Bella Pidcock

Artistic Director – Red Clay Community Theatre

Bella Pidcock is a freelance artist & Artistic Director of Red Clay Community Theatre.

Working in a variety of roles in the Arts Industry such as an Art Installation artist, performer, writer, director, theatre educator, poet/author, event designer and stage management.

Bella is passionate about her art form and working with children and adults to Empower their Self Expression!

Experience

Current Projects
Road to Recovery ‘A Work in Progress” showcase @ Gold Cost Arts Centre August 2016, sharing stories of life and future with clients from Goldbridge Rehabilitation Service.

After School Drama Classes & Theatre Holiday Programs (Vacation Care) and private tuition- Red Clay Community Theatre.

Weekly Theatre Workshops- with Gold Coast Recreation & Sport (disability service) & Goldbridge Rehabilitation Services- Empowerment through Self Expression.

Lantern Making Workshops- Glow Festival the “Watershed Project” working with   11 different Community Services to provide lantern for lake & surrounds.

Lantern Artist- Gold Coast Arts Centre – “Get Creative”  – lantern making, Shadow Puppetry & Art Installation.

Performer & Puppeteer- Woodford Folk Festival “Tilda” & Fire Event.

Performance Highlights
Road to Recovery a “Work in Progress” Showcase @ Gold Coast Arts Centre,
Lantern Artist for Watershed Project at Gold Coast Arts Centre, Evandale Precinct.
Street Theatre, Ritual Theatre, Fire Event-Woodford Folk Festival,
Street Theatre – Jammin Festival,
MC and Poet- International Women’s Day,
Performer and PA for Neil Cameron-Festival of Voice,
Director and Lantern Artist-Weddings/Spiral Weddings,
Director & Lantern Artist- Rites of Passage Ceremonies,
Performer & Musician-Queensland Conservatorium of Music,
Student, Performer, President of Theatre Club (GUTT) -Griffith University,
Lantern Artist, Shadow Puppet Artist, Artist in Residence-Gold Coast Arts Centre.

Creative Production
2016 Director & Production Manager for Road to Recovery in conjunction with Goldbridge Rehabilitation Services delivering a “Work in Progress @ Gold Coast Arts Centre
2016 Get Creative – School Holiday Program – lantern and shadow puppet activities- facilitator
2015 (ongoing) Theatre Workshops & public performances with Goldbridge & GC Sport & Rec
2015 (ongoing) Artistic Director of Red Clay Community Theatre – theatre activities & classes
2015 Lantern Artist & Facilator WaterShed Project for Glow Festival
2014/2015 Performer in “Tilda Project” & Fire Event
2014 Present (ongoing) theatre programs for Vacation Care Centre’s/Schools encompassing, clowning, juggling, comedy, physical theatre & lantern making
2012-2014 Drama Coaching- Northern Rivers- Kids Drama Factory
2006-2014 @Save the Children Australia- Early Childhood Educator, Parent Educator, Team Leader at Evacuation & Recovery Centre’s, Acting Director, Speaking Out Project Coordinator, Future Parents Program facilitator, Story Swag & Early Literacy facilitator.
2010 Rites of Passage and outdoor Celebrations- Weddings on the Beach, Blessing ways integrating nature, art and ceremony
2008 Production assistant for Festival of Voice with Neil Cameron
2000- 2004- Griffith University Plays as performer, director, writer, stage management and FOH
2000-2005 Assistant Artistic Director, performer & writer for Woodford Folk Festival & Woodford Theatre Troupe

Education
Cert IV Small Business 2014-20015
BA Applied Theatre Griffith University 2000-2003
Cert IV Dramatic Arts Lismore Conservatorium 1998-1999