Hi! I work to deliver community cultural development arts projects, meeting community needs and working with communities in a wide range of settings. I have worked to deliver workshops for participatory performance outcomes with seniors, and I am now currently working on delivering a creative recovery project with communities impacted by bushfires. Formerly, I have worked with youth in the development and presentation of community/site-specific temporary public artworks.
I work as a lead artist, or principal artist, and as such I work with contractors, other artists, Government, arts organisations and communities in dynamic collaborations. I am contracted to design and deliver arts projects, workshops, events and design other modes of engagement to bring communities together i.e. I recently worked to deliver a postal project to help with community connectivity during pandemic restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne.
I also create body based performance artworks and work as a performer, dancer, choreographer, director, curator and art director. I make site-specific outdoor work as well as works for gallery and museum exhibitions, including performance art and static or participatory installations involving multi media; photography, video art, neon, sound design, larger installation build, sensor technology, costume etc.
My research interests lie in language, gender, translation, critical thinking, collaboration, experiential connection and power structures.
My local indigenous ancestors are Barapa Barapa people of southern New South Wales and northern Victoria. My non-indigenous ancestors are Georgian, Turkish, English and Italian.