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Eavesdropping on Artists: PRIMO / Something Very Far Away

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We’ll talk about visual work created for young audiences. With Martyn Coutts, Paola Balla, Yumi Umiumare and Andy Packer.


Portrait of Andy Packer

Andy Packer

Andy is an Adelaide-based director of theatre, musical theatre and opera productions. He has worked as a creative producer of multidisciplinary arts programs, producer of large-scale outdoor events, and festival director.

Portrait of Paola Balla

Paola Balla

Paola Balla is a Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara woman of Italian and Chinese heritage. She is an artist, curator, speaker, educator and cultural producer – having developed Footscray Community Arts Centre’s first Indigenous Arts and Cultural program, and as a Senior Curator in First Peoples exhibition, Melbourne Museum.

Portrait of Yumi Umiumare

Yumi Umiumare

Born in Hyogo, Japan, Yumi is an established Butoh dancer/choreographer in Australia. She is the creator of Butoh Cabaret and physical theatre works, which are renowned for provoking visceral emotions and cultural identities.

Portrait of Martyn Coutts

Martyn Coutts

Martyn Coutts is an award-winning Australian interdisciplinary artist who is concerned with ideas of the live, the interactive and mediated body. He is an artistic associate at contemporary arts company Aphids, a board member of the Next Wave Festival and is a founding member of art collective Field Theory.

Art and Change

Arts and politics, creativity and change. The Wheeler Centre hosts riveting discussions with some of Australia’s most important intellectual and artistic voices as they explore the intersection between artistic creation and political action.