Australian Performing Arts Market

G'Day Mate


Monday 27 February, 3.40pm – 4.40pm
Lyrics – Adelaide Festival Centre

G’Day Mate introduces 9 exciting Australian artists and companies to international presenters.  In a casual hour accompanied by Australian wine and cheese, each has 2 minutes on the microphone to tell you what they’re all about.  Artists and companies then move from table to table in a circuit between each pitch for a quick 5 minute chat.  This is your chance to be introduced to some highly regarded artists and companies creating interesting work in Australia right now.

Our take on speed dating - No commitment, just a bit of fun.

International delegates, to confirm your place at a table (8-10 places on each) please RSVP at Delegate Log In


Anton has been performing and making dance for the last 15 years. His performance engagements include working with Dance North, Australian Dance Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, Legs on The Wall, Australian Opera and independents, Meryl Tankard, Tanja Liedkte Shaun Parker and Martin Del Amo. Anton has made choreographies for Brisbane Festival, Sydney Opera House, Dance North, ADT, Tasdance and several works for the entertainment industry.

Barking Gecko Theatre Company
Barking Gecko is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the development, production and promotion of contemporary theatre for young people. The Company aims to push the boundaries of what theatre for young audiences means by dialoguing with the next generation of Australian and global young people, and to create work that challenges artistic conventions.

Deckchair Theatre
Deckchair Theatre supports new Australian talent. The company has been a national leader in the development of contemporary Australian theatre for the past 28 years. Deckchair produces award-winning shows that celebrate iconic Australian stories inspired by their home in Fremantle, and which highlight cultural diversity and social consciousness.

Doctor Tulp
Doctor Tulp cuts to the heart of things through the uniquely black art of songwriting. Doctor Tulp's premier production is John Rodgers and Megan Sarmardin's Little Birung, a story of how love and honour can hold an Indigenous family together in the face of injustice.

Lisa Griffiths & Craig Bary   
Lisa Griffiths has toured extensively in Australia and overseas working with Sue Healey, Leigh Warren & Dancers and Tanja Liedtke’s construct. Craig Bary has worked with some of New Zealand and Australia’s most prestigious companies which include Douglas Wright Dance, Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) and Leigh Warren & Dancers. Their first full length work together, Side To One marked a new journey for these two remarkable dancers.

Michelle Outram
Michelle Outram works across the fields of installation (creating environments both material and mediatised), performance (directing as well as performing) and sound art.  Her work explores social and political issues and is often experiential – where the audience is placed 'inside' the work rather than viewing it from a distance.

Inspired by the traditions of the Pacific, the guts of physical performance and the crimes of pop-culture, Polytoxic serves up a signature style like no other. The company’s ethos is to create entertaining and robust work with a political, contemporary and satirical bite.

Side Pony Productions
This Perth-based company creates predominantly new theatre; building fresh new performance through the ensemble's well trodden devising processes. The company's work spring boards from the most engaging elements of fiction, building outlandish narratives that are grounded by strong and complex characters, engrossing plot lines and a powerful visual aesthetic.

Yunyu & Queenie Chan
Award winning music artist Yunyu (Australia / Singapore), New York Times #1 best seller Manga Artist / Graphic Novelist Queenie Chan (Australia / Hong Kong)  and COMMON IST animation collective (Malaysia / Thailand) collaborate to bring to life Twisted Tales.  A modernised version of traditional fairytales and multi media exploration of the songs and stories from Yunyu’s album Twisted Tales.