Jun 212017

Today I felt happy as normal because as I am a natural born performer who loves being on the stage I had my first dadaa showing and mum came straight from Melbourne just to see me because dad couldn’t make it and Michelle came to watch me in action in at the class which was fun and joined in with the stretching and warming up

I felt like its been a while performing solo in the studio like it was the first time because Tracksuit it is with other people while performing in the studio this one is for me BUT I’ AM OK


Jun 082017

just as normal at 3:00 i came into the studio and i had fun on the talking iPad went through the dance a lot and i mean a lot i have been yawning a lot because of how much work we have done when i say we i mean me then at the end of the amounts of times we did the dance we did it again while doing breathing exercises to get me in the zone first then maintaining it in the dance as well I am yawning jus thinking about it  we then (I) wrote on a drawing tool on the iPad and i wrote “When I dance I Feel Like Myself” and drew a squiggle then used that in the dance and used my voice audio with the music in the middle and ending with my voice saying “I am Ok”


Jun 022017

May the 2nd I found out from the Australia Council  for the Arts that I have got the grant money  for my FINDING LOVE project!

I am working with Finn O’Branagain from July 17 to develop the script for the play which will show next year.

On May 19 I interviewed three people: Justin, Daisy and Greg all from WA.

On May 26 I interviewed another three people: Verity (WA) and Josh and Lorcen (SA).

Julia Hales and Verity Cope

These six interviews with another three I did in 2016 will contribute a lot to the creative development process.

Julia Hales, June 2 2017

Jun 022017

Today we did Sophie’s character. She is a lot different than the previous characters.

The gestures are a lot more feminine than Mark and Madison. I’m really happy with the characters because they’re my own.

Sophie uses Shakespearian language which is easy and hard.

Tina Fielding, May 31, 2017

Jun 012017

On Friday May 26 I SKYPE interviewed Josh and Lorcan to ask them questions about what love means to them.

It was really good SKYPING them in Adelaide as I could talk to them about my FINDING LOVE project.

It was good to meet them on the computer.

Josh and Lorcan said: Love is from the Heart.

Love is through their family and their friends.

And through partners.

Julia Hales, May 26, 2017

May 242017

The mixed reality project has helped me explore many past memories of the most significant part of my life.

Reliving the experience through story telling with Lincoln has helped me find some healing around the mixed feelings that run through my heart, body and mind.

The script was somewhat hard to piece together but with the help of it started to explode out of my head onto the paper.

I am really looking forward to putting it all together.

Sam Kerr, May 24, 2017

May 212017

The MIXED REALITY Project commenced in February this year with the employment of Julia Hales, planning across the team and then the first large group workshop on March 1.

Currently in week 8 of phase one of the project (16 weeks in total), thirteen of the sixteen artists are collaborating to develop individual works. Their 1:1 collaborations run between 1.5 and 2hrs and include artistic skills development and creative development of at least one new work.

All 16 artists have demonstrated an active interest in developing digital art works and have been invited to participate in the project on this basis.

For this first phase of the work, collaborators are: Laura Boynes, Lincoln MacKinnon, Zoe Martyn and Simone Flavelle. Sam Fox and Tristen Parr look forward to working with several of the artists in Phase two of the project.

Artists’ work to date explores character, movement, script, film and poetry focusing on individual daily realities such as lonliness, daily patterns around the home, obsessions, moments of joy, love and friendship. Known technologies such as photography, projection and film making are being used to play with landscapes and states.

The desire to experiment with new technologies grew out of DADAA’s stARTSPEAK project and in 2014 resulted in the Australia Council funded broadcast research and development project, ROOM and in 2015/2016, the Digital Dialogues (2015/2016) project offering film and digital tools to disabled artists to test and extend their works.

Artists’ customised mobility equipment and communication tools such as powered wheelchairs and lightwriters have been welcome additions to artists’ technology toolkits and we look forward to guiding artists to utilise for fun and experimentation in their work as well as functionality.

Danny Tuckey reclines in his powered wheelchair during creative development with Laura Boynes

Once individual realities and seedling works are established the artists begin their experimentation with other realities on offer using technology and digital tools.

A four week mixed reality installation will be set up in DADAA’s Freight Gallery in June/July when we’ll be trained how to use the technology and then artists will lead children and young peoples’ workshops in the July school holidays.

The MIXED REALITY artists will extend their practice and co-design DADAA’s new digital studio when the organisation moves to it’s new premises at 92 Adelaide St Fremantle on July 12.


Simone Flavelle, Digital Producer, May 19, 2017