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Archibald Prize Winner, 1967

Artist: Judy Cassab

Portrait of Margo Lewers


Portrait of Margo Lewers - JUDY CASSAB - Art Gallery New South Wales

Portrait of Margo Lewers - JUDY CASSAB, 1967 - Art Gallery New South Wales

During heartBeast's production of AWAY, Cassab's painting makes an interesting comment on the costuming choices and visual portrayal of the character, Coral - a woman of substance, a woman of control, a woman of class. In AWAY elements of this characterisation are stripped away and laid bare, but the core elements of the character pervade. Through the course of the action of the play she is made anew. Her grief is her crucible. She becomes rediscovered country.

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Past heartBeast productions have been described by audiences and critics as:
beautifully crafted     energetically entertaining     dreamlike, glorious, avant-garde

lavish and luscious      powerful, unique, spectacular and engaging      absolutely wild  

wonderful, remarkable, intriguing magic realism           fantastic and genuinely memorable

filled with commanding presence      beautifully balanced, definite showpiece theatre.

“If you don’t believe in the theatre as a sacred space of metaphor, transformation and ritual – rack off”.

Barrie Kosky, Theatre Director.

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heartBeast boutique theatre - Away by Michael Gow

heartBeast 2015 is set to be a year of new directions and dynamic new projects.

heartBeast boutique theatre - King Lear by William Shakespeare