'One hundred and eleven years ago, relatives of My Darling Patricia's Clare Britton were murdered by an Aboriginal Bushranger, Jimmy Governor, on a property in the Hunter Valley. Taking its name from the ruins of the house where Clare's relatives died, Posts in the Paddock is a major new performance and installation.
'Posts in the Paddock sees My Darling Patricia collaborate with Indigenous actor Leroy Parsons, who discovered while developing this work that he is Jimmy Governor's, great-great-grandson; and elder Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor also shares a family connection to the Governors. The work also features an installation by acclaimed visual artist Fiona Foley. Combining sculpture, animation, puppetry, performance and oral histories, Posts in the Paddock is a powerfully immersive experience.'
(Source: Performance Space website)
Produced by My Darling Patricia and Moogahlin Performing Arts at Performance Space, Eveleigh, 9 - 19 November 2011.
Conception/Creation: Clare Britton and Halcyon Macleod.
Devisors/Performers: Sam Routledge, Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor & Leroy Parsons.
Installation Design: Fiona Foley.
Film/Photography: Sam James & Michelle Blakeney.
Composer/Sound Designer: Phil Downing.
Installation Sound Design: Declan Kelly.
Lighting Design: Chris Twyman.
Construction & Puppets: Bryony Anderson.
Dramaturg: Chris Ryan.
Cultural Consultant: Lily Shearer.
Production Manager: Jenn Blake.
Producer: Marguerite Pepper.
Mentorees: Katy Beckett, Marley Dixon & Alison Murphy-Oates.