Julie Collins is an academic, a theatre practitioner and Community Artist , with many years of experience of working with community to create and present performance.
In 2012, Julie worked for Community Arts organisation Beyond Empathy on Performance projects with Armidale’s Aboriginal community: ‘Silver City Songlines’ (2012) and ‘Rainbow Ridge’ (2013). In 2016, Julie was a co-creator and co-director of the ‘Ecodrama Vaudeville sideshow’ performed on Ecoscenographer Tanja Beer’s Living Stage as part of the ‘Ephemera’ project at the ‘Black Gully Music Festival’ in Armidale. In March 2017, Julie created a performance piece ‘I wish I had told you’, in the NERAM art gallery space as part of the ‘Private Posts’ exhibition.
Julie has worked with Lorina Barker as a co-writer, director and actor on ‘Trucked Off’ at the opening of Lorina’s exhibition ‘Looking through the windows’ in Armidale, November 2017, Brewarrina, April 2018, and at Gallery 107, Redfern, November 2018.