Artist Profile/CV
 Hamish Sewell

hamishsewell@gmail.com

storiedland.com

 

Current Projects

 

2014 - present. Soundtrails:

Geo locative audio app offers a high quality cultural tourism experience. Founder and primary producer. Project works on a commission basis and has the active support of local communities, tourism organisation, arts bodies and local education. Sourcing clients, collaborating with community and local artists and overseeing contract audio producers

 

Soundtrails

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Current Soundtrails

  • Uralla NSW - cultural history: in conjunction with Uralla Arts following on from Uralla Story Project oral history. Produced by Hamish Sewell, 2014

  • Warialda NSW- cultural history/tourism: in conjunction with Gwydir Council. Produced by Hamish Sewell, 2014

  • Myall Creek Memorial NSW - education/cultural tourism vis Aboriginal massacre and legacy court case: in conjunction with Gwydir Council and Friends of Myall Creek. Produced by Hamish Sewell, 2014

  • Freedom Rides Walgett NSW - education/cultural tourism vis 60s bus ride highlighting segregation and racism in regional NSW: in conjunction with Catholic School Armidale and Aboriginal Education Officer, Sharon Cooke. Produced by William Verity and overseen by Hamish Sewell, 2015

  • Freedom Rides Moree NSW - as above

  • Aboriginal Diggers Cemetery, Moree , NSW - education/cultural tourism vis Aboriginal veterans, segregation policies and restoration of cemetery: in conjunction with Catholic School Services Armidale, local elder, Aunty Noeline Briggs Smith and Aboriginal Education Officer, Sharon Cooke. Produced by Hamish Sewell, 2015

  • Tenterfield NSW - cultural tourism: in conjunction with Catholic Schools Armidale and Tenterfield Council. Produced by Hamish Sewell, 2015

  • Bingara NSW - cultural tourism and veteran stories: in conjunction with Gwydir Shire Council. Produced by Hamish Sewell, 2015

  • Nimbin NSW - cultural tourism vis counter-culture Rainbow Festival; in conjunction with Lismore council. Produced by Jeanti St Clair and overseen by Hamish Sewell, 2016

  • University of Southern Cross Cubewalk, NSW - education vis showcasing current postgraduate works: in conjunction with USC and producer, Jeanti St Clair, 2016

  • Nambour Qld - cultural tourism: in conjunction with Sunshine Coast Heritage. Produced by Hamish Sewell, 2017

  • Armidale Catholic Precinct NSW - education/cultural tourism vis historic site and Aboriginal/Catholic relations: in conjunction with Catholic Schools Armidale and Aboriginal Wee Gaay students. Produced by Hamish Sewell, 2017

  • Goonoowigall NSW - education/cultural tourism vis Aboriginal fringe camp and matriarch, Aunty Elizabeth Connors. Launch mid 2018, in conjunction with Inverell Council and the Connors family. Produced by Hamish Sewell

  • Living Classroom, Bingara, NSW - education vis alternative (climate change) model for farming in regional Australia (currently being built/ expected launch mid 2018): in conjunction with Bingara council. Produced by Hamish Sewell

 

2010 - 2014.  The Story Project:

Director, facilitator and producer. Draws upon the US StoryCorps model of audio conversations, broadcasts and archiving. Recording over 250 conversations across a number of communities: Uralla NSW, Sunshine Coast Qld, Canterbury NSW. Recording audio, liaising with community, and producing digital content for exhibition and local ABC radio

 

The Story Project

The Canterbury Story Project

The Uralla Story Project

Audio Documentary Maker

  • 2016 Letting it Go. Pocketdocs, ABC Radio National. Producer and writer

  • 2016 Suppertime. Earshot, ABC Radio National. Producer and writer

  • 2016 Miss Banks Magnum Opus. This Is About, ABC Radio National digital. Producer and writer

  • 2012 The Good Oils on Coconut. First Bite, ABC Radio National. Producer and writer

  • 2012 The Blacksmith’s Song. Into The Music, ABC Radio National. Producer, writer and digital story producer

  • 2011 Talking Fish. ABC Radio National’s Hindsight. Producer and writer

  • 2009 In the Key of Carrot. Into the Music, ABC Radio National. Producer, writer and digital story producer

