Vale Margaret Cameron

The Melbourne-based performance artist, director and writer passed away on Monday.
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Margaret Cameron: photo by Daisy Noyes from Opera for a small mammal (2013) written and performed by Margaret Cameron. Developed and presented by Chamber Made Opera together with Bell Shakespeare’s Minds Eye and La Mama Theatre.

Interdisciplinary artist Margaret Cameron, whose unique and rigorous works were staged in Australia and internationally, has died. The front page of her website was updated yesterday with the words:

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts