Ms Clare Janette Grant
Honorary Lecturer

Ms Clare Janette Grant

BA Melb., DipEd Monash, DipDrama Auckland

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

Clare Grant has been involved in the creation of new works for theatre, performance, radio and film for many years.

She worked for two years with KISS Theatre Group in Europe. Since 1987, when she was a founding member of The Sydney Front, she has been associated with several Sydney companies engaged in the devising of new works for theatre, including Sidetrack and One Extra Company. Her solo performance Woman in the Wall has been presented in Sydney and in New Zealand. She has also worked extensively in film and radio.

Clare was Co-director then Artistic Director of Playworks (1994-7). She has served on the Theatre Committee of the NSW Arts Advisory Council (1994-6) and Theatre Fund, Australia  Council (1996-99).

Other performance work includes Burn Sonata (1998) and Inland Sea (devised with and directed by Nikki Heywood) (2000), Laquiem (composed and directed by Andree Greenwell from writing by Kathleen Mary Fallon) (1999). She has collaborated with John Gillies on the live performance of Prelude to the Mary Stuart Tapes 1998 and 1999 and the film: The Mary Stuart Tapes (Melbourne and Sydney Film Festivals) (2000).

Clare has been a lecturer in performance at UNSW since 1998 and also works as freelance dramaturge, eg with post. She has made more than 12 original, research-based performance works with students at UNSW, currently the subject of written research. She has presented occasional small performances, eg for the Night-time program at Performance Space and in Fraser St’s Unco program. In 2012 she published an archival project dealing with the work of The Sydney Front, which comprises an 8-pack collection of DVDs and archival documents.
 

