The Australian Federal elections is upon us. And as a permanent resident, I am not eligible to vote. And fair enough. And because Singapore doesn't allow for dual citizenship, and the personal stakes of giving up my red passport is too high, I don't reckon I will be voting in Australia for a long, long… Continue reading election action
I have a tendency to share my ideas very early on. I do it for a few reasons though. There might be others who share some of these ideas and thoughts and want in with me, or have experiences and stories that can feed my progress with it. Articulating the ideas is a way for… Continue reading meandering thoughts/dots
Image from Walking Borders, courtesy of Scotia Monkivitch “I would also like to remember that while we gather here today to share in a meal over a migrant’s story, another group of people are gathering in front of Lady Cilento Hospital in solidarity with asylum seekers. I carry a red passport from the country… Continue reading Reflections post Saltwater at AusAsia
One thing that has surfaced in the conversations so far that has left me pleasantly curious is our perception of time. "I think that 5 years is a really long time in this world..." "5 years doesn’t seem that far away…" In context, the question I actually do ask is: Do you think that in… Continue reading He said, she said…
Some months ago, an Uber driver told me about the greenhouse he was building in his backyard so he could grow bananas here in Melbourne. It wasn’t the bananas he was after, no, not exactly. It was the banana leaves. Having moved here from Chennai with his wife, they have a young child. He works… Continue reading In residence / leaving things behind
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
I have been terribly quiet on this space. And when I visit this site, I often find myself feeling bad at my lack of discipline. I definitely need to work on being more disciplined, that is for sure. It's not that I don't have the thoughts though. There is a lot of reflection happening, critical… Continue reading talking about the funk
Such an important conversation.
It was a great honour to be a guest alongside Angharad Wynne-Jones for the Audio Stage podcast by Jana Perković and Fleur Kilpatrick with Kieran Ruffles.
Our discussion spanned the creative, professional and civic aspects of cultural leadership with a focus on responsibility and what this means to us both. Our discussion was deeply honest, critical, and – on listening back – expansive and ambitious for what we each hope to make possible across all our working contexts.
Preface // I wrote this reflection at the end of of my postgraduate year at VCA in 2010. It was a play on the vocabulary that I've picked up then - namely "I don't know (pronounced "noy")" and "I reckon." I chanced upon this today, and find it most relevant still, and thought to kickstart… Continue reading a living reflection
saltwater at theatre works, coming really soon.
Meet Jamie Lewis. Creator of Saltwater, opening at Theatre Works next month. Jamie is a performance maker originally from Singapore. A graduate of the LASALLE College of the Arts and the Victorian College of the Arts, Jamie creates and performs experimental and contemporary intercultural work. In 2012 she was a co-creator with Dan Koop & Co. on The Stream / The Boat / The Shore / The Bridge which received a Green Room Award for Outstanding Production – Creative Agency for Audiences.
Saltwater invites you into an evening of storytelling, conversations and food. In a quick turnaround, Jamie finds herself married and migrated. To make things work, she channels the women in her life for answers. This is a live art experience that invites 15 strangers to share a meal and travel through memories of Singapore, childhood and lessons learnt.
This week we Jamie…
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