From the early 70s – early 80s Jill was known as Jill Bruce, one half of the Performance Art duo – “Bruce Lacey and Jill Bruce” or “Galactic Theatre”. For five years they were funded by the then Arts Council of Great Britain.
They performed large-scale spectacular, ritual, ceremonial, elemental celebrations at outdoor venues such as the last Barsham Faire, the Albion Faires and Faerie Faires in East Anglia; and at City Farms, Art Centres, Art Colleges, etc, all over Britain; and exhibited documentation with installation and Performance as part of many exhibitions, including two major two-person shows at the Acme Gallery, London and one at the Serpentine Gallery. A picture archive of some of these performances will gradually be added to this site.
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Jill has long wished to carry out similar such occasional performances, given the right situations. She would evolve each as a custom-built event for each individual site, venue or situation. They could either be ongoing performance watched by an audience or an installation for participation, or a combination of both.
While in Glastonbury she created several examples, such as the “Labyrinth of Light” for the 2002 Winter Solstice celebration at the Chalice Well Gardens.
A recent performance: Picnic Event with cake to celebrate Lammas and Jill’s 70th birthday at the Achmore Stone Circle, Isle of Lewis.
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For a general discussion of possibilities, contact Jill initially by email or post, and then telephone conversations can follow.