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"a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step....change happens with the next"

Welcome to Slippry Sirkus

‘Engaging in creative projects, allows young people to build a sense of belief in their own potential, and to experience what it is to produce something that is of value to others’ Heath & Smyth 1999

‘They did not care that I’d been in trouble, I was treated good,.. the same as the others.  They knew I‘d been in trouble for stealing,.. but they still let me use the camera and the computer and helped me write a song.  I’m no good with writing or reading,.. but they helped me and I made my own CD  that got played on the radio’  George 17yrs

‘Sometimes you start to believe that you’re no good....cos that’s what people tell you...that’s what the teacher told me, so I didn’t want to go to school......then I got to take photographs and make a story on the computer.  Rebecca helped me, but I did it myself.  I showed it to my friends and my mum, and we showed it to other people and I felt proud’  Jessica 15yrs

‘I felt like no one cared, then Slippry Sirkus came and let us kids try out all these new things,  I learnt to juggle, I thought I couldn’t do anything.  Now I know I can'  Tyrone 12yrs

‘I never thought I would ever use a computer, I thought I was too old... now I have made a digital story .. even  my 17 yr old grandson was impressed...' Alma 83yrs

‘You feel like you are just fading away...that you are becoming invisible... being able to tell and share your stories, makes you realize that people are really interested ...' Barbara 87yrs

Slippry Sirkus inc. founded in 1996, is a not for profit arts organization with unique experience and in-depth knowledge of regional, rural and remote NSW and with broader experience in Australia’s many diverse communities.

Integrating visual arts, dance, theatre, circus, film, music, art of celebration, digital media & technology  to engage with communities and produce notable experiences that affirm the valuable role of art to effect social, health, educational and environmental outcomes.

We encourage leadership, build skills, raise visibility and validate participants' roles within communities, especially young people ‘at risk’ or those disadvantaged by socio-economics, age or culture.

We achieve this through consultation, collaboration, partnerships, community cultural development and arts engagement practise

'Handle With Care' Project

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




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

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Media Comment


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