Louise Morris and Matthew Scott moved to NSW in 2019 to establish Navigate Arts at the Old Tanja Church. We offer expertise in theatre direction, design and production, performance education, site-specific performance events, installation, Exhibition as well as Public Art & community arts practice.
LOUISE MORRIS: ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Louise is a site-specific performance and installation artist and educator whose current practice responds to local and historical trauma, place making and belonging for communities and audiences, questioning how Australian cultural memory is circulated and repressed though spiritual and communal understandings of location. She was a Lecturer in Art and Performance within the School of Communications and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Burwood (2004-2019). She worked with Splinters Theatre of Spectacle (1995-1998), Co-founded Culturally Innovative Arts (1997-2001) and was a founding member of the Red Cabbage Collective (2001-2010).
Major works include: TIDE Royal Park Melbourne VIC 2017 (producer and installation artist), Anthology Stirling Park ACT 2014 (producer and installation artist), Hedge-mony (Co-creator/producer-Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival), Aviary (Director-Living Museum of the West), Comfort(Designer/Installation Artist), Collapse (Co-creator/producer- Old Port of Melbourne), Retrieval (Installation Artist- National Library of Australia), June…the place does not matter (Director- The Village).
The recipient of two Australian Post-graduate Awards, she completed a Masters in Animateuring- Cross Modal Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2008. She has recently completed her practice led-PhD Out of the Ruins...Australian Sites, Inspirited Landscapes and the Social Sacred.
Matthew Scott: Technical Artist and Production Manager
Matthew Scott is a production and technical manager/operator, photographer and filmmaker with over 20 years of professional industry experience. In 2003, he established Cheeky Monkey Enterprises, a film, photography and theatrical production company based in Kensington. Cheeky Monkey has produced multi-media events and products for organizations such as Docklands/Waterfront City, MetLink and TAC (Life-Lounge).
For the past 10 years Matthew has worked for Megafun - one of Melbourne’s leading production companies as a production manager, light, sound and installation technician- and was a key member of the company and active contributor to their major projects and productions. Since 2015 Matthew has also been the safety officer for Megafun and this role has involved Risk assessment documentation, (SWMS) Safe Work Method Statements for project and events