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.
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