In tandem with my practice as a community artist I have kept alive my interest in exploring contemporary and experimental arts practice. This has included:
- experimental music theatre - this was most extensively explored during my time with AC-PVC, with pieces of music theatre such as
- AC/PVC, Evos Music Series Collaboration with an Indian percussionist and a contemporary dancer.
- New Executions Collaboration with Still Moves Dance Laboratory at the Fremantle Roundhouse.
- Feats Underground Collaboration with three musicians and a painter.
- Pipe Dreams, Northwest Western Australia Tour Ten week tour as a collaboration with Still Moves Dance Laboratory.
- Defying Gravity, Nova Ensemble and AC/PVC, W.A. New Music Week Live-to-air broadcast on ABC FM.
- Drums, Drumming, Drummed. Collaboration with six specialist percussionists - Darwin Festival Fringe in collaboration with Sarah Hopkins.
- projects such as Deep Sea Gossip and Soundscape Meditation Concert allowed for contemporary explorations of sound and music theatre, combined with a luscious aesthetic appeal. On Deep Sea Gossip I collaborated with musicians Kerry Fletcher and Paul Tanner, with visuals by Cecile Williams.
- one off performances, such as Two Semi Nude Big Blokes, together with Lochie McDonald; welcoming soundtrack to sculptures by Nicholas Compton, together with musicians Subhan and Paul Barrett; The Priestess, a mobile kinetic sculpture created by Cecile Williams and Ben Alpers, and performed in collaboration with Clayton Chipper and Dave McKinney.
- As a musician with groups Chilli Con Cussion, Los Chasquis, The Sambanistas, Trio De Janeiro, AC-PVC, Whak and presently Tok Pan Tok.
- an interest in jewellery making, using both silver wire techniques and my own original 'plastic bag' jewellery.
- I have produced, recorded and released a CD recording
(Eyes of a Child) of original music, in collaboration with the members of Tok Pan Tok, along with some wonderful guest musicians.
- an Austalia Council for the Arts funded project to collaborate with pan pipe players in different parts of the world. This involved writing, playing and recording with musicians from Romania, the Solomon Islands, Bolivia and Malawi.