Timeline

Christopher Joseph Strid Fulham

2020

Committed to my top 5 projects (I'm saying no to all other projects).

  1. Art
  2. This site josephstrid.com
  3. Artist Accelerator
  4. Podcast
  5. Book

2019

Co-founded Bright Sparks, a STEAM education startup, with Alex Milne. This project has now been mothballed for a number of reasons, least of which was the havoc caused by COVID-19.

December 25 2017

Changed my name (unofficially) to Joseph Strid and started this site. Why the name change? Well, I married in my early twenties, and took my then wifes surname (Fulham). On completion of that wildly successful 20+ year marriage in 2017, it felt right to update my name. I chopped off my first and last names, which left Joseph Strid.

2017

Co-founded Our Big Idea, a project which evolved into Akudu. This project gave me support, learning and personal growth over the 3 years I developed it. 

2015

Wrote and delivered training in precision agriculture with drones for the Muresk Institute in rural Western Australia . During this time I also delivered workshops in Drone technology for Murdoch University.

Wrote and delivered workshops in Photography, drones and video for SHOOT Photographic workshops in Western Australia.

2014

Awarded a 100K Art Commission to produce a 90 minute aerial landscape artwork for the Karratha Airport in Western Australia.

Founded Dronelinc to legally reaslise the commission. I worked as a commercial drone pilot under the banner of Dronelinc for several years, producing aerial projects for Dampier Port Authority, Perth International Film Festival, Corona SunSets Festival, Australian Defense Force and a host of other businesses. 

2013

Started a PhD at the Australian National University. I ultimately postponed as I left the ANU in 2013 to begin a new life. 

2012

Commissioned for video art for the Experimenta Speak To Me 5th International Biennial Of Media Art. The exhibition launched in Melbourne at RMIT Gallery in September 2012 before embarking on a two year national tour taking in metropolitan and regional centres across the country. My work was also featured in the previous Experimenta Utopia Now International Biennial of Media Art.

2011

Curated and produced Art Machine, an exhibition consisting of coded 'art machines' that transformed text, video and photos submitted online into original ‘visual structures’ and digital works. The focal point of Art Machine was to explore the boundary between artist, machines and audience.

2011

Awarded a photographic art commission for the Calvary Hospital in Canberra Australia. I was artist in residence for 12 mon ths. As it happened, my daughter was born at Calvary while I was artist in residence, and the photographs from her birth became the final work for the commission (Born).

2010

Received Leica Camera sponsorship for Leica M and Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASP. In 2014 I received further sponsorship with Leica S2 and Leica Summarit 70 f/2.5 ASPH 

2009

Awarded video art commission for the National Film and Sound Archive , Canberra (ARC Cinema). The project involved producing 8 video artworks and 5.1 surround sound soundscape the the NFSA's ARC Cinema Art commission

2003 - 2013

Starting teaching at the Australian National University in Canberra. I worked here for a decade, becoming tentured. My first position was Lecturer in Interactive Media Arts, at the Centre for New Media Arts. I later went on to teach into 2D Animation, Digital Video, Photography and Internet Art. 

2002

Awarded an Honours Degree in Multimedia Arts, from the Middlesex University in London (first class honours).

1999

Starting teaching Multimedia Arts at SAE Technology College Perth (now called SAE Qantm). I would go on to run SAE Perths Creative Media Department for the next 4 years. 

1998

Taught for the first time, writing and delivering an 8 week program in in 2D Animation for the animation team behind the John Callahan's Quads! a Canadian-Australian adult cartoon created by and based upon the work of John Callahan (creator of Pelswick for Nickelodeon).

1997

Completed a Diploma in Interactive Multmedia Arts

1995

Completed a diploma in Audio Engineering. 

1991

Completed and obtained my commercial pilots license (fixed wing aircraft)