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2015
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant CJ, 2015, 'Improvised Liveness: Opening Statements; Improvisation and the 'Live': Playing With The Audience', in Caines R; Heble A (ed.), The Improvisation Reader: Spontaneous Acts, Routledge, London, pp. 353 - 356, https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415638722
    Book Chapters | 2002
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant CJ, 2002, 'What's Left: Cloche', in Ginters L; Campbell B (ed.), Flesh Winnow: Barbara Campbell, edn. 1, Power Productions, Sydney, pp. 39 - 43
  • Journal articles | 2008
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2008, 'Obituary: Jean-Pierre Voos', RealTime, http://www.realtimearts.net/article/issue83/8894
    Journal articles | 2008
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2008, 'performance for making change', RealTime, pp. http://www.realtimearts.net/article/issue85/9069 - http://www.realtimearts.net/article/issue85/9069, http://www.realtimearts.net/article/issue85/9069
  • Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2018
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Petrovich D; Grant C, 2018, Probation1, Published: 2018, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C; Pynor H, 2018, Bundanon, Publication: Limen, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2018, Sydney, Publication: Longings, Secrets, Triumphs, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2016, 'Presentation', presented at 10 Questions About The Australian Avant Garde, University of Sydney
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Gillies JD; Grant C; Dwyer P; Witkiewicz SI, 2015, Witkacy & Malinowski: a cinematic séance in 23 scenes, Witkacy Pod Strezechy', Rejs Cinema, Słupsk, (curator Beata Zgodzinska, Museum of Middle Pomerarania)), Rejs Cinema, Slupsk, Poland, Digital Cinema, Published: 18 September 2015, Duration: 00:40:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.emcek.pl/index.php/kino_rejs/repertuar/archiwum/2015/witkacy_i_malinowski_pokaz_specjalny
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2015
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    McLeod H; Britton C; Routledge S; Grant C, 2015, Underbelly Potterrow, Edinburgh, Scotland, Publication: The Piper, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2015, 'Fran Barrett: Artist's Choice Panel Discussion', presented at Abramovic: In Residence, Pier 2/3, Sydney
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2015
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Dunstan C; Grant C, 2015, PACT Centre for Emerging Artists; Erskineville NSW, Publication: Maggie T, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2015
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Thomas S; Grant C, 2015, Shopfront Theatre; Carlton NSW, Publication: [Untitled], Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2015
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Maher R; McKinnon C; Grant C, 2015, Shopfront Theatre; Carlton NSW, Publication: As I Lay Dreaming, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2015
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Rose N; Dunstan C; Grant C, 2015, PACT Centre for Emerging Artists; Erskineville NSW, Publication: The Drawing, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2014, 'Teaching to transgress: a performative approach to 'teaching' feminism', in Millner J (ed.), Teaching to transgress: a performative approach to 'teaching' feminism, Transgressive Teaching: Feminism in the art and art history class, Sydney College of the Arts, presented at Transgressive Teaching: Feminism in the art and art history class, Sydney College of the Arts, 29 March 2014 - 29 March 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2014, 'Transgressive Teaching', presented at Breaking Resistance/Teaching to Transgress: Feminist Pedagogies in Action, Sydney College of the Arts
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2014
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Rose N; Dunstan C; Grant C, 2014, Blacktown Arts Centre; Blacktown NSW, Publication: The Drawing, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2013
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C; Ryan C, 2013, You're History, Performance Space, Sydney, You're History, Publication: "Two old crocks trying to channel history…" in '30 Ways With Time and Space', 2013, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2013, 'Returning to One's Own Archive: reinvigorating or a millstone?', presented at Performing Documents, Bristol University, UK, 12 April 2013 - 14 April 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2013, 'On Now: The Eye-blink and Presence', presented at 13 Themes for 13 Rooms Salon, Pier 2/3, Hickson Rd, Sydney, 11 April 2013 - 21 April 2013, http://kaldorartprojects.org.au/13rooms/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2012
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2012, The Sydney Front: Passion/1 disc, The Sydney Front: Passion/1 disc, Publication: Passion, Contemporary Arts Media, 2012, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.artfilms.com.au/, http://www.artfilms.com.au/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2012
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2012, The Sydney Front: First and Last Warning/1 disc, The Sydney Front: First and Last Warning/1 disc, Publication: First and Last Warning, Contemporary Arts Media, 2012, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.artfilms.com.au/, http://www.artfilms.com.au/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2012
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2012, The Sydney Front: Don Juan/1 disc, The Sydney Front: Don Juan/1 disc, Publication: Don Juan, Contemporary Arts Media, 2012, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.artfilms.com.au/, http://www.artfilms.com.au/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2012
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2012, The Sydney Front: Photocopies of God/1 disc, The Sydney Front: Photocopies of God/1 disc, Publication: Photocopies of God, Contemporary Arts Media, 2012, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.artfilms.com.au/, http://www.artfilms.com.au/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2012
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2012, The Sydney Front: The Pornography of Performance/1 disc, The Sydney Front: The Pornography of Performance/1 disc, Publication: The Pornography of Performance, Contemporary Arts Media, 2012, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.artfilms.com.au/, http://www.artfilms.com.au/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2012
