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Key Events

* Best Australian Poems 2015, edited by Geoff Page, Black Inc.

* Winner of the The Age Short Story Contest.

* Founding member of the literary-music group DIFFICULTWOMEN.

* Novels: The Ballad of Siddy Church (Spinifex Press), Katherine Mansfield's Black Paper Fan and The Hanging Girl. Short Stories: The Slain Lamb Stories and Anna's Box.

* Recordings: ' River of Life', 'Flower', 'Black Pepper with a Hint of Violets', 'Difficult Women'.

* THE TERMINATOR. Co-writer, and lead singer, of the song, INTIMACY, included in the classic US sci-fi film, one of 25 movies listed for preservation, along with films such as The Asphalt Jungle, Deliverance, The Invisible Man and In Cold Blood, for cultural, historic and aesthetic significance, by the US Library of Congress.

2017

*BRUNSWICK STREET: ART & REVOLUTION book launch, Black Pepper Press. Performance with Joe Dolce, Provincial Hotel, Fitzroy Feb.

*POETRY @ THE DAN reading and performance with Joe Dolce, The Dan O'Connell Hotel, Carlton Feb.

* 66th WOMEN OF LETTERS, with Wendy Tuohy, Merridy Eastman, Cindy Pan & Geraldine Hickey. Moderated by: Angie Hart. Thornbury Theatre. Feb.

2016

* Best Australian Poems 2015 Melbourne Book Launch, edited by Geoff Page. Reading with Jordie Albiston, Michael Crane, Geoff Page, Peter Bakowski, Luke Beesley, Jennifer Compton, Joe Dolce, Anne Elvey, Lisa Gorton, Alex Skovron, Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Petra White, Chloe Wilson. Watsonia Library, Feb.

* NEWSTEAD LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL, 'Songs for Social Change' w/ Joe Dolce. Jan 23 & 24.

* Poet House Art Exhibition - new works on canvas, with Olwyn Conreau and Deborah Black, Thornbury.

2015

* A Singular Phenomenon, Futurist theatre piece, 3 sold-out performances, w/ Aphids Theatre Company, Votes one of the three best productions of 2015 and nominated for a Green Room Award. The Malthouse, May.

* Graze on Grey, Photographic Exhibit, Apr-June.

* Poet House Art Exhibition - new works on canvas, with Olwyn Conreau and Western Australian artist, Rebecca Cool, Thornbury.

2014

* Frida Kahlo Fiesta - with Joe Dolce, at Table for 18, Melbourne, July.

2010

*DIFFICULTWOMEN - Benefit for Tour Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Northcote Town Hall, VIC. June.

* SALT ON THE TONGUE POETRY FESTIVAL,
Goolwa, South Australia. Reading and book launch. DIFFICULTWOMEN performance. Apr.

2009
* YUKOTOPIA DEADHEADSLAND NIGHTCLUB, with ALICIA BAY LAUREL, Tokyo, Japan. Oct.
* HAPPY FLOWER BEACH PARTY MUSIC FESTIVAL, with ALICIA BAY LAUREL,, Nago, Okinawa. Oct.
* International Women's Week Concert & Bushfire Appeal with JUDY SMALL, DIFFICULTWOMEN and KAVISHA MAZZELLA. Montsalvat, Eltham, VIC. Mar.

2008

* Save La Mama Big Benefit Bash with Judith Lucy, Rod Quantock, Michael Kieran Harvey, Joe Dolce, Gerry Connolly, Jane Clifton, Rachel Berger, Simon Palomares & George Kapiniaris and many others. Final 11th hour rally enabling La Mama to reach their target and purchase the iconic Carlton theatre. Sold out performance at The Athanaeum Theatre, Melbourne, Sept.
* Brave New Works #15, Artist-in-Residence, writing workshops, performance of DIFFICULTWOMEN for the finale BIG SHOW, Denmark, Western Australia, Mar.
* Denmark Civic Centre, DIFFICULTWOMEN, Denmark, Western Australia, Mar.
* Daylesford Singers Festival, DIFFICULTWOMEN. Jan.

2007
* THE PALAIS, Hepburn Springs, VIC, with DIFFICULTWOMEN.
* CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL, Castlemaine, VIC, with DIFFICULTWOMEN. Sold out.
* KNOX COMMUNITY CENTRE, DIFFICULTWOMEN.
* BRUNSWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL, DIFFICULTWOMEN, with Special Guest JO
JO SMITH.
* COLAC ARTS CENTRE, DIFFICULTWOMEN.
* CYGNET FOLK FESTIVAL, with DIFFICULTWOMEN, solo concerts, workshops
* ADVENTURE BAY HALL, with DIFFICULTWOMEN, Bruny Island, TASMANIA.

2006
* Unity for Peace Benefit, Concert, and Dinner with US Peace Activist, CINDY
SHEEHAN, and other speakers, featuring JUDY SMALL, DAVID BRIDIE, GREG FLEET, MARTIN PEARSON, and many others.
* Harmony Row Vineyard, DIFFICULTWOMEN, Pipers Creek, VIC.
* National Folk Festival, Solo concerts and DIFFICULTWOMEN, Canberra ACT,
* 21st Illawarra Folk Festival, solo shows and DIFFICULTWOMEN, BULLI, NSW.

