masterclass series, public art

PUBLIC ART MASTERCLASS with Ella Zeigler (Germany)

June 12th, 2019

Image Credit: work by Ella Zeigler

Image Credit: work by Ella Zeigler

‘TRANSFORMING EVERYDAY SITES'

Presented by The Mill and Open Space Contemporary Arts (OSCA)

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Ella Zeigler uses a wide range of artistic methods to creatively transform mundane existence into interesting opportunities for playful artistic expression. Her interdisciplinary observations and reflections lead us through a variety of social situations where she highlights, questions and renegotiates the importance of individual participation in public space. Her distinctive practice inspires new pathways and thought patterns as to how artists can approach the use of the public domain for artistic and relevant outcomes unique to that space. Ella has participated successfully in international exhibitions, residencies and projects and has received numerous awards and recognition for her work. www.ella-ziegler.de

ABOUT THE MASTERCLASS:

This one-day masterclass/workshop is focused on temporary site-based and unexpected art events in the public domain. Taking its lead from Ella’s innovative approaches that utilise performance and visual art strategies, to creatively transform mundane public spaces into dynamic spaces of playful artistic expression. Masterclass/workshop participants will be invited to explore the importance of individual participation in public space by means of context - based actions, events and performance proposals.

This masterclass/workshop will offer local Adelaide artists a fertile space to share, learn, create and exchange ideas, skills and processes. The overall directives will open up new ways of thinking, doing and making in a collaborative and collegial gathering that will extend and address each participating artists’ own practices and interests.

“I take delight in renewing my own as well as my viewers’ consciousness by highlighting and sensitizing us to what normally passes us by inconspicuously. My independent, idiosyncratic practice is simple and radical at the same time, inspiring wonder, provoking curiosity and making us think differently about what we previously considered ordinary.” Ella Ziegler.

MASTERCLASS INFORMATION:

DATE: Wednesday 12th June, 2019

TIME: 10am - 4pm

VENUE: The Mill's Breakout Space and Public walk

COST: $50 Adult and $30 Concession

BOOKINGS:

https://publicartellazeigler.eventbrite.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/events/712076762546284

INQUIRIES: director@themilladelaide.com

exhibition space

Grace Marlow

Grace Marlow, Let me carry that for you , Grace Marlow with audience participants, performed in  Psychache co- curated by Adele Sliuzas and Ray Harris, Holy Rollers, 2018. Photography by Sam Roberts.

Grace Marlow, Let me carry that for you, Grace Marlow with audience participants, performed in Psychache co-curated by Adele Sliuzas and Ray Harris, Holy Rollers, 2018. Photography by Sam Roberts.

Grace Marlow, WE ARE GATHERED HERE TODAY , black painted text and line on the gallery skirting boards, in  Who speaks for a community?  curated by Bella Hone-Saunders, Sister Gallery, 2017. Photography by Christopher Arblaster.

Grace Marlow, WE ARE GATHERED HERE TODAY, black painted text and line on the gallery skirting boards, in Who speaks for a community? curated by Bella Hone-Saunders, Sister Gallery, 2017. Photography by Christopher Arblaster.

Grace Marlow,  again back, remain through , performed with Virginia Barratt, in Into My Arms co-curated by Frances Barratt and Toby Chapman, Ace Open, 2018. Photography by Sam Roberts.

Grace Marlow, again back, remain through, performed with Virginia Barratt, in Into My Arms co-curated by Frances Barratt and Toby Chapman, Ace Open, 2018. Photography by Sam Roberts.

EXHIBITION DETAILS
Grace Marlow
1 July - 28 August 2019
The Exhibition Space Artist in Residence The Exhibition Space, The Mill Adelaide
154 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000

 

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Natural Progression, Robyn Wood

Robyn Wood, 2018, photo: James Knowler, courtesy of Brand SA

Robyn Wood, 2018, photo: James Knowler, courtesy of Brand SA

Robyn Wood,  Reflect Desk,  2015, Victorian Ash, photo: Simon Vaughan

Robyn Wood, Reflect Desk, 2015, Victorian Ash, photo: Simon Vaughan

Robyn Wood, Wave Coffee table, 2019, American Oak, glass photo: Nick Clayton

Robyn Wood, Wave Coffee table, 2019, American Oak, glass photo: Nick Clayton

Robyn Wood,  Bud lamp , 2015, hand/ turned timber and bonded parchment, photo: Simon Vaughan

Robyn Wood, Bud lamp, 2015, hand/ turned timber and bonded parchment, photo: Simon Vaughan

Robyn Wood,  Daisy low stool , 2016, Hoop pine ply, wood wash and wax, photo: Simon Vaughan

Robyn Wood, Daisy low stool, 2016, Hoop pine ply, wood wash and wax, photo: Simon Vaughan

Please join us in The Exhibition Space for Natural Progression, an exhibition by Adelaide based designer/maker Robyn Wood.  

Natural Progression is a solo exhibition of furniture and objects by Robyn Wood. The exhibition features new work and previously unexhibited pieces, alongside a visual exploration of Robyn’s prototyping development. The exhibition gives insight into artistic process, showing how raw materials are transformed into something useful and beautiful. For this exhibition Robyn has explored new materials and processes, extending from her previous work in timber. 

 

Maintaining a connection to nature is an important theme in my designing; simple sculptural forms, lines gently curved, the touch and feel of warmer materials. These are things I am drawn to. I am looking for ways to connect the end user to nature and provide warmth and character to spaces they inhabit. Designing furniture and objects with character, balance and restraint. The use of natural materials and a preference for organic forms are tools I use to express my ideas.’ 

Artists Biography

Robyn Wood (www.robynwood.com.au) is a Furniture designer and maker based at The Mill, Adelaide. Her practice is informed by traditional joinery and current manufacturing techniques. She is influenced by the everyday things she observes, gaining fresh insight from her travels. Maintaining a connection to nature is important in her designing. She expresses her ideas through the use of warmer natural materials and a preference for organic forms. Robyn studied and practiced as a teacher before following her passion for design and returning to study as a designer. She has a Bachelor of Design - Interior Design from the University of South Australia.

