Mic Gruchy Plus

Sydney Australia

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Video artist and designer, film editor and producer.

Background: Born, Australia. Mic trained as an actor and acrobat at Queensland University of Technology and Sydneyʼs Ensemble Studios. Mic’s work spans the fields of theatre, opera, dance, installation, feature film and television.

His video artworks have been shown around the world and are included in collections such as MOMA in New York.and include a major commissioned video installation ‘Damned Souls & Turning Wheels’ for the Biennale of Sydney 2010.

He has edited feature films such as ‘The Combination’ and also directed and produced numerous documentaries and television commercials. He has produced ground breaking Museum audio-visual installations including ‘Eora’ for the Museum of Sydney and ‘Taking to the Streets’ for the Museum of Brisbane.

Mic teaches Visual Design and Production in Theatre at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. His theatrical design credits include operas; ‘Love in the Age of Therapy, A Streetcar Named Desire, Acis and Galatea, Cosi Fan Tutte, The Girl of the Golden West and Aida’ for Opera Australia, ‘Underland’  for Sydney Dance Company, ‘A Man with Five Children’ for Sydney Theatre Company, the Helpman Award winning ‘A Flowering Tree’ for the 2009 Perth Festival, ‘Wrong Skin’ featuring the Chooky Dancers for Performing Lines, ‘My Bicycle Loves You’ by Legs on the Wall at the Sydney and Perth Festivals 2011, ‘CRUNCH’ for the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and ‘I am Eora’ for the Sydney Festival 2012.

Mic was awarded an Australia Council Creative Australia Outstanding Artist’s Fellowship in inter-disciplinary practice for 2012. He has just completed editing on a new feature film ‘Convict’ due for release in early 2013 and upcoming theatre productions include a new stage interpretation of the classic Australian story ‘Storm Boy’ for the Sydney Theatre Company; ‘Freeze Frame’ for Donna Allen and featuring dancers from the Donna Allen Dance Academy in Central Los Angeles for the 2013 Brisbane Festival and ‘The Bauklham Hills African Ladies Dance Troupe at Belvior Street Theatre.

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