Open Discussion / Mothers in Arts



Sunday 28 November
Ron Ball Studio | Christchurch Town Hall
11:30 – 12:30


In Tiny Fest this year we have a number of artists who are juggling parenting as well as addressing motherhood in their work.

Often ‘the juggle’ is rendered largely invisible unless it is the material of the work.

Join Julia Harvie as she opens up a discussion about all the complexities, the moral dilemma and the nuances of motherhood and the arts.


Julia Harvie graduated from UNITEC in 2003 with a BPSA in Contemporary Dance. Julia’s particular focus is on collaboration, live music and improvisation. Her work has toured throughout New Zealand and has been presented in Taiwan and Australia. She has been awarded Most Outstanding Performer of the NZ Fringe, Best Dance at the Dunedin Fringe and Listener’s NZ Best Female Contemporary Dancer in 2008.

Julia has worked for a wide range of New Zealand’s foremost choreographers. In recent years she has presented works for Footnote, FESTA and the Christchurch Arts Festival,  Choreolab for Footnote, presented her solo work Killjoy for EDWA and TEMPO and premiered two new full-length works, Nobody Hears the Axe Fall (Choreocoa at Wellington Fringe) and HIVE in Christchurch. She remains an important voice in the New Zealand dance scene as the artistic director of Movement Art Practice.

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