Daniel brings to The Edge team extensive experience in community arts and creative technology engagement from working with organisations such as Artful Dodger Studios, Visonary Images and Frankston City Council. In Brisbane Daniel has spent time working with the youth of Queensland through Backbone Youth Arts, La Boite Theatre Company and the Brisbane City Council.
As Creative Manager, Daniel is The Edge’s programming shaman and plans and oversees all of our public engagements and offerings. He enjoys the opportunity to engage with diverse communities at The Edge, and likes taking complex concepts and figuring out how to teach them in simplified, experiential ways.
Mick’s been a familiar face in the Queensland youth arts scene for the better part of 15 years and loves having the opportunity to collaborate with and mentor young creatives, or as he puts it, “live vicariously through their work”. During his time in the youth arts sector, Mick has worked with groups such as Speakout/Human Ventures, Youth Arts Queensland and Access Arts Inc, where he was spotted by The Edge.
Mick bring ideas to fruition at The Edge. He really jumps at the chance to get his hands dirty; cutting up MDF in a workshop or testing power tools before they hit the shelves. Mick is also involved in mentoring and supervising The Edge’s programming interns.
Andrei is an old face here at The Edge, having previously worked with the team as our Sound Catalyst in 2011. With an extensive history in music and sound production, Andrei has worked on television shows for Channel 9 and ABC, as well as overseas programs. He’s also worked on albums with artists like Operator Please! and Alanis Morissette.
Now, returning to The Edge as an Outreach Catalyst here at The Edge, Andrei works to ensure the programs of The Edge aren’t confined to our South Bank building. This mandate sees him travelling around our wonderful state, leaving rebuilt computers, DIY robots and smiling faces in his wake.
Dr Peter Musk has many tales to tell, with degrees in Botany and Biochemistry, countless years in research and a PhD in Biochemistry he brings more than framed certificates to The Edge. From men in white lab coats to building houses, driving taxis, playing in a band, travelling and living all over the world and educating the leaders of tomorrow, Peter has now (in his words) saved the best job for last!
Joining The Edge as a Science Catalyst, Peter ‘plays’ with science, bringing wild ideas (like growing a chair from mushroom fungi) to life. Most days you will catch the doctor in his lab – experimenting, testing and creating.
Phil has travelled a long way to call Brisbane home. Hailing from Germany with a childhood in Sweden and Saudi Arabia, he not only brings with him a tongue of many languages (and a past life as an interpreter – true story) but a background in web development, a degree in games design and qualifications from Hyper Island. When he’s not devouring all things art, science and technology, you’ll find him playing soulful tunes on his guitar, pumping iron at the gym, or playing the Binding of Isaac.
At The Edge, Phil puts his passions and skills into the role of Programs Support Officer, which includes anything and everything from modifying and testing Nerf guns (to achieve ultimate trajectory, of course!), to planning workshops and balancing budgets. But, this is not Phil’s first encounter with The Edge, we were lucky enough to have Phil join us in 2012 as a gaming resident, and then in 2013 in our VSO team.
Team Leader, Visitor Services
Sally has an impressive resumé which has seen her work at the Tate Modern in London, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne and most recently at the State Archives, where she worked as a Project Officer to build digital archives.
Sally looks after The Edge’s external affairs, working with venue hire clients and supervising our Visitor Services Officers (the lovely people who greet you at the front desk). Sally most enjoys being able to interact one-on-one with the individuals who come in and are inspired by The Edge.
Dana perseveres to keep everyone and everything organised (it’s a big ask). Day to day she can be found taking care of ordering, filing, booking and most importantly making sure that everyone gets paid. When she’s not in the office Dana can most likely be found in the gym training in Muay Thai and the Art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Although she’s clocked up many hours on the mats, Dana has still spent more time in Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct. Apart from her current role at The Edge Dana has worked with the kuril dhagun Team, Literacy and Young Peoples Service and with the Projects and Projects & Events team at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.
Visitor Experience Officers
The Edge’s Visitor Services Officers (VSOs) are the friendly and highly organised face of The Edge, that look after the day to day operations to ensure you have a rewarding experience. Say hi to a VSO on your next visit, or quiz them about what goes on at The Edge. You’ll find them behind the front desk.