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Outdoor Performance

Outdoor Performance

The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

Saturday 2 July 2022

Calling on Canberra Cathies! Help celebrate Canberra’s sixth The Most Wuthering Heights Day ever and our special exhibition, Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery London, featuring a beautiful portrait of the Brontë sisters. Rustle up a red outfit and join in on the performance or come along to watch the festivities.

The Huxleys, iconic Australian performance art duo and finalists of this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize, will be joining the performance to dazzle with all you Canberra Cathies!  

It is free to participate with free rehearsals, information and how to become involved in the performance is available on the The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever – Canberra Facebook page.

The Huxleys

The Huxleys are Will and Garrett Huxley whose shared background in costume design, photography, video and performance has informed their practice – a living, ever-evolving collage of still images, moving image, and dazzling performances. Their work reflects their iridescent hyperreal world, full of arresting shapes, lurid colour, extreme theatrics and an ethos of glamorous androgynous abandon.

The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever (TMWHDE) is a global event, inspired by UK performance art group, Shambush, whose 2013 event, the Ultimate Kate Bush Experience, in turn inspired an Australian music teacher living in Berlin, Samantha Wareing to create TMWHDE. All Wuthering Heights Day events around the world raise money for services that support women. In the ACT, funds raised go towards the important work of the Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT.

The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë), c. 1834 Patrick Branwell Brontë
The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë), c. 1834 Patrick Branwell Brontë. National Portrait Gallery, London. Purchased, 1914. © National Portrait Gallery, London
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