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Fleur Elise Noble

My performance work allowed me to roll all of my passions into one thing, presenting the viewer with an experience, rather than an object.

Biography

Fleur Elise Noble is an artist, designer, creator, director and performer. She works with the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, puppetry, costume, set design, animation, film, projection mapping, performance and dance to create artworks, animated films and visual performances. 

Fleur has a background in visual arts, physical theatre and community arts. She studied on full scholarships at art schools in Adelaide (Adelaide Central School of Art) and New York (New York Studio School). In 2008 she was a directing intern with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, after which she went on to perform in a number of dance / physical theatre productions. Fleur has been awarded many grants and awards for her work.

Fleur’s most renowned work to date is her visual theatre performance ‘2-Dimensional Life of Her’, a work made of draw­ing, ani­ma­tion, pup­petry, pro­jec­tion and paper, that explored ideas around the act of creation. 2-D Life of Her was invited to perform at over 40 venues and festivals around the world, including; The 2012 London Mime festival at The Barbican, the 2013 Under The Radar Festival at The Public Theatre in New York, as well as in LA, Brazil, Iran, South Korea and extensively throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand.  In 2011 2D Life of Her was selected to represent Australia at the World Congress of Theatre for Young People in Denmark & Sweden, and in 2013 she was awarded a prestigious Bessie (New York Dance and Theatre Award) for most Outstanding Visual Design.

ROOMAN is Fleur’s second major production, and like her first, the story and physical material that she uses to tell it was developed and refined over about 7 years. ROOMAN is a rich tapestry of puppetry, projection, drawing, dance and sound installation. Like a low-tech hologram, or a high-fi paper pop-up book, ROOMAN takes the audience on a journey inside worlds of animated universes as they unfold upon a giant 3-dimensional paper set. ROOMAN premiered at ARTS HOUSE in Melbourne in 2017 before going on to tour in Slovenia, The Netherlands and New Zealand.

Fleur has also worked as a workshop leader and media producer on the SharingStories Foundation’s Digital Storytelling Workshops since 2012- facilitating drawing, animation, film-making and projection projects with elders and young people in remote indigenous communities across Australia. 

"I created a visual performance language in an effort to roll all of my passions into one thing. I enjoyed the idea of selling people an experience, rather than an object."

Fleur created thousands of drawings, puppets and sculptures in the process of making these shows. During, and in between touring, she continued to draw, paint and sculpt. While she still travels with her performances, her current focus is on on connecting with young people, and exploring how creative practices can have a positive effect on mental health issues. 


Education

2008-2009 Directing Intern with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company Brisbane, Australia
2002-2007 Batchelor of Visual Arts with Honours Adelaide, Australia
2004-2005 Certificate Course at New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture New York, New York, United States
Fleur Elise Noble

The artist at work

Awards


2018 Arts SA Presentation Grant, for the presentation of ROOMAN at Vitalstatistix/ADEL $35,000 Adelaide, Australia

2016 Australia Counci Development and Presentation Grant for the presentation of ROOMAN at ARTS HOUSE/MELB($38,000) Melbourne, Australia

2013 ArtsSA Triennial Project Grant ($150,000) Adelaide, Australia

2013 Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award) 'Outstanding Visual Design' New York, New York, United States

2012 Arts SA quick response grant to undertake a residency with The Public Theatre in NYC ($5000) Adelaide, Australia

2011 Australia Council OYEA (Opportunities for Young and Emerging Artists) grant to develop a new work in conjunction with Windmill Theatre Company ($20,000) Adelaide, Australia

2011 Winner of Green Room Award for best Video Design (Melbourne/Australia) Melbourne, Australia

2010 Arts QLD Development and Presentation grant for the creation of a new work ($30,000) Brisbane, Australia

2010 Selected for ‘Mobile States’ National Australian tour Sydney, Australia

2010 South Australian Young Achiever of the Year- Arts Award ($1000) Adelaide, Australia

2009 2009 Ruth Tuck Scholarship ($12,500) Adelaide, Australia

2009 Winner Brisbane Festival ‘Under the Radar’ ‘Best in Show’ award ($2000) Brisbane, Australia

2008 Arts QLD Professional Development Grant ($2500) Brisbane, Australia

2008 Winner of the 2008 South Australian Short Film Awards ‘Best Animation’ Adelaide, Australia

2007 Arts SA Emerging Artist Mentorship Grant ($10,000) Adelaide, Australia

2006 Winner of the Mitsubishi Youth Art Scholarship ($10,000) Adelaide, Australia

2004 Winner of the Vicky Nottage Memorial Youth Art Award ($8000) Adelaide, Australia

2004 Awarded a scholarship to study at The NY Studio School, NY New York, New York, United States

2001 Awarded a scholarship for four years full-time study at Adelaide Central School of Art (value $49,000) Adelaide, Australia

Solo Expositions


2019 Lead Artist / Designer on Baba Yaga's Pop Up Jungle (with Windmill Theatre Co) @ The Queens Theatre Adelaide, Australia

