Greg Pritchard Aug 2011
The Passionate Embrace (Projection)by Dr Greg Pritchard
The Passionate Embrace Part 1
The Passionate Embrace Part 2
Biography of Greg Pritchard
Dr Greg Pritchard is a writer, conceptual and visual artist, and performer. He is an experienced teacher and arts administrator.
He has a Doctorate in Literature and a Masters in Visual Art. He was Regional Arts Development Officer in the Western Riverina from 2011 to 2013, after five years as Cultural Development Officer for the Horsham Rural City. He taught at Deakin University in Warrnambool from 2000-2005.
He founded the Nati Frinj festival (1999) and then worked with Y Space, Transience and others on major performances as part of the Frinj since 2003. These included Space and Place in 2003 (again in 2004 as part of the Regional Arts Australia Meeting Place Conference), Cirque de Silo in 2005, and Latrobe Space in Place 2006. He was also a lead artist on Anna Loewendahl's Natimuk Lake Show in 2007.
His interest in visual art, including an obsession with shadows, closely paralleled the development of the Frinj and he has created many emphemeral works for the festival, as well as having solo shows in Natimuk's Goat Gallery. In recent years he has travelled to Senegal, Indonesia and Singapore for residencies.
In 2006 he co-founded (with Loewendahl) Play at Being and performed and co-devised Arthur and Francois, Skyjuice and Lit From
Within. In 2008 he had a Besen Placement (direction) at the Malthouse Theatre with Aiden Fennesey. In 2009 Play at Being was transformed into Thieves. He performed in The Storm Glass 2010 (as Company in Residence for the Wesley Performing Arts Centre in Horsham) and in 2012 the Theatre Board funded site specific one person performance Oliver’s Tale, which he wrote. Thieves are currently working with Transience's Dave Jones on a technologically complex story called Feed (image below on left).