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Self Care in the Arts

  • Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts 51 James Street Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)
Self care in the arts

Sometimes, working in the arts and practicing self-care do not feel synonymous.

Presented in collaboration with PICA, this friendly forum aims to equip artists and arts workers with tools to be healthier, happier (maybe?) and a little more hydrated. Even if you don’t work in the arts sector, you are absolutely welcome to attend and participate as you please. Featuring homemade advice from young and emerging local speakers such as Mark Briffa (aka: BoyName), Simone Detourbet, and Samantha Nerida.

This event was produced in collaboration with Zoe Hollyoak from The Cutting Room Floor. Please join us afterwards for a cup of tea

About the panellists

Mark Briffa (aka: BoyName)

Using primarily their body across a variety of mediums, Perth based performance artist BoyName acts as a catalyst for discussion within contemporary society. With works focusing primarily on gender and sexuality, they dissect the relationship these factors have with their own identity. In turn, this question is then posed to the viewers of their work, as they themselves are encouraged to engage in an exploration of the conditioned mind.

Simone Detourbet

Simone Detourbet is a Perth based creative, originally from Darwin. She moved to Perth to attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts were she completed the Aboriginal Theatre Course in 2015 and the Screen Performance Course in 2016. Since then she has worked as an actor (Conversations With the Dead 2017, Less Light 2018, Grace 2019) and director (Let Me Finish Blue Room Theatre 2018/19). In 2018 Simone attended a development program in Los Angeles, was a key creative on a documentary project filmed in Rwanda and was also a participant in the 2018 Screen Diversity Showcase.

Samantha Nerida

Sam Nerida has a Bachelor of Performing Arts and works as a producer, performer, writer and director. Their training and practice lies in the realm of the contemporary and the political; in queerness and in humanness. They have studied with One Year Lease Co, Second City and ATYP, as well as having worked as a director, performer and producer in Perth with companies such as FUGUE, Maiden Voyage and Static Drive Co, the latter of which they are a cofounder. They also work as a digital puppeteer at Murdoch University and the Associate Producer at The Blue Room Theatre.


When: Wednesday 17 April, 7pm - 8.30pm
Where: Performance Space, PICA

About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, special events, and new initiatives for 2019.

The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. The KickstART Festival is also supported by Lotterywest, the City of Perth, and the Perth Theatre Trust.

Earlier Event: April 17
Hidden Movements
Later Event: April 17
Taboo Talks [18+]