SWAG

"Swag" - Australia, in common usage: a sleeping roll in which personal belongings are bundled; bedding or sleeping bag used in camping.

Take your shoes off and climb into bed with us…. Lie down on our hand-worked understory of backyard textures and recollections under an Australian evening sky and look up into fragments of childhood memory floating above.
Three Australian performing arts schools collaborate to bring you a very personal experience of the ambivalence of the Australian dream. Design and costume students of the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth have pieced together a bittersweet cross-country collaboration exploring aspects of childhood experience – of special places, of delight and belonging, of unbelonging and loss."Swag" - Australia, in common usage: a sleeping roll in which personal belongings are bundled; bedding or sleeping bag used in camping.

Take your shoes off and climb into bed with us…. Lie down on our hand-worked understory of backyard textures and recollections under an Australian evening sky and look up into fragments of childhood memory floating above.
Three Australian performing arts schools collaborate to bring you a very personal experience of the ambivalence of the Australian dream. Design and costume students of the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth have pieced together a bittersweet cross-country collaboration exploring aspects of childhood experience – of special places, of delight and belonging, of unbelonging and loss.

Country/Region Australia

Curator Jo Briscoe

Curatorial Team Leaf Watson, Fleur Kingsland, Jeremy Allen, Jo Briscoe

Artists Students of NIDA, WAPPA & VCA

photo Stephen Curtis