Melbourne based artist, Gav Barbey is a multi- disciplinary artist. He apprenticed as a commercial artist in the government funded Gas Fuel corporation in the 1980’s. The multiple workshop practice included graphic design, drafting, scenic art, sculpture and production. While studying production set and costume design at NIDA Barbey was immersed in the theatrical world. He has held a successful career in theatre and set design working across theatre, television, film and events.
Barbey worked with Richard Roxburgh’s Burning House theatre at Leo Schofield’s Melbourne Festival, Barbey transitioning his design and visual skills to writing and directing. He has a raft of script and directorial films under his belt and was a Finalist in Tropfest. He was also awarded a Young FilmMakers grant from Aura Film Finance.