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Tiffany Malthouse (Alice Springs, NT)

Connect2Culture

Tiffany has been involved in arts programs with Incite Arts since 2005, including the Starts With D Performance Ensemble and Connect2Culture – an initiative that extends professional practice in the sector by providing professional development and career pathways for emerging and established artists with disability.

Tiffany was involved in a range of artform workshops between 2005 and 2011 with the then Arts Access Central Australia (AACA) and Incite Youth Arts. With Incite Youth Arts this included music and dance workshops and presentations. With AACA this included 2005 “Imagine Alice” – Postcard Project, 2008 “Community Mosaic Bench” Project (benches installed at Olive Pink Botanic Gardens); 2009 “Mixed Ability ALLSORTS” Jewellery Workshops and the Jewellery & Textile Exhibition” and in 2010 Tiffany was involved in a music program and a program of workshops in felt drawing and fabric painting and printing. Also in the 2010 Alice Springs Eisteddfod, Tiffany performed with fellow Acacia Hill Students as part of the dance group ‘The Unstoppables’. Together they developed dance routines and performed at events and conferences in Alice Springs.

Her first major production was the award winning ‘Close to Me’ in 2011 under the direction of Kat Worth. She subsequently worked with Director Kat Worth and local artists/mentors as a founding member of the ‘stArts with D’ Performance Ensemble presenting the inaugural work ‘Somebody Everybody’ in 2013 and then worked with Kat again for the short film “Meet You at the Edge’. The film showcased at the national Arts Activated conference in Sydney, 2014.

As the only NT representative, Tiffany attend the Arts Access Australia & Weave Movement Theatre intensive workshops with UK based artist Caroline Bowditch (An Australian leading the way in disability-led arts practice both in Australia and internationally) 2014.Tiffany was one of only nine dancers chosen from across Australia to take part. To top it all off, at the end of such a busy year, Tiffany’s creative talents and endeavours were recognised with a National Young Achievers Award from Life Without Barriers.

In 2015 Tiffany was involved in the SELFIES creative writing workshop program with visiting poet Katie Keys to create ‘self-portraits’ through the art of poetry an imagery. Tiffany’s live and video performance work continued to develop and were a part of the 2015 and 2016 UNBROKEN LAND presentations. Tiffany performed solos in each presentation.

Tiffany has gone from strength to strength in following creative and life pursuits. As an emerging artist with disability, Tiff looks forward to continuing to embrace new creative development opportunities and achieve her artistic dreams.

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Meeting Place 2018

24 - 26 September

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870