 

She has worked for Australian Joinery firm IJF, during which time she oversaw a 3-year interior project fit out in Paris on the Australian embassy residences. As an Interior designer she worked on a wide range of commercial and government projects, where she continued to develop her interest in joinery. In 2014 she pursued her love of furniture design and established her studio. Since then she has been designing and making. Being hands on in her joinery work has become important in developing new work. Robyn is undertaking mentorships with two traditional woodworkers, learning techniques in using hand tools and traditional joinery techniques.

 

In 2016 Robyn exhibited in Home in the Asia Pacific space design alliance conference and as part of the WOMADelaide Creative Industries Showcase. She was selected as an artist for Guildhouse’s Wellmade program in 2016 and is currently an ambassador for Brand SA craft industries. She has presented her work at Big Design Market Melbourne (2015-18) & Sydney (2016-18), The Mill Market (2018) and Bowerbird Market (2014-18). Her work has been featured in the Adelaide Review, The Sydney Morning Herald and City Messenger. 

 

She has worked on a range of commercial projects and private commissions. Her one off pieces and small production runs were launched at Bowerbird in Adelaide in 2014. She is currently working on a new collection of furniture and objects in collaboration with leading South Australian artisan makers and artists. 

EXHIBITION DETAILS
Robyn Wood
Natural Progression
June 3- 28 2019
The Exhibition Space, The Mill Adelaide
154 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000

 

breakout

Announcing Successful Recipients - Breakout Residencies 2019

Spotlight Residency: Brittany Plummer

April & July 2019

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Britt Plummer is an actress, theatre-maker, teacher, and director of FRANK. Theatre, she is a graduate of the Adelaide College of the Arts, and École Philippe Gaulier in France. In 2018, Britt founded FRANK. Theatre, a SA company presenting original work that explores the human condition with honesty, humour, and heart. Specialising in bouffon, clown, and vaudevillian styles, Britt is driven by theatre rooted in the realms of pleasure, play, and connection with the audience. Britt has worked with Monski Mouse Productions, Foul Play, Punctum, Early Worx, Slingsby, Five.Point.One, ActNow, and State Theatre Company of SA. Britt is a teacher of Le Jeu, Neutral Masque, Mask Play, Bouffon, and Clown, to acting students at the Adelaide College of the Arts. In 2018, she directed students in a Bouffon show in Paulo Castro’s ‘La La Luna’. Britt premiered ‘Chameleon’, her first solo work, in the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival at MakeSpace, and received the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Emerging Artist. In March 2019, she worked with Punctum on the immersive durational theatre work ‘Public Cooling House at WOMADelaide. In June 2019, Britt joins the London cast of the Edinburgh Fringe hit, Flabbergast Theatre’s ‘The Swell Mob’, presented by Adelaide Festival Centre as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Work In Development: Throughout her Spotlight Residency, Britt will be collaborating with Hew Parham, as Director, and Ben Brooker, as Dramaturg, to shake up original work ‘Chameleon’ that Britt devised and performed in for its premiere season at Adelaide Fringe 2019. Britt, and her creative team will be turning the piece on its head and delving further into the world of the Bouffon. Bouffon is a way of shining a light on the injustices in society, the lead up is slow burning, and then the message lands strongly. ‘Chameleon’ was created with the desire to rouse social change around men’s attitudes towards women, sexism, and harassment women encounter in the workplace, in relationships, and wider society. The ways we adapt, and mould our selves to meet other's expectations; changing our behaviour, appearances, and masking of emotions, to blend in, and sometimes survive. ‘Chameleon’ is a personal piece for Britt, as all stories are her own. It is a conversation, a celebration of women, authenticity and embracing our individuality. 


Freerange Residency: GIRL

May 2019

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GIRL is an Australian-based queer music and live performance project by Jason Sweeney and Em König in collaboration with LGBTQI+ comrades. These artists formerly known as Winter Witches seek to amplify queer sonics and bent gestures into a world gone normal. Their work to date spans live art concerts, art DJ duo (Vegan Festival, Wild Style, Laneway Festival, Adhocracy) and sound art installation/performance. Their first major work, Sentients, was commissioned as part of the Vitalstatistix Climate Century Festival in 2018. As a live art project, GIRL continue to tour across Australia. Their new work, MASC, is being developed with support from Adelaide Festival Centre, The Mill, The SUBSTATION, pvi collective and Performance Space in 2019. 

Work In Development: Masc will be a sonic event, an electronic song cycle and a live experimental sound performance that responds to the following provocations: How do we forge a sonic template for queerness? How does a non-Masc body exist in that space?


Freerange Residency: Tobiah Booth Remmers

June 2019

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Tobiah is a freelance dance creator, performer, teacher and facilitator from Adelaide, Australia. Since graduating from the ‘Adelaide College of the Arts’ Bachelor of Dance Performance in 2009 Tobiah has worked with a wide range of Australian and international artists; Garry Stewart (ADT), Graeme Murphy (Sydney Dance), Branch Nebula, Brink Productions, Larissa McGowan, Lina Limosani, Gabrielle Nankivell, Paul Gazzola and Paulo Castro among many others. Tobiah has performed in major arts festivals; Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival, WOMAD, Dance Massive (VIC), Dublin Dance Festival and has performed at the Barbican Centre, London. Tobiah has choreographed numerous works with his Adelaide based performance collective; ‘The Human Arts Movement’ and short works for students at ‘Adelaide College of the Arts’ and ‘LINK Dance Company’ in Perth and has lectured at both colleges as well as at ‘Queensland University of Technology’ and ‘Transit Dance’, Melbourne. Tobiah has lived and worked in Europe during 2016/17, receiving residencies in Bulgaria, Brussels and Sweden, with resulting works being performed in Brussels, Bulgaria and Greece. Tobiah has also taught workshops on his own creative and movement practice in Brussels, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Sweden and Israel.

