a sharing I offered at the recent CopOut21 event at Arts House; watch the recording of the live stream here. image by Michael Morgan. Hi, my name is Jamie, Jamie Lewis. I am a charismatic, bright, and cheeky cheerful woman. I enjoy cooking and eating, sharing food with people. I enjoy good conversations. I am… Continue reading climate change and me
Today, I want to specifically give a shout-out to what we call Independent artists, and the organisations and personnel that work daily to support and facilitate them. Namely Metro Arts, and Theatre Works, and the wonderful people in their teams. For sharing in the risk by investing in work before others would, and in doing… Continue reading Can I get a bit of cred here?
At the “Independence” Within an “Industry" session at #ATF2015, I raised the point of currency. I wondered about how we could redefine currency in the way we work. I get it though: we do need to pay our rent and bills - of which exist in an economic world that we cannot avoid. And I… Continue reading What else is possible? What is my worth as an artist?
I am not planning to write about my first Australian Theatre Forum experience. Nor will I summarise what went on. There are a great few articles and blog entries from Alison Croggon, Humphrey Bower, Eloise Maree, and of course the wonderful twitter stream that is #ATF2015. These thoughts that I am now putting into words… Continue reading ATF 2015; what’s beyond? Scrap that. Theatre, period; what’s beyond?
While the post #ATF2015 reflections find their way into words and onto screen, re-reading Malcolm Whittaker's article on Time_Place_Space: Nomad (TPSnomad) is a good one to sit with. The writing that will follow, you should know, has been brewing for a long while now. TPSnomad gave me new influences, like Graham the farmer; and new… Continue reading Experience to Thought to Word to Deed
Since beginning the inquiry into The Artist as Entrepreneur, I have been recognising some of my daily struggles, and wondering about how to work with and through them. I spend most of my time working alone. Apart from the solo practice in my performance making, I am more often than not, alone in my home-office… Continue reading Solo Co-working
At the end of my recent participation in travelling residency, Time_Place_Space: Nomad, the key reflections I came home with centred around: How do we artists think about our financial situations, as well as the cultural narratives around our financial situations? Why do we subscribe to, and perpetuate the “struggling artist” narrative? Why do we cringe… Continue reading The Artist as Entrepreneur