Primary School Residency
Punchdrunk Enrichment (UK) & Imaginary Theatre, 2018.
Role: Associate Director
The Lost Lending Library aims to raise standards in literacy, speaking and listening through engagement with an unforgettable narrative that unfolds within the school.
A freelance librarian visits pupils at a primary school, where they discuss their favourite books and stories. A shared love of the book How To Live Forever by Colin Thompson and the discovery of a strange locked book leads to the mysterious arrival of the Lost Lending Library. At 814 floors high and with 402 spiral side departments, it is the largest collection of books in the world. The Library leaps from place to place, arriving where it knows it can find the most precious books of all time: new stories written by young apprentices of the library.
Presentations: Punchdrunk Enrichment are collaborating with Imaginary Theatre to bring The Lost Lending Library to Australia for of Festival 2018, the arts and cultural festival of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Producers: Punchdrunk Enrichment, Imaginary Theatre, Festival 2018.
Contemporary theatre for children aged 2-5.
Imaginary Theatre, 2016
Role: Co-creator, Director.
About: I See You is an early-years theatre experience where sounds, images and sensations transform the mundane into dreamlike worlds - worlds where our stories connect and liberate us. A collaboration between artists from Australia and Korea, this bilingual and interactive performance inspires play, warms the heart, and sets the imagination alight.
Producers: Imaginary Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, ASSITEJ Korea.
Presentations: QPAC's Out of the Box Festival (Brisbane), ASSITEJ Korea Summer Festival (Seoul), The Events Centre Caloundra, Redland Performing Arts Centre, Logan Entertainment Centre, The Arts Centre Gold Coast.
Small Voices Louder is a two part work. The first part is an interactive installation that asks children social, political and philosophical questions. The second takes these recorded answers and delivers them to adult ears through radio and public space.
Role: Composer, Co-creator.
About: A show in two parts where youngsters get to explore a fun and interactive installation of cupboards and cubby holes that encourage them to have their say on some of life’s big questions. What does the world look like today? What makes you angry? What does the future look like?
Part two sees their playful, insightful and refreshingly honest responses broadcast across the airwaves and in unexpected spaces around the Festival – for everyone to hear.
Sometimes children’s voices are exactly what the world needs to hear.
Producers: Maybe_Together, Performing Lines WA.
Presentations: Perth International Arts Festival 2017 (Premiere).
Contemporary theatre for children aged 1-5.
Teaterværkstedet Madam Bach, Denmark. 2015.
Role: Co-creator, Director.
About: World Images is theatre for children that will take audiences a journey of discovery. From the rhythms of the city where underground trains make rails sing two white salt desserts that dry everything up. From ants that march as the the rain drops drip, two northern lights dancing in the sky. Through a melding of installation, soundscape, live music, projection, and performance, 'World Images' immerses children in a rich world of atmospheres and landscapes, sharing momentary glimpses of places that exist on this incredible planet we call home.
Selected Presentations: (2015) April Festival of Danish Theatre for Young Audiences (Frederickssund), Festival of Wonder (Aarhus). (2016) Visioni di Teatro Visioni di Futuro (Bologna), Shanghai Children's Art Theatre (China). (2017) Barboro International Arts Festival for Children (Galway).
Audio immersive, site specific performance for children aged 9-12.
Imaginary Theatre, QUT Precincts, 2015.
Role: Co-creator, Director, Sound Designer.
About: The Voice in the Walls is an audio immersive, site specific performance for 9-12 year olds at Brisbane's Old Government House. Audiences are equipped with headphones and a wireless device while they traverse the halls of the house in an audio tour like none other.
Producers: Imaginary Theatre, commissioned by QUT Precincts.
Presentations: 7 weeks in season throughout 2015.
Interactive new-media installation for children.
Imaginary Theatre, 2014+
Role: Co-creator, Director.
About: Circle will be a suite of interactive new-media experiences where children will play in worlds of sound, light and colour.
Circle is the brain-child of artist Luke Lickfold, an interactive systems designer who creates and programs new-media artworks using interactive technology. The majority of technology for children is currently screen-based, offering mostly passive interactions that don’t facilitate the active play that’s crucial to children’s physical, neurological and social development. Circle seeks to solve this problem, creating technological platforms for children that nurture their in-built capacity for physically active, kinaesthetic, and creative play.
Producers: Imaginary Theatre.
Presentations: Brisbane Powerhouse 2015 (work in progress showing).
Weekly play-based activity for children aged 0-5 and their families, carers.
Imaginary Theatre & Brisbane Powerhouse, 2015-.
About: Little Artists at Play is a creative play workshop series for children aged 0-5 years and their parents and carers. Hosted by a different Artist in Residence each quarter, children take part in multi-art experiences led by internationally acclaimed artists.
Presentations: Commenced in July 2015, Brisbane Powerhouse Turbine Platform, 9-12am Tuesday mornings. (outside school holidays).
Contemporary Theatre for children aged 2-5.
Imaginary Theatre, 2012.
Role: Co-creator, Director, Composer & Sound Designer.
About: Be taken on a journey of joy, imagination and transformation as Look unfolds. A gentle story of resilience and friendship, using exquisite physical storytelling, object theatre, and interactivity, Look involves both performance and interactive play component where the audience is invited to play with the performers within the space.
