Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
2013 Diploma of Sound Production, North Melbourne Institute of TAFE
2009-11 Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in Sculpture and Spatial Practice and finishing with H1 average, Victorian College of Art
2010 exchange to University of California - Berkeley (one semester)
2008 Certificate IV in Visual Art, University of Ballarat

MAJOR PROJECTS
2017 Starving Artist Season One podcast: debuted at #1 on iTunes Arts and #10 iTunes overall
2015-2017 Being Honest With My Ex podcast: garnered 80,000 downloads in 50 different countries and a fan base loyal enough to fly Eastly's co-host to Australia for a live version of the show in 2017
2015 #NoFeelingIsFinal campaign: online advocacy project aiming to encourage public submissions to a review of Medicare, with an aim to increase funding for mental health services. The campaign went viral, with over 3,000 shares on Facebook alone, garnering submissions from every corner of Australia, as well as Australian’s living in Europe, America, and New Zealand, and accounting for 8% of all submissions.
2015 The Girlfriend Experience at Found Festival: an eight hour long performance work where Eastly tried to fall in love with members of the public
2014 That Sexy Show at The Butterfly Club at Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF): sold out run at MICF
2013 We Should Know Better at Hares & Hyenas at Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF)

SMALL PROJECTS
2017 Successful Kickstarter campaign to bring my international podcast co-host to Australia for a live show in 2017
2016 Trying My Best webseries from The Birthday Loyalty Club: costume design
2015 Released range of jewellery in collaboration with Melbourne-jeweller Corin Adams
2012 Producer and host of Your Life The Musical on SYN FM

SPEAKING, FACILITATION, TEACHING & FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
2017 Remix Summit by Creative Victoria: panellist (upcoming)
2017 Starving Artist at Melbourne Writers Festival: speaker (upcoming)
2017 Etsy x Art Hotel Creative Retreat: speaker (upcoming)
2017 Emerging Writers Festival: workshop development and facilitation (upcoming)
2017 Audiocraft: speaker (upcoming)
2017 Creative Development Series by Boroondara Council: keynote
2017 Starving Artist Season One launch event: MC and moderator
2016 Digital Writers Festival: moderator, writer and speaker
2016 Neami NSW State Day: keynote
2016 ALL exhibition by Accidental Discharge: opening performance
2016 How Creatives Really Make A Living, General Assembly: speaker and panellist
2016 Hands Down Project
2015 By The Meadow Festival: keynote
2014 Commonground Festival: musical performance
2012 Hatched, national graduate exhibition, PICA, opening event: musical performance

WRITING
Written for: VICE, Fairfax, the UN, and Accidental Discharge.

EXHIBITIONS
2016 ALL, Neon Parlour, curated by Accidental Discharge
2015 The Girlfriend Experience, Found Festival, Testing Grounds, Melbourne
2013 Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Ian Potter Centre, Melbourne
2012 Hatched the national graduate exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth
2011 Footlocker Art Award, Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2011 Is it Straight?, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Rising – Victoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative exhibition, Melbourne  
2011 Floor to Ceiling, VCA Student Gallery
2011 I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours, VCA Student Gallery
2010 Victoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative exhibition, Melbourne
2010 Vitrine, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley
2009 Proud Exhibition, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery
2009 Eleven Exhibition, VCA Student Gallery
2009 The Invisible Generation, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery
2008 Social Fabric: Past to Present, Maryborough Goldfield's Gallery
2008 Next Generation Art Exhibition, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat

GRANTS, COMMISSIONS, AWARDS + RESIDENCIES
2017 Named as one of seven “young people fighting to make 2017 a brighter place” by i-D (VICE)
2017 Secured sponsorship deal for Season One of Starving Artist
2016 Selected for Next Wave Festival Writers in Residence program
2012 Runner up for the $35,000 Harold Schenberg Art Award
2012 Selected for the Hatched the national graduate exhibition as one of 36 of the best new artists in Australia at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
2011 Selected as a finalist for the $50,001 Footlocker Art Prize
2011 Recipient of theVCA Womens' Art Award
2011 Commissioned for theVictoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative Grant from Lend Lease
2010 Commissioned for theVictoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative Grant from Lend Lease
2008 Recipient of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Award as part of the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery Next Generation Exhibition
2008 Recipient of the Contemporary Sculptors Inc. Award for the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery Next Generation Art Exhibition
2007 Recipient of the Clarice Beckett Prize for Art