Oz Malik is an international arts and cultural advisor, actor and local community arts activist.
Oz grew up in the South East suburbs of Melbourne, where he has worked both in screen and theater. He currently is on the City of Greater Dandenong's Arts Advisory Board. He also co produced Way Over There, a collective of local artists, community developers and programmers in South East Melbourne prioritising black, brown & indigenous folk.
He has interned with the Australia Council for the Arts, working and collaborating with first nations, national and international art makers, producers and creatives. Oz hopes to bring awareness, access and inclusion and celebrate the arts and local artists in the area.
"I am extremely proud and humbled as a local resident and artist to be involved in such an important competition. Initiatives like this showcase the talent of our community, provide them a platform and pave the way for themselves and others. I am so fortunate that I can celebrate and play a part that will leave a positive impact for our area''.