Harriet Gillies

HARRIET GILLIES is an award-winning performance artist working across a range of performance modes.

She has performed in immersive and interactive projects such as Pony Express’ Ecosexual Bathhouse, pvi collective’s Blackmarket and Hermann Nitsch’s 150 Actions.

“Gillies truly holds up a singular and phenomenal prism through which to consider the grim farce of our digital and physical lives.”

Daily Review

Backstage Harriet has been a man-wrangler for Nat Randall and Anna Breckon’s The Second Woman and co-production manager and tour manager for Peaches’ There’s Only One Peach With a Hole in the Middle, which toured across Europe in 2019.

She has completed artist residencies with Robert Wilson at the Watermill Centre and Marina Abramović at Kaldor Public Art Projects, as well as solo residencies with La Serre: Arts Vivants in Montreal, and the Bearded Tit in Sydney.

Her own performances have been presented across Australia, New Zealand and North America. Harriet was the 2019 recipient of the Glorias Fellowship to undertake professional development across North America and complete a mentorship with director Lynsey Peisinger.

Her most recent solo performance, The Power of the Holy Spirit, won the Best Experimental Show Award at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and had a sell out season at the Flying Nun in Sydney. Currently, Harriet is making a new digital performance with collaborator Xanthe Dobbie, which will premiere at the Meat Market as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week.


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