Kia ora, my work is centred in the health, not for profit, film, and digital media sectors.
In the early 2000s, after completing my Masters in Communications degree at Victoria University of Wellington, I worked as a creative and digital sector analyst, working on creative industry and digital content strategies for NZTE , National Library of NZ and NZ On Air. In 2008 I was the founding content director of NZ On Screen and established ScreenTalk.
In 2015 I was Digital Artist in Residence with The Big Idea , collaborating with my son, designer Sam O’Leary , hospice workers, and creative practitioners on The Solace Initiative, where people showed or told what brings them solace in times of loss or grief.
I worked with artist Daisey Bingham and sculptor Bridget Nawalowalo to show the story of their redesign of the entranceway to the Wellington Homeless women’s shelter, Te Mahana, the warmth of the home.
My short film Music for Life explores the power of music in the lives of people living with dementia, with music therapist Rani Heath in association with Dementia Wellington.
If you’d like to talk about creative or health related projects contact me