Cancelled – Theatre Mash-Up Workshop

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** Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled** Red Hot Arts will be contacting pre-sale ticket holders. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

This workshop, presented by Miriam Pickard aka Primordial Mermaid, will be a mash-up of voice work and clown exercises. All skill levels welcome! Feel free to contact me with any further questions contact Miriam at

Miriam graduated Charles Sturt University with a BA in Theatre/Media and completed theatre training in France with Master Clown teacher Philippe Gaulier. She is developing a unique storytelling format blending mythology, character based comedy and clown. She is committed to creating work that is accessible, entertaining and evocative. Miriam’s creative practice focuses on devising and collaborating in site-specific, mythopoetic theatre and storytelling. This takes place between Canberra and Central Australia where she collaborates on European and Aboriginal cultural regeneration projects and in devising immersive and participatory mythic story events. Miriam’s experience as a facilitator with intergenerational Warlpiri Women’s dance in Central Australia since 2010 inspired in her a great respect for the healing power of story and its direct relationship to cultural health and wellbeing. She is motivated to re-imagine European myth in order to foster inter-cultural empathy and compassion.

Join us for this year’s 2019 DesFest, celebrating the vibrant community, arts and culture of Central Australia. Head to for more information.

Desert Festival takes place on the land of the Central Arrernte people. We wish to pay our respects to the traditional owners of this Country and to their ancestors. As the Festival welcomes contemporary artists and art from around the world, we also celebrate the continuing culture of the Arrernte nation.

Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government and the Department of Tourism and Culture.

Many thanks to our supporters; the Northern Territory Government, Arts NT, Alice Springs Town Council, 8CCC Community Radio, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, The Japan Foundation Sydney, Central Australian Art Society Inc., The Centralian Advocate, Totem Theatre, Casuarina Senior College Theatrette, Monte’s Lounge, Epilogue Lounge, Flynn Memorial Uniting Church Lawns, The Anglican Church, The Gap View Hotel, The Alice Springs Cinema, Tourism NT, Yeperenye Shopping Centre, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, CAAMA, Red Centre Technology Partners, AS Print and TJ Signs.

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