Andrew Walsh is one of the most experienced and respected performing arts professionals in the world. Posed with a great theatrical sense, he has extensive experience creating, directing and managing large scale events in Australia and throughout Asia, North America and Europe.
Over the past 25 years he has been responsible for some of Australia's and the world's most spectacular and memorable events.
In an extensive career that commenced in Melbourne in the late 1970s, Andrew has been continuously employed in the arts. He has worked for major performing arts companies, toured with international stars and directed hundreds of productions and events.
He was the technical director for Australian Pavilions at three world expos and has directed Sydney's Australia Day Spectacular for fourteen years. He directed the London Millennium Celebrations and in 2001 was Creative Director of the widely acclaimed Centennial Ceremony for Australia's Centenary of Federation.
In 2003 Andrew was Director of Ceremonies for Rugby World Cup and conceived and directed the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and pre-match anthem segments. He was the Executive Producer of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and most recently the Executive Producer and Creative Director of the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006.
Andrew is an associate of the Graduate School of Management at the University of Technology Sydney and a fellow of the Australian Centre for Event Management. Andrew was awarded the Centenary Medal for contribution to Australian society at the beginning of the Millennium and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2006 Queens Birthday honours.
Client Comments for Andrew Walsh
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- You took what was a complex and unprecedented set up in Athens and you made it work. Better than that you produced ceremonies which are universally acclaimed as the best ever. Throughout your 10 months with us you demonstrated a calmness, certainty and depth of production knowledge which was truly world class.
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