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 OAM is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, a Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend, and was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize in 2020. In 2021 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Green Room Awards Association. Most recently, Richard received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in June 2024. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts