A still from the performance of Circles Of Fire: The Amphitheatre. Image courtesy of the artist.

(AUS)

Bianca Willoughby (formerly John A Douglas) is a Sydney-based interdisciplinary transfeminine indigenous artist whose practice involves collaboration with artists and practitioners from a variety of creative fields including dance, theatre, 3D and VR design, performance, costumes and textiles. Informed by a keen interest in queer/crip theory and disability advocacy, Bianca’s work makes visible the often hidden and unspoken world of the chronically ill.

Bianca is co-founder and co-director of an international collective, titled Creative Hybrids Lab, consisting of seven artists and writers whose work critically engages with their lived experience of organ transplantation and disability.

They have recently presented their work in progress, The Remediation Room, at Performance Space international Liveworks Festival in Sydney. Bianca was the recipient of the inaugural 2017 CreateNSW Artist With Disability Fellowship for skills development and the 2019 360Vision VR grant and Australia Council new work and development grants. The project Circles of Fire: The Amphitheatre premiered in Performance Space’s Liveworks 2018 Festival at Carriageworks in Sydney. In 2019 they exhibited and performed live with Stella Topaz at the Science Gallery London exhibition
Spare parts and was an ambassador and exhibiting artist for The Big Anxiety Festival in 2019.