Principal and Creative Director
Anthony Bastic’s 25-plus year career in major event production has been characterised by a succession of high profile achievements.
One of Australia’s leading event designers and producers, Anthony served as Public Programs Manager for the Sydney Opera House from 1997 - 2000 and was the Creative Director of Sydney's live sites during the 2000 Olympic Games and Paralympics.
In his role as Cultural Programs Manager for Centennial Park, Anthony was instrumental in introducing night events to the venue, paving the way for the ever-popular Moonlight Cinema.
A 'go to' person for major sporting and government events, Anthony also worked as Creative Director of Festivities for the 2003 Rugby World Cup and Head of Events and International Visits for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, as well as a member of the creative team for the cultural component for APEC Australia 2007.
Anthony has established a highly successful partnership with both the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the National Gallery of Australia, producing the programs for The Con's Open Days in 2009 and 2010 and creating the opening gala events for the gallery’s Degas exhibition in 2008, the record-breaking Masterpieces from Paris exhibition in 2009/2010 and the opening celebrations for the gallery's new wing in 2010.
Anthony's creative strengths and leadership shone through in his role as producer for Vivid Sydney in 2009, for which he conceived the popular light walk concept and secured the services of legendary musician and multimedia artist, Brian Eno, to design the dazzling light display for the Sydney Opera House sails.
Following this success, Anthony produced the Lights On component of Vivid Sydney in 2010 and 2011. The 2011 festival proved the most successful yet with 43 light installations including the popular FireDance display.
In 2010 the concept was taken to Singapore where Anthony produced i Light Marina Bay - Asia's first sustainable light festival.
Since founding AGB Events, Anthony has conceived and produced a string of successful events including Macquarie Visions, a spectacular new light event that was named as a finalist for Best New Event in 2010 Australian Event Awards, Luminary at Parramatta, and The Lights of Christmas - to name but a few.