Jim Hughes & Friends

Jim Highes & Friends
Sat 21 April 4-5pm | Free performance
First Floor (corner Pakenham and Leake St)

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'The human body is at the centre of my practice, I embrace all manners of human expression, whilst emphasising the visual over the purely intellectual.'

Born in Dublin, Jim Hughes was awarded a scholarship to study dance and performance in London. He was a leading dancer in many European dance companies before moving to Australia in 1982 to lecture in dance and theatre at WAAPA. In 1988, Hughes founded Fieldworks Performance Group, creating numerous productions, including Scenes in a Prison, Crossings, Why Can`t Emus Fly? and Brecht's Women. In 1998, Hughes returned to Europe and set up an artist-residency studio in Basel, Switzerland, where he continues to develop his diverse artistic practice. He has acted as mentor for James Berlyn on a number of projects, including I Know You're There. Hughes is artist-in-residence at PSAS until September 2018.