Performance Art


Perhaps the most visited and popular event of the recently completed Sydney Festival was THE BEACH. There were no rips, you could not drown nor suffer a sunburn if you attended.

THE BEACH, in fact, was a white coloured ‘pool’ of 1.1 million recyclable polyethylene balls that ebbed and rose up against a sixty metre wide shoreline with no sand to shake out of a towel or out oif your shoes. To complete the theme deck chairs with redundant umbrellas lined the shoreline so that parents, in addition to lifeguards, could watch their children  cavorting in this plastic ocean.

What was striking was the multicultural nature of the event with women in saris or burqas plunging without inhibition into the  monochromatic balls. The queues to enter were very long and routinely by 3 pm one could no longer gain entrance.

THE BEACH was designed by Snarkitecture, a New York based art and architecture practice. This free happening took place from the 7th to the 29th January at the Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve.

All images by Ben Apfelbaum (c).


The Leftovers Collective’s pop up in the heart of Sydney is asking for intimacy in a public space.

Can a love poem be shared in high traffic areas?

Couple this with the transaction of art – money and art versus audience and art? Which partnership prevails?

All you have to do is search ‘Leftovers Free Love Offer’ on your search engine and follow the directions to get your free voucher which you will bring to the secret predetermined spot and give to the artist, in return for one live, Shakespeare love sonnet.

The Leftovers Collective are a Sydney based experiential performance company mixing verse and social experiments to give Sydney playful, political and socially relevant works.

This is a FREE event

Details – 
Friday 9th December between 3 pm and 5 pm.

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The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Workshop Party

Writing as much as I do , I am sometimes confused about superlatives .  Too much? Too little to make the point? Too literary ?  So with a little tear in my eye , I leaned over to the nice young man sitting next to me and asked what he was thinking.  What the hell was I thinking?  Anyone  who was there was , of course , fabulous . ( I include myself!) but I hit the height of fabulousness with my innocent enquiry.

We were at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Workshop Party to launch the program for 2017.  

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence ( the second oldest in a world wide network of the charity organisation ) had done a blessing which showed a surprising intimacy with the float making process.   ” May  the venue be filled with bitching in an artistic fashion and the noise of action.” They blessed the volunteers , the building, even the tools.  ” May your glue guns never run dry and may glitter never clog your screws.”  Ha!!! Continue reading 2017 SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS SEASON LAUNCH


The Forest Unyielding…
Things you want to remember, things you don’t …

Presented by Self Help Arts and 107 Projects.

Comprising dance, film, vision, word and sound by some of Sydney’s most exciting contemporary artists, The Forest Unyielding is a dynamic new study of mental health, set in a dark forest space representing the inside of a brain. Demonstrating how we create neural pathways in our brains through repetition and the reward system, and the struggle we face when we find we have gone the wrong way …
How will you forge a new path?

Bookings: $30 | Conc $25 | Carers FREE (For Carers ticket please email with you confirmation of booking)

Limit 25 people per show

Preview May 24 7pm
Opening May 25 7pm
Season May 26 – 28, 3pm & 7pm daily

Autism-Friendly Show Thursday 26 3pm

The Forest Space will also be open as an exhibition (not activated by performers) 11am-2.30pm & 4pm-6.30pm daily

May 24 Preview at 7pm May 25 Exhibition 11am – 6.30pm with Opening Performance at 7pm May 26 – 28 Exhibition 11am-2.30pm & 4pm-6.30pm | Performances at 3pm & 7pm

VENUE- 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern.

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16th Street Actors Studio
Observe and Learn from this Master Teacher….

This April, Larry Moss will be working with professional Australian actors on plays from some of the worlds greatest playwrights.

Larry Moss has made an indelible impact on the artistic lives of Australian actors. His love of great writing and his commitment to revealing the writers meaning has inspired thousands of actors around the world to rise to the occasion and serve the story. Continue reading THE LARRY MOSS MASTERCLASS SYDNEY 2016

The Shapeshifter @ The Factory


THE SHAPESHIFTER is playing at The Factory at 105 Victoria st Marrickville.

The Factory itself is an amazing space. A punk psychedelic industrial minimalist space, harsh and bare yet practical and functional, situated just down the road from Newtown about 20 minutes from Newtown Station.

Josipa Dreisma is a serious actor. She holds an MA in Creative Arts and Theatre Performance. She has studied in both Australia and New York. But in this play she chooses in a number of different scenarios to displays an almost childlike naivety and vulnerability.       

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New York Storytelling Group The Moth Coming to Sydney

The Moth is coming “down under”! The acclaimed New York-based storytelling organization is launching its programs in Australia with a series of shows in Sydney.

Attend the open-mic style StorySLAM to listen to true stories told live and without notes or to put your name in the hat for the chance to tell a story on the theme FIRSTS.

This performance takes place on Tuesday 1st September at Oxford Arts Factory, 38-46 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst. Doors open at 7pm, stories begin at 7.30pm. Continue reading New York Storytelling Group The Moth Coming to Sydney