30 years, plays a number of instruments and works with a variety of professional and community groups performing at various festivals, in pubs, classical concerts, at weddings and in musicals, around Tasmania and the Mainland.
Frith Loone Producer
Frith has a passion for producing incredible events and live art. In the last 15 years she has worked in various capacities on a myriad of productions, since studying performing arts at the University of Tasmania. She has worked as a performer, stage manager, costume designer and director both locally and abroad, for Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Festival, Feast Festival, Hobart Summer Festival, Festivale, Tasdance, and Tasmanian Circus Festival among others. Frith was awarded Tourism Northern Tasmania's award for Event Extraordinaire at the 2016 Champions of Tourism awards. This is Frith's 6th year at Junction.
Ryan Limb Production Manager
Ryan has been involved in the Tasmanian events industry for over 10 years, forging a career in the industry as an enthusiastic and hardworking Production Manager. Ryan has been a part of Junction Arts Festivals from its first offical year and maintains an active role in the Tasmanian music industry. For the past two years Ryan has been the Managing Director of Vibestown Productions who host events such as Party in the Paddock, Royal Eve, Til The Wheels Fall Off plus event management for many other Launceston festivals & events.
Brigitte Trobbiani Marketing Manager and Partnerships Coordinator
Since moving to Launceston, Brigitte has fallen in love with the Tasmanian event industry and community. Originally from Melbourne, she brings a background in Journalism and experience in galleries and arts administration. A recent graduate from the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Bachelor of Contemporary Art; Visual Arts), she plays an energetic and active role in the Launceston arts landscape working closely with Sawtooth ARI and through self-directed projects combining curatorial practice, writing and installation. This is Brigitte's fifth year working with Junction - beginning as a volunteer and in artist liaison positions. Her passion for community engagement through the arts and events drives her interest in working with Junction and contributing to the cultural growth in the North.