SPEAKER: Jillian Pearce

Jillian Pearce

Jillian Pearce, Y Space Director, producer, performer established Natimuk based Y Space in 1999 to work with climbers and dancers creating work on high and iconic structures including: Silos, Coal Dredgers, ArtsCentre Spire, Churches, Sky Scrapers, cliff faces, bamboo structures. Large scale productions include Colony on the Arts Centre Melbourne Spire 2002, Space and Place-Nati Frinj Biennale 2003/RAA Conference Meeting Place 2004, Cirque de Silo 2005, Latrobe Space and Place-Commonwealth Games 2006 and Poppet Bendigo-State Government Commission for Regional Centre of Culture 2018; involving 250 Community participants, Galaxias for Geelong After Dark 2019. Other projects of similar scale include; Elements -Kowloon Hong Kong, 2007; Insite Arts Advent Calendars /Federation Square 2006-09, Rehearsal director in Highly Strung (producer Dave Jones/Transience 2011 and Murtoas Stick Shed 2019) Freelance direction includes: Strange Fruit/Art Is … Festival Flock, Dookie Earthed Small Town Transformation Project 2014, Ansett Aflight Hamilton 2016 and Swanhill ‘s Fairfax Festival 2015 and 2016. Before moving to Natimuk, she toured nationally with desoxy theatre, internationally with NYID and co-directed Big Fish Dance/Dance Compass Melbourne. Since 1999, she has toured internationally with Bambuco as choreographer, constructor and performer and developed Styckx Theatre Playground from a collaboration with Bambucos’ practice.