Since 1988 Victoria Spence has made live art and work at the intersections of cultural, community and creative arts practice as a performer, dramaturg, curator and producer. Artists and companies include, The Sydney Front, Sidetrack Performance Group, Legs on the Wall, DeQuincey/ Lynch, Guillermo Gomez Pena and La Pocha Nostra (Mexico), Blast Theory (UK) and Performance Space. PYT, mardi Gras among other artists, organisations and companies.
Victoria is a holistic funeral director, celebrant, end-of-life doula, counsellor and pioneer of Life Rites’ model of integrated end-of-life and after-death care. With a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Philosophy, and two decades in the cultural industries, a Masters in Death, Dying and Palliative Care and training in mind-body somatic modalities, Victoria brings 35 years of unique experience to her work in the creation of Life Rites. and the holistic, hands on and potent re-creation of our death and funeral rites.
Alongside her work in Rites of Passage, she maintains an artist and curator at large practice invigorating community and cultural spaces and is a proud member of the queer community.
LIVE DREAMS: THRESHOLD, June 2022 Guest Curator
Day For Night, Liveworks 2022