Alison currie

SUE - Series of Unexpected Events by alison currie

This week SUE - Series of Unexpected Events, curated by Paul Gazzola, opened in the Onkaparinga City Council. It runs from 14th-31st October throughout the Onkaparinga area. 

This weekend I was performing alongside David Cross and Heidi Kenyon, David Cross's work 'Trio'. 

David Cross ' 'Trio' at Port Norlunga Jetty

David Cross' 'Trio' at Port Norlunga Jetty

Tuesday 17th and Tuesday 24th of October I will perform Sara Morawetz's work 'Survey' alongside Carlie Angel. 

Sara Morawetz 's 'Survey' at opening night

Sara Morawetz's 'Survey' at opening night

Saturday 21st of October I will perform my own work 'Sisyphean Action' on O'Sullivan beach near the boat ramp at 7am, 11am, 3pm and 7.15pm

Sisyphean Action - Alison Currie 

Sisyphean Action - Alison Currie 

Some more information about SUE 


Commissioned by the City of Onkaparinga

13 – 31st October 2017

Week one schedule pdf

SUE is a creative festival of performance based interventions. SUE explores how innovative art events within outer suburban locations, spaces not normally associated with contemporary arts practice, can produce fleeting moments of difference, interest and intrigue to daily routines.

SUE explores the curatorial themes of the unexpected, wonder and play to open-up a fluid and playful space for artistic strategies that can surprise, startle and astonish the public through uncommon and extraordinary activities. SUE gathers a group of artists whose practices employ performative, installation & time based outcomes, strategies not normally represented within the City of Onkaparinga public art framework, to create a suite of unexpected interventions across 20 selected sites.

Whist the City of Onkaparinga has recently seen a dramatic increase in the creation of permanent public art works, SUE recognises how the temporality of unexpected performance based interventions can add another creative dimension to public art strategies that explore and celebrate the diversity of culture, community, geography, history and land in the area.

SUE will take place across the 5 wards of the City of Onkaparinga and include the creation of 10 new works by established local and national Australian artists. The diversity of sites will offer the artists and curator alike a fertile space for experimentation and innovation within form, practice and content.

PARTICIPATING SUE ARTISTS: Carlie Angel, Valerie Berry, David Cross, Alison Currie, Nadia Cusimano, James Dodd, Ruby Dolman, Sara Morawetz, Tobiah Booth-Remmers, Henry Jock Walker and Meg Wilson.

Creatures with The Human Arts Movement by alison currie

The Human Arts Movement is an Adelaide-based contemporary dance training and performance collective. I have been working with them throughout the month of September with the following dancers as seen in the image below: Cazna Brass, Rita Bush, Cayleigh Davies, Petra Szabo, Georgia Timperon, Peter Vayne, Kendal Winton, Greta Wyatt.  

The Human Arts Movement - 'Creatures' rehearsal 

The Human Arts Movement - 'Creatures' rehearsal 

Through collaborative task based making, improvisation and taught choreography we have created a short work which will be shown at a work in progress showing on Monday 25th September at Restless Dance Theatre. 

It is rare to work with eight dancers as an independent choreographer in Australia and so all of the ideas I had wanted to explore with a larger group have come up in this process. We began working with patterns and rhythms and with my interest in gradation and the gradual change from one movement to the next.  

The Human Arts Movement - 'Creatures' rehearsal 

The Human Arts Movement - 'Creatures' rehearsal 

The working title 'Creatures' came in part from attempting to fit in the smallest floor space with the dancers and various creature like images which emerged from that point; cell division, evolution, flocks and packs etc. 

An approach to the composition of particular moments in 'Creatures' was taken from a work 'THE MAIN EVENT' that Solon Ulbrich and I co-directed at Adelaide College of the Arts in 2009. 

This work is supported by The Helpmann Academy and Restless Dance Theatre

I Can Relate at Light Moves Festival Ireland by alison currie

The Light Moves 2017 festival is on 31 October - 5 November in Limerick. The program was launched the other night and some of the 24 Frames Per Second films will screen including 'I Can Relate' which I made with Rodeo - Tobin Lush and Sam Chisholm, Carlie Angel, Jason Cross, Alisdair Macindoe, Stephen Hayter , Gemma Stocks and Insite Arts for Carriageworks. Light Moves are even making a new screen for the occasion! Wish I could see it.

I Can Relate - Image credit Rodeo 

I Can Relate - Image credit Rodeo 

Drawn to the City - Leo Greenfield by alison currie

Recently Leo Greenfield wrote about and painted a portrait of my sister and long term collaborator Bridget Currie and me in he Adelaide Review. You can read the article here . It was lovely to meet Leo for lunch and to talk art and life. You can see more of Leo's work here

The Artists - Leo Greenfield

The Artists - Leo Greenfield