THERE’S NO PLACE I’D RATHER BE

BY JAMIE LEWIS
PRESENTED BY METRO ARTS

There’s No place I’d Rather Be is a power ballad love song tribute to Metro Arts, Brisbane, and all our many places we call home. Re-imagining a work in progress made in the good old Metro Arts lift in 2011 – There’s No Place I’d Rather Be once again takes inspiration from the 1983 Channel 7 hit song Love You Brisbane, as sung by Kim Durant, and the classic Singapore National Day Theme song Home, as sung by Kit Chan.

Part karaoke booth, part quiet penning of thoughts in a postcard to our future, There’s No Place I’d Rather Be invites audiences to reconsider their memories and renew their aspirations for the places we belong to / where we are only guests.

KEY CREATIVES

Jamie Lewis

DATES

1 & 4 February 2020, 6 – 10pm

WHERE

Elevator
Metro Arts

THE ARTIST

JAMIE LEWIS

Jamie is an artist, facilitator and dramaturg. She creates and curates participatory experiences, facilitating meditations on culture, place, and time, through autobiographical stories, conversation and food. Together with long-term collaborator Dan Koop, Jamie also creates and curates site-responsive multi-artform experiences; they curiously explore place, love unique experiences and seek new vantage points. Performances often take place in unusual spaces you wouldn’t expect to find art and with people who don’t always consider themselves artists.

Committed to diversifying practice, Jamie seeks alternative models of working, and a re-imagining of leadership, governance, and structures. She has experience in Audience Development, and consults on branding, marketing, and communications across arts organisations and small businesses. She is currently Communications Manager at Theatre Network Australia, on the Board of Multicultural Arts Victoria, and was in the 2018 cohort of Australia Council for the Arts’ Future Leaders program.