Work in Development: ‘Damaged Goods’ is a solo research project that explores the frailty and unpredictability of being human. Through metaphor and imagery the work will delve into the experience of living and surviving in a world that sometimes throws everything at you, and at other times leaves you completely alone. It will search through ideas of endurance, vulnerability, unknowingness and revelation in an attempt to make some sense of this continuing journey.


Freerange Residency: Anya Anastasia and Aaron Austin-Glen 

August 2019

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Anya Anastasia is an internationally acclaimed songstress with a vivid and twisted imagination. She has traversed the globe with her original songs and bold performance pieces appearing at festivals in Europe, the UK, around Australia and NZ.  Anastasia’s vocals range from husky jazz with a brazen Aussie inflection, to operatic soprano paired unusually with irreverent contemporary musings, though her roots firmly in the world of folk, and she wields a shamelessly un-ironic penchant for catchy pop melodies. Known for her wit and poetic lyricism she is the creator and writer of multiple critically acclaimed darkly funny musical theatre shows that are currently touring Australia. http://anyaanastasia.com/

Aaron Austin-Glen is an independent producer developing multi-disciplinary productions in unconventional spaces for major festivals and arts organisations. With extensive experience as a producer for Brisbane Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, New Zealand Festival and the Southbank Centre London spanning contemporary music, theatrical performance, community engagement, literature and large scale spectacle he has a wealth of creative knowledge and industry connection in Australasia, UK, Germany and India. Aaron has also written, performed and produced his autobiographical show 'Somewhere Else But Now' in Germany (Munich & Cologne), UK (Southbank Centre) and Australia (Anywhere Festival).

Work In Development:  Anya Anastasia and Aaron Austin-Glen are currently developing a theatrical musical comedy for stage and screen set in an unspecified rural Australian town that has seen more prosperous days. The crux of the script centres around the town’s attempt to return the community to its glory days through a series of heart warming yet ridiculous large scale schemes. With particular focus on the frustration, felt both on an individual and collective level with local bureaucracy and political inaction, the script is a razor sharp commentary on the current Australian and global landscape.


BRINK Productions Theatre Residency: Hew Parham

Apil/May & August


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Hew is a graduate of Flinders University Drama Centre, Adelaide Australia. In 2007 Hew was the recipient of the Neil Curnow Award where he studied at The Hunter Gates Academy of Physical Theatre one-year program in Canada. Hew has also extensively trained and mentored in the Pochinko Clowning/Clown through Mask Method with John Turner at The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance (MCCP). In 2013 Hew received a grant from Arts SA to work with British Physical Comedy troupe Spymonkey in London, England. Hew has developed several solo shows with his comedic characters – including Odyssey Schmodyssey which played at the Sanguenay Fringe Festival in Quebec, Canada as well as the Amuse Bouche New York Clown Theatre Festival; The Giovanni Experiment and Giovanni! which also played at the New York Clown Theatre Festival in 2014 and more recently at The Wonderland Festival in Brisbane, Australia. In 2016 Hew was commissioned to produce a new work at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival Rudi’s The Rinse Cycle. In 2017 Hew was employed by Melbourne based company Bunk Puppets to tour their show Sticks Stones Broken Bones to Norway, Germany and China. He is the resident Clown teacher at Flinders University.

Work in Development; Three Bananas is a one-man theatrical show about the bicycle, heroes, trophies, the ego and the ups and downs of life. Drawing from the styles of physical theatre, clowning and story telling, the show is ambitious, epic and crosses many continents in its scope.Inspired by legendary Italian cyclist Gino Bartali who said: “Medals aren’t meant to be worn on the shirt they are to be worn on the soul”, the "three bananas" are the performer himself searching for meaning, self worth and an award-winning story; an egomaniacal narcissist cycling champion whose relentless drive to win covers a deeper truth, and Bartali himself. It calls on the great socially aware clowns such as Chaplin, Tati and Fo in how the buffoon through humour can shine a mirror to what is happening in the world right now. Can the clown stop looking at himself for a second to see what is happening in the world? Can the clown move out of the shadows of his heroes to see his own worth?

masterclass series

Countertechnique Masterclasses with Richard Cilli

Image by: Gregory Lorenzutti

Image by: Gregory Lorenzutti

The Mill Adelaide in partnership with AC Arts present Countertechnique masterclasses with national dance artist Richard Cilli.

About the Artist:

Richard Cilli trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts before joining Sydney Dance Company in 2009, and in 2010 he won and the Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer for his performance in Rafael Bonachela‘s We Unfold. He has danced for Sydney Dance Company, Dancenorth, K.Kvarnström & Co (Stockholm), Lucy Guerin Inc. and various independent choreographers around Australia. As a choreographer he has created works for Sydney Dance Company, The Australian Ballet, LINK Dance Company, and WAAPA, as well as his own independently produced work. He joined Chunky Move in 2018 to work with Anouk van Dijk on Common Ground, and since then has danced for the company in Anti Gravity (Netherlands Tour), Accumulation (National Gallery Victoria), and the film Traces. 2019 has seen Richard co-produce and perform alongside celebrated percussionist Claire Edwardes inRecital directed by Gideon Obarzanek for Sydney’s March Dance festival and Melbourne’s Dance Massive.

Richard is a certified Countertechnique teacher and continues to perform, choreograph, teach, mentor and produce around Australia.

About The Masterclass:

Countertechnique provides tools for body and mind to deal with the deman­ding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises, the Countertechnique class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible.

Join Richard in exploring how these tools can be applied to movement and to life!

Masterclass Details:

Venue: Adelaide College of The Arts, Level 3 Rehearsal Studio
Date: Saturday 13th April 2019, Time: 11am -1pm
Date: Wednesday 17th April 2019, Time: 10am - 12pm
Date: Thursday 18th April 2019, Time: 3pm - 5pm
Cost: $20/class
Participant Level: Professional Level Contemporary Dance
Inquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

Bookings via Facebook or Eventbrite

https://www.facebook.com/events/1136446553225046
https://countertechniquewithrichardcilli.eventbrite.com.au/

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Artist Call Out - BRINK Productions Theatre Residency

The BRINK Productions Breakout Residency is an open project development platform available to artists working in the performing arts and mixed arts disciplines. In 2019 this theatre residency is co-presented by The Mill and SA based theatre company, BRINK Productions.

