Say hello to the newest addition to our Festival team, Kane Cross! Kane joins us on a work placement from Vision Australia.
Born in Brisbane and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Kane brings with him a unique background in construction and retail. However, his journey into the world of art is where the real excitement is brewing. Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa in 2019, Kane’s perspective on life has been reshaped, and he’s now eager to explore the wonders of the entertainment industry.
Tell us about your creative background? Is this your first time in the arts space?
This has been my first experience working in the arts and it has been a treat! I have loved meeting all sorts of people with varied experiences and backgrounds, while learning as much as I can from them about what the arts have to offer.
Tell us more about your Vision Australia placement?
The Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) program at Vision Australia (VA) is designed to help those with Blindness or Low Vision unlock their potential and give them the confidence needed to succeed in any workplace. The team at VA have been nothing short of amazing and have given me a wealth of information about what help is available for those with B or LV. Such as the services or assistive technology available and even new perspectives to help achieve life goals on your own.
Since embracing the arts, what are your three favourite experiences so far?
I loved the Gympie Music Muster that I attended many years ago (standouts were Casey Chambers and the Scared Weird Little Guys). However, my all-time favourite experience was a show put on by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard earlier this year. The crowd was rowdy, the visuals were amazing and the incredible live show KGALW puts on is something else.
What excites you most about the Undercover Artist Festival?
How can I pick one thing to get excited about when there is such a wide range of performers, shows and raw talent in general? There is too much to look forward to and I can not wait to be part of it all!
We can’t wait to see Kane’s creativity shine and witness the magic he brings to Undercover Artist Festival.
Image: Kane Cross headshot