Presenting a new work at Feb SeenSound in Melbourne tonight.

The new work is a composition I performed live in New Zealand in August 2022, and I have now collaborated with Dr John Montgomery on an audiovisual version of the work. The work is called Sentient and it explores the idea of an AI machine becoming sentient – from the perspective of the machine.


Thursday 2 February 2023 at 6:30pmGMT + 10

SeenSound shimmers into the new year with mirage of new audio-visual works featuring:
Carlos Lopez Charles, Gemma Horbury, Steve Jansen, 
Donna Hewitt, Brigid Burke, 
Adrian Sherriff, Mark Pedersen, 
Sophie Rose, Grania Burke and more

This edition will be held at The Teal House Gallery, on Thursday 2 February at 6:30pm, with a curated streaming version to follow.

Tickets for the Teal House event can be booked through TryBooking.

The SeenSound: Visual/Music series provides a space for the presentation of short visual/music works. SeenSound commenced in 2011, curated by Melbourne-based audio-visual artists Brigid Burke, Adrian Sherriff and Mark Pedersen, and is proudly supported by Long Play and The Teal House.

Signs of Time at the Bondi Pavillion

I’ve been working on a little project with French poet Ambrosia and videographer John Montgomery. It is being shown at the refurbished Bondi Pavillion this Sunday 2nd October and the following Sunday the 9th October. It’s free, so hope you can check it out. It’s on a loop so you can drop in any time in the windows outlined below.

Signs of Time at the Bondi Pavillion



Saturday 5 September 2020 at 6:00pm

LOOP LiveStream

Entry $10/$5

On the cusp of spring, SeenSound prepares to unfurl,
bringing you A/V creations from Melbourne and around the world.
This month’s edition features:
the long awaited CD launch from PAUSAII (Adrian Sherriff/Brigid Burke)
along with
Tony Yap & Takashi Tagiguchi
Vicki Hallet, Donna Hewitt,
Ros Bandt, John 
Mark Pedersen, Roger Alsop, Dan Senn
and more
Catch everything online here:

The SeenSound: Visual/Music series provides a space for the presentation of short visual/music works. SeenSound commenced in 2011, curated by Melbourne-based audio-visual artists Brigid Burke and Mark Pedersen, and is proudly supported by Loop Bar.

UNE Symposium P.S.#Metoo

Thursday 7th November will be the University of New England, AU Creative and Cultural Arts Network Symposium “P.S. #Metoo“. UNE Music‘s Donna Hewitt will be performing her work #Metwo at the end of the symposium. Everyone is welcome. 1.30-5pm Oorala Lecture Theatre. With the performance 4.30pm in the Drama Studio.


Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal erupted in 2017, the so-called “#MeToo movement” has brought a number of powerful men in the arts and cultural industries to account for sexual assault allegations. Some of these men were found guilty, while others had their names (controversially) cleared; all arguably now exist in a post-“Me Too” landscape.

This symposium will explore how a reconsideration of gender-based harassment and sexual abuse might reconfigure how we approach making, thinking about, and teaching arts and culture. Do concerns over consent and power liberate artists, or encourage a new cultural puritanism? Alternatively, is systemic inequality and abuse a far deeper problem than a hashtag and some high-profile court cases?

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VENUE: Oorala Centre

1.30pm – 2.00pm        Erin Gee (Zoom from Canada): “Laughing Web Dot Space: A Virtual Laugh-In for Survivors of Sexual Violence”

2.00pm – 2.30pm        Donna Hewitt: “#MeTwo – A Collaborative Music Response to the #MeToo Movement”

2.30pm – 3.00pm        Sharleen Schier and Jacqueline Harris: “‘Tell Me about a Complicated Man’ – Classics in the Post-MeToo Landscape”

3.00pm – 3.30pm        AFTERNOON TEA BREAK

3.30pm – 4.00pm        Kylie Constantine: “Philomela’s Song: What a violent myth can tell us about resilience through creativity”

4.00pm – 4.30pm        Lisa Goldzieher: “Exploring Gender Violence on stage in Nick Enright’s Blackrock

4.30pm – 5.00pm        Liz Ellis: “The street can be a scary place. If you’re out after dark, are you just askin’ for it…?” (includes play reading)

VENUE: Drama Studio, Milton Building

5.00pm – 5.30pm        Donna Hewitt Performance #MeTwo