Megan Lyon

Megan Lyon

Ramp Festival Director

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  • MA (hons)
  • PG Dip mngt, University of Waikato

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What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?

I started at Wintec in 2013 and am the Festival Director of our annual Ramp Festival of Music, Media, Arts and Design. I’m also involved in devising and running events across the School of Media Arts, including our Ramp talks, end of year showcase, and our podcasts Ramp Connects. 

I love the buzz of bringing together all these creative minds and stories. We’ve created an environment whereby people make connections in all sorts of ways.

What do you love about your area?

Ramp Festival and other events reflect the media arts multi-disciplinary programmes. The festival and events are put together and delivered working across and between these disciplines. I enjoy working with a wide variety of people: speakers, staff, students, and partners, all of whom keep the festival and events vibrant and engaging.

Tell us about your experience in the industry

My interests have always been about the intersection of arts, business, and education. My previous roles reflect this as business development manager at Hamilton Theatres and an associate director of a dealer gallery in Auckland.

What keeps you busy outside of Media Arts?

I do a bit of freelance art installation around Waikato and some writing in arts and design. I enjoy getting to exhibitions and galleries and being involved in the Kirikiriroa art scene. I’m currently studying towards a postgraduate communications diploma at Wintec. 

I enjoy living in Hamilton East village with my husband and two primary aged boys. We’re conservationists and spend a lot of time outdoors in nature, exploring and helping our natural environment.