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Photography by Bryony Jackson.

Naarm-based Joel Bray is a proud Wiradjuri dancer and performance-maker. He has performed with European companies and choreographers and with CHUNKY MOVE. Joel’s dance-theatre encounters in unorthodox spaces spring from his Wiradjuri heritage, and use humour to engage audiences in rituals about sex, history, trauma and healing. Joel makes his work in collaboration with Elders, Community and Country.

Joel has made works for Artshouse, CHUNKY MOVE, Sydney Dance Company, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria His self-produced works, namely Biladurang, Dharawungara, Daddy, Considerable Sexual License, Garabari and Giraru Galing Ganhagirri, have toured to major arts festivals in Australia and overseas.

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival/​ Hand to Earth/​ 28–28 October 2023/
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Caitlin Franzmann/​ Recompose/​ 22 July–1 October 2023/ Photo of divination cards  artwork Recompose. The image is cropped to show two hands – one holding deck of cards and the other placing a card down on a mossy tree log covered in autumn leaves next to two other cards. The cards have botanical-like illustration artworks on them in greyscale.