Speakers

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Angela Conte

Emmy-nominated make-up artist Angela Conte’s expertise encompasses all facets of hairdressing, make-up design, wig making, special make-up effects and prosthetics. In 1995 she won a BAFTA for her work on The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Film and television credits include The Thin Red Line, Salem’s Lot, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars and Australia. This year she will receive a Hollywood Film Award for her work on Hacksaw Ridge.
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Annette Hardy

Annette Hardy is a 30-year hair and make-up veteran in film, television and theater. Her credits include River Queen, The Last Samurai, Mission: Impossible II, Scooby-Doo, The Junction Boys, Holiday Heart and The Rage in Placid Lake, plus days on The Great Gatsby, Australia, Charlotte’s Web, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones and Moulin Rouge!, and Packed to the Rafters and Wild Boys for TV. She teaches at the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects.


Carol Mackie

Carol Mackie

Carol Mackie is a highly regarded make-up artist who has keyed Fashion Week shows in Australia, London, Paris and Milan. Her most recent work includes shows with Chloe, Alberta Ferretti and Charlotte Olympia. With more than 17 years of experience, Mackie has also worked with some of the most celebrated musicians, celebrities and models, including Fergie, Gemma Ward, Nicole Trunfio, Jessica Gomes and Ruby Rose. 
Darren Jinks

Darren Jinks

Darren Jinks has served as wigmaster at the Los Angeles Opera since 2006, and has worked as a make-up artist, wigmaker and hairstylist for more than 25 years in opera, theater and film. He received the Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Award for Best Makeup for a Theatrical Production for The Magic Flute and The Lion King. Jinks’ credits include Broadway productions of The Phantom of the Opera and Titanic.
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Lesley Vanderwalt

Lesley Vanderwalt is one of Australia’s foremost make-up and hair designers, with a career spanning more than 30 years in the film and TV industry. Her work on Mad Max: Fury Road earned her an Oscar and a BAFTA, as well as a host of other awards and nominations. She has worked with world-renowned directors including George Miller (Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Babe: Pig in the City) and Baz Luhrmann (Australia, The Great Gatsby).
Martin Bray

Martin Bray

Martin Bray is a renowned make-up artist whose celebrity clients include Kelly Rowland, Miranda Kerr, George Michael and The Veronicas. He has directed make-up for Myer seasonal fashion parades and Sydney Fashion Week and is head make-up artist for The X Factor Australia. His work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and more.
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Megan Luman

Megan Luman is a professional make-up artist whose client list includes Pamela Anderson, Katrina Campins, Kasey Musgraves, The Goo Goo Dolls, Train and Candice Swanepoel. Luman’s work can be seen in magazines such as Italian Vogue, GQ and Ocean Drive, as well as on the TV networks Style, Bravo! and NFL Network. As a senior Mehron educator, Luman is passionate to represent a brand whose quality products continue to innovate with the changing of times.
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Melissa Sassine

Melissa Sassine has more than 16 years of make-up artistry experience. From bridal make-up to backstage at the Logies, Sassine spent her early years building solid relationships with clients, brands and individuals. She has more than 1.5 million social media followers across Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. In 2015 she launched Melissa Sassine Skin Care, Cosmetics and The Academy.
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Michael Key

Michael Key is an Emmy Award-winning make-up artist whose credits include much of the Star Trek franchise (The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager), plus Jingle All the Way, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Coneheads. He started Make-Up Artist magazine in 1996 and the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) in 1997 to connect make-up artists worldwide, providing them with resources, networking opportunities and inspiration.
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Nicole Thompson

M.A.C Senior Artist Nicole Thompson’s career highlights include being awarded Makeup Artist of the Year at the 2014 Australian Hair Fashion Awards as well as working with legends of the beauty industry such as Val Garland, Tom Pecheux and Isamaya Ffrench. Thompson has keyed shows at Australia, New Zealand and New York Fashion Week’s as well as most recently having worked on Balmain, Lanvin, Chloe at Milan and Paris Fashion Week’s amongst many more. Her editorial work has appeared in several fashion magazines, including Oyster and Harper’s Bazaar. Thompson’s biggest make-up rule, “There are no rules,” is reflected in her work backstage, on set with designers and with celebrities Hugh Jackman and Dame Edna.
Odd Studio

Odd Studio

Sydney-based Odd Studio is a world renowned and award-winning company at the forefront of prosthetic make-up, creature effects, character design, costume props and models and props. Directors Adam Johansen and Damian Martin have more than 20 years of industry experience. Together they founded Odd Studio 11 years ago. Their ongoing dedication to the art, their practical approach and their extended family of talented crew keep the company in high demand for in-camera effects.
Rae Morris

Rae Morris

Apart from being one of the world's most influential make-up artists, Rae Morris is also a best-selling author and the designer of the acclaimed Rae Morris brush range. She works with fashion magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire and global superstars including Pink and Kelly Roland. Also, as L’Oréal Paris Australia makeup director (2003-2013), she directed more than 100 fashion shows for key fashion designers. Her natural talent and her willingness to share her knowledge have made her one of the industry’s leading educators.
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Roque Cozzette

Roque Cozzette is an innovator and educator who thinks creatively and creates strategically. His talent comes from the orchestrated sensibilities of hands, head and heart. He’s a seasoned beauty-industry pro with a multifaceted career spanning three decades, experienced in photography, television, print, fashion, celebrity image and cosmetic product development. He has co-created with celebrities including Christina Milian and Melody Gardot, and his brand, Cozzette, offers cruelty free cosmetics, make-up brushes and beauty photography.
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