BRINK Productions

BRINK Productions


The aim of the residency is to establish a platform for theatre artists to develop new or existing work with mentorship from an established theatre director. Successful applicants will receive one week's access to The Breakout (at no charge) for one week, plus an honorarium of $500 (from The Mill) and mentorship from Brink Productions Director Chris Drummond. Dates preferable Weeks beginning April 29th or July 22nd 2019.

Call Out Details

Online Applications Open: 20th March 2019
Applications Close: 4th April, 2019
Notification: 16th April, 2019

Inquires contact The Mill Director Katrina Lazaroff via email to director@themilladelaide.com

Chris Drummond

Chris Drummond

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Artist Call Out // Spotlight: Breakout Residency 2019

The The Mill’s Spotlight Breakout Residency is an open project development platform available to artists working in the performing arts. The aim of the residency is to offer place and space as part of a vibrant arts community, for artists to develop and show new or existing work. Successful applicants will receive 2 - 3 week’s use of The Mill’s Breakout space, $2000 artist honorarium, profiling and support from The Mill. To apply for this unique opportunity, artists must complete and submit the following online application form.

Image: Theatre Republic Creative Development: Lines, Photo by Olivia Zanchetta

Image: Theatre Republic Creative Development: Lines, Photo by Olivia Zanchetta

Call Out Details

Online Applications Open: 20th March 2019
Applications Close: 4th April 2019
Notification: 16th April 2019

Inquires contact The Mill Director, Katrina Lazaroff via director@themilladelaide.com

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Artist Call Out // Free Range: Breakout Residency 2019

The The Mill’s Free Range Breakout Residency is an open project development platform available to artists working in the performing arts. The aim of the residency is to offer place and space as part of a vibrant arts community, for artists to develop new or existing work. Successful applicants will receive 2 week’s use of The Mill’s Breakout space, profiling and support from The Mill. To apply for this unique opportunity, artists must complete and submit the following online application form.

Image: Theatre Republic Creative Development: Lines, Photo by Olivia Zanchetta

Image: Theatre Republic Creative Development: Lines, Photo by Olivia Zanchetta

Call Out Details

Online Applications Open: 20th March 2019
Applications Close: 4th April 2019
Notification: 16th April 2019

Inquires contact The Mill Director, Katrina Lazaroff via director@themilladelaide.com

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Louise Flaherty- Artist in Residence in The Mill's Exhibition Space

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Memorial for Forgotten Plants
1 September - 10 November 2018


Louise Flaherty presents 'Memorial for Forgotten Plants', an exhibition developed through her residency in The Mill's Exhibition Space. An evolving and participatory body of work, Louise has used her ten week residency to explore the native Flora of the city.

‘I am currently working on a project titled Memorial for Forgotten Plants. From my initial research into the original flora of the Western Suburbs in the Adelaide Plains, I have been creating memorials for these plants that rarely exist in their natural environment; having been taken over by introduced species. These “memorials” have been in the form of ink drawings, which have been photocopied and pasted up into the local area. The work is about highlighting native plant conservation as well as mourning the loss of the landscape that is no longer there. ‘

Artists Biography
Louise is an artist and arts worker based in Adelaide. She studied Visual Arts at the South Australian School of Art, receiving first class Honours. She was a Founding Director of Downtown Arts Space, and has worked at the South Australian School of Art and as the Arts Program Manager at Barkly Regional Arts in the Northern Territory. She has exhibited at Light Square Gallery, Adelaide Central Gallery, Artroom5 and Murray Bridge Regional Gallery and ran community workshops at the Woodville library. Louise recently undertook a mentorship with artist Laura Wills, focussing on community engagement and participatory practice. She has an upcoming residency at Sauerbier House.

About the program
The Mill’s Exhibition Space Residency program is presented in partnership with the City of Adelaide. The program positions artistic process to the fore, allowing audiences direct access to creative research and making. During this residency The Exhibition Space operates with a studio-like mentality where knowledge arises through participation and experimentation. The Mill believes that art positions itself within transitions and passages; it opens up opportunities for incursions through relation. The Exhibition Space opens the creative process to the public in a way that positions the city’s community as foundational to artistic research and the creative process, thereby connecting people to cultural experience, insights, understanding and meaning. This is our second Residency, following on from our innaugural Exhibition Space Residency John Blines, memorias exspirare.

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Small moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps, Sonja Porcaro

Sonja Porcaro,  Work in progress,  2019, glitter netting, paperclip, approx. 11 x `15 x 14 cm  Photograph: Sonja Porcaro

Sonja Porcaro, Work in progress, 2019, glitter netting, paperclip, approx. 11 x `15 x 14 cm

Photograph: Sonja Porcaro

Sonja Porcaro,  Work in progress (detail),  2018, felt, masking tape, dimensions variable  Photograph: Sonja Porcaro

Sonja Porcaro, Work in progress (detail), 2018, felt, masking tape, dimensions variable

Photograph: Sonja Porcaro

Sonja Porcaro,  Work in progress (detail) , 2019, felt, dowel, foldback clip, dimensions variable  Photograph: Sonja Porcaro

Sonja Porcaro, Work in progress (detail), 2019, felt, dowel, foldback clip, dimensions variable

Photograph: Sonja Porcaro

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Artist Studio with Sonja

Artist Studio with Sonja

The Mill welcomes Sonja Porcaro, our new Artist in Residence in The Mill's Exhibition Space. Sonja will be in residence from 1 April- 29 May 2019 working on her project ‘Small moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps’.

