Whispers in the grass | 2017
Annemaree Dalziel is an interdisciplinary artist and creative producer. She creates costumes, sets and installations for contemporary performance, notably with Stalker Theatre, The Opera Project, Lingua Franca (Bathurst) and many community engaged projects. She co-created mobile performance work, Origin–Transit–Destination, 2013–15, with Australian Performance Exchange and refugee artists (Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre) and OTD#2 video installation, Performing Mobilities 2015, Melbourne. From 2008–13 she curated the Contemporary Theatre program at Campbelltown Arts Centre, commissioning, developing and producing new works. She was Project Manager for cementa15 and recently completed The Gabion Eel, a public artwork with people in Bidwill, western Sydney.
My practice centres on performance, bringing my work with fabric, costume and set design into a range of venues and communities to talk about things that are important to them. This can be a voyage of discovery as we unearth stories and concerns lurking below the surface of life, uncovering and articulating unrecorded archives of everyday experience. I am very interested in our shifting connections to place, the changes in Australian ecologies under colonisation and the social consequences of displacement of people. I am exploring how smell, touch and sound affect memory, imagination and sense of place.