Spring 2014 to Spring 2015
Dhanggati guthun barri dhitiyn.
Nyinanhambu bitha, nyinanhambu warru, bukul, banduunggakayi mulumun.gu.
Dhanggati guthun barri dhitiyn.
Dhanggu barri dhitiyn.
This is Dhanggati country
.Our (all) river, our plains and hills, from the mountain to the coast.
This is Dhanggati country.
A focused and creative time which commenced with Slippry Sirkus in the role of creative producer for the delivery of a community arts programs and the Macleay River Festival which an outstanding success that saw four thousand attendance at the festival and a social media reach over 8,000 people.
The Festival provided the opportunity to develop skills, build audiences and strengthen the creative industries in the region, while providing a showcase for organisations such as Saltwater Freshwater, Dlux Media, Macleay Youth Council, Macleay TAFE , schools , local & regional artists /musicians to showcase their talent with headlining acts the Shane Howard Trio, Cross cultural musicians Bakoomba and comedian extraordinaire Joel Salom
The Many Faces of the Macleay Digital Mapping project was also featured as ‘Under One Roof’ a…. projection/soundscape installation
November saw Slippry Sirkus heading for North West NSW and the Bingara Councils Mental Health Weeks ‘Quirky Festival’. Project crew was Hemlock Mejarne, Rena Wolbank, Kai Tipping & Sam Taylor who delivered workshops in circus, stop frame animation, puppetry and percussion to over one hundred young people across the region.
Across 2015, the focus has been on the ‘ Articipate’ Project for the Macleay Valley funded by Arts NSW
The twelve month arts project that provides opportunity, access and pathways to skills development and the creative industries through a series of arts based workshops programs and intensives for young people and emerging artists .
During the year the young people of the Macleay Valley, have participated in arts programs in dance, digital media, visual arts and physical circus with www.solidstatecircus.com.au
Interdisplinary artist Reko Rennie has been busy with a commission for the National Gallery,of Victoria, a residency in Indonesia , exhibited at the Venice Biennale and still continues to find time to support Slippry Sirkus projects. www.rekorennie.com
Big Shout Out to Raphaela Rosella who has won one of the world’s most coveted photographic prizes.
The 26-year-old Queensland College of Art photography honours graduate was named the winner of the portrait category in the 2015 World Press Photo awards.
Raphaela was the only Australian finalist selected from the 97,912 entries submitted by 5,692 photographers from 131 countries..
The Cambodian Space Project Documentary was premiered at the Sydney Film Festival.
The documentary follows the journey and impact of the Cambodian Space Project will be featured on BBC & ABC TV. https://www.filmfest.net.au/film/sydney-film-festival-2015/the-cambodian-space-project-not-easy-rock-n-roll/
The Frugal Forest project continues to grow and flourish, for more news check out … http:/www.frugalforest.oneoffmakery.net.au
Imagineer Nixi KIllick NXK recently showed in Italy as one of’ Not Just A Label's world’s top 100 independent designers and Melbourne Fashion Week and has been invited to Berlin to show her designs www.nixikillick.com/
Featured Artist. Yukino McHugh
Yukino McHugh is a dancer/choreographer has just returned from six months training and performing in the U.S.A., was a finalist on the TV series ‘So You Think You Can Dance and has taught and performed across Australia, USA, Dubai & Japan.
Yukino was born in Japan and moved to Sydney from the Gold Coast at 16 to study dance at the Brent Street Academy.
Yukino together with Travers Ross, cultural dancers Steven Donovan & Thelma Kelly are part of the Creative Team for the Slippry Sirkus 2016 project ‘Resonance’ that will combine interdisplinary dance styles, digital media and art forms to produce new creative works.