"Pollard's work creates a curiously tender voyuerism "
- Glasgow Herald
"Yowza Yowza Yowza is one of the most sophisticated, profound performance works I have seen in years."
- Realtime magazine #120
Deborah Pollard is a director, academic and artist based in Sydney Australia. Her artistic practice encompasses collaborations with a variety of different practitioners from dancers to farmers to sculptors and visual artists. Trained originally in theatre as a performer and director, her practice has shifted over the last 20 years towards a hybrid between performance and visual arts.
Deborah’s performance, theatre and installation works have toured throughout Australia as well as internationally. She also works as a freelance director, dramaturge and performer. She has worked extensively with Urban Theatre Projects, Paschal Berry and Anino Shadowplay Collective, Performance Space and Version 1.0 among others.
Deborah’s extensive working practice includes leading roles in the development, co-ordination and facilitation of interdisciplinary arts labs for young artists in Australia including Splendid Arts Lab 2009, SITUATE- Art in Festivals 2015 and 2018. She also teaches practice through intensive performance making labs in universities across the Sydney region including UNSW, UON and the University of Wollongong where she recently was awarded her PhD.