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At this writer's talk Peta Murray will reflect on her residency at Footscray Community Arts Centre, the idea of artistic residencies and their value both to artists and the community.
As part of this regular ongoing series, Peta Murray will offer audiences a descriptive account of her residency at The Roslyn Smorgon Gallery of the Footscray Community Arts Centre and share her reflections on this unique experience. She will discuss her thoughts around the idea of artistic residencies and their value both to the artist or writer, and to the community or organisation within which he or she resides.
Peta Murray is a writer, dramaturge and teacher. Her short fiction has been published in Sleepers Almanac and New Australian Stories. Her best-known play, Wallflowering has seen numerous productions in Australia and overseas. Other plays include AWGIE-winners Spitting Chips and The Keys to the Animal Room, and Salt, which won the Victorian Premier’s Award for Drama. Her most recent work for performance, Things That Fall Over: an anti-musical of a novel inside a reading of a play, with footnotes, and oratorio-as-coda saw its world premiere at Footscray Community Arts Centre in 2014.
Peta holds an MA in Creative Writing from QUT and a Diploma of Creative Industries from Victoria University. Now a PhD candidate at RMIT, her current research interests include culture-jamming and arts activism. Her practice-led research project, Elderflowering: Creative Endurance and the Theatre of Resistance, employs variations of the “performance essay” to devise creative and performative non-fiction on themes of the creative life course and the embodied experience of ageing.
Peta is co-founder and Creative Director of the not-for-profit arts-and-health organisation, The Groundswell Project.
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