anne marsh - body  sefl

'Body & Self - Performance Art in Australia 1969-1992' Anne Marsh - (Oxford Univ Press 1993)

 


 

1972

A FACT IS A FACT IS A FACT

 fact

Performance: Event

Parliament House, Canberra – A.C.T.


Mr. Brick Veneer

mr bv

Installation- Preston Vic.

'Last Year Gary Willis's performance pieces in Garema Place and elsewhere, were brilliant examples of how to involve people in art and break down the gulf between art and life' 
Geoff de Groen - Canberra Times (1974)



FIRE – WATER
Installation:Event - No Documentation

UNESCO Conference: Culture/Counter-Culture

Australian National University - A.C.T.


1973

Life-Death-Something-Nothing-Yes-No

life death invite

Invitation Card

life death dolls 

life death basket

Performance, installation (Performer: Stephen Jones)

Haydon-Allen Tank - Australian National University - A.C.T.

Performance: Event


'Gary Willis's recent performance was a complete success ... it was a beautifully droll work, superbly rehearsed and everything about the work seemed to just click into place.'
Geoff de Groen - Canberra Times (1973)


ZZZZZ
Installation: Performance for 5 forestry workers, 5 logs, forestry truck, 2 government workers, 1 Govt. van.

Canberra City Square – A.C.T.

zzzzz truck

zzzzz dj

Installation/performance: Event - 5 days

 


BIRDS – SONGS

art anu invite

Invitation card - designed by Gary Wilis for A.N.U. Art Prize - no mention of Birds-Songs performance.

birds songs

Pictured: Elizabeth Paterson - National University Dance Ensemble (N.U.D.E.)

Pictured: Felix Ryan & Elizabeth Paterson - N.U.D.E.

Commissioned for opening of the A.N.U. Art Prize - Australian National University - Canberra

 


ABOUT – FACE

Conceptual Event: for A.B.C. – Television, Canberra

No documentation - 2" Broadcast standard video tape missing

With Simon Cluff & Janet Scott, Miranda & Jessica Douglas

 


ALL SENSES BALL

  all senses   invite  sylvia snow white

Multi-disciplinary conceptual event: Conceived by S.A.L.T. with Janet Scott & Gary Willis.

Involving 60 artists incl: Tim Burns, Harry Le Grand, John Wilson, Linda woolfit, John Tucker, Sylvia & The Synthetics (Lana Lunette & Snow White pictured above), John Fisher, Steve Dunstan, Tim Spellman, Michael Desmond, Kevin Abbey, Heather Ellyard, Dave Kearney, Mick Glasheen, Martin Sharp, Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Hilary Wrigley, John Stevens, Ross McGregor, Mitch Johnson, Barabara Mau, Booby Gledhill, Michael Burns, Phillip Mead, Dick Hopkinson, Simon Cluff, Graham Jackson, and others

(See - Diary of a Dead Beat Modern Art Type - for more detail)

Albert Hall, Canberra-A.C.T.

'Through the subtle deftness of the organisers I am quite sure the 500 people who attended were subject to most of these senses ... finally Sylvia & the Syntheics turned on a Felliniesque satire ... the return to reality was a wrench.'
Canberra Times. (1973)



1974

CREATION-DESTRUCTION

Interactive installation; with Tyra Hutchens

Riverina C.A.E. (No Documentation)

(See - Diary of a Dead Beat Modern Art Type - for more detail)


1975 - 1976

Travelling Buddhist monk – Chenrezig Institute Qld., Ryutakuki monastery Japan & Wat Mahartart, Bankok, Thailand