The Other Plan A
2:00pm - 3:00 pm, Tuesday 28 July
Alumni panel discussion featuring GG McGauran, Keith Brockett, and Hannah Pelka-Caven
Convened by Susan Eldridge
About the event:
About to graduate? Wondering how to pursue your passion AND pay your rent?
Join GG McGauran, Keith Brockett and Hannah Pelka-Caven in an honest and thought-provoking discussion about the unexpected and multi-faceted paths their careers have taken. Speaking from combined experience across advertising, television, industry advocacy and more, the Other Plan A panel will unpack their professional journeys and reflect on their unique approaches to balancing creative projects and practical responsibilities. Take stock of your own skill set and be inspired by the ambition, resilience, and ingenuity of their stories. An important discussion for anyone navigating their professional journey in these uncertain times.
About the Panellists:
GG McGauran is a creative director and photographer. She has also worked with several commercial clients including Facebook, Instagram, Youtube Music, Twinings, Sony Music, Warner Music and Mushroom Music. GG has also completed her Masters in Advertising with a thesis in Developing Brand Personality for Emerging Musicians. This enables her to work with artists to create exciting images that consciously seek to amplify their personality and music.
Keith Brockett is an Australian performer who has worked on numerous productions with companies such as Melbourne Theatre Company, TEG Live, and The Production Company, as well as a founder of Melbourne-based The KIN Collective. A series regular in the TV cult hits The Librarians and Ronny Chieng: International Student, his other recent screen credits include Five Bedrooms, Bloom, Seven Types of Ambiguity, and True Story with Hamish and Andy.
Hannah Pelka-Caven is an experienced industrial advocate providing strategic employment and dispute advice to workers in the media, entertainment and arts industries. Hannah also has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne and continues to work in the music industry as a professional singer and violinist.
Susan Eldridge is a musician, educator and mischief maker in the classical music sector. She thinks about the long haul models and imagines radical innovations that can chart a course for success and sustainability for artists and organisations over the next 50 years. Susan is guided by two unflappable goals: to rewrite the relevance of classical music and to place the human experience at the centre of her radical solutions. Find her @notablevalues