Mark started his career in Film and Television in the late 80’s working with premier agencies such as Ursula Hufnagl, Chadwick’s and June Cann Management in Sydney. Having started working for Q Bar as a Celebrity Guest DJ in 1998 just for the fun of it, Mark soon realised his passion within the entertainment industry wasn’t only acting or D-jing, but also developing culturally significant concepts and marketing strategies that would benefit and change the cultural landscape of Sydney. Mark was responsible for the overall concept for the now iconic small sized live music and art venue called Spectrum at the Q bar, as well as the now sadly defunct Burlesque club 34B. By the end of his term in 2005, Mark was handling all promotions, marketing and bookings for the Q Bar and Exchange Hotel. In 2005 Mark conceptualised and created both the design and business model for what is now known as the Oxford Art Factory. He named the venue and project managed the build and construction in 2007 from start to finish. As General Manager/Licensee and Booker, Mark continues to this day with his hands on approach, always ensuring that the concept and vision of the OAF gets passed on and only the highest standard of work is carried out. Having recently added more venues being booked by the OAF Mark is set to keep broadening his horizons in his quest to bring music and art to the people of Australia.
Made in Sydney: Music Makers & Innovators
We're closing with our favourite Sydney topic: Music. Hear from some of the city’s most influential music proponents & creators with a panel, live performance & closing party.