Songs for Absent Beauty

In the intimacy of a hairdressing salon and in the impossible-to-achieve-physical-perfection of a dance studio, three artists explore the ephemeral nature of beauty. The female body. Pleasure, function and form. In a world obsessed with appearance, the artists conjure softness, gratitude and reflections on a quiet beauty.

Weaving songs and intimate poetic stories, fleshbound universes of beauty, shame, comparison, condemnation, compassion and triumph are revealed. With engaging words and music that beckons connection, Songs for Absent Beauty offers a gentle and absorbing invitation to see the self through new eyes.

Beauty as delight in the senses. Beauty as moral goodness. Beauty as flawlessness. Beauty as function. Colonised beauty. Beauty as myth for deconstruction. Beauty in the eye of the beholder or beauty enhanced by shared acknowledgement of its existence.

Songs for Absent Beauty is an immersive and intelligent inquiry into the perception of beauty. Come look in the mirror...

IMPORTANT NOTE: Contains themes of childbirth, eating disorders, and chronic illness. For those who enjoy self-reflection and find themselves inhabiting a physical body.

Saturday 11th May
7.00pm - 8.15pm
YMCA North Lakes
"The Space" Dance Studio

Friday 17th May
7.00pm - 8.15pm
TAFE Caboolture Hair Salon

$30 / $25 concession / $15 under 18s


The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and City of Moreton Bay to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance.