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Nicola Frew

Grape weights and Bubble Gum…

Grape weights and Bubble Gum…

Its been a while… but things in our world are opening up. In the first stage of our development, we limited our scope to dealing directly with the body. Now, we have opened up that dialogue to include materials, real and imagined environments, distortions of the body, and colour! Things are brighter now!! We have […]


Belated reflections on ‘works in progress showing’

Belated reflections on ‘works in progress showing’

Hello! Since our last post HEAPS of exciting stuff has happened. Let’s try and get you up to speed. Firstly we had our works in progress showing (months ago now!). The night was a really excellent opportunity for us to try and show some ownership over the small tasks/video work we produced in the first […]


Collective Imagination

Collective Imagination

  Tuesday was great! Once again: new things coming very quickly from old things. I think the wonderful thing about working in a collective is the accelerated way in which you get from one idea to another. Verity and I speak a lot about things we agree with, things we don’t agree with, and things […]


Emulsify

Emulsify

Hello! The last two weeks have been very exciting as Nicola and I huddled on down deeper into our practice. 2nd July Studio Practice Last week we continued exploring the back-to-back breath exercise we had created the week before, again focussing on communicating only with our breath and bodies. Some interesting imagery and ideas emerged […]


Two Breathing Bodies, a Drowning Mobile Phone and a Very Big Hello!

Two Breathing Bodies, a Drowning Mobile Phone and a Very Big Hello!

This last month has been an attempt to find our feet as a collective. Verity and I have longer histories of doing work independently from one another than together, so finding a voice/language that accurately represents us as a collective is key to us moving forward. This has pushed us to explore new terrain with […]


Introducing Nicola Frew

Introducing Nicola Frew

NICOLA FREW is a theatre devisor/ performer and filmmaker. In the final stages of a philosophy and political science degree at the University of Sydney, to finish in June 2013, Nicola is commencing a Civic Life Residency with collaborator, Verity Mackey. In 2011 Nicola studied acting and performance at HB Studio in New York, igniting […]