Winter 2013

Welcome to Winter Edition ... and a ‘Huge Thank You’ to John Welch...who has rebuilt our website.

The past three months have seen a focus on our Far West & North West Creative Partnerships Initiative with further close consultation across the region which is a partner to the Australian Governments ‘Closing’ the Gap policy.

Through the Regional Arts Fund a program of workshops in digital media/ storytelling and physical theatre/circus are being delivered in Walgett Shire with a public outcome at Walgett Community Festival in early August, in collaboration with Solid State Circus.
 
In Moree, consultation continues with the community and service providers to develop a program of workshops with accredited creative industries pathways.
Moree Connections... Kamilaroi Elder Auntie Paula Duncan &  Kellie Martusciello
 
n the Nambucca Valley & Kempsey the young parents program continues with young mothers now participating in accredited creative industries workshops, while health and social service organisation support workers provide health and life skills information.
 
In Wyndham, Soraya Touma continues to deliver arts based pathway programs for the community and has been outreaching to communities through her music program and in Central Arnhem, it is the countdown to the annual ‘Walking with Spirits’ Festival with DjilpinArts and the Wugularr Community

Black Hawk Dreaming  WWS 2009
 
Slippry Sirkus has been working with Melissa Edwards RMIT  (arts management digital media) who has used the ‘Ties That Bind’,  the 2012  Australia Council for the Arts Community Partnerships Creative Producer project as a case study .
 
 
Slippry Sirkus is collaborating with The Coastal Crew, Kempsey Council , Dunghutti  Elders, TAFE  and the community to produce a cross art multimedia installation for the inaugural Macleay River Festival later in the year.  Through a workshops program,  identity and connection will be explored by utilising narrative, soundscape, imagery and  digital media to produce a community outcome and develop skills.
 Light Painting                John Thiering
 
We were excited to collaborate and support the Cambodian Space project during their tour of  Australia, and who are now in Detroit recording with legendary producer Dennis Coffey. Their work to promote and inform the world about Cambodia is impacting globally.
CSP’s Chanthy Kak gets ‘Down in Motown’
 
Slippry Sirkus is delighted to welcome Nina Cass on board as a consultant in education Nina a founding member of slippry Sirkus has completed her Masters in Education and will pursue a PHD Nina recently was supported by the Charles Perkin Foundation to travel to England and the USA to meet with several universities and share her thoughts  on education and equality.

We also welcome Professor John Scott Sociologist & Criminologist who has joined Slippry Sirkus as a consultant for evaluation & measurement.
 
Slippry Sirkus welcomes two new Board members:  Yvonne McKay ,  a change and communications executive and has held positions in public affairs/ issues resolution in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the UK . Yvonne has worked with Telstra and is currently a strategy manager at Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd.   Yvonne holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Business Administration .
Jenny O’Meara, a television producer, researcher and features writer with 20 years experience and an ABC TV Arts Producer for eight years. Most recently Jenny was a researcher for Renegade Films Factual on ' Dirty Business- the conflicting history of how mining made Australia ' for SBS TV and  is currently working on the Serendity/Wall to Wall series ' The Art of Australia' for ABC/BBC.
                           
Featured Artists:     Claude Teyssier & Margrit Rickenbach
                                           Ant Dreaming  Light Sculpture

Claude Teyssier   is a visual artist whose  work  with light sculptures  has been featured at several festivals  inc. Sydney Festival,  Walking With Spirits  Festival Central Arnhem and Bellingen Global Festival.   Claude is also known as a master mask maker and  has created commissions for the Carneval de Balk ‘Fassnacht’ in Basel, Switzerland the Sydney Dance Company and the Sydney Theatre Company.
 
Margrit RIckenbach is a textile and visual artist who produces large scale mixed textiles and mixed media installations for festivals and community events and works in collaboration with Claude Teyssier and has facilitated community workshops across NSW.   Her work has been exhibited in several regional galleries.
                                   
Margrit worked as a costume designer with ‘Bago Magic’  a regional arts & disability theatre group which has produced several highly successful performances.

Both Claude & Margrit have collaborated with Slippry Sirkus since 1998, on several projects in NSW and Northern Territory
                                     Feathers             Mixed Textile Installation

'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