Betty Grumble

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Image credit: Betty Grumble, The Unshame Machine, 2019. Image by Sean Breadsell.


Emma Maye Gibson (AKA Betty Grumble) is a Sydney-based performance artist. Largely through the avatar/war mask/love letter/totem critter of Betty Grumble she engages her body as a political and medicinal site of performative catharsis, often in a genre smash of ritual physical theatre, cabaret, performance art and multi-media. She is a proud ecosexual and believes in the shamanic/shawomanly power of live space. She has her Masters in Fine Arts/Arse and has presented work at Dark Mofo, Sydney Opera House, Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe, Perth & Adelaide Fringes, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI), Belvoir St Theatre, The Bearded Tit, Berlin Fringe, and beyond. She believes in the flesh riot and is currently engaged in developing a new work under the guidance of mentor Annie Sprinkle in her world-saving trilogy of performance ceremony. 

Queer Nu Werk: Werk Harder 2021

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