As the warming and invigorating afternoon’s rhythms and melodies, transitioned with the illuminating moon into the evening’s revelry and merriment, Dush knew that his family had just expanded.
Dush has been working in the arts industry for over 20 years. In 2004 he co-founded Higher Ground Inc, which operated as a year-round not-for-profit arts organisation and multi-disciplinary arts centre for 9 years. Under his guidance, Higher Ground Inc successfully regenerated three run-down buildings in the Adelaide CBD, transforming them into arts and cultural hubs, presenting & producing local, national and international artistic & cultural work. Whilst the emphasis of his role focused on creative & organisational development, programming and venue management, Dush’s work also extended to collaborating with and mentoring individual artists and companies.
After completing the actor training course at Flinders University Drama Centre (1989-92), he moved to Brisbane to pursue & develop his acting career and worked with some of Australia’s finest companies and artists. In 1996 Dush took his one-man production of ‘Shadowboxing’ to Edinburgh, Scotland where he continued to live until 2003. Whilst in Edinburgh, Dush established AXIS Theatre Company where he Produced, Directed & Performed in the company’s productions of ‘Shadowboxing’, ‘King Lear’ & ‘Death and the Maiden’. Some of the amazing opportunities that unfolded for him whilst in Edinburgh included working as a support arts worker for a cultural exchange program between disadvantaged young people living in Edinburgh & Mamelodi (South Africa), as well as Co-Producing & Co-Programming the infamous Bongo Club Cabaret in 2002.