“I spent my childhood in the western suburbs. I enjoy working with diverse communities in Melbourne’s west to celebrate the environment and stories of place. I strongly believe that arts projects have the capacity to make communities stronger.”
Emma Pryse is a multidisciplinary creative producer and artist based in the Victorian Central Highlands. She studied music performance at Box Hill TAFE, has a Grad Dip in Visual and Performing Arts and a Bachelor degree in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (RMIT) which included a major research project on Bamboo structures.
Emma specialises in visual theatre, place-based art projects and creative community collaborations. Her work draws on her experience performing street theatre in Australia and Europe, and is imaginative, fun, intriguing, playful and interactive. She has created an immersive playspace in a conservatory for the City of Bendigo and performed at the Lancefield Megafauna festival as Professor Boney Saurus riding Ella her giant Emu puppet. Emma also performs as Mrs P Tati in her wheelbarrow potato puppet show and has worked with Cave Urban creating venue structures for the Woodford Folk Festival. Emma is working with Grade 6 students and teachers from Laverton P-12 College creating shadow side shows for Spark.