In October and November 2019, Multicultural Arts Victoria will be collaborating with Melbourne-based Singaporean artist, facilitator and dramaturg, Jamie Lewis in an experimental, exploratory research process taking place in Shepparton, regional Victoria
Drawing on Shepparton as the ‘heart of the food bowl’, Jamie will spend time in residence to work towards curating an intercultural performance project that illuminates the role of women and food in the transmission, maintenance and development of culture in this regional town.
Jamie takes inspiration from her Singaporean-Eurasian heritage and looks forward to spending time with local women residents, artists and community members. You can participate in her research process fuelled by shared meals and cups of tea, and exchange stories, memories and aspirations for Shepparton.
The residency will take place on October 2- 6 and November 25 – December 1 in various venues around Shepparton. More details coming soon.
About Jamie Lewis
Jamie is a Melbourne-based Singaporean artist, facilitator and dramaturg based. She creates and curates participatory experiences, facilitating meditations on culture, place, and time, through autobiographical stories, conversation and food. Committed to diversifying practice, Jamie seeks alternative models of working, and a re-imagining of leadership, governance, and structures. She has experience in Audience Development, and consults on branding, marketing, and communications across arts organisations and small businesses. She is currently Communications Manager at Theatre Network Australia, on the Board of Multicultural Arts Victoria, and was in the 2018 cohort of Australia Council for the Arts’ Future Leaders program.
Her solo projects include Yesterday Tomorrow Here Today [Plenty, ACE Open 2018], 汤圆；团圆 [Ritual, Next Wave 2018], The Long Lunch [Museum of Brisbane; Arts House 2017], Tropical Kitchen with ACCOMPLICE Arts Space [Darwin Fringe Festival 2018, Darwin Festival 2017], Saltwater [Theatre Works & Brisbane Festival 2015; Bleach* Festival 2016], and 来，吃饭(Come, eat) [Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival 2017; SafARI 2016; exist-ence 5 2013]. She has collaborated with Latai Taumeopeau in Mass Movement for Refuge: Displacement [in development, Arts House], and with Dan Koop in SALT WATER BAY [in development, Creative State Commissions shortlist), FLUX-KIT-MEL [MEL&NYC, NGV; Open Spaces, Abbotsford Convent 2018], and The Stream/The Boat/The Shore/The Bridge [Next Wave Festival 2012; Junction Arts Festival 2013]; and has participated in residencies TippingPoint: Spring Lab, Time_Place_Space: Nomad, and Singapore<>Brisbane Exchange.
Photo credit: Sarah Walker.