Spring 2016

Annual Spring Issue 2016

Slippry Sirkus is twenty years old, a big shout out to our Board, all the Artists, Volunteers and Communities  who have stepped with us for these past years.

Over the past twelve months, Slippry Sirkus, despite the turmoil in the arts funding world, have managed to deliver programs and projects in NSW, Norther Territory and Cambodia

Being a project based organisation , we have focused on the tasks at hand and the best possible outcomes for the communities that we work with.

In February, Slippry Sirkus travelled  to Cambodia to participate in the Krousar Thmey Childrens Organisations anniversary through a program of workshops .  www.krousarthmey.org

The Articipate project funded by Arts NSW, saw young people given the opportunity and access from across the Mid North Coast NSW engage in music, visual arts , dance , circus and digital story programs.

Love & Life a young mothers project funded by Regional Arts NSW  is  in production and in the Macleay Valley with local project artist  and mother Caylie Lyons  mentored by Slippry artistic director Denni Scott Davis.  The project is an exploration of motherhood and will culminate in the  digital and visual exhibition  ‘M is for Mother’

Slippry Sirkus has also been working with the Macleay River Festival to  produce the closing fire event, which will features Fire troupe Kozmic Fuzion and a 5 metre fire sculpture  ‘Guwiny Guthun Bitha ' - 'Spirit of the River'

Slippry Sirkus delivered a program of  music, dance  and visual arts for Taree PCYC with project artists Yanni Scott Davis, Travers Ross & RapidFire

Slippry Sirkus founding member Eleanor Scott Davis after delivering a program in Cambodia early in the year has relocated to Berlin where she is developing her skills in stage management through her work with the Berlin English Theatre and side projects.

Cambodian Space Project  continue to circumnavigate the globe with concerts across Europe, England, Southh East  Asios, USA and Australia.

Their Documentary made by Marc Eberle   ‘Not Easy Rock N Roll’ was launched at the Sydney Film Festival and was awarded to AACTA awards . The Documentary and has been featured on the ABCTV & BBCTV.. http://www.rockcambodia.com/

Other News from Cambodia,  Slippry Sirkus provided sponsorship for  the Kampot Writer &  Readers Festival,  an initiative of Julie Poulson & Kek Soon was launched last November in Kampot  to provide opportunities for skills development, literacy and the arts and which featured Australia’s Paul Kelly.

Slippry Sirkus founding member Brent Clarke was featured in the Failure Lab at the Sydney Vivid Festival which was produced by Simone Sheridan and featured seven storytellers and six performing acts, to turn the idea of failure on its head.

Artist Profile

Introducing Caylie Lyons ...creative collaborator of ‘Love & Life’. an interdisciplinary arts exploration of motherhood, .through the sharing of narratives from personal experiences that present intimate and sometimes challenging perspectives of pregnancy, birth and motherhood funded by Regional Arts NsW

 

'Handle With Care' Project

‘The Journey' shares insights from the young people from the sixteen communities who participated in this two year project.

 

Galleries

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Have a look at the images that capture some of  the many project highlights

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Media Comment

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There has been very positive responses to our projects across a broad sector of the community

View samples here

Making Music

Listen to the songs created by the young people about the lives, their families and their communities.

Bourke Girls Track