For the past 15 years Jude has created and directed Live Art works that bring artists together to build ephemeral adventures for audiences. Her work focuses on researching and testing conventions of live performance practice and audience engagement. It gathers people together to have singular experiences. In a 10-year period of ‘international apprenticeship’ Jude assisted the work of renowned contemporary performance artistic directors in Chile, U.S.A, Italy, and France. She returned to Australia in 2001 where she now lives and works in Castlemaine, Victoria. Since 1999 Jude has directed and produced over forty Live Art productions both within Australia and internationally. Over the past 15 years, Live Art productions she has directed have been commissioned by some of Europe’s major international contemporary performance festivals including the Official Program of the Avignon Festival (1999) and more recently the European Capital of Culture MONS2015. In 2004 in Castlemaine, Jude founded Live Arts organisation - Punctum for which she is Artistic Director. In 2007 she established Punctum’s Live Arts Incubator residency program where contemporary arts experimentation and practice is assisted and presented in a regional context. In 2010, alongside creating works and programs with Punctum, she established In-Habit International - a residency program for Victorian artists researching contemporary art forms and cultural exchange in international regional contexts. In 2011 in partnership with Country Arts SA, Punctum was recognized for its cultural leadership through the Australia Council’s Cultural Leadership Initiative. In 2012/13   the work Jude directed in Avignon and several others she assisted were the subject of a retrospective in France. She devised and directed the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Openings for the Castlemaine State Festival. Her recent and current projects include Artistic Collaboration – ‘The Experiment’ by Mark Ravenhill - a new media and performance project Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne Festival produced and composed by David Chisholm 2013/2015,Artistic Director – ‘Migratory Complex’ - 2012/2015 - Mons European City of Culture 2015,  Artistic Director – ‘Seedpod Amplified’ -  a Live Art development and presentation program through support from the Sidney Myer Fund, Artistic Associate – ‘Another Other’ – Chamber Made Opera 2016,  Artistic Director - ‘The COMPLETE SMUT Art Auction’ – commissioned by Arts House for FOLA 2016, Artistic Director – Niche #1 and #2 - Siteworks – Bundanon 2016, Artistic Director - Carnival Electro Live #1 – City of Greater Bendigo 2016, Big Walk to Golden Mountain in conjunction with AsiaTOPA 2017.Jude has been on the board of Regional Arts Victoria (RAV), Chairperson of the Touring Committee (RAV), and is a peer member of government arts body grant and advisory panels.

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