Terence & Rhonda (Two Generations) Artist Raphaela Rosella
Slippry Sirkus has been invited to the International Art and Health conference in Melbourne to share their work on the ‘Looking Back to the Future project - a partnership with Nambucca Valley Community Social Council and in collaboration with Aboriginal Aged Care & TAFE
In Nambucca Valley, thirteen TAFE numeracy and literacy students participated in a two day digital story telling program, producing stories of their lives which they shared with each other and which will be presented in a community outcome in early December
The ‘Cross Currents’ song writing program in collaboration with Nambucca Youth Service, Kempsey PCYC and the Bowraville Didgie Hub, saw young people from across the Nambucca Valley & Macleay Valley attend three days of workshops where they learnt to create music, write and record a song and produce a video clip with Yanni Scott Davis & Jack Wachtel (music magicians),
while the RapidFire crew worked with young people to produce murals in Kempsey and Nambucca Valley using graffiti and aerosol art techniques
In Green Hills, the ‘Ripple’ project focused on digital story telling. A special thanks to the Wright family, who patiently let us spend a whole Sunday with them sharing their stories and their lives.
In the Hastings, the annual Comboyne Spring Fair provided the opportunity for young people to shine .
Featured artist : Raphaela Rosella
A social documentary photographer, who is completing a Bachelor of Photography at Queensland College of the Arts, Brisbane, Australia. Raphaela works closely with organisations such as Slippry Sirkus and United Way on art based projects in communities experiencing hardship, to give a voice to those whose stories should be heard.
Photographic artist on www.slipprysirkus.org ‘Looking Back to the Future, an intergenerational digital story telling project on the Mid North Coast of NSW
Currently on the editorial board for The Australian Photojournalist (APJ), a non-profit publication dedicated to giving voice to stories that should be told, celebrating the human condition and casting a critical eye on journalism and mass media practices.
A collaboration with Queensland College of the Arts, United Way's project 'Local Eyes' involved photography students mentoring disadvantage youth, Raphaela worked closely with a homeless young woman, teaching her photography and mentoring her along the way. The participants and mentors work was exhibited at the Brisbane Powerhouse (September 2010). www.unitedwayqld.com.au,
2005 – 2009
Successful in gaining a $5000 scholarship to further her photographic career, awarded by Father Chris Riley, Youth Off The Streets through a scholarship program for disadvantaged youth www.youthoffthestreets.com.au, continued studies in contemporary photography in Adelaide. Photographed in Tennant Creek and Moree with the CocaCola Australia Foundation www.ccamatil.com and Beyond Empathy www.beyondempathy.org.au