BY Joshua Thomson & Matt Cornell | AUSTRALIA

Image by The Mattmosphere

Image by The Mattmosphere



Beyond the beer and the bullshit.

The BLOKES Project includes a new dance work (performed on a shipping container, researched with family & community elders in their truck yards, sheds & vehicles) investigating the embodied myths, truths and stereotypes of how to be Australian. And where this inherited cultural narrative serves us and where it hurts us, as individuals and as a community.

In an age of toxic masculinity, how can we turn the critical lens on ourselves to build a new narrative of how to be a BLOKE?

South Bank Corporation in association with Supercell presents The BLOKES Project


Date & Time

TUESDAY 13 – SATURDAY 17 February, 2018  7:30pm
SATURDAY 17 and SUNDAY 18 February, 2018  2pm

Duration: 53 mins


South Bank Parklands, adjacent to Stanley Street, A new venue launching in 2018


FREE - bring along the man in your life

Matt Cornell and Joshua Thomson are decade-long collaborators across film, dance, construction and performance.

Matt Cornell is an Australasian based artist who grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land.

Matt works through dancingchoreographymusic and sound compositionevents and discussion

He gets excited by the challenge of trying to understand meta-phenomena while avoiding bullshit.
He believes in the power of non-spoken experience.
He hopes to invoke love
He hopes to necessitate better stories to tell ourselves by asking better questions.
He has also toured internationally, won awards and been awarded grants, residencies and scholarships.


Joshua Thomson is a Performer, Choreographer, Director and Maker.

As Co-Artistic Director of Legs on the Wall, his latest co-created work is Highly Sprung, an outdoor large impact trampoline activation. Highly Sprung premiered in Sydney’s Martin Place this year and continues to play around Australia.

For the past 12 years Joshua has worked nationally and internationally across many different performative art forms with company’s such as Tasdance, dancenorth, Perth Theatre Company, The Farm and PVC – Physical Virus Collective (Germany), Legs On The Wall, Shaun Parker & Company, Stalker Stilt Theatre and Marrugeku.

Joshua is one of the founding members of the new Gold Coast company The Farm. CockFight, a show that he co-created with other members of The Farm, was nominated in the “Best Ballet or Dance work” category at the prestigious 2016 Helpmann Awards. This work will also tour Australia and England in 2017. He specialises in dynamic physical performing work, ranging from live theatre to a 48 hour duration work in the ocean.


Co-creators: Joshua Thomson and Matt Cornell

Producer: Tammy Ryan

Sound designer and composer: Tristen Parr

Projectionist: Claire Robertson

Performers: Joshua Thomson and Matt Cornell