Marion Conrow is classicly trained in visual/multimedia arts, she has specialized in projection within sculpture and site specific installation since the 1990’s.  Multidisciplinary, the focus is using new and old media that explore a sense of loss of place by capturing memory both real and imagined. Marion rebuilds ghostly holographic environments that are both playful and dark; small objects become giant building blocks, housing memory; humans become ghosts caught in a loop; reflections capture moving of daily life; the mundane, that in future becomes historic. Her unique technique creates holographic sculptures incorporating still and moving visual overlays exploring the interactivity between multiple projections and live performativity.

Marion’s work is evident in art projects nationally and internationally. She completed her BA in 3-D studies & Video at Southern Cross Unversity in 1992 where she won sculpture and broadcast awards for her work in establishing community television regionally and nationally. She has participated in various residencies with Blast Theory (UK), Antagon Aktion Theatre (Frankfurt) and Artspace (NSW) and a two year residency at University of Queensland ‘s Visac laboratory (Immersive VR) funded by Arts Queensland.  Notable arts colloborations are with Judy Watson, Suzon Fuks & James Cunnigham (Igneous 1998-2001), and Denis Beaubois “In the Event of Amnesia the City Will Recall”.  Also known as Tuxtla for her lush projection architecture featured at clubs and events, clientale include Falls Festival, Tropical Fruits, Family ( Brisbane 2005-2013), clocking up over 500 gigs alongside numerous DJ’s nationally and internationally. This work is symbotic to her creative practice. She has been included at exhibitions QCP (Queensland Centre of Photography), QUT Arts Precinct and the Australian National Museum.

An arts activist Marion was well known for her role in establishing community television regionally and nationally, she founded LINC TV the first regional station to go to air, was active in the Parliamentary use of the sixth television channel (HRSCoTCHI), and became the National Community Television Coordinator at the CBAA ( Community Broadcasting association of Australia) during the roll out of cable and emerging technologies





My professional arts practice since 1980’s has included projection, sculpture, installation, video, immersive vitual reality, community television, creative movement and traditional arts practices. My focus is on creating site and event specific projection installations/sculptures to produce three-dimensional light works, whilst exploring interactivity between multiple projections and live performativity. I have collaborated with many esteemed artists both national and international.

Site and event specific installation work

An evolved process that involves collaboration with others in visual, sound, and performance. My role is to design, produce and choreograph projection material (video and 35mm), undertake complex technical set up and operation. My emphasis is on the creation of 3-d projection sculptures creating the illusion of other worldly suspended light objects. The relationship between the projection imagery and the site or event is explored; as is the effect of combining projection mediums. 

Symbiotically my business Tuxtla Visuals has over twenty years and 500 gigs given me extensive technical, creative and production experience in visual imagery specifically for projection installation. I create lush intimate to large scale multimedia projection installations for venues and events, my unique layering of ‘ghosting’ images in three dimensional site specific space utilises 35mm,video and sculpture. I have worked with numerous major national and international DJ’s and events.


1994 Bachelor Degree in Media & Fine Arts (Sculpture & Video) – Southern Cross University

1991 Electric Arc Welding Certificate – Lismore TAFE

1989 Technical Production Certificate (sound & lighting) – Lismore TAFE

1983 Ceramic design – Chisholm Institute (Monash University)


English & Spanish

AWARDS & Grants

2015 Epicormia Collective Arts NSW

2006 Arts Queensland  creative develoment UQ Visac residency Quiverr

2005 Arts Queensland creative development UQ Visac residency Quiverr

1998 Australia Council for Arts grant for video documentary Artwise

1993 Southern Cross University Media & Writing Award

1992 Southern Cross University Union Sculpture Award


Projection sculpture & site specific installation

Video and 35mm still projection artist and technician

Video production – camera, vision mixing, editor Media 100 and Final Cut Pro, Sculpture, painting, set design

Community and arts project management



2016 First Ad for Grayson Cookes film performance “Bonnywood Rising” as part of Arts Northern Rivers “If These Halls Could Talk” project.

