Bianca Willoughby (she/her) Born 1960 - Dharawal
Bianca is a disabled transgender Walbanja, Yuin woman working in video, sound, performance, photography and installation. Bianca’s ground-breaking experimental interdisciplinary practice involves collaboration with artists and practitioners from a variety of creative fields including dance, theatre, 3D and VR design, performance, drag, music, costumes and textiles. Her work is informed by queer/crip theory and trans/ queer activism. She also performs in queer spaces under her stage name as Bianca River Moon. Bianca’s work and practice has undergone many incarnations over time, making visible the hidden aspects of her identity and lived experience of neurodiversity, disability, chronic mental and physical illness, Aboriginality and gender non-conformity. Bianca was the recipient of the inaugural 2017 CreateNSW Artist With Disability Fellowship for skills development and the 2019 360Vision VR grant and numerous Australia Council new work and development grants since 2008. She has performed and exhibited at Performance Space’s Liveworks 2018 Festival at Carriageworks, Science Gallery London’s exhibition Spare Parts and was an ambassador and exhibiting artist for The Big Anxiety Festival in 2019 and recently in the exhibition Whole Self curated by Jake Adam Treacy at The Incinerator Gallery Melbourne for Midsumma Festival in 2022. She was artist in residence at Critical Path PYT Choreography lab in 2022 and was a panelist and advisor in PYT’s World Pride events program in 2023.
LIVE DREAMS May 2023