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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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