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Dr Jeremy Mayall

Jeremy Mayall

Senior Academic Staff Member
Research associate

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Dr Jeremy Mayall is the CEO of Creative Waikato - the regional arts development organisation for the Waikato Region. In this role, he is leading the Creative Waikato team as they support artists and arts organisations to make sure the Waikato thrives with prospers with diverse and transformative creative activity. They are elevating creativity in our region and collaborating to provide opportunities for cultural well-being. Outside of this role, he is a composer, performer, producer and artist, as well as being a researcher and sometime postgraduate supervisor in the School of Media Arts.



  • PhD
  • MMus
  • BA(Hons)

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What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?

In my work, I get to be an advocate for the importance of the arts in our society. It is important for individuals and their communities. It allows us to reimagine the world as it can be. From this perspective, I am able to highlight the importance of creative practice and how that passion and creativity develops. The arts ecosystem in the Waikato is vibrant and multi-faceted, and it is a joy to be part of it. 

What do you love about your area?

Music and sound are fascinating to me. Through performance and composition and the ability to transport both performer and listener to different places. The ability to work within and across many different styles of music, and also the collaborative nature of the discipline – both within Music itself with other performers/composers/producers etc, but also with the ability to work on multi-disciplinary projects across the various arts disciplines and beyond.

Tell us about your experience in the industry

I am a composer/producer/performer who continues to working professionally in the industry. This has included working in musical performance, installations, musical theatre, recording studios, film scores, music for television, etc. Also, my work has included collaborations with musicians, dancers, poets, aerial silks performers, theatre practitioners, scientists, perfumers, bakers, authors, sculptors, filmmakers, pyrotechnicians, lighting designers and visual artists, among others.

What keeps you busy outside of Media Arts?

There is my work at Creative Waikato, which is a large part of my time and focus. Outside of that work, I enjoy watching performances and films, reading, visiting museums/galleries, baking, and spending time with my family. 

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