VICKI GORDON

Vicki GordonVICKI GORDON is an award winning Creative Producer & Cultural specialist for Music, Theatre, Events and Documentary. Her deep connection to Indigenous Australia combined with her vast experience across the Arts, Music & Theatre Industries has enabled her to build unique connections and lasting friendships with First Nations people over 30 years.

Vicki produced Australia's first Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women's Contemporary Music Festival With Open Eyes; first All Girl Rock Festival Fast Forward and the first Training program for Female DJ's. She has been Manager to singer/songwriters Brenda WebbEmma Donovan and Ursula Yovich producing Webb's ARIA nominated debut single and video Little Black Girl and Donovan's EP & video tribute to the stolen generations Ngarraanga.

In 2010 Vicki produced the South Pacific Women's ensemble Singaot Sista premiering at Fest Napuan in Vanuatu. She curated and produced the critically acclaimed Barefoot Divas premiering at the Sydney and NZ International Arts Festivals 2012; Queensland Music Festival 2013; touring North America, Canada and Hawaii in 2014 and selling out the Hong Kong Concert Hall 2015. In 2016 she was Associate Producer for Romaine Moreton's One Billion Beats co-written with Alana Valentine with music by Lou Bennett.

Vicki is Commissioning Producer for the 4x Helpmann Award Aboriginal Women’s Rock Musical Barbara & the Camp Dogs picking up Best Australian Musical, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical and Best supporting Female Actor in 2019. She is Executive Producer for the Healing Song Project with Christine Anu, founding Executive Director and Creative Producer for Australian Women in Music Awards and Founding President for Cicada International Inc.

Vicki has been awarded a Human Rights Award Commendation, Women in the Arts Fellowship, Community Cultural Development Award and numerous ARIA Awards in recognition of her contribution to Industry.

 

CURRENT

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS
Founding Executive Director & Creative Producer

BELVOIR ST THEATRE
Co-Producer - BARBARA & THE CAMP DOGS
Ursula Yovich, Alana Valentine, Elaine Crombie & Troy Brady

HEALING SONG PROJECT
Producer - Christine Anu, Philly MC, David Leha & Mindy Kwanten

BAWAKA MULWAT EXPERIENCE
Executive Producer

CICADA INTERNATIONAL INC.
Founding President

 

2018 / 2017

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS
Founding Director & Executive Producer

BELVOIR ST THEATRE
Co-Producer - BARBARA & THE CAMP DOGS
Ursula Yovich, Alana Valentine, Elaine Crombie & Troy Brady

HEALING FOUNDATION
Music Producer - Christine Anu, Philly MC, David Leha & Mindy Kwanten

CANON AUSTRALIA - TALES BY LIGHT SERIES 3
Associate Producer & Music Supervisor - Dylan River

CICADA INTERNATIONAL INC.
Founding President

 

2016

CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTER
Associate Producer - One Billion Beats (Romaine Moreton, Alana Valentine & Lou Bennett)

VGMP
Producer - Barbara & the Camp Dogs (Ursula Yovich, Alana Valentine, Elaine Crombie & Troy Brady)

CICADA INTERNATIONAL INC.
President/Creative Producer

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS
Founding Program Director

 

2015

VGMP
Curator, Producer & Manager - Barefoot Divas
Tour Management - Barefoot Divas Hong Kong Concert Hall Hong Kong Arts Festival
Producer - Barbara & the Camp Dogs (Ursula Yovich, Alana Valentine, Casey Donovan & Leah Purcell)

CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTER
Associate Producer - One Billion Beats (Romaine Moreton, Alana Valentine & Lou Bennett)

CICADA INTERNATIONAL INC.
President/Creative Producer

 

2014

VICKI GORDON MUSIC PRODUCTIONS PTY LTD
Tour Management - Barefoot Divas North American & Canadian Tour
Producer & Manager - Barefoot Divas
Producer - Wildheart Ursula Yovich

CICADA INTERNATIONAL INC.
Nurlu Jalbingan Program Director Broome WA

CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTER
Associate Producer - One Billion Beats (Romaine Moreton & Alana Valentine)

COMMERCIAL RADIO AUSTRALIA
First Break Project Management

VICKI GORDON MANAGEMENT
Manager - Ursula Yovich

LUCY NEVILLE
Project Consultant

2012 - 2013

VICKI GORDON MUSIC PRODUCTIONS PTY LTD
Barefoot Divas (Ursula Yovich, Emma Donovan, Ngaiire, Whirimako Black, Maisey Rika & Merenia)
Commissioning Producer - Barbara and the Camp Dogs (Ursula Yovich, Leah Purcell & Casey Donovan)

CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTER
One Billion Beats (Romaine Moreton & Alana Valentine)
Associate Producer

COMMERCIAL RADIO AUSTRALIA
First Break Project Management

VICKI GORDON MANAGEMENT
Manager Ursula Yovich

CICADA INTERNATIONAL INC.
Nurlu Jalbingan Program Director Broome WA

CHARLOTTE EMILY
Project Consultant

2011 - 2012

COMMERCIAL RADIO AUSTRALIA
First Break Consultant

VICKI GORDON MUSIC PRODUCTIONS PTY LTD
Barefoot Divas
Strong

CHARLOTTE EMILY
Project Consultant

OXYGEN MUSIC GROUP
Project Consultant

THE CIRCLE PROJECT Inc.
Project Consultant

DESERT DIVAS - Alice Springs
Mentor

EAST JOURNEY - East Arnhem Land
Marketing and Media Consultancy

2009 - 2010

VICKI GORDON MANAGEMENT
Manager Emma Louise & Emma Donovan

SINGAOT SISTA
Producer

AIDS TRUST OF AUSTRALIA
Entertainment Management Main Stage
Sydney Food & Wine Fair - Annual HIV AIDS Fundraiser

2005

ESTABLISHED VGM MEDIA & MARKETING
Consultant for Independent artists, managers & record labels.

