||Vivienne is a Western Australian writer and performer, working across media: poetry, performance, science, and written and spoken word. She is most inspired by the big questions of the day and the small moments that link us all. She is at her most creative when blending music, sound, text, light and movement in live performance. She also performs/records her own writing and the work of other writers. Her theatre work have been presented in UK, USA and Australia. She has been a guest writer at Perth Writers Festival, Ubud Readers and Writers Festival, Sprung Writers Festival, Big Sky Writers Festival, Overload Poetry Festival, WA Spring Poetry Festival, writingWA’s ‘A Propos,’ Moora Winter Art Festival, Edinburgh (UK) and Seattle (USA) Fringe Theatre Festivals, and the women’s theatre festival ‘Mae West Fest’ (USA). She will be a guest at the Ubud Festival in Bali in 2012. Vivienne is committed to community arts development and inclusivity, and runs workshops on playwriting, on poetry writing for children in schools, on transcreating work across language and culture, adult creative writing classes, and sessions to help writers perform their work at readings and events. She works closely with Afeif Ismail transcreating his poetry and plays into English. Vivienne is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate in the School of Social and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia, researching representations of science in performance and writing a full-length performance work. Vivienne has worked as a project co-ordinator for Out of the Asylum Writers (WA), as a financial officer for indigo journal (WA) and festival director for Arts Catalyst (London). She is on the Western Australian Government’s Department of Culture and the Arts Register of Peers and the committee of WINGS Organisation for Cross-Cultural Development, and served on the Stages WA Playwrights Consortium board from 2006-2010. In 1993 Vivienne co-founded The Arts Catalyst in London with Nicola Triscott.
A Simple Rain, ISBN 978-0-9758334-5-2, poetry and photography by Perdita Phillips, Lethologica Press, 2012;
Westerly, (ISBN 978-09804371-7-1), NOV 2010;
The Softness of Water, ISBN 978-0-9806802-0-1, poetry collection published by Sunline Press;
Amber Contains the Sun, anthology – (ISBN 978-0-646-50505-3) 2009 Ed: Shane McCauley;
Indigo Journal (ISBN 978-0-9805186-1-7), Summer 2009 Vol #3, Sarah French poetry editor;
Poetry without Borders anthology- Picaro Press (ISBN 978-1-920957-52-0), Ed: Michelle Cahill 2008;
Colloquy on line journal issue 15, 2008 - http://www.colloquy.monash.edu.au/;
Favourite Places – 28 short poems exhibited with paintings by Christobel Bennett Heritage House Gallery, South Perth, 2008, commissioned by City of South Perth
Mascara #3 online journal (ISSN 1835-4017), Eds: Boey Kim Cheng & Michelle Cahill http://www.mascarapoetry.com/, 2008
Idiom 23 vol 19 (ISSN 1032-1640), Ed: Liz Huf, 2007;
Indigo Journal (ISSN 1834-7869), Vol #1 Marcella Polain poetry editor, 2007;
TEXT Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs
(ISSN 1327-9556) Vol 11 No 2, Eds: Nigel Krauth, Jen Webb, 2007;
Blue Dog journal of Poetry Australia Foundation (ISSN 1446-876X) Ed: Ron Pretty, Vol 5, 2007 & Vol 2, 2004
The Weighing of the Heart anthology, Sunline Press (ISBN 978-0-9579515-6-3), Eds: Roland Leach, Shane McCauley, 2007;
Winner WA Final of the National Poetry Slam 2007 (3rd place National Final 2007)
Illumina – Edith Cowan University academic e-journal & magazine, issue 2 (ISSN 1834-7274) Ed: Dr Mardie O’Sullivan http://illumina.scca.ecu.edu.au/, 2007;
