She Conjured the Clouds

Justene Williams, She Conjured the Clouds, 2020

Performance: 16 – 18 January 2020 (SOLD OUT)
Opening Night:

Thursday 16 January, 8.00pm (SOLD OUT) – Join us from 5:00pm for opening celebrations

Friday 17 January – 1.30pm (SOLD OUT) & 7.30pm (SOLD OUT) (matinee includes Audio Description, Tactile Tour at 12:30pm, Relaxed Performance)

Saturday 18 January – 1.30pm (SOLD OUT) & 7.30pm (SOLD OUT)

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance to collect your tickets. Lockout after the show starts.

For food and drinks visit the Arts Centre Cafe – refer to opening hours. Bar only from 6pm-7:30pm on Friday and Saturday night performances.

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
Accessibility Consultant: Sue Jo Wright
Community Consultant: Renee Allara
Sound Design and Composition: Jonathan Boulet and Kirsty Tickle (Party Dozen)
Lighting Designer: Alexander Berlage
Choreographer: Emma Watkins
Aerial Choreographer: Melise Avion
Dramaturg: Lily Balatincz
Animator: Andres Bounti

Papa/Blue Moon/Mirror: Elvin Lam
Nefelibata: Emma Watkins
Carnivorous Bat/Motorbike Frog: Paul Nunnari
Carnivorous Bat/Motorbike Frog: Carissa O’Connor
Maise Man/Lead Bird Witch/Dancer Nicola Bruni
Maise Man/Bird Witch/Dancer: Isabella Fitzpatrick
Beekeeper/Fairy Floss Hag: Billee Paige Harris
Bird Witch/Fairy Floss Hag/Cloud Walker: Charmaine Sharp
Cloud Singer/Cloud Walker: Laila Campbell
Malaise/Cloud Walker: Simon Peart
Violin: Ben Adler
Cello: Freya Schack-Arnott
Cello: Jack Ward
Cello: Antonio Aguilar

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.

To purchase tickets please call our Box Office on 02 4645 4100 open 10am – 7:30pm 16-18 Jan.
GA: $25
Concession: $20