She Conjured the Clouds

Justene Williams, She Conjured the Clouds (costume detail), 2019.

Performance: 16 – 18 January 2020
Opening Night: Thursday 16 January, 8.00pm – Join us from 5:00pm for opening celebrations
Friday 17 January – 1.30pm & 7.30pm (matinee includes Audio Description, Tactile Tour, Relaxed Performance)
Saturday 18 January – 1.30pm & 7.30pm

A glowing, vibrating, technicolour journey of the senses for both kids and adults by internationally acclaimed artist Justene Williams. Commissioned and produced by Campbelltown Arts Centre, Justene Williams’ She Conjured the Clouds will premiere at C-A-C in January 2020, co-presented with Sydney Festival.

Visit a tactile world where you can touch – and sometimes eat – the kaleidoscopic scenery and engage with a fairy tale adventure starring motorbike-riding swamp creatures, carnivorous ghost bats and bird witch puppets. Blurring the boundaries between performer and audience, She Conjured the Clouds invites everyone into a playful, colourful world of touch, sound and visuals. She Conjured the Clouds is accessible to all audiences, especially those from the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.

Known for her spectacular, large-scale installation works encompassing video, photography, sculpture and performance, Williams uses found and recycled materials to create vivid and elaborate environments and costumes anchored in dazzling pattern, colour and movement.

Lead Artist: Justene Williams

Community Consultant: Renee Allara

Accessibility Consultant: Sue Jo Wright

Sound Design and Composition: Jonathan Boulet and Kirsty Tickle (Party Dozen)

Lighting Designer: Alexander Berlage

Choreographer/Performer: Emma Watkins (The Wiggles)

Performers: Nicola Bruni, Billee Harris, Elvin Lam, Charmaine Sharp

Aerial Choreographer: Melise Avion

Aerial Performer: Paul Nunnari

Aerial Performer: Carissa O’Connor

L’Estro Armonico String Orchestra

Dramaturg: Lily Balatincz

About the artist
Justene Williams is an internationally celebrated artist from Western Sydney. Her practice is one that has the power to radically shift the boundaries of visual arts and theatre, breaking apart conventions so that the black box/white cube might become more experimental, more playful and more accessible. Based in Brisbane, and a practising artist for more than 20 years, Williams’ recent work includes the psychedelic proto-science fiction saga Victory Over the Sun in collaboration with Sydney Chamber Opera, and the hypnotising, ‘performative’ sculptural and video installations The Curtain Breathed Deeply.

She Conjured the Clouds thanks the Australia Council for the Arts for its support. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Tickets will be available via the Sydney Festival website from Thursday 31 October 2019
GA: $25
Concession: $20