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2012, The Sydney Front - John Laws/Sade: a confession/1 disc, The Sydney Front - John Laws/Sade: a confession/1 disc, Publication: John Laws/Sade: a confession, Contemporary Arts Media, 2012, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.artfilms.com.au/, http://www.artfilms.com.au/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2012
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2012, The Sydney Front: Waltz/1 disc, The Sydney Front: Waltz/1 disc, Publication: Waltz, Contemporary Arts Media, 2012, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.artfilms.com.au/, http://www.artfilms.com.au/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2012
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2012, Staging the Audience: The Sydney Front, 1986-1993/3 discs, Staging the Audience: The Sydney Front, 1986-1993/3 discs, Publication: Staging the Audience: The Sydney Front, 1986-1993/3 discs, Contemporary Arts Media, 2012, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.artfilms.com.au/, http://www.artfilms.com.au/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2011
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C; Falk M; Saunders E; Shellam H; Brown J; Marshall M, 2011, Who's The Best?, Pier 4, Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay; 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne;Artshouse, Wharf 2, Sydney Theatre Company, Who's The Best?, Publication: Who's The Best?, 2011, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/2011/next-stage/whos-the-best, http://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/2011/next-stage/whos-the-best
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2010
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C, 2010, Everything I Know about the Global Financial Crisis in One Hour, Downstairs Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre; Belvoir St, Surry Hills, Sydney, Everything I Know about the Global Financial Crisis in One Hour, Publication: Everything I Know about the Global Financial Crisis in One Hour by post, 2010, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.belvoir.com.au/_webapp/A%20Distressing%20Scenario, http://www.belvoir.com.au/_webapp/A%20Distressing%20Scenario
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C; Dr Dwyer P, 2010, 'From the Archive: Re/Viewing The Sydney Front', in From the Archive: Re/Viewing The Sydney Front, From the Archive: Re/Viewing The Sydney Front, Wilson St, Redfern, presented at From the Archive: Re/Viewing The Sydney Front, Wilson St, Redfern, 02 June 2010 - 02 June 2014
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2009
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant C; post , 2009, Shamelessly Glitzy Work, Performance Space; Wilson St, Redfern, Shamelessly Glitzy Work, Publication: Shamelessly Glitzy Work, post theatre group, 2009, Editor(s): Brine D, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://postworking.blogspot.com/, http://postworking.blogspot.com/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2008
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant CJ; Gillies JD, 2008, Conversation, Performance Space; Wilson St, Redfern, Conversation, Publication: Conversation, 2008, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.performancespace.com.au/?cat=4, http://www.performancespace.com.au/?cat=4
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2008
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Gillies JD; Grant CJ, 2008, Conversation, Conversation, Publication: Conversation, 2008, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://johngillies.com/selected-works/conversation, http://johngillies.com/selected-works/conversation
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2007
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Ruijrok van der Werven J; Grant CJ, 2007, Volta 2, CarriageWorks; Redfern, Sydney, Volta 2, Publication: Volta 2, 2007, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.realtimearts.net/article/83/8896, http://www.realtimearts.net/article/83/8896
    Creative Written Works | 2006
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant CJ; Campbell B; Farman N; Gibbs A; McBride D; McKenzie R; O''Brien J; Outram M; Rogers S; Spence V; Trail M; Wassenaar I, 2006, 1001 nights cast: performance#561, 1001 nights cast: performance#561, Campbell B, (ed.), http://1001.net.au/, http://1001.net.au/cgi-bin/isengine?o=1001&action=display&id=1618
    Creative Written Works | 2006
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant CJ; Campbell B, 2006, 1001 nights cast: performance#298, 1001 nights cast: performance#298, Campbell B, (ed.), Barbara Campbell, http://1001.net.au/cgi-bin/isengine?o=1001&action=display&id=957
    Creative Written Works | 2006
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant CJ; Campbell B, 2006, 1001 nights cast: performance#398, 1001 nights cast: performance#398, Campbell B, (ed.), Barbara Campbell, http://1001.net.au/cgi-bin/isengine?o=1001&action=display&id=1182
    Creative Written Works | 2006
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant CJ; Campbell B, 2006, 1001 nights cast: performance#301, 1001 nights cast: performance#301, Campbell B, (ed.), Barbara Campbell, http://1001.net.au/
    Creative Written Works | 2006
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant CJ; Campbell B, 2006, 1001 nights cast: performance#229, 1001 nights cast: performance#229, Campbell B, (ed.), Barbara Campbell, http://1001.net.au/cgi-bin/isengine?o=1001&action=display&id=775
    Creative Written Works | 2005
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant CJ, 2005, 1001 nights cast: performance#174, 1001 nights cast: performance#174, Campbell B, (ed.), Barbara Campbell, http://1001.net.au/cgi-bin/isengine?o=1001&action=display&id=632
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2004
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Grant CJ; Baylis J; Kellaway N; Ryan C, 2004, Pre-loved, Performance Space; 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern, Pre-loved, Publication: Pre-loved, 2004, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 1998
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Gillies JD; Grant C, 1998, Mary Stewart, Mary Stuart, 15 September 1998 - 15 September 1998, medium: multi-media performance, at: https://www.johngillies.com/mary-stuart
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 1994
    Ms Clare Janette Grant
    Gillies JD; Grant C, 1994, Techno/Dumb/Show, Museum of Modern Art, Published: 24 March 1994, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

Awards

'Honoured' with an award 'In recognition of your leading role in the field of Experimental Theatre' at the Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre in 2007.

Grants

Media