Photo by Jody Haines

Photo by Jody Haines

Dr Peta Murray

Peta Murray is a writer-performer, dramaturge and teacher, best known for her play, Wallflowering. Other plays include Spitting Chips, on the theme of adolescence and bereavement, and This Dying Business, premiered at an international conference on Palliative Care. In 2003 Peta was awarded a Centenary Medal for Services to Society and Literature. Peta holds a PhD from RMIT University. where she is a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

She is interested in the application of transdisciplinary and arts-based practices as modes of inquiry and as forms of cultural activism. Her triptych of works on themes of ageing and the creative life course, Ware with a Translucent Body premiered at Footscray Community Arts Centre. Vigil, a performance-lecture on death literacy was presented at the Melbourne International Festival in 2017, under the banner of Survival Skills for Desperate Times. Peta is co-founder and creative director of The Groundswell Project.