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Ahmarnya Price

Workshop Artist

Ahmarnya Price is a visual artist and performance maker living and working in Melbourne. Australia. She draws, paints, animates, writes, directs and performs. Since 1999 she has exhibited work throughout Australia, Europe and Asia. In 2002 she was awarded a 'Noma Concours (Unesco) Prize for Picture Book Illustration'. Her exhibition Just Me and Yoko Ono won a Melbourne Fringe Festival Award for Best Exhibition 2008. During 2009 she established the interdisciplinary performance ensemble The Chaotic Order at Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC). Their show The Waiting Place won 'Best Original Australian Work' at the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival. In 2012 she completed postgraduate studies in Performance Creation at the Victorian College of The Arts and was granted the Grace Marion Wilson Trust Scholarship. During this time of research the initial stages of her project RUMPUS begun. In 2013 Footscray Community Arts Centre invited her to take part in a three year Artist Residency to develop the work. That invitation was also extended by Metro Arts in Brisbane, for a fortnight, as part of their Takeover Program.

The following year, 2014, Ahmarnya received the Victorian College of The Arts Professional Pathways Scholarship to extend her research both at FCAC and Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) in the UK. RUMPUS debuted it's first season in March 2016 at FCAC as part of The Festival Of Live Art. Additional and ongoing working relationships include Back to Back Theatre, Rawcus, St Martin's Youth Theatre, Leisa Shelton and Christine Johnston

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28 Aug 2019
St Martins invites you to join us for BALIT LIWURRUK: STRONG GIRL - https://t.co/G2DhRf...
08 Aug 2019
Our special #EscapeVelocity preview screening is ready to take-off! Be prepared for the...
07 Aug 2019
Keep your finger on the pulse... Escape Velocity is ready to launch in a matter of days...
30 Jul 2019
💪🏻💪🏻 Yes! 💪🏻💪🏻 More awesome hero-work from semester 1! 🎭
26 Jul 2019
Some more creations by our young artists coming out of Semester 1's examination of hero...
25 Jul 2019
Some awesome creations from our 5-8s!! Do you know about our prompts and provocations? ...
11 Jul 2019
School's back next week, and with it, our Term Programs! Don't forget to enrol https://...
01 Jul 2019
#EscapeVelocity launching soon 🤩🤩 Keep your eyes peeled for details, we can't wait to s...
30 Jun 2019
Some more #BTS from #EscapeVelocity to get you excited! Launching very soon. Watch this...
30 Jun 2019
Today marks the end of #Pride Month 2019 - but not the end of celebrating #PRIDE every ...
19 Jun 2019
Check out all these young heroes on the mic with @sugarbowldonniris "Yung Philly" at #T...
17 Jun 2019
Meet some of the young heroes from #ThePlaygroundProject's "Heroes Live Here" productio...
13 Jun 2019
Check out some of #ThePlaygroundProject team getting ready for 'Heroes Live Here', a pe...
31 May 2019
Meet some of the amazing #EscapeVelocity stars! 😍 we've loved working with @minus18yout...
30 May 2019
The whole crew working hard on our #EscapeVelocity shoot 😍😍 Look at all these hard-work...
29 May 2019
On set for our first #EscapeVelocity shoot. We're so excited to be in the production ph...
27 May 2019
We had so much fun at #RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival last year! Check out these a...
16 Apr 2019
With just a few days left of school holidays, we've got our minds on Term 2. How about ...