Blue sky thinking? Kultour Gathering 2014

KG2014 is an initiative of Kultour that brings artists working in the culturally and linguistically diverse artspace together with a team of provocateurs to interrogate “the practice”.

This year, one of the chief provocateurs is Angela Chaplin, about which people say:

Angela has been a professional theatre artist and event creator for over thirty years. She was a member of the acting ensemble of Australia’s first professional community theatre company, the Mill Community Theatre Company from 1982 to 1985.

In 1985 Angela was appointed CEO/Artistic Director of Arena Theatre Company. From 1988 to 1991 Angela was CEO/ Artistic Director of Magpie Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia. 

From 1991 to 2007 Angela was CEO/Artistic Director of Deckchair Theatre in Fremantle, WA, where she directed over thirty-five productions and commissioned sixteen writers. Angela also successfully directed Shakespeare in Kings Park for six years.

Her writing credits include Ningali; Thirteen Hundred Ashtrays; Mavis goes to Timor; Luna; Sappho Sings the Blues; and Black Madonna.

I feel fortunate enough to be participating in this year’s gathering in Brisbane, and would like to invite you to join the KG2014 provocateurs at the public presentation this Sunday.

Metro Arts
109 Edward Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
DATE: Sunday 14 September  |  TIME: 2 – 4pm
Whether it is in my personal practice, or as a part of my work with Peril, or maybe in the project I am working on for La Boite, but I feel profoundly aware of the fact that my current desire to identify as a Filipino Australian has been shaped deeply by my unease and confusion at the different way that my racial identity figures in my life in Queensland. If the conversation seems to me lead that way,  I will be curious to hear how other Queensland based artists feel on that front.
Either way,  I would like to invite you to be a part of that conversation this Sunday.

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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