Dr Mitch Goodwin is an independent media artist and academic with a research focus on digital aesthetics, visual culture and media communication design. He is the Founding Director of the Screengrab International Media Arts Award and curator of the associated exhibition program. He was also a Founding Director and the principle artistic supervisor of the Renew Townsville project based on the successful Newcastle model. Mitch has been employed extensively by the HE sector to design and implement curricula that exploit blended modes of delivery, embed WIL strategies and build interdisciplinary project pathways for both students and staff.
Mitch has appeared in a variety of public arenas over the years including galleries, festivals and institutions in both an academic and artistic capacity. In 2015 he delivered a solo presentation on his research into Liquid Ambient Futures in a sold out session at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas and in July he presented at The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie Symposium at ACMI in Melbourne. Mitch was recently shortlisted for both the MADATAC06 video art award and the prestigious Lumen Prize, a curated award the Guardian has recognised as “the world’s pre-eminent digital arts prize”. Most recently Mitch’s film Mineral Machine Music was selected for the 16th WRO Media Arts Biennale in Wroclaw, Poland for the European Union’s 2015 City of Culture program. Mitch has won the North Queensland Arts Award for Best Exhibition twice and was nominated in 2015 for the Most Outstanding Visual Artist Award. Mitch’s screen based work has been shown in Adelaide, Amsterdam, Athens, Brisbane (AUS), Cardiff, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Newcastle (AUS), New York, Sheffield (UK) and Vermont (USA).