Inform Inspire Invest - 18th MIAA Annual Conference - Perth 2005

Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh is one of the most experienced and respected performing arts professionals in the world.

Posed with a great theatrical sense he has extensive experience creating, directing and managing large-scale event in Australia and throughout Asia, North America and Europe.

He has over the past 25 years he has been responsible for and some of Australia and the world's most spectacular and memorable events.

These include:

•  Athens Olympic Games 2004 Executive Producer Opening and Closing Ceremonies
•  Rugby World Cup 2003 Director of Ceremonies
•  Australia 's Centenary of Federation, Centennial Ceremony - Creative Director
•  London Millennium Celebrations – Project Producer / Event Director
•  Sydney Olympics 2000 – Sydney Skyline Spectacular Producer/Creative Director
•  Australia Day Spectacular 1992 – 2004 Producer/Creative Director
•  Arabian Gulf Football Tournament Opening Ceremony Director of Ceremonies
•  Sydney New Year's Eve Celebrations Producer/Creative Director
•  Melbourne Moomba River Spectacular 1998 Producer/Creative Director
•  Darling Harbour Waterscreen Production “Reef Dreaming”
•  Stadium Australia Opening Event.
•  Darling Harbour Aurora Aquacade '94 '95
•  Everland Miraculous Seoul Korea (The World's largest laser waterscreen and special effects show)

In an extensive career that commenced in Melbourne in the late 1970's Andrew has been continuously employed in the arts he has worked for major performing arts companies, toured with international stars and directed hundreds of productions and events. He was the technical director for Australian Pavilions at three world expos, has directed Sydney 's Australia Day Spectacular for the past fifteen years. He directed the London Millennium Celebrations and in 2001 was Creative Director of the widely acclaimed Centennial Ceremony for Australia 's Centenary of Federation for which he was awarded the Centenary Medal. In 2003 Andrew was Director of Ceremonies for Rugby World Cup 2003 and conceived and directed the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and pre-match anthem segments. And most recently was the Executive Producer of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

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