2003 - 2005

ROCK SUGAR MUSIC
Managing Director

2003 - 2004

AUSTRALIAN TOURIST COMMISSION
Auditioned over 600 entries to produce new song/artist to represent Australia both locally and internationally.

2001 - 2004

DIRECTOR MARKETING & A&R TRANSISTOR MUSIC AUSTRALIA

ARIA BOARD DIRECTOR (Representing the Independents)

AMDI CHAIR (Australian Music Development Initiative)
Established to improve local content for Australian artists on commercial radio.


2001 - 2003

DIRECTOR MARKETING & A&R TRANSISTOR MUSIC AUSTRALIA

ARIA BOARD DIRECTOR
First Women in 50 years to represent the Independents on the ARIA Board.


1996 - 2004

DIRECTOR MARKETING & A&R TRANSISTOR MUSIC AUSTRALIA
Signed & developed Vanessa Amorosi & Sick Puppies
First Australian record label to have success with Dance artists on commercial radio.


1989 - 1996

AWCM FOUNDING PRESIDENT & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (Australian Women’s Contemporary Music)
Established to improve the status of Women in the Australian Music industry.


AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2019 Helpmann Awards Nominations for Barbara and the Camp Dogs
Best Musical, Best Score, Best New Australian Work, Best Actor & Best Supporting Actor

2004 - 2005 ARIA Nomination (Engineer of the Year) Greg Stace/Kid Courageous - Is She Really Going Out With Him?
AIR #1 - ARIA #7 Kid Courageous - Use Me
AIR #1 - ARIA #13 Kid Courageous - Life’s A Movie
AIR #3 - ARIA #17 Kid Courageous - Is She Really Going Out With Him?

2003 GOLD Award for You Promised Me In-grid

2001 ARIA Nomination: Best Female Vanessa Amorosi
ARIA Nomination: Best Independent Vanessa Amorosi
ARIA Nomination: Breakthrough artist Vanessa Amorosi
ARIA Nomination: Debut single Vanessa Amorosi
ARIA Nomination: Best Album Vanessa Amorosi
ARIA Nomination: Best Producer Vanessa Amorosi
PPCA Award: #1 Most Broadcast Australian song Vanessa Amorosi for Shine
PLATINUM Award for Shine Vanessa Amorosi
MULTI- PLATINUM Award from BMG Australia for Vanessa Amorosi The Power

2000 DOUBLE PLATINUM Award for the Official Opening Ceremony album for the Sydney 2000 Olympic games.
GOLD Award for Absolutely Everybody in New Zealand

1999 PLATINUM Award for Look At Me & Absolutely Everybody Vanessa Amorosi

1998 GOLD Award for It’s My Life album SASH!
GOLD Award for Whigfield album
GOLD Award for Gimme Gimme single Whigfield

1994 Community Cultural Development Fellowship
To research Women in the Asian Music Industry.
ARIA Nomination: Best Australian Independent Release Brenda Webb (1st Indigenous pop artist in Australia)

1992 Women in Arts Fellowship Award
In recognition for founding the Australian Women’s Rock Institute.

1991 Human Rights Award (Commendation)
For significantly contributing to the promotion of Women’s rights in the Australian Music Industry.

 

LEADERSHIP

Founded the inaugural AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS

Co-Produced the new Indigenous musical BARBARA & THE CAMP DOGS at Belvoir

Sold out the Hong Kong Concert Hall - BAREFOOT DIVAS

Developed, Produced & Toured BAREFOOT DIVAS - WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES
Sydney Festival, NZ International Arts Festival, QLD Music Festival, Mullum Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Banff, Seattle, Oakland California & Hawaii

Toured SINGAOT SISTA to FEST NAPUAN Vanuatu

Founded the Not for Profit Charity, CICADA International Inc.

ARIA Board Director representing the INDEPENDENTS

Improved the criteria for BEST AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT ARIA AWARD

Initiated the NEW ARTIST 2 RADIO showcase to improve local content on Commercial Radio

Founded the Not for Profit Association AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S CONTEMPORARY MUSIC INC. to improve the status of Women in the Australian Music Industry.

Produced Australia's first All Girl Rock Festival - FAST FORWARD

Produced Australia's first Training program for female DJ's - SCRATCH

Produced Australia's first Aboriginal & Torres Strait Contemporary Women's Music Festival -WITH OPEN EYES

Produced Australia's first Fanzine for female Musicians & Artists - SNATCH

Managed & Released Australia's first Indigenous model & pop artist BRENDA WEBB - LITTLE BLACK GIRL

Released the Soundtrack to the film about Australia's first female saint - MARY MCKILLOP