My Self in That Moment
Based on Wurundjeri Country in Naarm/Melbourne, Chamber Made cultivates adventurous multi-artform practice to disrupt and rewrite conventions of live performance. A commitment to collaboration, an appetite for innovation, and an ongoing fascination in the intersecting spaces between artforms drives us into our fourth decade with renewed energy. Our approach is genre-agnostic, with each work reflecting the diverse practices of the collaborating artists in a form that emerges in relationship to the concept and themes being explored.
Led by Artistic Director Tamara Saulwick, the company offers a provocation for musicians, composers, sound artists, media artists, theatre directors and performance-makers who wish to explore beyond the borders of their artform and, through collaboration and experimentation, deepen and reimagine the possibilities of their practice. With a career spanning more than 20 years, Saulwick brings a deep knowledge of cross-artform collaborative practice to her role.
Chamber Made is dedicated to making an enduring contribution to the broader Australian performing arts landscape. The company creates a locale for engagement, research, collaboration, experimentation and innovation in cross-artform practice. Through artworks, mentorships, internships, practice exchange, residencies and advocacy, we create pathways, opportunities, and expanded networks for a diverse cohort of artists and arts workers.
Chamber Made has presented over 100 performance seasons in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, USA and South America and commissioned over 50 new Australian works, engaging countless artists since it was founded in 1988. Our works have been presented in theatres, recital halls, lounge rooms, galleries, on tablets and online. Recognised with myriad industry awards and nominations including recent Green Room Awards for ‘Diaspora’ and ‘Between 8&9’, Music Theatre NOW award (The Netherlands) for ‘Dybbuks’, Art Music Award for ‘Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep’, Chamber Made productions have received 9 Green Room Award Wins, 33 Green Room Award Nominations, a Helpmann Award Win and 6 Helpmann Award Nominations.