Tarryn Gill & Katt Osborne

Perth, WA

I (Katt) have worked with Tarryn on theatre shows before as a designer, but never in a genuine multi-artform collaboration. As artists in different disciplines, we have many synchronicities in the approach we take and the work we make. We are both intuitive makers who are committed to risk-taking and experimentation. We both pursue a surreal image-based expression of intellectual ideas that aims to give audiences a visceral experience.

Working together to co-create a non-verbal/non-traditional multi-artform work is an exciting prospect for us and a timely extension of our current practices as individual artists. Our project

Unheimlich

will extend my skills as an interdisciplinary visual & choreographic performance maker while allowing Tarryn to extend her sculptural practice into wearable pieces that live and breathe.

Tarryn Gill

(Visual Artist/Co-Creator)

Tarryn is an award-winning WA-based multidisciplinary artist who makes work spanning sculpture, installation, photography, film, drawing, set and costume design and performance. Influenced by her background in dance, her works have a highly theatrical sensibility. Tarryn’s recent sculptural and photographic works are self-reflexive interrogations into the rituals we construct around life and death. Through her solo and collaborative practices, Tarryn has exhibited works and undertaken residency projects across Australia, and internationally in Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, the UK and the United States. In Australia, her works are held in numerous public and private collections, including Art Gallery of SA, AGWA and Queensland’s GOMA. She is currently represented by Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne.

Katt Osborne

(Director/Co-Creator)

Katt Osborne is a director, creative producer and theatre maker. Katt was a founding member and inaugural general manager of The Last Great Hunt. She is currently a Resident Artist (Director) with Black Swan State Theatre Company, and the Artistic Director of youth contemporary performance ensembles in Mandurah and Bunbury and. DIRECTOR (THEATRE): The Last Great Hunt: The Crossing, Elephents, Minnie & Mona Play Dead. Riptide Youth Performance Company: Walk With Me, Some Kind of Disaster, Queen Leah. The Duck House: One Night Echo, They Ran ‘Til They Stopped, A Disappearing Act, Acts of Undressing, The Bearskinner, Oscar, The Oresteia. DIRECTOR (OPERA): Operabox: Ariadne Auf Naxos (Strauss), The Old Maid & The Thief (Menotti). ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: The Old Vic (London): Dr Seuss’s The Lorax. Perth Theatre Company: The Removalists. Thin Ice Productions: Antigone. Black Swan State Theatre Company: The Lady Aoi.AWARDS: 2016 WA Young Achiever of the Year for Arts; 2016 Golden Key Honorary Membership for Leadership; 2015 PAWA Best New Play Award for Elephents; 2013 Martin Sims Best New WA Work for Minnie & Mona. TRAINING: 2015 Melbourne Festival Director’s Lab, 2011 Ian Potter Cultural Fund Overseas Development Cardiff Magdalena Festival and Berlin Univesitat de Kunste, 2007 Bachelor of Arts Contemporary Performance.

Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, and the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.