  • 2008 Stories From A Place To Belong. Three 16-20 minute audio biographies on surviving mental illness: Gemma, Rach and Holy’s: Gavin; & Carmel. Radio Eye, ABC Radio National. Producer and writer

  • 2008 Battle Flagging Father. Radio Eye, ABC Radio National, Radio New Zealand and WBEZ Chicago. Winning entry, Third Coast International Radio Festival, 2009. Writer and producer

  • 2006 Carmel’s West End. Hindsight, ABC Radio National. Writer and producer

  • 2003 Present Perfect. Four 8 minute radio pieces on culture and language acquisition. ABC Radio Eye. Writer and producer

  • 2000 Tracing Silence. Radio New Zealand and ABC Radio Eye. Writer and producer

  • 2000 Interminable Son. Radio New Zealand and ABC Radio Eye. Writer and producer

 

2016 - present. Podcasts production

Nambour Variety Show: Community capacity/building project - five part series: scripting, recording, production, community liaison & marketing. Partly supported by a Sunshine Coast Community Grants

Self Directing: Alternative approaches to care work during rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Commissioned by Pathways to Leadership. Writing and recording, production and project liaison. Launching late 2018 

 

QR/Digital Stories

 

Oral History

  • The Australian Generations oral history project. Freelance oral historian. A Monash University, National Library Project

  • The Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants Oral History Project. Freelance oral historian. A National Library Project

  • Talking Fish - Murray Darling River Stories. Queensland Fisheries and the Murray Darling Basin Authority Project. Recording oral histories and audio production. Material provided to The State Library of Queensland and local ABC radio stations

  • Storyproject 2009 - 2014. As above

 

Conferences/Festivals/Exhibitions

  • 2017 Australia Pacific Broadcasting Union, Yogyakarta. Presenting Soundtrails and judging APBU Radio Drama awards

  • 2017 National Oral History Conference, Sydney. Presenting Nambour digital works (Soundtrail/Nambour Variety Show & QR animations). Also speaking on plenary session

  • 2017 Shortlisted, Walkley’s Innovation Fund

  • 2016 The People’s Ground, Melbourne, presenting Soundtrails

  • 2016 Walkleys, Brisbane: presenting Soundtrails

  • 2015 Remix, presenting Soundtrails

  • 2016 Nambour Variety Show. Live performance, Blackbox Theatre, Nambour

  • 2014 Uralla Story Project, showcase of community oral history project

  • 2015 Canterbury Story Project, showcase of community oral history project

  • 2012 Board and Shetler – writer and researcher. Museum of Brisbane exhibition

  • 2009 Augmented audio: West End. Combining local West End oral histories, archival material and radio sound production. In collaborations with ABC Radio National. Launched at the Brisbane Festival

 

Writing

  • The Interminable Son. Short story. Landfall, Nov 1999

  • Rubber Wheels and Skid Marks. Short story. Westerly, Autumn 1997

  • Refined Ladies and Limited Means. Short story. Overland, Winter 1998

  • The Feminist Son. Feature article. The Age, 2000

  • The Interminable Son. Online essay, ABC Radio National, March 2000

  • Dignity in Silence. ABC Radio National online, 2002

  • Battle Flagging Father. Online essay. ABC Radio National, Oct 2008

  • Tracing Silence. Extended online essay. Formerly on dotlit literary journal. Now (in limited capacity) on Pandora, 2004

  • Talking Fish – The Paroo, Condamine & Culgoa/Balonne, Queensland Fisheries, Murray Darling Basin Authority & UTS, 2012

 

Qualifications

  • 2007 Masters of Philosophy, Creative Writing. University of Queensland

  • 1998 Bachelor of Arts, Honours (first class), Communications. University Technology Sydney

  • 1995 Bachelor of Arts, Communications. University Technology Sydney. Majored in Creative Writing and Textual Theory

Awards

  • Battle Flagging Father. Third Coast International Radio Festival, Bronze Prize, 2009

  • A Quota of Heartbeats. Novel. Manuscript short-listed for the 2006 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards

  • Soundtrails. Remix 2015. Best up-and-coming new project

  • Soundtrails. Business Awards Tenterfield. 2016 Winner

  • Soundtrails. Regional Tourism Awards, 2015 Shortlisted