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Civic Life 2013

Show and tell

Show and tell

Hey everyone! If last night’s Civic Life session (our second) is anything to go by, I think I’m going to enjoy the next 6 months. We started with “family dinner” in the front room – a mixture of zucchini slice, overly-spiced pumpkin, chocolate coated fruit and mind-blowing dips. Hopefully this will become a sacred tradition […]


Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

1. My major interest in the last twelve months has been the role of spatial factors in the process of making, communicating and experiencing meaning in the theatre. Tonight we shared our ideas and intentions for the program over spicy pumpkin and chocolate dipped strawberries. To communicate my preoccupation with site and space, I stood […]


A Call to Performers

A Call to Performers

As my inaugural Civic Life blog post, I’d like to make a call to any performers (18-25 years) looking for some experience in creating theatre, taking direction and looking for something to do on a Tuesday night. When: Tuesdays 7pm-9pm from July 2nd – 6th August (6 weeks) Where: Shopfront Theatre in Carlton What: Performers […]


Introducing Verity Mackey

Introducing Verity Mackey

VERITY MACKEY is a Sydney based artist who is passionate about cultural development in the community arts context. Verity works in a large variety of mediums including movement, collage and textile design. Growing up in Canberra, Verity attended the National Capital Ballet School and was also a part of Quantum Leap’s Youth Contemporary Dance Ensemble. […]


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 […]


Introducing Sarah Aghazarmian

Introducing Sarah Aghazarmian

SARAH AGHAZARMIAN is a theatre maker, performer and playwright who engages with multiple mediums of theatre and technology to find links that can re-connect people around the world.


Introducing Emma McManus

Introducing Emma McManus

EMMA McMANUS is a performer, devisor and musician. She has trained at the University of Wollongong (BCA Hons, Class 1), Lancaster University (UK) and The ANU School of Music (MuST program).


Introducing Carly Young

Introducing Carly Young

CARLY YOUNG is an emerging actor, director and theatre collaborator based in Sydney.


Introducing Chris Dunstan

Introducing Chris Dunstan

Hi! My name’s CHRIS DUNSTAN and I’m in my final year of a double degree in Creative Arts (Performance) and Science (Chemistry) at the University of Wollongong.


Civic Life applications are now closed

Shopfront received a wonderful range of applications from individual artists and small groups for the Civic Life residency. Interviews will be held March 25 with announcements on Shopfronts Artists in Residence made in early April.


Civic Life 2013 Applications Now Open

Civic Life Residency 2013 | 6 month artist-in-residence at Shopfront for Emerging Artists/Small Companies | Applications now open