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Melbourne University Student Arts Festival
Artistic Director 2010
Originally the Melbourne University Drama Festival, Mudfest is now the largest student arts and culture festival in Australia.
As Artistic Director of Mudfest10, Ros extended the boundaries of the festival by creating off-campus programs, which brought the students’ work to a wider audience. She also brought new audiences on campus through the establishment of Muddy Ponds Duck Club, an industrial yet intimate festival club, created in a configuration of shipping containers.
The marketing icon of the 2015 Festival was a can that was used to both reflect and strengthen the theme.
Festival highlights included:
- Muddy Shorts, a series of short works, readings, plays, films and happenings – La Mama theatre, Carlton.
- Text me, an interactive language and visual art project based on mobile phone technology – Federation Square and the State Library of Victoria.
Live Clips, new student music and dance works developed through a mentor program with professional choreographers – Union House.