Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.

21 Dec 2021

Briony Farrell

As an artist, Briony finds great joy in knowing that each time she works for Polyglot, she is going to play. With children, their adults and the rest of the Polyglot team. And occasionally with her own shadow or the stuff she finds in her own recycling bin!

A career highlight was performing in Paper Planet at Western Autistic School in March 2021. She learnt so much about engaging neurodivergent participants in her creative practice, and will never forget the simple delight of spending thirty minutes with one young boy, eyes locked and laughing, ripping up paper into snowfall.

In 2020-2021, Briony co-created and performed in Polypropylene Dreams at ArtPlay through the New Ideas Lab. She has also worked for organisations including Arena Theatre Company, The Lost Lands Festival and The Starlight Children’s Foundation.