Theatre

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

is Ni­cole Welch’s cin­e­matic ex­hi­bi­tion com­bin­ing in­stal­la­tion, pho­tog­ra­phy and mov­ing im­age. It in­ves­ti­gates the Blue Moun­tains wilder­ness from a his­tor­i­cal, cul­tural and eco­log­i­cal view­point. By draw­ing from archival records il­lu­mi­nat­ing early Euro­pean ro­man­tic no­tions of Aus­tralian wilder­ness Welch is able to jux­ta­pose this with the sense of loss and un­cer­tainty felt by peo­ple in the con­text of the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment. Her artis­tic process in­volves her in­stal­la­tions be­ing en­acted and The Fa­ther The Fa­ther, orig­i­nally writ­ten by French play­wright Flo­rian Zeller, stars John Bell as the re­tired tap dancer whose on­set of de­men­tia threat­ens to blur his per­cep­tion of re­al­ity. Damien Ryan ( Sport for Jove) makes his di­rect­ing de­but for Syd­ney Theatre Com­pany in

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