Porcaro’s predominantly sculpture and installation work uses everyday objects- including found objects- and humble materials to create restrained and poetic assemblages, often investigating notions of memory, uncertainty and the fluidity of language and representation. In combining both intimate, hand crafted objects and materials with more robust structures and often employing repetition, Porcaro’s work also acknowledges and reworks minimalist traditions, often through gendered perspectives. The Mill invites you to witness Sonja’s creative practice and gain insight into her process as the residency unfolds across a two-month period. During her residency Porcaro will be presenting a number of public programs- watch this space!

The project for the residency at The Mill ‘Small moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps’ will explore the idea of daily rhythms and rituals within the city, with repetition (both as an investigative idea and formally through processes and materials employed) featuring throughout its duration. I will explore rituals/rhythms connected to the city of Adelaide (in particular to the Central Market, with reference to early childhood memories) and investigate the rhythms of those who inhabit, work in and visit the city also, with attention to the various languages spoken within the city and beyond.

The work will also respond to the nuances and particularities of the site of The Mill itself- both as a physical space and as a site of diverse social and cultural production and interaction- with ‘Small moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps’, ‘activating’ the space in quiet, contemplative and intimate ways: enacting attention and care.’ - Sonja Porcaro

Kids studio with Sonja Porcaro at The Mill


Two Dates: 15 April 10-11:30am and 16 April 10-11:30am

Artist in Residence Sonja Porcaro invites kids to join her for a drop in studio session at The Mill this school holidays. Participate in Sonja’s project 'Small moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps', kids will be invited reflect on themes of sunset, sunrise and the rhythms & rituals of daily life.

Come with your parent/carer for a short creative session where kids will make an artwork looking at bright colour and bold form. Sonja will also be looking at some of the ideas explored in iconic children's book 'How the Sun got to Coco's house' by Bob Graham, and abstract painting by artists such as Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Melinda Harper and Wassily Kandinsky. At the end of the session kids will be able to take their artwork home.

Kids Studio details:
Age: 5 + (primary school age)
All materials provided
Children must be accompanied by parent/carer (the idea is to spend the session working alongside your big person), Please wear 'studio clothes' or bring a smock
Cost: $10 for a Kid + accompanying adult, $10 for additional children
Concession pricing available of request, please email Adele at visualarts@themilladelaide.com

bookings via eventbrite

Artists Biography

Sonja Porcaro is an Adelaide based artist working predominantly in sculpture and installation. Since graduating from the South Australian School of Art (SASA), University of South Australia in 1993 with First Class Honours, Porcaro has exhibited in spaces such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, the SASA Gallery, the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, the Experimental Art Foundation (SA), the Australian Centre for Photography (Vic), The Performance Space and Artspace (NSW) and at Viafarini (Milan, Italy). Porcaro has also exhibited in many independent and artist run spaces in both South Australia and New South Wales.

Porcaro has undertaken many residencies throughout her career- funded by both Arts SA and the Australia Council for the Arts- including at the College of Fine Art (COFA), NSW, at SASA and in Milan, Italy (the Australia Council Residential Studio) and at the Athens School of Art Studio (Delphi Annexe), Greece. Porcaro has also curated and co-curated several exhibitions, given guest lectures to undergraduate Visual Art students, written reviews and articles and has contributed digital image/writing pieces to on-line publications/sites including the Electronic Writing Research Ensemble. Porcaro’s work has been collected by the Art Gallery of South Australia, COFA, NSW and is in private collections.

About the program
The Mill’s Exhibition Space Residency program is presented in partnership with the City of Adelaide. The program positions artistic process to the fore, allowing audiences direct access to creative research and making. During this residency The Exhibition Space operates with a studio-like mentality where knowledge arises through participation and experimentation. The Mill believes that art positions itself within transitions and passages; it opens up opportunities for incursions through relation. The Exhibition Space opens the creative process to the public in a way that positions the city’s community as foundational to artistic research and the creative process, thereby connecting people to cultural experience, insights, understanding and meaning. The Exhibition Space hosts four residencies across the year. Artists in Residence have included John Blines, memorias exspirare 2 June – 25 August 2018, Louise Flaherty, Memorial for Forgotten Plants, 1 September – 14 November 2018, Matthew Fortrose, Cityboi 1 December 2018 – 10 February 2019 and Sonja Poracro, ‘Small moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps’ 1 April – 31 May 2019.

RESIDENCY DETAILS
Sonja Porcaro
Small moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps
1 April- 29 May 2019
The Exhibition Space Residency
The Mill Adelaide
154 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000

masterclass series

Masterclass with Dresden Semperoper Ballet

The Mill in Partnership with The Adelaide Festival and Adelaide College of The Arts, present a masterclass with the Dresden Semperoper Ballet (Germany).

The Dresden Semperoper Ballet are here in Adelaide performing CARMEN in The Adelaide Festival. Its a MUST SEE! To book your tickets to the show follow the link! https://www.adelaidefestival.com.au/events/carmen/  

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MASTERCLASS Information:

Date/Time: Thursday March 7th, 2.30-4pm

Venue: AC Arts, Level 3, Studio 2

Cost: $25 
Masterclass Leader: Principal Semperoper Ballet Master Gamal Gouda
Level & Content: High level ballet class 

Inquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

Bookings: Via FaceBook

Via Eventbrite Ticketing

Semperoper Ballett Biog
Breaking down the borders of dance with an all-encompassing repertoire from the pure classical full-lengths to cutting edge modern productions with world-class artists, the Semperoper Ballett is setting new standards in the dance world since 2006 under the directorship Aaron S. Watkin’s. In close collaboration with Rector Jason Beechey and the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, the two institutions have created a vibrant apprentice program together to promote young talent. The reputation of the ensemble has been acknowledged on several occasions, most notably with the award of »The Foundation for the Support of the Semperoper« as well as the German Theatre Award »Der Faust« for the creation of »COW« by Alexander Ekman. The Semperoper Ballett has enjoyed
a multitude of international tours to some of the most renowned Opera Houses in the world including New York, London, Paris, Ottawa, Barcelona, Houston, St. Petersburg, Abu Dhabi, Antwerp, Gothenburg, Nairobi und Johannesburg among others. The focus of the Semperoper Ballett for the immediate future is to continue to build up our unique identity and send creative new impulses throughout the dance world! 
Ready for more? www.semperoper.de 

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ilDance Professional Development Opportunity 2019: Announcement Jacinta Jeffries

The Mill and Helpmann Academy are thrilled to announce the recipient of the 2019 ilDance Professional Development Opportunity, valued at $17,000. Congratulations Jacinta Jeffries!!

