Quiet by Nature


Explore with a kayak and a torch, keep your eyes and ears peeled for the unusual and ‘wild’ life of the area. A truly immersive performance experience that encapsulates the natural beauty of the urban waterways. Quiet by Nature premiered in the Commonwealth Games Festival 2018.

'Quiet by Nature, one of our world premieres and commissions for Bleach Festival 2018 was one of my favourite experiences this year. It was such a fantastic use of the space and the way the artists celebrated and worked with the Currumbin Estuary to bring to life the natural habitats through dance and sound composition as we paddled across the moonlit waterway was such a stunning and delightful experience. Quiet by Nature was a project that was supported in our Bleach Lab in 2017 and it was fantastic to see the work come to fruition in its full form in April 2018.'

- Louise Bezzina Artistic Director of Brisbane Festival and former Artistic Director/CEO Bleach* Festival


Photo Credit: Art-Work Agency

Creative Team

Director & Performer: Alicia Harvie

Co-Directors & Performers: Ashleigh White & Viviane Frehner

Performers: Travers Ross, Andrea Mirabile, Gabrielle Miller, Tammy Zarb, Midori Lotz & Geraldine Balcazar

Sound Design: Guy Webster

Costume Design: Mimi Dennett

Videographer: Christopher Boyd - Glass Media


Festival Partner: Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival 2017 first development of the work titled “Hindsight” & larger scale work “Quiet by Nature 2018

Festival Partner: Festival 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

The City of Gold Coast: Regional Arts Development Fund GENERATE 2017 & 2018

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