2005

* Woodford Folk Festival, with DIFFICULTWOMEN, Queensland.
* MALDON FOLK FESTIVAL, Solo concert, and with DIFFICULTWOMEN.
* YAG'UBI FESTIVAL, Solo Concerts, DIFFICULTWOMEN concerts, and Workshops, Hervey Bay, Queensland.
* fortyfivedownstairs, with DIFFICULTWOMEN, Melbourne, Vic.
* R.W. Stone Pavilion and Reserve, with DIFFICULTWOMEN, SOMERS, Vic.
* The Brunswick Music Festival with DIFFICULTWOMEN and JUDY SMALL, Brunswick Town Hall, Brunswick, VIC

2004
* Albert Park Yacht Club, DIFFICULTWOMEN and THE JOE DOLCE MUSIC THEATRE.

2002

* ''Knockin' the Roof Off', ‘live' Melbourne spectacular, at THE COMEDY CLUB, with band, JOE DOLCE and THE PEACE CREEPZ, and special guests, KAVISHA MAZZELLA, LA VOCE DELLA LUNA ITALIAN WOMEN'S CHOIR, and COSTAS ATHANASSIOU.

2001
* Tour of ESTONIA (with DIFFICULTWOMEN and solos shows.)
* Aldeburgh Festival, (with DIFFICULTWOMEN) Suffolk, ENGLAND.
* 19 track CD, 'FLOWER,' with Joe Dolce. Picked as Top Ten release of the year by Rhythms Magazine.

1997 - 2000

• WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL DIFFICULTWOMEN
• TOURS OF QUEENSLAND AND NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES DIFFICULTWOMEN
• COBARGO FOLK FESTIVAL, NSW DIFFICULTWOMEN
• TOUR OF TASMANIA DIFFICULTWOMEN
• CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL DIFFICULTWOMEN
• TOUR OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA DIFFICULTWOMEN
• TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND DIFFICULTWOMEN
• NEW SOUTH WALES TOUR, International Womens Day DIFFICULTWOMEN

1990 - 1996
• AUCKLAND FOLK FESTIVAL - DIFFICULTWOMEN New Zealand National Tour
• MALENY FOLK FESTIVAL - Queensland DIFFICULTWOMEN
• Budinski's Theatre of Exile -Melbourne DIFFICULTWOMEN
• PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL DIFFICULTWOMEN
• Bendigo Art Gallery - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY DIFFICULTWOMEN
• Latrobe University - Int. Women's Day DIFFICULTWOMEN
• NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL- Canberra DIFFICULTWOMEN
• EDINBURGH ARTS FESTIVAL, 3 week season- Aug. MONOLOGUE OF A MADWOMAN: 'Yellow Wallpaper' premier, DIFFICULTWOMEN.
• EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL, DIFFICULTWOMEN.
• BBC SCOTLAND RADIO PERFORMANCES DIFFICULTWOMEN
• Warnambool Women's Festival DIFFICULTWOMEN
• MALDON FOLK FESTIVAL DIFFICULTWOMEN
• CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL. DIFFICULTWOMEN
• Murra Hall. N.S.W. DIFFICULTWOMEN
• SOUTH AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION FOLK FESTIVAL. DIFFICULTWOMEN
• Arts Post - Ballarat. DIFFICULTWOMEN
• 3RD WOMEN'S PLAYWRIGHT CONFERENCE, DIFFICULTWOMEN, Odeon Theatre- Adelaide
'WOMEN OF THE CHAIN' Performance, DIFFICULTWOMEN, w/ Keri Hulme, Dale Spender & Luisah Teisch, for the 6TH INTERNATIONAL FEMINIST BOOK FAIR . Mietta's Melbourne DIFFICULTWOMEN
• Tilley's Cafe bar, Canberra. DIFFICULTWOMEN
• Victorian Arts Centre. DIFFICULTWOMEN
• Villa Parma, Hepburn Springs. DIFFICULTWOMEN
• VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL, Canada DIFFICULTWOMEN
• NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL TOUR. DIFFICULTWOMEN
• Mietta's Melbourne- 'Frida Kahlo' premier. DIFFICULTWOMEN.
• Adelaide season - 2 weeks DIFFICULTWOMEN
• 'WRITER'S IN THE PARK', Sydney, N.S.W. DIFFICULTWOMEN
• La Mama Theatre 'WOMEN WRITERS' Season. DIFFICULTWOMEN
• Release of DIFFICULTWOMEN cassette, featuring selections from live show.
• Original DIFFICULTWOMEN premier at Budinski Theatre, Melbourne.
'PUNDULUMURA - (TWO TREES TOGETHER)', directed by Ray Mooney. Co-writer, and actor/singer, with aboriginal initiated man and elder, Gnarayarrahe Inmurry Waitairie. Sydney Festival.
Third Australian Secret Policewoman's Ball, for Amnesty International, with Hale and Pace, Paul Kelly, Joe Camilleri, Jane Turner, Magda Szubanski, Chris Wilson, Vika & Linda Bull, Richard Stubbs, the entire cast of HAIR, Gerry Connolly, Neil & Tim Finn, Paul Kelly, Glenn Robbins, The Doug Anthony Allstars, and many others.

Key Events pre- 1990

* 1989 Australian Secret Policeman's Ball, 'Ha Ha Help,' for Amnesty International, with Austen Tayshus, Jean Kittson, Peter Rowsthorn, Simon Palomares, George Kapiniaris and many others.

* 1986 Co-writer, and singer, of the song, INTIMACY, included in the classic US sci-fi film, THE TERMINATOR, one of  25 movies listed for preservation, along with films such as The Asphalt Jungle, Deliverance, The Invisible Man and In Cold Blood, for cultural, historic and aesthetic significance, by the US Library of Congress.


* Featured lead in 'HELD IN CAMERA', starring GREG CARROLL, BILL TISDALE, and PHIL MOTHERWELL, produced at LA MAMA THEATRE.

 

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