Storyscape founding directors Zoë and Pip work across all our projects, and bring in various collaborators depending on the project.
Zoë is an animator and social researcher. She has over ten years experience in international development, community arts, and applied research and training. Zoë has experience working with communities across Australia and the Asia Pacific region, and in Africa. She speaks Chinese, and has lived and worked in Asia for over four years. She has worked as a freelance consultant with the Apunipima Cape York Health Council, AusAID, the Australian Red Cross, Plan Australia, the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) and UNICEF. Zoë also worked with Clear Horizon Consulting as a Principal Consultant and Team Leader of the Community Development & Social Justice Team for three years, providing mentoring, training and evaluation services to local, national and international organisations working in this sector. Zoë has recently completed a Masters of Animation and Interactive Media at RMIT University. In 2014 she was awarded the RMIT Iloura Award of Excellence for Best Achievement in Production Design for her short animated film Eventide. This film has also been screened at animation festivals in the Philippines and the USA . Zoë began her studies in animation in 2013 when she undertook a short course in animation at the Victorian College of the Arts, at the University of Melbourne.
Pip is a community engagement and community arts practitioner. She has worked for the past decade across the international development, community engagement, arts and social services sectors applying creative and participatory approaches to planning, evaluation and advocacy. Prior to founding Storyscape in 2009 Pip worked as an independent consultant on the design and evaluation of community programs, and produced many short films that aimed to document and share evaluation findings. She has spent six years living and working in Asia and Europe and has worked with AusAID, Oxfam Australia, the Australian Red Cross, Plan Australia and Timor Leste, and UNICEF. In Australia she has worked with organisations and government departments such as the Koorie Heritage Trust, Aboriginal Victoria, Dardi Munwurro, the Wurundjeri Council, cohealth, Star Health, Victoria Police, and the Department of Justice and Regulation. Prior to working in the international development and community sectors, Pip worked for five years in film, television and interactive media in Australia and internationally. She has a Masters of International Development and a Bachelor of Arts (Communications), and also runs training programs and lectures at Monash University, La Trobe University, and RMIT University. She is committed to sharing skills so communities can tell their own stories, and is particularly interested in the healing qualities of narrative therapy approaches.