two acrobatics in red overalls balance on one another.
A collection of sculptures
Two performers pose with scultpures

An Artist & An Acrobat

Circus • Contemporary
Australia • World Premiere

Part art exhibition, part circus spectacular. Watch as the distinctions between sculpture and awe-inspiring performance are dissolved.

A new multidisciplinary art performance piece that merges ceramic sculptures of artist and performer Sam Matthewman with the juggling and circus performance of Emily Loe.

Acts of mesmerising LED dance, dazzling acrobatics, clowning, and more!

“If sculpture and Cirque du Soleil had a baby. Thought provoking and thoroughly entertaining” Sam’s Mum.

Presented by: Sam Matthewman

Sam Matthewman is a queer visual artist, performer and producer based on Kaurna Land in South Australia. Their creative career was ignited within contemporary circus company Veritcal Insanity Circus and circus continues to be a significant aspect of their life and career. Through the use of sculptural and installation art they work predominantly with ceramic and textile materials, known for incorporating cast elbows of fellow acrobats.

Sam graduated in 2021 from the University of South Australia’s Bachelor of Contemporary Art. After winning multiple awards within two exhibitions in 2022, they are returning again to their roots to produce in the Adelaide Fringe. An Artist & An Acrobat is built upon their four years of academic research into both circus and ceramics.

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