Bonemap is a creative business partnership between artists Rebecca Youdell and Russell Milledge. Working together for over a decade, they have facilitated projects in a range of creative applications for art galleries, dance theatre and major festivals. Project highlights have included tours to Singapore, Wales and Japan along with public and community-based commissions. Bonemap commits to developing seminal artistic experiences in regional and remote areas of Australia.
Recent projects have included producing architectural projections and multimedia visual and performing arts presentations. Since 1998, Bonemap has regularly presented and toured contemporary intermedial productions, from home base in far northern Australia. They have co-produced the New Move Network 2011 – 2017, the OnEdge media and performance festival 2005 – 2009, and commissions for permanent artworks installed within architectural spaces, along with ephemeral community events and site-specific installations.
Rebecca Youdell is a leading interdisciplinary practitioner born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Studying movement in Australia, USA and UK and attending the Royal Ballet School in London. Her dance career includes working with the Royal Swedish Ballet Company in Stockholm. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) - cum laude high honours from Butler University (USA) 1992, a Master of Arts (Visual/Performing Arts) from Charles Sturt University (Aus) 1998 and a Fellowship recipient of The Australian Choreographic Centre. Rebecca has toured and performed work in the USA, UK, Scandinavia, Asia and Europe and received numerous awards both in Australia and overseas.
Russell Milledge has received national awards in performing arts, electronic media, and visual arts. He has a Ph.D. from James Cook University (JCU) and Master of Fine Arts from Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Currently, Russell is Head of Media Arts Discipline, Research Fellow at The Cairns Institute and TEDx Technical Director at JCU. He is an Australia Council for the Arts peer for Multi-Arts and Emerging and Experimental Arts panels. Russell was invited to be an Associate Artist with Creative Industries Precincts at QUT in 2013 leading to a significant production that premiered at the Brisbane Festival. He is a Founder and previous Director of KickArts Contemporary Arts Ltd at the Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns and convened the inaugural and subsequent Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Symposium in partnership with Arts Queensland over three years.