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Louise Morris

Artistic Director Navigate Arts
Work 1140 Tathra-Bermagui Rd Tanja Australia NSW 2550 Work Phone: 0439312315 Website: Louise Morris


Louise is a theatre maker, vocalist and site-specific installation artist based in Tanja, NSW whose current practice responds to local stories, place making and belonging for communities and audiences. Morris’s inter-disciplinary artistic practice employs an archeological approach that reveals layers of community memory through multi-sensory experiences of found objects, performance, video projection, photography, sound art and live contemporary music. Her practice and research is concerned with creative actions and interventions in situ that reveal the stories of a given place and can begin to foster deeper connections between artists of all disciplines and the communities in which they live and work. She is a passionate advocate for young and mid-career artists across all creative disciplines.

She was a Lecturer in Art and Performance (2004-2019) within the School of Communications and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Burwood. She worked with Splinters Theatre of Spectacle (1995-1998), Co-founded Culturally Innovative Arts (1997-2001) and was a founding member of the Red Cabbage Collective (2001-2010).

Major works include: TIDE Royal Park Melbourne VIC 2017 (producer and installation artist), Anthology Stirling Park ACT 2014 (producer and installation artist), Hedge-mony (Co-creator/producer-Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival), Aviary (Director-Living Museum of the West), Comfort (Designer/Installation Artist), Collapse (Co-creator/producer- Old Port of Melbourne), and Retrieval (Installation Artist- National Library of Australia).

The recipient of two Australian Post-graduate Awards, she completed a Masters in Animateuring- Cross Modal Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2008 and was awarded her doctorate from Deakin University in 2018.

In January 2019 she established Navigate Arts, a new home for innovative, inter-disciplinary creative arts practice in the heart of Yuin Country at the Old Tanja Church, Sapphire Coast, NSW

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