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Judging Panels
Contemporary & Experimental Performance Panel
Work that is eligible to be registered with the Contemporary & Experimental Performance panel is interdisciplinary, unconventional and innovative. It will be work that is experimental in form, style and content including site-specific events, circus, live art, visual and physical theatre puppetry, performance installation, performance art, and digital and online performance.
This panel may also view interdisciplinary work that crosses over with specific artforms covered by other panels (such as Theatre, Dance or Opera).
SARAH KRIEGLER is an award winning puppeteer, co director of Lemony S Puppet Theatre and an Artistic Associate of Chamber Made Opera. She trained at the V.C.A, School of Drama (Animateuring), and Teatro San Martin puppet school, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship and a Rotary “Young Achievers Award”. Performances of her works have played at the Malthouse, Arts Centre Melbourne, Castlemain State Festival, UNIMA International Puppetry Festival (Perth), Act 3 International (Singapore), La Mama Experimental Theatre (NY, USA) and Teatro Pathological (Italy). She has performed with many companies including Polyglot Puppet Theatre, Terrapin, Aphids (including La Mama, New York season), Jump Lead Productions and The Flying Fruit Fly Circus in The Promise (Helpman Award, 2009). She also puppeteered on Where the Wild Things Are.
Sarah has worked for companies both in Australia and overseas as a Programmer, Director and Curator and recently was the Convenor of the Artistic Sub Committee at Melbourne venue Theatre Works. Her work blends an interest in live art, visual theatre and participatory theatre and is informed by her research on the body and corporeal theory. From 2008 until January 2014 she was the Artistic Director and CEO of St Martins Youth Arts Centre in Melbourne. She sits on the Board of Management of Theatre Network Victoria and is a peer assessor for the Australia Council for the Arts.
David Ralph is an arts manager working across community and performing arts contexts.  He is passionate about the artistic, social and economic factors that influence and shape the cultural melting pot we all live and work in.  David has programmed large communal cultural programs i.e. Australia Day – Federation Square and national tours, worked as program manager for the Anti-Racism Action Band and is a founding member of Outer Urban Projects working across Urban Chamber – Beyond (2013, Melbourne Festival), Grand DiVisions – A Moved Urban Cantata (2015, Melbourne Festival) and Poetic License (2014, Melbourne Writers Festival).
CHING CHING HO is a Hong Kong-Australian theatre director and maker currently living and working in Melbourne. She has curated and directed “Approximate Translation” for Malthouse Theatre in May 2016 as part of her ongoing investigation into the multiplication of languages in performance making. As a director,? ?she? has worked with Union House Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, National Theatre of China, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Chamber Made Opera. In 2015, CHING CHING has created and performed in "7412 Kilometres of Relations” for Big West Festival. Her other stage credits include “The Sovereign Wife” (Sisters Grimm/MTC NEON 2013) and “Grave” (Dewey Dell/Next Wave 2012). CHING CHING is part of the Women Director’s Program at Melbourne Theatre Company 2015.
Annette is the Executive Producer of contemporary dance company Lucy Guerin Inc. Annette’s career in arts management and cultural leadership began in 2005 when she was Festival Director of Sydney Mardi Gras. Since then she has undertaken communication or producing roles for companies including Malthouse Theatre, Arena Theatre Company, Next Wave Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival and National Theatre London. For Lucy Guerin Inc she has overseen multiple international co-commissions and tours. Annette attained first-class degrees in MA Literature (Theatre Studies) from University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where she also taught Dramaturgy, and BA Hons (Performance Studies) from University of Sydney. She is currently on the Board of Theatre Network Australia. Annette is committed to supporting innovative and challenging artistic practices, political advocacy for the Arts, and skills and resource sharing endeavours.
Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey are artists who creates unexpected situations for listening. Their work is driven by a curiosity and questioning about listening in human culture and seeks to evolve and engage with new processes and audiences, through public and participative interventions. Their practice intertwines local, national and international relationships. Recently theirwork has been presented by ArtsHouse Melbourne; Substation Melbourne; Seoul Arts Festival, South Korea; New Vision Arts Festival, Hong Kong: AsiaTopa Melbourne; Brighton Festival UK; Theatre der Welt, Hamburg; Sonica Festival Glasgow. Her collaborative work, Weekly Ticket, which asks what if a public artwork was an artist? is now entering year two of a fifteen year run.In March 2017 they were awarded the Australia Council Award for Emerging and Experimental Arts.
Erin Milne is an independent producer whose practice, Bureau of Works, specialises in the development of new work. Erin has extensive experience as a producer of live and interdisciplinary performance, and has recently been working on projects involving radio, new media, visual art, music, and literature. She works closely with artists and organisations to realise the environment, resources and partners they need to achieve their best work. Erin also works with organisations on strategic planning, business development and project management. Most recently, she has worked with City of Melbourne to establish Yirramboi, a new First Nations Arts Festival, as well as a range of participatory arts projects for the city. Erin has worked for the following artists and projects: Triage live art collective, Arts About Us (Artistic Merit / Vic Health), Aphids, Born in a Taxi, Inside There Falls (Mira Calix, UK), Lemony S Puppet Theatre, Nat Cursio, one step at a time like this, Real TV, Ridiculusmus (UK), The Bluebird Mechanicals (Too Close to the Sun), The People’s Weather Report (Arts House / ABC RN), The Substation, Deakin University, Performing Lines, Chamber Made Opera, Lucy Guerin Inc, Dance Massive and Festival of Live Art.