J E N N A   R O B E R T S O N
Soprano | Artist | Creative Producer

Spirit Orphan

Spirit Orphan is Jenna's first original work as an independent artist and performer and is a site-responsive, community-engaged opera and dance work in response to the 2019 bushfire and evacuation experiences in her community of Beechmont in the Gold Coast Hinterland.  


Spirit Orphan is in research & development (R&D) phase until end of August 2020.  R&D phase includes research, community engagement and a residency with composer Corrina Bonshek.

Jenna is being mentored through this process as a Generate GC Artista bespoke, competitive program for exceptional early and mid-career artists to develop new, site-specific works.  


  • Corrina Bonshek, Composer


  • Emma Porteus, Artistic Director, Salamanca Arts Centre & Situate - Art in Festivals (Generate GC)

  • Liesel Zink (Choreographer & Dramaturg)

  • Sam Creyton, Arts & Culture, City of Gold Coast

  • Anna Young, Producer, Generate GC


  • Lower Beechmont and Beechmont community

  • Aunty Dr Mary Graham, Kombumerri Elder

  • Lesley Aitchison, family ancestry research

Generate GC is a City of Gold Coast initiative delivered in partnership with the internationally acclaimed Salamanca Arts Centre program Situate - Art in Festivals.   Residency with Corrina Bonshek is made possible by the Australian Government through Arts Queensland.

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© 2020 Jenna Robertson

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