Journeys – 17 short poems exhibited with paintings by Jane McKay, Elements Gallery, Subiaco, 2007;
Pixel Papers #37, online publication http://members.iinet.net.au/~pixpress/37Poetry.html#Vivienne%20Glance, 2006;
The Peace Tree online publication, 2006;
Reading the Collection, City of Fremantle exhibition/catalogue/publication, 2006;
The Word Is Out Journal WA Spring Poetry Festival, 2006;
The Immigrant Arabic Newspaper, 2005;
Thirst vol.1.1, (ISSN 1833-1408) Ed: Bronwen Thomason, 2005;
Poet’s Corner Anthology (ISBN 0-9544723-6-5), Ed: Maureen Sexton, 2005;
Amalgam poems for Tineke Van der Eecken’s exhibition catalogue, Monart Gallery, 2005;
Word Thirst #2 (ISSN 1448-7284), Ed: Bronwen Thomason, 2004;
Marginata Journal WA State Literature Centre, 2004;
Open Boat Barbed Wire Sky, Poems for Refugees Live Poets Press,
(ISBN 0-646-42122-0), Eds: Sue Hicks, Danny Gardner, 2003;
Poems About War Poets Union Inc, http://www.poetsunion.com/PoemsAboutWar.htm, 2003;
Friday’s Page - Out of the Asylum publication (ISBN 0-9581657-0-X), 2002;
Short Stories Australia (ISSN 1833-0037), vol. 1, 2005 & vol. 2, 2005;
Word Thirst (ISSN 1448-7284), #2, 2004;
Friday’s Page - Out of the Asylum publication, (ISBN 0-9581657-0-X), 2004;
Marginata Journal WA State Literature Centre, 2003;
Theatre as ‘thinking space’: performing immortality in 'Staring at the Sun' - published Journal of Consciousness, Literature and the Arts
Vol. 12, No. 3, December 2011, paper presented at The Contemporary Conference, CPRACIS/IIT Madras, 2011.
Staring at the Sun: writing science in performance/ performing science in writing - paper presented at Great Writing Conference, Imperial College, London 2011.
Live performance and science: an intersection of art, politics and personal freedom - paper presented at The Contemporary - An International Conference of Literature and the Arts, Nanyang University, Singapore, 2011.
Performing the Politics of Science - paper presented at the Literature and Science Conference, University of New South Wales, 2010.
Physics World, 1995;
Nature of History art installation at The Natural History Museum, catalogue essay, 1995;
Mute - digital art critique, 1995; (co-written with Abigail King)
RADIO / RECORDINGS
Poetica, “Slammin' and Jammin’,” http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/stories/2008/2358026.htm, 2008;
RTR FM – National Poetry Week, 2005;
Writers’ Radio, Radio Adelaide, 2009;
Stateline, ABC TV, 2007.
PLAYS FOR THEATRE - Produced:
'THE CAT IN THE BOX' (full length) - The Blue Room Main Stage, Perth, 2012.
'MODERN GODS' (short) runner-up at Gold Dust Speaks International competition, performed at The London Theatre, 2012.
'SHAKING THE TREE' showcased at The International Playwriting Festival, London, 2012.
‘THE PILLAR OF WATER’ (short) - PICA Putting on An Act, Perth, & WEAVE Fremantle Festival.
‘BEDROOM BABY’ - Pocket Theatre, Swan Basement, Fremantle.
‘THE COMIC’S TALE’ - Artrage 24 hour Play Project, shortlisted Sydney Short & Sweet Festival.
‘TAL AFAR/USA’ - PICA Putting on An Act Perth, shortlisted Sydney & Melbourne Short & Sweet Festivals.
‘DREAMS’ – Pocket Theatre, Swan Basement, Fremantle.
‘NEXT TUESDAY’ – PICA Putting on An Act, Perth and Short and Sweet Festival, Sydney.
‘CREATRIX’, Seattle Fringe Festival & Mae West Fest, Seattle.
'INTO THAT CLEAR PLACE’, Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh.
'COUNTESS VAMP' (short comedy), Arter Theatre, Edinburgh.
‘WHEN IN ROME’, Carlton Theatre, Edinburgh.
‘TITUS A’, Chelsea Centre Theatre, London.