Kyle Walmsley is a performer and teacher of clown and theatre. He is currently working at Fruit Fly Circus, runs adult physical theatre classes, and the free-form dance class No Lights, No Lycra. Having grown up in regional QLD, Kyle came to Albury to take a position as the Creative Learning Producer at HotHouse theatre. Lured by the rich performing arts history the region, Albury offered the place, the stage if you will, for Kyle to explore and develop his craft. 

Kyle is a committed artist with a strong desire to effect change and develop a creative economy in this vibrant region. His edgy mix of the pedestrian with the outlandish and his quick-witted observational comedy pokes fun at our modern Australian existence. His no holds barred approach has gained him accolades including Winner of the 2017 Darwin Fringe Festival Award for Best Theatre and in July, Kyle is performing his one-man comedy show, In His Image at The Cube Wodonga. A must see!

Kyle is also a mentor writer/artist for the Murray Arts presented youth podcast program that is currently in development. A podcast series which gives an opportunity for youth voices to be heard and stories of resilience to be told will be played on ABC Goulburn Murray later this year. In an attempt to further explore the idea of different ways of seeing the world, Kyle is developing a story which exposes the sensory experience of a teenager in day-to-day life. 

During a fun and long-winded discussion about our vibrant North East Victoria/ Murray River region, O posed Kyle this question:
How does it feel to do something that hardly anyone else does?
I find it motivating. Just because not many people write comedy shows and then go on to perform them doesn’t mean they lack value. I’ve chosen to move here to a regional space, to work somewhere where I am LESS like anyone else.
Its motivating to be in that space and install value into the arts and personal development and be seen existing, working and succeeding in that world. I enjoy the lack of hierarchy my life has, that we are all in this life together and all have a commitment to install value in our work. I feel an obligation to the region to grow the arts audience, to push the local audience to embrace their own regional stories.

In His Image
plays at The Cube Wodonga Thurs 12 July - Sat 14 July.

A creation story of the World, and this show, as told by a clown. Former teenage Christian and theatrical clown weirdo, Kyle Walmsley, uses the biblical creation story as an allegory for understanding the confusing and troubling times we live in. A twisted, darkly comedic look at Chapter 1 of history’s best selling book.