2019 ROOMAN @ Festival of Colour Wanaka, New Zealand

2018 ROOMAN @ Noorderzon Festival Groningen, Netherlands

2018 ROOMAN @ Mladi Levi Festival Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017 ROOMAN @ ArtsHouse Melbourne, Australia

2013 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Under the Radar New York, New York, United States

2013 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ The Off Centre Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, United States

2013 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Mildura Arts Centre Mildura, Australia

2013 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Scene National de Bar le Duc Bar le Duc, France

2013 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ La Comete Chalons en Champagne, France

2013 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Maison des Arts et Loisir de Laon Laon, France

2013 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Theatre Lois Jouvet Rethel, France

2013 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ SESC Cultural Centre Sao Paulo, Brazil

2012 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ The Barbican, London International Mime Festival London, United Kingdom

2012 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ The Edge New Performance Festival Auckland, New Zealand

2012 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Unga Klara Stockholm, Sweden

2012 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Wekraum-Schoepflin Lorrach, Germany

2012 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Fidena Festival Bochum, Germany

2012 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Ottawa International Children's Festival Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

2011 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Sydney Festival Sydney, Australia

2011 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Capital E Children's Festival, National Portrait Gallery Wellington, New Zealand

2011 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Festival of Colour Wanaka, New Zealand

2011 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Norwich and Norfolk Festival Norwich, United Kingdom

2011 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ ASSITEJ World Congress of Theatre for Young People Malmo, Sweden

2011 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Radar LA, LA Theatre Centre Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States

2011 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Tauranga Festival Tauranga, New Zealand

2011 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Nelson Festival Nelson, New Zealand

2011 The Drawing Project @ World Theatre Festival Brisbane, Australia

2010 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Australian Performing Arts Market Adelaide, Australia

2010 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ New Territories International Festival of Live Art Glasgow, United Kingdom

2010 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Children's Festival Esberg, Denmark

2010 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Midsummer Festival Cork, Ireland

2010 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ ARTS HOUSE Melbourne, Australia

2010 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Brisbane Powerhouse Brisbane, Australia

2010 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Perth Institute of Contemporary Art Perth, Australia

2010 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Peacock Theatre Hobart, Australia

2010 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Artplay Melbourne, Australia

2010 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Hamedan International Festival for Children Hamedan, Iran

2009 WORK IN PROGRESS (a visual performance) @ Experimental Art Foundation Adelaide, Australia

2009 'Please Note' Interactive Drawing Installation @ Brisbane Festival Brisbane, Australia

2009 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Wellington Fringe Festival Wellington, New Zealand

2009 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Australian Festival for Young People Adelaide, Australia

2009 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Port Festival Port Adelaide, Australia

2008 2 Dimensional Life of Her @ Brisbane Festival / Under The Radar Brisbane, Australia

2005 A Little Learning (solo art exhibition) @ New Land Gallery Port Adelaide, Australia

2003 Shades of Grey (solo art exhibition) @ SALA festival Adelaide, Australia

Collective Expositions


2013 Artist on The Story Theives (immersive theatre by Windmill Theatre Co) @ Adelaide Festival Theatre Adelaide, Australia

2008 PERFORMER in 'Zeitgeist' (Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company) @ The Old Museum Building Brisbane, Australia

2008 Faces (a drawing installation) @ Rubalad Art Space New York, New York, United States

2008 Drawing in Time (video work) @ April Meetings Festival Belgrade, Serbia

2007 PERFORMER in Six Women Standing in Front of a White Wall @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival Edinburgh, Scotland, Australia

2007 PERFORMER for Amanda Palmer and The Danger Ensemble @ Spiegel Tent, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

2007 Prospect Portrait Prize @ Prospect Gallery Adelaide, Australia

2007 Adelaide Central School of Art Graduate Show @ Central Gallery Adelaide, Australia

2007 Helpmann Graduate Exhibition @ The Drill Hall Adelaide, Australia

2007 National Graduate Exhibition @ Perth Institute of Contemporary Art Perth, Australia

2006 Water Prize Exhibition @ Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Fleurieu Peninsula, Australia

2005 Prospect Portrait Prize @ Prospect Gallery Adelaide, Australia

2005 Food and Wine Prize @ Fleurieu Peninsula Bienalle Fleurieu Peninsula, Australia

2005 New York Studio School Student Exhibition @ New York Studio School New York, New York, United States

Residencies


2013 Two week residency with PIPSLab exploring the possibilities of drawing with light Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010 One month artist residency with a group of artists and traditional Pansori singers. During which we created a creative screen work titled 'Pansori Dreamscape'. Seoul, South Korea

2009 Six month residency with the Gibson Group multimedia company, developing programs for operating complex multi-media installations Wellington, New Zealand

2006 The Winder Residency @ Backspace Theatre, a 4 week residency developing a visual-theatre work with Felicity Jane Horsley Hobart, Australia

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