Sofie Burgoyne

Sofie Burgoyne

Sofie is an artist currently working between Australia, Portugal and the UK. Sofie makes and performs artistic work related to the body, in a range of different contexts. Sofie’s artistic practice is interested in alternative ways of relating mind to body, reality to the imagined and self to other. Inherent in her outlook of making is reflection and critique of the place of performance in theatres and consideration of the relevance and social function of art itself.

As a maker and performer Sofie works across independent and company environments, collaborating with theatre makers, sound producers, visual artists, dancers and choreographers. Recently Sofie has collaborated with Miguel Pereira (O Rumo Do Fumo, PT), Theo Clinkard (UK) and Frantic Assembly (UK) and her work has been presented by The Place (UK) and Movement Research at Judson Church (US). Sofie graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, completing a Bachelor of Arts in Dance (2004-2007) and has since pursued further academic studies, most recently with Portuguese academic group, Baldio in their experimental performance studies course TAKING POSITION | THE POLITICAL AND PLACE, (2016). In 2018 Sofie commenced her Masters in Arts (Arts in Public Spaces) at RMIT University.

Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground