Director/choreographer/script + Headpieces and costume design +
Sound design: Grace Pundyk
Costume construction & decor: Roz Wren
Lighting Design: Jason James
Cast: Christine Bell, Belinda Bradley, Penny Carey-Wells, Lesley Clementson, Jill Clennett, Laura Della Pasqua, Shirley Gibson, Annie Greenhill, Sue Hayes, Christine Keele, Susan Pickard, Aska Smietanska.
Production Manager: Mel King
Videographer: Peter Oldham
Photographer: Tony McKendrick
Marketing/PR: Maria Pate, M.A.P. Consulting
Volunteer Co-ordinator: Sharyn Wilson
Volunteers: Ruth Casper, Jo Dean, Nikki Dowling, Robin Godfrey, Daphne Habibis, Nina Loughman, Melinda Mills-Hope, Jane Mulcahy, Lisa Murphy, Annette Picone
In Heirloom, choreographer and artist Grace Pundyk adorns the heads of Ensemble members with her unique flower headpieces to weave a story of history and mourning and the honouring of ancestors.
Part dance, part theatre, Heirloom draws inspiration from the Eastern European tradition of the flower headdress, while paying homage to the little-known story of the thousands of women deported to Soviet Siberia in the 1940s. A work born of tragedy, yes, but this poignant work is, above all, a celebration – of herstories and inheritance, grandmothers and the ephemeral wild, and those invisible threads that move and shape us no matter how seemingly distant and unknown.
Heirloom was MADE’s major work for 2022.
50 Macquarie St, Hobart
This project is funded by City of Hobart through a Creative Hobart Grant & has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
MADE is assisted through Arts Tasmania.