Jacinta, Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA) / Flinders University dance graduate will undertake a 3-month residency with ilYoung, ilDance’s project based junior company located in Gothenburg, Sweden Directed by Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni.

Jacinta Jeffries Photo By Sophia Calado

Jacinta Jeffries Photo By Sophia Calado

Jacinta, who will depart Adelaide for Sweden mid 2019, was selected for the residency following an intensive audition process with one of the directors of ilDance, Lee Brummer. The audition saw a dozen local dance graduates vying for selection to take part in the ilYoung residency program, ilDance's project based junior company.

Felicity Boyd: Photo by Sophia Calado

Felicity Boyd: Photo by Sophia Calado

“I feel so lucky to have been chosen for this amazing opportunity and to work with such inspiring choreographers. The value of this opportunity for a young emerging artist like myself cannot be expressed enough and I am so thankful that Helpmann Academy, The Mill and ilDance can make such a generous contribution and help young artists get out and experience the world. I cannot wait to begin this residency, as travelling to the other side of the world to create and tour a new work with a unique group of dancers is something I’ll never forget.” Jacinta Said.

The ilDance Professional Development Opportunity is the result of a partnership between The Mill, Helpmann Academy and ilDance. The award provides an opportunity for emerging South Australian dancers to create strong and meaningful connections with both artists and organisations across Sweden and Europe and will potentially become a platform for future creative opportunities and cultural collaborations.

The residency will take a group of 10 young dancers, including Jacinta, from around the world, across Sweden where the cast, choreographers and creative team will engage with the local community in various activities whilst developing a new production by Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer.

“We are so very proud to be working with Helpmann Academy and ilDance to provide this opportunity for emerging AC Arts Dance Graduates. It is a unique experience unlike any other provided in Australia, that gives young dancers an insight into professional company practice Europe and the opportunity to build international career pathways.” Katrina Lazaroff (The Mill Director).

“We are thrilled to be partnering with The Mill and ilDance to once again provide emerging dancers in South Australia with the opportunity to broaden their horizons and extend their abilities abroad. We can’t wait to see what Jacinta makes of this unique opportunity.” Jane MacFarlane (CEO Helpmann Academy).

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The Mill's Limited Edition Print Series

Nadia Suartika

Nadia Suartika

Lachlan Stewart of Small Room

Lachlan Stewart of Small Room

Rafal Liszewski of Small Room

Rafal Liszewski of Small Room

Naomi Murrell

Naomi Murrell

Matthew Fortrose

Matthew Fortrose

Now Open!

The Mill’s Limited Edition Print Series

Matthew Fortrose, Naomi Murrell, Nadia Suartika and Small Room

27 February – 23 March 2019

Opening Sunday 3 March, 3-5pm

 

Showcasing the work of four amazing artists associated with The Mill, The Mill has commissioned Matthew Fortrose, Naomi Murrell, Nadia Suartika, and designers Lachlan Stewart & Rafal Liszewski from Small Room to contribute an artwork. The Limited Edition Prints will present one work from each of the four artists, each with an edition of 15 prints.

 

This exclusive series of artworks by leading South Australian artists appeals to a crowd of young collectors as well as art aficionados. The series makes artworks affordable for a wide audience while at the same time supporting The Mill, a not-for-profit Arts organisation. The funds raised by Limited Edition Prints series will feed directly back into The Mill’s organisational programming, and help to support artists residencies, subsidised studios and other aspects of our Professional Pathways stream.

 

Artists Biographies

Matthew Fortrose is a multi-disciplinary artist whose current practice spans studio paintings and sculptures, outdoor paintings, installation and photography. Working with synthetic materials, Fortrose's work creates tensions between natural and manufactured, intentional and incidental, digital representation and physical artefact. Drawing influence from colour field painting and early Bauhaus graphics, the use of rudimentary tools and industrialized processes assist in constructing a strong visual language towards his work. Using documentation of the built environment, interventions within urban space and explorations into materiality, Fortrose work seeks to engage an audience through a series of investigations around the use of public space, and how this communicates to a formal practice.

Naomi Murrell designs romantic street fashion, fine jewellery and home products for the thoughtful woman, to bring small moments of beauty, calm and confidence into her day to day life. Unlike the mass-market, she aims to inspire by using design as a graphic art form. Naomi’s visual language is minimal, on point - yet irrepressibly playful. Inspired by colour, and graphic shape her label turns out refined everyday pieces for the individual. The Naomi Murrell flagship store in Ebenezer Place is an oasis of awesome for the fun lover who delights in the details.

Nadia Suartika is an artist, designer and tattooist with XO L’Avant. She is the founder of Nadika, a range of jewellery and embroidery pieces.

Nadia is a self taught artist and has had a particularly strong interest in plants from an early age which led her to study horticulture. Now living on a native bush block in the Adelaide hills, Nadia continues her study of plants using a creative process of documenting local and South Australian natives through illustration and design.

Nadia draws inspiration from her Balinese-European heritage and her family of creatives. Built on a foundation of intuitive art, her work is simultaneously delicate and bold. Playful colours and shapes interact with each other, reminiscent of multicultural tapestries and the intricate patterns of the natural world.

Small Room is a graphic design and visual communication studio that focuses in creative fields with a strong process based work style. A love for experimental design, pushing the boundaries and breaking the rules fuels our passion for design. But the Small Room design sensibility itself is simpler with a priority for communication, timelessness, visual conquest and collaboration. Small Room work primarily in identity, print and graphics. And also work in broader areas of visual media like packaging, objects, experimental web design and exhibition (‘Death of a Designer’ (2017).

