Klara McMurray tried on her first clown shoes in 2001 and upon discovering their ill-fit, knew it was the part for her! Since then, she's been strutting her funny stuff both as Wiggi and Tinkles the Funky Fairy at kid’s parties, large-scale festivals, as stage MC, roving entertainment, wedding baby-sitting and workshop facilitating all over Melbourne and beyond. Her favourite moment during a performance is when she has cracked both the kids and the adults up, for completely different reasons.
Apollo Bay Music Festival: MC and shows in the ‘Kids under Canvas’ tent (March/April 2002, 2003 & 2005) Frankston Festival of Lights (Dec 2002) Moomba (March 2002) Gladstone’s Sunfest as workshop facilitator, performer and hospital clown (Jan 2003) ‘The Age’ Christmas Party (2004) Mulgrave Fun Day (April 2013)
Clowning Workshop/Teaching Highlights…
Gasworks Holiday Program (July 2007 & 2008)
Mordialloc Community Centre Holiday Program (Sept 2006 & April 2007)
Sandringham Secondary College (Oct 2006)
Eltham College Holiday Program (July 2005)
‘St Kilda from the Ground Up’ 10 week community program: (Sept – Dec 2003)
‘Youth Week’ City of Port Phillip (March 2003)
Gladstone ‘Sunfest’ (Jan 2003)
The Wild Blue (A musical) Cast (April 2002)
Mid 2001 First subjected herself on an unsuspecting kids party and never looked back!
Nov 2001 Undertook N.E.IS program (Certificate IV in small business) for her clowning business.
2002-2008 Founded Mayhem Productions and began working fulltime as a clown later adding Tinkles the Funky Fairy to the repertoire. Performances included: kids parties; music, arts & kids festivals; hospitals; community events; weddings and bar mitzvahs.
2008-Present Part-time clown/Part-time everything else!
Other work with kids:
Challenge: Supporting Kids with Cancer (Camps and activities coordinator) Dec 2010 – March 2013
Pelican Childcare: (Care worker) Dec 2009 – Dec 2010
Jump for Joy: (Entertainer/Facilitator) May 2007 – Dec 2009
Myers: (Santa) Nov - Dec 2000