Conjuring fantastical creatures and imagery from the dark recesses of the human mind, Unheimlich is a new performance work by director and Last Great Hunt alum Kathryn Osborne and multidisciplinary artist Tarryn Gill.

Drawing inspiration from her acclaimed Guardians series of sculptural works, Tarryn is creating life-sized masks and characters that will be animated and brought to life by an exciting team of some of Perth’s most-established performing artists.

UNHEIMLICH, meaning un-homely/uncanny, explores how domestic space can become a site of horror.

Produced by Performing Lines WA, this show will premiere at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, September 15-25, 2021.

I am excited about undertaking this collaboration with director Katt Osborne out of a desire to expand this series of works into a performative realm. It feels like the natural progression in my practice to now take these soft sculptural forms into multi-artform work that includes performative elements.

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  • Tarryn Gill
  • Katt Osborne
  • Sarah Nelson
  • Rachael Arianne Ogle
  • Jacob Lehrer (Movement)
  • Thea Costantino (Text)
Sound Designer
  • Brett Smith
Lighting Designer
  • Chris Donnelly
Light Collaborator
  • Steve Berrick
Set Designer
  • Fiona Bruce
Set Designer Associate
  • Laura Hefferman
Produced by
  • Performing Lines WA

Information for Presenters

Rachael Whitworth Senior Producer

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Produced by Performing Lines WA, the project has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and The Blue Room Theatre’s LOFT program.

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