 

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WALLS, Georgia Matthews

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Please join us in The Exhibition Space for WALLS, an exhibition by Adelaide based photographer Georgia Matthews, showing concurrently with launch of The Mill’s Limited Edition Print Series.

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WALLS

27 February – 23 March 2019

Opening Sunday 3 March, 3-5pm

‘I like to express the 'self'- the cognitive apparatus to be self-aware and to think about ourselves consciously. I think we ought to abolish the word 'self' in psychology in order to communicate more clearly – perhaps, by representing 'self' through a visual portal, images, portrayals of external stimulus that may be more widely understood. My interest in psychotherapy has allowed me to concentrate on metaphorical 'walls' which have recently become a staple in my work.’

In this exhibition Georgia explores representations of the 'self' through photographing the construction and deconstruction of architecture. WALLS illustrates an interpretation of 'mental walls' or ‘mental blocks', via the use of Moghul symbolism. In this series she captures Indo-Islamic spaces, focusing on complexity, decoration, transportation, and isolation in order to push the boundaries of form and colour. Vivid and natural colours are combined with geometric shapes, creating a series of abstract landscapes that fall somewhere between painting and photography. WALLS attempts to open doorways into the psyche and aims to evoke a personal response to our surroundings.

 

Artists Biography

Georgia Matthews is a photographer, videographer and arts therapist from Adelaide, South Australia. Her work delves into topics of the human experience and photo-journalism. She graduated as a photographer from The University of South Australia in 2013, and completed an Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy in 2016. Her theatrical night photography touches on themes of psychoanalysis and the notion of the ‘self’, using layered textures in isolated environments. She has exhibited at Factory 9, Port Elliot, The Artisan Cafe, Peter Walker Fine Art Gallery and Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi.

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Masterclass with Hofesh Shechter contemporary dance company UK

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The Mill Adelaide in partnership with The Adelaide Festival & AC Arts present a masterclass with leading international dance company Hofesh Shechter (UK).


Hofesh Shechter’s season of Grand Finale is part of the 2019 Adelaide Festival, https://www.adelaidefestival.com.au/events/grand-finale/


About the Choreographer:

Hofesh Shechter is no ordinary choreographer. Israeli born, London-based, Shechter exploded into the contemporary dance world when, as a relative unknown, his 2007 work In Your Rooms was hailed as one of the most important new works of the millennium.

Since then, he’s built an arrestingly powerful body of work, almost singlehandedly creating a new genre: part dance, part gig, part theatre. Critics try to encapsulate his work with words like ‘exultant’, ‘visceral’, and ‘ecstatic’, and certainly his trademark gestural language – derived from folkdance, military exercise, club-dancing and even the gym – is addictively hypnotic.

About The Masterclass:
This Hofesh Shechter Company professional masterclass opens with a class in the style of the company to enable a full understanding of the movement principles of Hofesh’s work, and his key use of improvisation in his choreography. This is then followed by the opportunity to learn a short extract of Hofesh Shechter’s latest repertoire Grand Finale. The session will end with a short Q&A, to give those participating the chance to ask those burning questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Masterclass Details:
Date: Saturday 16th March 2019
Time: 11.30am -1.30pm
Cost: $30
Venue: Adelaide College of The Arts, Level 3 Rehearsal Studio
Participants: Professional Level Contemporary Dance

Bookings: https://masterclasshofeshshechter.eventbrite.com.au/
Inquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

Image Credit: photographer Gary Copeland

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The Mill in conversation with Matthew Fortrose, Cityboi

The Mill’s Visual Arts Curator Adele Sliuzas sat down with Artist in Residence Matthew Fortrose to have a chat about his practice. This is the first in a series of podcasts ‘in conversation’ with artists for The Exhibition Space Residency Program.

 

In our chat Matthew talks us through the evolution of his practice, his processes and materiality and how the streets of Adelaide form the inspiration for his Cityboi project.

Follow this link to the Podcast on The Mill’s Soundcloud

More about Matthew Fortrose, Cityboi

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Expressions of Interest- Curatorial opportunity

The Mill is calling for Expressions of Interest for a curator/curatorial team to develop and present an exhibition to be held in The Mill’s Exhibition Space in September 2019

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The Mill is a collaborative multidisciplinary organisation, placing emphasis on development, process and audience-focused creative direction. The Exhibition Space hosts a program of exhibitions, including residencies and curated exhibitions.

Expressions of interest are now open curators to develop an exhibition to be presented in The Mill’s Exhibition Space in September 2019. We invite independent curators or curatorial teams to apply. A fee will be paid to the successful curator.

To be considered, please submit an application via the form below

The selection will be made by a panel of The Mill staff based on the following criteria

- professional and artistic merit

- accessibility for a diverse audience

- viability and suitability of the proposed exhibition

- focus on multidisciplinary practice, &/or focus on process

- exhibitions and proposals that engage existing and new audiences

About The Exhibition Space

The Mill’s Exhibition Space is located on the Angas Street Window Frontage of 154 Angas Street. The Gallery’s L-shaped footprint is approximately 40 sq meters, with a gallery hanging system and professional lighting. A number of plinths are available for artists to use. The space sits relation to The Mill’s Creative Industry Offices, oriented prominently at the front of The Mill’s building.

If you have any questions about this opportunity or want to find out more information about the gallery, please contact The Mill's Visual Arts Curator Adele Sliuzas visualarts@themilladelaide.com

Submitting a proposal is no guarantee of acceptance.

