Camp - Exhibition at Melbourne Pride - Photographer and curator
Camp is a portrait exhibition and documentary series that celebrates and raises the profiles of 30 LGBTQIA+ artists who are living and working throughout regional Victoria.
The project depicts the lived experience of existing regionally as a queer person. By highlighting this experience, the project will contribute to the shifting mindsets of non-queer regional folk, young queer people growing up regionally and queer people living in metropolitan areas.
The portraits will be taken by Timothy Christopher Ryan and the filming/editing to be done by Eva Justine Torkkola. The final product will be presented at Melbourne Pride on the 13th of Feb 2022 and toured throughout regional Victoria over 2022.
Tinsel - Producer and director
Tinsel is a jam-packed night of hilarious performances and a delicious Christmas-in-summer inspired feast! Presented at the Mission to Seafarers amongst the beautiful historically-listed Spanish-style architecture, we're putting on a 3-course dinner & show every night in the lead up to Christmas. Our drag queens have prepared brand new acts and our hosts are some of Australia's freshest comedic talents.
The Business of Art - Producer and presenter
This free two-day workshop, supported by the Victorian Government, has been developed to improve the business practices of emerging and mid-career artists. Our 4 facilitators will be presenting the workshop in 14 towns across regional Victoria over July, August and September. Expressions of interest are available below.
Over two days the workshop facilitators will address a range of practical skills to assist artists in working towards generating a sustainable income from their practice.
Scratch Arts Hub for Midsumma - Producer
Over 2 weeks at the Mission to Seafarers we had 48 theatre shows, 5 breathwork sessions, 5 light & sound shows, 2 life drawing sessions, a beautiful exhibition and an amazing Blankë Pop party to wrap it all up.
In the middle of a pandemic we were able to pull off a huge hub of visual and performing arts from some of Victoria's best contemporary and queer artists. It was an absolute delight to have just shy of 3000 people come through the space and experience some wonderful art from the 104 artists involved.
Many thanks to the support from City of Melbourne, State Government of Victoria, The Mission to Seafarers - Victoria and The Village Festival.
Contemporary AF - Producer
Your everyday life has been abstracted, documented and celebrated through the works of these diverse artists.
They've delved deep into the spaces where we feel most comfortable to truly express our identities - The nightclubs, our bedrooms, our kitchens and our love-lives.
This group exhibition presents the artists making waves in the queer contemporary arts scene.
Date Night - Director and producer
The butterflies and wide eyes of that first meeting... will this be the one? Are we compatible for long walks on the beach? All of the romantic fantasies explode in a comedic, theatrical event showcasing the real life drama that is dating. This is the first date where everything goes completely sideways and all we can do is embrace the weird.
The Breathwork Sessions - Producer
A musical journey through conscious connected breath.
Passionate Alchemy of Breath facilitator, River Moore, will guide you through a transformative journey using music, conscious-connected breath and intuitive movement. This lively session, designed for all experience levels, will clear both physical tension and emotional blocks held in the subconscious - bringing you back home to yourself.
Club Pistol - Producer
Step inside this delicious club kid fusion of art, burlesque and drag as our dear hostess, Pistolina, contorts all facets of her queer expression through non-stop performance art.
This is one epic world of weird that encompasses her unique painting abilities, athleticism on the pole, the beauty of her drag and the grace of her burlesque.
Eat My Cake - Producer and director
Eat My Cake smashes 18th Century France and 21st Century Social Media Culture together in this unbridled comedy with a dark twist. Follow Marie Antoinette, famous french royalty and social media influencer, as she traverses the twists and turns through love, lust, censorship, narcissism, and vulnerability. And yes, there will be cake.
Club Fringe. 3 Mintues to Save the World. Blankë Pop X Melbourne Fringe - Director and Performer
Collaborating with Melbourne Fringe during Victoria's Covid lockdowns, this 1:30min video is an at home dance party. Featuring house music and performance art and filmed under tight restrictions.
Watch video here.
EXPLOSIVE SELF - Director, editor and performer.
Melbourne’s top surrealist performance artists, Timothy Christopher Ryan, The Mighty Caesar, Marija Herceg and Louise Purcell, present acts that transition from a realistic representation of the routine/ritual through to abstracted and satirical depictions; exploring the wild places our mind takes us when we’re forced into this isolated introspection. Through physicality the audience will see all kinds of authentic self-expression from our performers; there will be butoh-esk quaking, sensual food fights, tears from laughter, bodies head-to-toe in paint, puffs of powder, manipulations of the body and much more.
View videos here.
BURNING SEED - Creative director, producer, host and performer.
Each year, since 2017, Scratch Arts has built, managed and presented a theatre and nightly cabarets at Australia's largest regional Burning Man event.
Working with a team of 30, each year we have created unique, contemporary and risque entertainment for a festival of over 5000 people. Our nightly cabarets have included performers from across Australia and the world - with some of the standouts being; NICA graduates with elaborate aerial performances, magicians sawing audience members in half, multiple burlesque dancers performing whilst washing a firetruck, a flame-throwing trumpeter and a piano built out of volunteer audience members' bodies connected to an elaborate system of wires.
Our purpose built space has also provided many workshops, life drawing sessions, late night dance parties and a huge interactive UV reactive black-light installation called The Night Garden. This installation provides an otherworldly experience to escape to; built from 90% recycled materials it is a labyrinth among the trees where guests are invited to play or relax within the many hammocks.
COOPED-UP CABARET - Producer, host and performer.
A Zoom based variety cabaret presented during lockdown in Australia. Broadcast fortnightly over 4 months this cabaret presented a diverse range of artists from Australia and NZ with special guests from Germany, UK and USA. At it's peak this show say over 600 audience menbers at a single show with audiences from all across the world.
THEATRECRAFT YOUTH UNLIMITED - Producer and facilitator.
School holiday drama programs presented in the Summer and Winter school holidays for youth from Victoria. This program is produced with the assistance of the Victorian Drama League and has been running for 8 years. Each camp consists of facilitated lessons from industry professionals and culminates in a professional production presented by the participants.
CHI WOW WAH TOWN - Performance programmer and host.
An unforgettable 3 say journey through, music, arts, community and culture. Through this festival I programmed 3 days and nights of contemporary and interactive performance.
SCRATCH WAREHOUSE - Founder and creative director.
A creative arts space based in North Melbourne offering an affordable theatre, gallery, art studios and events space. Opening in 2015 and running for two years this space became a meeting hub for a large range of communities.
BAREFOOT DOOF - Producer and host.
A sell out event created in 2 days encompasing video projections, performers and international DJs.