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Meet the 
Dr. Sarah Barns

Strategist & Storyteller

Esem Projects

Sarah has been immersed in new storytelling practices about people and places throughout her career.  Equipped with a  PhD in public history, a book on 'platform urbanism' and digital futures, and a love of good conversation, Sarah created Storybox out of her passion for authentic place-based storytelling and dialogue. 

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Michael Killalea

Designer & Video maker

Esem Projects

Michael is an art director, illustrator, designer and video artist. With deep experience in editorial design, branding and experiential storytelling, Michael leads teams of multi-disciplinary creatives to deliver event-based activations that extend the storytelling potentials of public space media & digital placemaking.   

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Our Team

We work with a team of talented producers, designers and creators, who each work across diverse storytelling tools and mediums to connect with audiences  and communities. Our project advisers and suppliers are experts in their fields and passionate about the potentials of better public space media.   

Project Advisors

STORYBOX is generously supported by our expert advisers and service providers. 

Piers Grove: Energy Lab and Betoota Advocate

Bill Dunbar: Infrastructure and creative industries

David Morgan: Iron Matrix Solar Construction

Michelle Tabet: Left Bank Co 



Our partnerships are at the heart of what we do. We curate and co-create with our partners across media, education, culture and the arts, promoting digital storytelling and creative media showcases in outdoor spaces. 

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Esem Projects 

Precinct 75 75 Mary St 

St. Peters 2044 NSW

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