Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Taralyn Gravois Appointed Director of the 4-Sim UWA-BOSL Amphitheatre

Taralyn Gravois Appointed Director of the 4-Sim UWA-BOSL Amphitheatre

The University of Western Australia is proud to announce the appointment of Taralyn Gravois, as Director of the 4-SIM UWA-BOSL Amphitheatre. As described during the launch, the Theatre is a space that is offered free to groups wanting to hold events linked to the Arts or Education so long as the events are altruistic in nature and not business oriented. The space is also available free to all groups wanting to host events for charity. Taralyn would be the first point of contact for anyone wishing to use the theatre for any of these purposes.

Commenting on the appointment, "UWA's interaction with SL's art world is what brought me to the campus. Once I met the staff, I knew I would love to be a part of this visionary process. UWA has made it a point to bring the international flare, available in SL, to its students and faculty. I'm really looking forward to helping groups hold events at the UWA-BOSL Amphitheatre.", said Taralyn.

A true lover of the arts and an avatar collector, she has been in Second Life since August 2008. "I came here to see if it would be a good venue for a friend of mine to sell her artwork. I found that not only is it a great place to sell art, it is a wonderful place to display ones creativity in general. I love how each SIM is a glimpse into someone's imagination. The technical aspects of being able to create almost anything you can dream up, is amazing. Not only do you get to see 2D art from around the world, your ability to interact with 3D art is out of this world. I wish I had the art collection I have in SL in RL."

Coupled with her previous experience of running 4-SIM Theatres in SL is her RL work where she was a television producer in a broadcasting career spanning 16 years. She also worked in public relations for politicians and state agencies, and her incredible diversity also spread to her work in promotions at the Columbus Zoo, in the US, which spurred her life-long commitment to conservation.

The UWA-BOSL Amphitheatre is located here:

It was built by Patch Thibaud as part of a collaboration between the University of Western Australia and the Best of Second Life (BOSL), led by Frolic Mills.

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