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PACT Salon #2: Skeletons and Self-Portraits

  • PACT 107 Railway Parade Erskineville, NSW, 2043 Australia (map)
Emily Dash in iDNA | Photo by Carla Zimbler

Emily Dash in iDNA | Photo by Carla Zimbler

Curated by Emily Dash

Tickets: $10 online*/$15 at the door

The second event in the PACT Salon series, curated by writer and actor Emily Dash, Skeletons and Self-Portraits is a collection of works showcasing female artists who challenge perceptions about strength and vulnerability.
Since it will explore how one's perception of themselves often differs from the view of others, this event will be a MASQUERADE! Bring your own mask, or make your own on the night.  Come party with us, and see some awesome art while you’re at it!!
Over four hours, Skeletons and Self-Portraits will feature movement, dance and theatrical performances by artists Kay Armstrong, Cheryn Frost, Brianna Harris, Georgia Cranko and Emily Dash, screenings of short films by Emily Dash, and live music from Jessica Wiel.

Installations will also be displayed throughout the PACT building including Lorraine MacLarty's series of portraits depicting the moment when a secret is revealed to an artist, Georgia McKenzie's installation work, and an interactive installation where artist Louise Kate Anderson invites the audiences to ask any question (no matter how personal) in the hopes of breaking down the barriers around mental health and invisible disabilities.

PACT accepts the Companion Card. To use your Companion card please follow the booking link, purchase one ticket and send an email to to inform Box Office that an additional ticket(s) for your companion(s) is required.

Portrait #1 from 6-8:30pm will be audio described and Auslan interpreted. Should you require this service please let the Front of House staff know upon arrival.

Run Order

PORTRAIT #1 First Impressions

6.15 – 8.00pm
Innocence; Addicted; Feelings: songs performed by Jessica Wiel – PACT foyer
The Last Half  performed by Kay Armstrong – Theatre
I am Not A Work of Art:  a short film by Emily Dash
On Grip and Grief: performed by Georgia Cranko
Suck It Up performed by Brie Harris
The Cards I’m Dealt:  a short film by Emily Dash
Common Ground: sung by Jessica Wiel
Confessional performed by Cheryn Frost
Skeletons & Self Portraits : performed by Emily Dash
Reflection of a fake; Belong: sung by Jessica Wiel

 PORTRAIT #2 Another Look

8.30 – 10.00pm

The program will be repeated at 8.30pm, beginning in the PACT foyer.

 Installations (on all night)

 Lorraine Maclarty: Empathy and Vulnerability: I hear what you're saying - Theatre
 Georgia McKenzie: Untitled: nude – PACT foyer
 Zin: Glitterbox – PACT Courtyard
 Louise Kate Anderson 'If we knew each others' secrets, what comforts we should find'. –   PACT  Dressing Room

*online sales incur a $2.50 booking fee per transaction.

Salon: Performance.Party.Discourse.

One-night mini-festivals showcasing eclectic new works by Sydney’s most compelling emerging performance, visual and media artists. Salons are where performance, party and critical dialogue collide to form a unique interactive experience. Salons encourage artists and audiences to be curious, daring and inquisitive.

Earlier Event: June 17
Raise the Bar
Later Event: October 4