About our research

Our mission is to re write societal scripts through a multi-arts focus. It is through our multi-disciplinary artistic and scholarly research, we address the epic (systemic injustice and inequality) by amplifying the domestic (themes of trauma and violence).

Over twenty years Artistic Director, Michelle St Anne has pioneered her own methodology – “Composing Self” in an environment that provides a hothouse for artists and a gymnasium for scholars to shift perception and engage in these critical dialogues reflecting the significant issues of our time.

‘Composing Self’

– an embodied practice of collaboration, constructing safe, collaborative and self-determined spaces where artists can take risks, extend their practice and reckon with their own methodologies. The masterclass is based on St Anne’s favourite actor-training exercises to access the imagination. Participants will learn to use their body as a portal to that imagination. St Anne’s practice is inspired by many – Cicely Berry, Stanislavski, Butch Morris, John Zorn and (way too obsessively) Steve Reich.

These workshops will allow you space to taste language, feel an idea and surrender to a broader conversation.

Composing Self values a supportive and inquisitive environment grounded in care, kindness and engagement with community.

“More importantly than the working surface of violence against women…is the inestimable healing capacity of the imaginary world”.

Del Kathryn Barton – visual arts and filmmaker