2016 Key artist -projection installation for REAL ART WORKS “Homecoming” project.

2016 Community liasion/ artist  for Arts Northern Rivers Bonalbo “If These Halls Could Talk “ project.

2016 Projection artist for Phillip Channels Corner Dance Lab intensive.

2015 Projection Installation artist Tropical Fruits NYE party

2015 Projection installation artist on MY HOUSE with Stephen Allkins

2015 Epicormia Collective development of work exploring my MTBI.

2014 Byron Bay Falls Festival large scale projection installation “Quirk”

2014 Customised Projection installations & VJ Tropical Fruits New Years

1998 – current  Owner Operator Tuxtla Video and Visuals Lismore NSW.

2014 Included in SCU 20 year annivesary documentation for community television

2013  resident projection artist Red Rattler Sydney NSW.

2012 Technical officer  Music Department ( SASS), Southern Cross University

2012 Tropical Fruits main VJ and Installation artist.

2011 development of 3-D Fish projection sculptures

2011 resident artist at Global Carnival Bellingen festival.

2008 Bloody Bride  Video & Projection artist  Norpa Lismore NSW

2008 3d Metal mesh projection installation “lotus” “ Family –Brisbane QLD

2007 “ Loaded “ interactive VR collaboration – Digital Salon, QUT Arts precinct.

2007 Exhibition Figuratively Speaking, QUT Arts Precinct alongside Judith Wright & Daniel Crooks

2003-7 Residency at University Queensland ViSAC immersive virtual reality lab (Arts Queenland)

2006  Exhibition  @ Queensland Centre for Photography –  Red Shed

2004-6 arts development @RedShed Studios shared with Judy Watson.

2006-Exhibition – Pink Feather Duster as part of Slit for  Mardi Gras –Syd.

2006 Video work for Judy Watsons “ Sketchbook 2006 – Vic Arts Centre

2005 Visuals for Circa- Brisbane

2005-2001 Video editor, Media 100 & Final Cut Pro, Metro Screen, Sydney

2005-2001 Tutor, Channel Free video workshops for youth, Metro Screen 2005 studio residency /exhibition develop “Objectification sooo sick of bein’ jus’ sexy)

2004 Exhibition pink feather duster – National Museum Canberra

2004-7  resident artist – Family Night club – Brisbane QLD

2003 residency Artspace Studio Ministry NSW – Sydney

2003 Powerhouse wall video installation, collaboration with Eddie Kay (DV8)

2002-2000 Video documentation & technician, D’lux Media Arts, Sydney

2002 Desert Rain, Blast Theory’s (UK) Skills Exchange Lab, Artspace, Sydney

2001 Thanatonauts residency, collaboration with Igneous, Suzon Fuks(Latitude Festival), Brisbane Powerhouse.

2001 TILT Festival, collaborating artist for D’lux Media Arts

2001 Curator, D’Art screening of international video art for D’lux Media Arts -Sydney Film Festival

2000 Scenic Artist for 2000 Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies– Sydney

1998-2000 The Hands Project, multimedia artist for Igneous, Lismore & Sydney.

 2000 A Public Hanging, a 4 day event in the old Adelaide gaol for the Adelaide Fringe Festival, ghost installations and video documentation.

1998-1999 Video maker (all aspects),  Lismore to LA, Documentary on Art wise      (differently abled artists) journey to Art & Soul Festival USA

1998 Stratus, collaboration with Leah Grycewisz and Marnie Orr, Cairns

1997 Residency and Video maker (all aspects), Tu Fome Tu Vida, Documentary on Antagon Aktion (Frankfurt) Theatre Brazilian Tour, Brazil

1996 In the Event of Amnesia the City Will Recall, video & broadcast artist with Denis Beaubois

1995-1996 National Co-ordinator Community Television, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. Sydney1995

1995 Facilities Technician, Metro Screen

1995 Demonstrator’s Ball, pirate TV broadcast installation(David Rogers)

1989-1994 Originator and  Station Manager, LINC TV. Lismore.

1993-4, Sydney Mardi Gras, Laser mirror sculpture assistant Geoffrey Rose

1991 Aussie VR International Virtual Reality convention, Melbourne, Artist/Tech

1990 Virtual Reality Theatre and One Extra Dance, Artist/Tech in SGI & movement sensors

1987 Gallery Assistant, Latrobe Valley Regional Art Gallery – Morwell, Victoria.



Judy Watson ( QLD),Jude Row Farr( Blast Theory UK), Suson Fuks,  Virginia Barratt, Julie Martin  & Geoffery Rose. Of note i worked for Igneous -Suzon Fuks and under her mentorship created most of the imagery for projects 2001-4.