It’s NAIDOC week, an annual national celebration held from the first Sunday of July, to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC week consists of events and celebrations across the country.
Performing Lines has the privilege of working with a host of First Nations artists across a wide spread of disciplines, in each of our state offices. Their insights and creative practices form an invaluable part of our artistic footprint as an organisation. This NAIDOC week we have spoken to a small handful of the First Nations artists with whom we work.
Our third and final interview is with Yamatji Nanda woman Chloe Ogilvie; a Lighting Designer, Production Manager, and core member of The Farm.
How are you keeping busy these days?
I work with a lovely company called The Farm, we’re a collective of artists consisting of myself, Kate Harman, Gavin Webber, and Grayson Millwood. We’re technically a Gold Coast-based company but Grayson lives in Berlin and I live on Whadjuk Country in Perth. At the moment our youth ensemble The Greenhouse are about to premiere their new work Pricele$$ under the fearless direction of Kate and Gavin at HOTA on the Gold Coast. I won’t be there for it, as I’m currently in production with Barking Gecko as their lighting designer for their new work Cicada (by Shaun Tan, adapted by Luke Kerridge, Arielle Gray and Tim Watts). Work keeps me pretty busy, but outside of that, it’s the usual, Netflix, Coffee, Friends and Family.