Rosemary Joy - Realm Arts Activation
Rosemary has twenty years experience as a producer, project manager and artist. In 2013, Rosemary returned to Aphids as General Manager having previously filled the role from 2002-8. She is currently managing a series of projects in the City of Maroondah involving people with disabilities, Burmese refugees and young people as part of Aphids Supermassive program. She collaborated on a number of projects with Aphids in Australia, Europe, Japan and Mexico through her role as Artistic Associate (2008-13) and has also undertaken a number of community cultural development roles including at the City of Port Phillip and Westside Circus.
Rosemary produced and created System Building, inspired by and performed in venues including the Melbourne Recital Centre, CarriageWorks, Watertoren West (Noorderzon Festival, the Netherlands), Radialsystem V (Berlin) and Redgate Gallery (Beijing). Xantolo, her collaboration with Mexican percussion Evaristo Aguilar inspired by Day of the Dead celebrations in North East Mexico, was performed at the Melbourne Recital Centre in 2009. She has collaborated on many Aphids projects with composer David Young including Yakumo Honjin performed in far-West Japan, Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne in 2010; Underground which toured the Netherlands, Belgium (performed by Slagwerkgroep den Haag), Mexico, Japan and Australia (2007-11); the Aphids, Speak Percussion, Fritz Hauser and Boa Boaumann collaboration Schallmachine 06 underneath Federation Square for the Melbourne International Arts Festival; Schallmaschine 07: klein for Fritz Hauser’s Different Beat Festival in Basel, Switzerland; and Scale at Bains::Connective in Brussels.
Collaborations with percussionist Vanessa Tomlinson include Fratrem performed live on Classic FM from Brisbane and at the Melbourne Recital Centre in 2014; and Veronique which toured to the Shanghai International Arts Festival in 2002. Rosemary was one of five artists and two scientists collaborating on Gauge, a project lead by Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey which toured to the Brighton Festival, UK in 2015.