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Brooke/Jem Murray (they/them)


Brooke Murray is an artist and support practitioner based in Naarm/Melbourne. Short plays include Chariot (Emerging Writers’ Festival 2019 First Stage), Pink Soap (Australian Theatre for Young People 2018 National Studio, published by Currency Press) and Bluebottles (published in Bent St 5.1 – Soft Borders, Hard Edges). Their video artworks have been exhibited at Testing Grounds, BlackCat Gallery, and online as part of Darebin Arts’ 2020 Exhibiting Culture Online. 

Working as Small Wonder Arts, Brooke created and produced No Return (2019) and Trailblazers (2021) as part of the Transmissions series, working with Trans and Non-Binary artists and community leaders. In 2020 Brooke took part in Antipodes Theatre Company’s inaugural Winter Development Retreat, and in 2021 they directed the debut production of Early Days, by DL Turnbull. 

Since 2017, Brooke has been working in schools across the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne as education support, undertaking a permanent role with Northern School for Autism in 2021. Brooke has been working with St Martins Youth Arts Centre as an inclusion support artist and casual workshop artist since 2018.