All Day and All Night

31 August to 8 September


(Performers: Chloe Arnott, Deanne Butterworth and Melissa Jones)

Friday 31 August, 5.30-7.30pm
Saturday 1 September, 12-5pm
Thursday 6 September, 12-5pm
Friday 7 September, 12-5pm
Saturday 8 September, 12-5pm



Sarah Scout Presents is pleased to announce a special performance installation, All Day and All Night, by Sandra Parker and Rhian Hinkley. This new work draws together elements of video, text, audio and the moving body, creating a working space for the fictional art work, All Day and All Night; a yet to be completed meditation on the sublime. Set within Sarah Scout Presents’ three gallery spaces, the installation asks what might lead the creative process and where revelation lies. Through multi-media iterations and live performed enactments, All Day and All Night instigates a search for the initial point of inspiration and creative starting point, stretching it out over time to uncover the inherent poetics within.

This project is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.


Created by Sandra Parker and Rhian Hinkley
Sound: James Wilkinson and J.David Franzke
Live performance: Chloe Arnott, Deanne Butterworth and Melissa Jones


Melbourne based interdisciplinary artist Sandra Parker’s work focuses on the minutiae and detail of gestural movement, somatic embodiment and perception, and includes theatre pieces and gallery installations using a range of materials including movement, light, sound, video, interactivity, objects and text. Recent projects include: ‘Automaton’ with Rhian Hinkley, Sarah Scout Presents 2016 and excerpt as part of ‘The Score’, Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, 2017;  ‘Small Details’ (2017), live performance, Dance Massive, Dancehouse, Melbourne; ‘Three Angles’ (2014), an interactive single-channel video installation, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; ‘Three Frames’ (2013), video, sound, live performance, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, US; ‘The Recording’ (2013), live performance, Dance Massive, Melbourne; ‘Document’ (2011), Dancehouse, Melbourne, Australia, and ‘Transit’ (2010), Horti Hall, Melbourne, 2010, Melbourne Festival 2012, Faits d’hiver, Paris, 2013. Her work has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, the City of Melbourne, the City of Port Phillip, the Besen Family Foundation, the Australia China Council, the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, the Bogliasco Foundation, NY, the American Australia Association and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.  Sandra is the recipient of an Australia Council Fellowship.

Rhian is an artist with a history in creating film and theatre projects. He is currently the Creative Producer for ‘The Other Film Festival’, screening films by, with and about people with disability. Rhian has a longstanding relationship with Back to Back Theatre, creating the projected components of ‘Lady eats Apple’  (2016), ‘Ganesh Versus The Third Reich’ (2011), ‘Food Court’ (2008) and ‘Soft’ 2002. He has directed numerous versions of the ‘Democratic Set’ and ‘Radial’ film projects for B2B, including in Edinburgh 2015, Frieburg 2016, Berlin 2017 and Dundee 2018. Dance production credits include ‘I could pretend the sky is water’ (2011), by Trevor Patrick; ‘Origami’ by BalletLab (2006); ‘Out of Light’ (2009), ‘Transit’ (2010), Document’ (2011), ‘The Recording’ (2013) and ‘Small Details’ (2016) by Sandra Parker Dance; and ‘Aorta’ (2014) by Stephanie Lake for Chunky Move. Film Credits include ‘Buckstop’ (1997) winner of the Director’s Award for Technique at the New York Animation Festival, and ‘Face of the West’ (2000), finalist in the Tropfest Film Festival.

Image: All Day and All Night, video still, Sandra Parker and Rhian Hinkley, performer: Trevor Patrick.

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