Graeme Murphy in conversation

Costumes, career and creativity

Join curator Penny Carey Wells for a conversation with internationally renowned choreographer Graeme Murphy.

Curator Penny Carey-Wells hosts a talk ‘In conversation with Graeme Murphy: Costumes, career and creativity’ on Friday 5 May from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Launceston Library.

Join Penny for a fascinating conversation with Graeme Murphy as part of a series of talks for the exhibition Fancy Dress: From tutus to cosplay showing at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts until 29 July 2023. Please note this talk will take place at Launceston Library.

Graeme Murphy AO was born in Melbourne and studied at The Australian Ballet School. He danced with The Australian Ballet, Sadler’s Wells Ballet (London) and Ballets Félix Blaska (France). In 1971, he received an Australia Council Grant to study overseas. He returned to Australia in 1975 as a freelance choreographer. The following year he was appointed artistic director of Sydney Dance Company (then known as The Dance Company, NSW), a position he held until 2007. During his 31-year tenure he created countless works, including 30 full-length productions.

Book your free spot to attend in-person. Keep an eye out for future events at Libraries Tasmania.

Image credit: Firebird. Courtesy of The Australian Ballet: Lana Jones in Graeme Murphy’s Firebird, 2009. Photo Alex Makeyev.