 

Applications have closed

Louise Flaherty,  Memorial for Forgotten Plants,  2018, installation view of exhibition Photo: Daniel Marks

Louise Flaherty, Memorial for Forgotten Plants, 2018, installation view of exhibition Photo: Daniel Marks

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SWAPPED AT BIRTH, Ahmed ElKhalidi with creative collaboration by Rua Hashlamoun

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Ahmed ElKhalidi,  Glenelg , 2018, digital print on 300gsm Museum rag, 60x42cm


Ahmed ElKhalidi, Glenelg, 2018, digital print on 300gsm Museum rag, 60x42cm

Ahmed ElKhalidi,  1940 , 2018, digital print on museum rag, 29 x 42 cm

Ahmed ElKhalidi, 1940, 2018, digital print on museum rag, 29 x 42 cm

Ahmed ElKhalidi,  So Far from Home,  2018, Arabic Fix and Repair, digital print on museum rag, 21 x 29cm,

Ahmed ElKhalidi, So Far from Home, 2018, Arabic Fix and Repair, digital print on museum rag, 21 x 29cm,

Please join us in The Exhibition Space for Swapped at Birth, an exhibition by Jordanian born, Adelaide based artist Ahmed ElKhalidi, with creative collaboration by Rua Hashlamoun.

Opening night 12 February, 6-8pm

Artist talk Saturday 16 February, 3pm
Continues 12-23 February 2019


Adelaide artist Ahmed ElKhalidi documents the journey from Jordan to Australia. Ahmed uses symbolic patches of memory in digital collages to explore places where two familiar environments are interchangeable. The exhibition shows at The Mill during Adelaide Fringe Festival 2019.

 

ElKhalidi explores the crossover of life, perception and memories from his birth country and his adopted country. For ElKhalidi this was by choice, although he acknowledges that, for many others, this crossover is by circumstance.

 

ElKhalidi delves into memory, childhood experiences and family photographs from his Palestinian heritage.

Using a blend of recent and historical photography, words, symbols and photojournalism, ElKhalidi reveals a personal story of identity where each environment is swapped, overlaid and blended. Creative collaboration by Rua Hashlamoun records the works of two artists’ stories. They ask the viewer to question the memories the viewer might keep in the same situation. A visual storytelling, this exhibition both resonates with, and facilitates, connections for the many with similar experiences as migrants or refugees.

"I try to raise questions about what memories of 'home' we choose to recall. I high-light  issues such as identity, immigration, and social justice, and challenge/question the role of art in social change. The concept of home for me can be a physical or a psychological place. It changes according to our circumstances, as a place of belonging. It could also be a place of displacement and confusion.

Our memories may be filled with gaps, like our early childhood memories.  These memories can fade and become lost. So I like to play with photos and language to preserve them. I like to explore the importance of words and sentences, and to create visual short stories." - Ahmed Khalidi

 

Ahmed ElKhalidi

Jordanian artist Ahmed Khalidi studied graphic design at the Applied Science University in Amman Jordan, completing his studies in 1994. He is a photographer, graphic designer, illustrator and artist, and has worked on projects including online media, motion graphics, publications and illustrations in Sydney, Adelaide, Amman, London, Doha, Dubai  and Saudi Arabia. ElKhalidi draws his inspiration from urban landscapes, and includes graffiti, advertising imagery and typography in his work from his studio YADURA Design Studio, in Adelaide, Australia.

Presented by:
Jacaranda Images gallery is located in Amman, Jordan. Through principal, Australian Barbara Rowell, the gallery is dedicated to showcasing works on paper by a range of artists. Barbara works  particularly to develop cross cultural ties between Australia and Jordan. The gallery also conduct tours of Jordan for artists and art lovers through 'A Brush with Jordan'.

The exhibition was held in Amman in 2018 under the patronage of the Australian Ambassador. Its Adelaide iteration is made possible with the assistance of the Council of Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR), which supports projects that enhance  economic, cultural and social relations between Australia and the Arab world.

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The Mill Masterclass with Scotland's leading improvised comedy troupe: 'Men With Coconuts': Adelaide Fringe Festival

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Scotland's leading improv troupe make their Australian debut in Adelaide with award winning improvised comedy sketches and songs, culminating in a showstopping finale -- an entirely improvised musical. These Edinburgh Fringe favourites push their art form to a new level. Unplanned, unscripted, and unbelievable!

Their masterclass presented by The Mill allows the participants to explore improvised comedy as a form, with an emphasis on character emotion and response within the framework of a scene. This is a masterclass and does rely on those partaking to have a grasp of stage craft and the confidence to express themselves spontaneously in the safe environment of the studio.

Participants: Performers: Comedians, Dancers, Actors, Circus Performers, Physical Theatre Artists.

Venue: The Mill’s Breakout Space. 154 Angas Street, Adelaide.

Date/Time: Monday 18th February, 2019, 10am -12pm

Inquiries: programming@themilladelaide.com

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The Mill Masterclass with SHOWKO: Japanese Rakugo Artist, Comedian & Ventriloquist: Adelaide Fringe Festival

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Showko

Welcome to the quirky and hilarious world of Showko -- Australia's favourite Japanese comedian. Wonderfully funny and off-beat, Showko's blend of stand-up, puppetry, ventriloquism and Rakugo (Japanese storytelling comedy) is hugely entertaining and utterly unique. Growing up in the kookiest culture on earth, she escaped into a childhood fantasy world of making and talking to puppets -- now it's her job.

Expand your cultural horizons with this masterclass into a 400 year old Japanese storytelling art form. This is a rare opportunity for Australian artists and performers to learn from Showko - The only professionally trained Japanese Rakugo artist currently working outside of Japan.

A Rakugo story is told by a performer who has to act out a story by themselves with only two humble props, a folding fan (Sensu) and hand towel (Tenugui). They must be able play the role of each distinct character by changing personality, facial expression, mannerisms, speech, etc. Due to the simple structure they can express and describe anything, drawing the viewer into the story through their imagination.

This masterclass covers the very traditional fundamental structure of Rakugo.

Participants: Performers: Comedians, Dancers, Actors, Circus Performers, Physical Theatre Artists, Ventriloquists…

Venue: The Mill’s Breakout Space. 154 Angas Street, Adelaide.

Date/Time: Sunday 10th March, 1pm-3pm

Inquiries: programming@themilladelaide.com