Producers: Imaginary Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
Presentations: Brisbane Powerhouse (2012, 2013), ASSITEJ Korea Summer Festival Korea (2012), Aha! International Theatre Festival for Children (2013), Redland Performing Arts Centre (2014), The Events Centre Caloundra (2014), Come Out! Children's Festival Adelaide (2015).
Creative education residency with digital installation outcome. Collaboration with children.
Imaginary Theatre & Bleach* Festival, 2016.
Role: Co-creator, Curator, Facilitator, Video Designer.
About: Hello Future! was an Artist in Residence project in which year 2 & 3 students and teachers from Currumbin Valley State School and artists from Imaginary Theatre worked together on a 10 week multi-arts learning collaboration. Having explored potential futures, environment, citizenship, creativity and digital literacy, the ‘Hello Future!’ collaboration was showcased in two outcome events in the form of digital street art installations. At the first event, digital content created and curated by students in collaboration with artists & teachers was shown at Currumbin Valley State School in a special installation adventure for students, families, staff and broader community. At the second and third events, the ‘Hello Future’ content appeared in pop-up 'urban lounge room' at Broadbeach Mall as part of Bleach* Festival.
Producers: Imaginary Theatre, Bleach* Festival.
Presentations: Bleach Festival 2016*
Contemporary theatre for children aged 6-12.
Imaginary Theatre, 2014
Role: Co-creator, Composer, Sound Designer, Video Designer
Adventure, gastronomy, and a boy cursed with politeness. This is the story of Horrendo's Curse, a swashbuckling adventure adapted from the novel by Anna Fienberg. Since the first development of Horrendo's Curse in 2010, Imaginary Theatre joined by Brisbane theatre makers Lucas Stibbard and Neridah Waters (Boy Girl Wall, Elephant Gun), have been on a voyage to unearth their own hybrid style of 21st century adventure storytelling. A work in progress showing of 'Horrendo's Curse' was performed at Brisbane Powerhouse's World Theatre Festival in February 2013. A design development and presentation took place with the support of Queensland Theatre Company in August 2014.
Producers: Imaginary Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland Theatre Company
A contemporary circus & gaming experience.
Skye Gellmann, 2012
Role: Co-creator, Composer, Sound Designer.
About: Our personal technologies have become an extension of ourselves. Blindscape looks to exploit that connection to engage its audience in a visceral environment that collapses real and imagined boundaries.
Using a provided iPhone, pre-loaded with the specially designed Blindscape App, you enter the virtual world as you enter the performance space. The Blindscape App is a 3D audio-virtual reality. Coloured in by an unseen hand, perception and reality fold over as you explore corridors, doorways and landscapes – four unique stages of discovery moving to a final place of reflection. The light from your phone helps you to view fragments of circus which are spectacular but elusive, in this rare performance experience.
Producers: Skye Gellmann, Next Wave Festival
Presentations: Next Wave Festival 2012, La Boite Indie 2013, Junction Arts Festival 2013, PACT 2013.
Motherboard Productions (2011)
Role: Co-creator, Sound Designer, Performer
About: Let your curiosity guide you to 지하Underground, a pop-up Korean speakeasy that has taken root in a forgotten corner of Brisbane. Prepare to drink the night away with the venue’s eccentric proprietor, as a tale of love transcending culture, language and gender unfolds to rhythms created by his staff, a ragtag crew of musicians.
Every hour is happy hour as you allow yourself to indulge in a mix of live music and magical storytelling amidst a transitory world written by Jeremy Neideck and Nathan Stoneham and presented by Motherboard Productions. Post-performance, the space transforms into a fully functioning bar for the public with a variety of special guests.
Producers: Motherboard Productions
Presentations: Metro Arts Independents (2011), Brisbane Festival (2012), World Theatre Festival (2014), HiSeoul Festival! (2014).
Multi-artform Artist in Residence program.
Imaginary Theatre (2013)
Role: Community Collaborator, Director, Video Designer
About: The Thinking Artists was a multi-artform residency project created for delivery in primary schools, in collaborations with early-years students and their teachers, and in partnership with a local performing arts venue. The project sees students, teachers and artists working together as The Thinking Artists - an elite group of creative thinkers on a mission to explore the world around them, think deeply about what they see and discover, and reflect on these ideas and concepts by creating individual and collaborative artworks across a range of art-forms including drama, movement, visual art and digital media.
The project equips children with skills in group collaboration, deep thinking and reflection, creative problem solving, and introduces them to a range of creative processes and techniques across a range of art forms.
Creative workshop program for young people in remote areas.
Role: Community Collaborator, Video Designer, VJ
About: Shockwave is a youth arts program and festival that develops young people’s skills in creative industries, enterprise development, and event production, opening up career pathways in Central West Queensland.
Producers: Human Ventures
Immersive arts program in low-socio economic schools.
KITE Arts Education Program, 2011-2012
Role: Community Collaborator, Associate Director, Video Designer
About: Yonder was KITE’s large scale, three-year, arts-based learning project designed for those communities with least access to those arts that engage communities in deep, rich and meaningful participation through consultation, residencies, ideas generation and workshops with professional creative artists, culminating in a student performance at a significant cultural institution. Each AIR had three schools involved in school-based workshops conducted by the teacher artists and professional artists, with a resultant performance in a recognised community cultural venue.
Producers: KITE @ QPAC.
Iterations: Schools in the Logan and Bundaberg regions.