Rob Ball BA Media Art with Honours(Deakin University), GCert Visual Art(VCA), GDip Education(University of Melbourne)
Rob Ball is a Melbourne-based artist & community cultural development producer working in sculpture, socially engaged art practice and place making.
As a community arts producer, Rob has collaborated with youth, indigenous, refugee, migrant and disability groups. He was awarded the inaugural Vodafone Australia World of Difference award in 2004 to produce four cross-media works with communities in North West Tasmania, Alice Springs, Southern Sydney and Melbourne. In 2006 Rob won the Community Broadcast Association of Australia Award for Best Television Program for No Limits, a disability entertainment program. In 2008 he produced four HDV short films for Melbournes Youth Disability Advocacy Service exploring adolescence and disability that have been widely shown in Australia and around the world.
From 2007 to 2009 Rob developed a substantial youth arts program for the Centre for Multicultural Youth to engage refugee and migrant young people in artistic practice. Projects involved partnerships with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Chunky Move Dance Company, the Malthouse Theatre, Immigration Museum, St. Martins Youth Arts, Platform Youth Theatre and Federation Square, Melbourne.
Rob has worked in the local government sector since 2009, implementing cultural development and place making projects in a range of communities. He is currently leading place making projects for the cities of Banyule and Manningham in Melbourne's north eastern metropolitan region.
Rob continues to sustain a creative practice in sculpture and socially engaged art, and exhibits work in festival and gallery contexts.