CG Futures: Demos. Talks. Connect.

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, CG Futures 2020 has been cancelled. Ticket holders please check your email for refund information or email us.

CG Futures is the evolution of the Gnomon Live events presented in Melbourne and Sydney in 2016 and 2017. With continued curatorial support from Alex Alvarez, founder of Gnomon, CG Futures evolves to three full days with extended content from the local industry.

CG Futures presents a line-up of artists for a weekend of live demos and masterclasses. Having built their knowledge in some of the world’s leading studios, presenting artists share their techniques, workflows and experience working on Hollywood Feature films, AAA games, Mobile games and shortform across commercials VR, AR, short films, and visualisation projects for major companies.

Demonstrating how they bring stories, characters, creatures and environments to life through a range of computer graphics programs, each artist explains how they achieve such an impressive level of detail in the ever-tight timelines demanded of artists in the industry. Covering a breadth of production areas such as matte painting, compositing, lighting, 3D modelling, texturing, character design, environment art, art direction and more.

The program provides a chance to meet up with peers and local industry leaders to explore opportunities and issues for artists in the region. It is a chance to hear from local studios about current projects, their studio culture, who they are employing and issues relevant to the local industry. Be inspired and motivated to reach your own levels of mastery and triumph.


"Overall an amazing experience that went over and above my expectations and left like a once in a lifetime experience that normally money can’t buy!"


"This was one of the best events I’ve attended from the presenters, content, attendees and the management of the event. The location was stunning and very fitting to the vibe of the event too! It was professional and cutting edge without being so exclusive that you were afraid to ask questions or approach the presenters."


"The quality of the speakers was outstanding. Would go as far as saying best professional event I’ve attended in a very long time. Thank-you!"


"I think this is something the Australian industry has been needing for a long time and we want and need more events like this."


"It was not only a powerful experience but a life changing event. I met so many wonderful creators and like-minded individuals across a wide variety of disciplines!"