QUEER WORKSHOP INTENSIVE 2019
The workshop intensive is a professional development program focused on practical and creative skills that develop queer performance practice. Over seven days participants will be led by experienced artist facilitators who will introduce various methodologies for creating performance in a collaborative environment.
2019 workshop intensive artists include…
Zaya Barroso is a Sydney based singer, songwriter and performer. Zaya has been in rock bands, afro latin bands and for many years sang in a gospel choir. Zaya now performs in different queer spaces around Sydney.
Image: Zaya Barroso. Image courtesy of the artist.
Kieran Butler is an emerging photographic artist who works across photography, installation, performance and textiles. Their work centres of the ways self-affirmation, gender identity, images and personal histories can mix to form queer de-colonised creoles.
Image: Kieran Butler, Magic Circle, 2018. Performance for Rainbow Boisand Magical Gurls, duration 00.15.00. Screen still. BLINDSIDE, Melbourne CBD, VIC
Janet Carter’s practice embraces a range of practices and forms, including drawing, sculpture, performance, new media and installations. Since establishing openkitchen project in 2014, she has been focused on creating collaborative, non-gallery based, transient participatory works that are concerned with building resilience in an increasingly precarious world.
Image: Janet Carter, Discordant Natures. Image courtesy of the artist.
Kathleen Campone is a queer and non-binary performance artist and activist living on the unceded lands of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Easter Kulin Nation. Their practice lies with the body; the body as a vessel for trauma and transformation; a resistance to notions that try to trap and define; a landscape of pleasure and pain and a site of temporality.
Image: Kathleen Campone. Image courtesy of the artist.
Multi-disciplinary artist Liam Colgan draws on personal experiences to unpack the complicated social norms queer folk face within everyday life. More recently, their work has focused on how people weather and move through knotty and ambivalent personal experiences.
Image: Liam Colgan. Image courtesy of the artist.
JAYLA SHAE DAVEY
Jayla Shae Davey is a Miriwoong actor, producer and creative artist from Kununurra WA, currently based in Sydney. They completed Aboriginal theatre at WAAPA and an AD at International Screen Academy and have been working in the industry since. Some recent credits include Kylie in ATYP’s the climbing tree, hosting in Beyond Production’s Wow That’s Amazing and performing in Moogahlin Performing Arts’ Black Nulla Cabaret as part of Koori Gras 2019.
Jayla Shae Davey’s involvement in the Queer Development Program is supported by the Moogahlin Performing Arts Scholarship.
Image: Jayla Shae Davey, Black Nulla Cabaret, presented by Moogahlin Performing Arts, 2019. Photograph by Jamie James
LEILA EL RAYES
Leila explores and celebrates vulnerability between melding identities and contexts. Using themes of hardship, desire and uncertainty as a vehicle to intricacy, fragility and beauty.
Image: Leila El Rayes, Dancing In The Crevice of Desire (Stills of live performance), 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.
NICOLA ENRICO BRUNI
Inspired by art and theatre which has the ability to redefine gender constructs, Nicola is a Sydney-based drag artist and queer performer, specialising in contemporary and classical dance, and improvisational movement.
Image: Nicola Enrico Bruni. Image courtesy of the artist.
Eilish is an emerging non-fiction writer, media artist and dramaturg based in Sydney who is interested in research based practice and performative modes of writing.
Image: Eilish Fitzpatrick, Oscar Thompson and Ryley Edwards, Trim. Image courtesy of the artist.
Steffanni Gardener works across performance, directing and curating, having worked with UOW, 107 Projects, PACT, RAW, Queer Space and the Sydney and Melbourne Fringe Festivals. Steffanni is currently completing a Masters in Arts Management with Deakin University.
Image: Steffanni Gardener. Image courtesy of the artist.
ANNA MAY KIRK
Anna May Kirk is an emerging multi-disciplinary artist, curator and organiser based in Sydney. Kirk is interested in interrogating pressing issues emerging from the Anthropocene through strategies of speculative and bio fiction.
Image: Anna May Kirk. Image courtesy of Dominic Lorrimer for Desire Lines
Angus McGrath is a Canberra-based artist, performer, curator and writer whose interests and work intersect sound, subcultural studies, and theories of film.
Image: Angus McGrath, Shirt 2, 2018, print on satin on shirt with safety pins. Image courtesy of the artist.
Tommy Misa is a Samoan Australian artist based in Sydney with a background in acting, performance and writing. Tommy’s work focuses on intersectional and intercultural practice within their experience.
Image: Tommy Misa. Image courtesy of the artist.
Embracing performance, video, writing, textiles, sculpture and craft, Kate Power’s work is concerned with communication and the societal constructions and expectations that can complicate how people relate to one another.
Image: Kate Power, Bedroom, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.
Chanelle Rogers is a Melbourne based performance artist whose work is about the intersections of her identity as a queer, woman, and activist.
Image: Chanelle Rogers. Image courtesy of the artist.
Anna Thomson is a Melbourne-based clown, theatre-maker, and queer physical performer. She has a love of satire and delights in creating interactive theatrical comedy that uses larger than life characters to playfully confront environmental, gendered and social politics.
Image: Anna Thomson, Madame Nightshade’s Poison Garden, 2018. Photograph by Ranson Media.
Performing artist, choreographer and film director Luigi Vescio creates works for theatres, galleries, digital and outdoor spaces. From a queer feminist perspective, Luigi’s creative practice probes ideas pertaining to memory, intuition, authorship, heteronormativity and sexuality.
Image: Luigi Vescio in Fabulina by Jimmy Nuttall, 2019. Photograph by Jacqui Shelton.
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