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BEHIND THE SCENES

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Tash Hardy, Founder & Director

Tash, Director of national event production company, Hardy+Ko is a resident of Tamborine Mountain, and owner / operator of local small business Butler+Grace.

 

With more than 18 years of experience in managing major events of upwards of 40,000 people across Australia, Tash specialises in programme curation, artist procurement, creative styling, budget management and site logistics.

 

Her large scale event experience includes project management and touring services for Brisbane Festival (QLD), Event Director for Myriad (QLD), Event Producer for Maroon Festival (QLD) and most recently in 2020, Event Director for the award-winning Ord Valley Muster (WA).

Evergreen Festival was conceived by Event Producer and Curator Tash Hardy, Director of Hardy+Ko.

During 2020 she could only dream of travelling abroad and sipping a steaming cup of mulled wine amid a flurry of joyful market shoppers with timber-frame stalls dressed in whimsical string lights. 

With the uncertainty of overseas travel for the foreseeable future, the vision for Evergreen Festival was born. The inaugural event in 2021 transformed Queensland’s famous hinterland region into a hive of activity.

MEET THE TEAM

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James Dee

Technical & Production Manager

James has worked across all aspects of the live entertainment industry both within Australia and around the Globe.

 

He is the Director of DarkArts Global, a technical production company based in South East Queensland.

 

His experiences ranges from major concerts and festivals, large scale sporting events, corporate events, film and television as well as bespoke projects.

 

Over the past two decades, James has been instrumental in some of the biggest events in the country including but not limited to Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, and  VIVID Sydney (NSW), 2018 Invictus Games (NSW), and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (QLD).

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Clare Wray

Sponsorship Procurement & Marketing Support

With 15 years’ experience in business development, strategic marketing, event and general management, Clare’s career has been diverse across the private and public sectors in the Asia Pacific region. 

 

She has developed key skills in devising and achieving marketing outcomes for organisations; managing government relations has extensive experience in managing stakeholder expectations in relation to large scale events.

 

In 2019, she was an instrumental team member in delivering the 3rd annual Australian Superyacht Rendezvous; and prior to returning to Australia to reside in Tamborine Mountain in 2016, Clare was General Manager of the Singapore Yacht Show.