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Recently had the pleasure of attending a 2 day conference and workshop series at the Lieder Theatre in Goulburn. Visiting Polish theatre company, Teatr Brama, have been in Australia as part of the EU funded cultural project Caravan Next, sharing their methods and philosophy with Australian communities.

Some terrific performances were presented by Lieder and Brama, closing out the conference with a collaborative piece prepared in only the few days that Brama were there.

Great people, wonderful work and a timely provocation for me as I question my return to the world of theatre. Brama’s practice was a refreshing affirmation of my own thinking and practice as it’s developed over the last 40 years.

 

 

 

We near the date of the opening of the Looking Through Windows Exhibition in Sydney – November 14th.

 

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Still from aerial video of the Old Brewarina Mission site.

Team member Beth Macraild O’Loughlin is putting the finishing touches to the catalogue – this is a draft version she and Lorina are working on currently.

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Proud to have have a couple of pix featured by the Mutawintji Local Aboriginal Lands Council in their celebration of National Children’s Week. These were taken on an epic Return To Country trip with Harold Hunt and family.
“These two photos below are of Uncle Harold reconnecting with the 4th & 5th generation of his family.” – from their Facebook Page.
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Thursday Oct 11th saw the launch of the CD of songs written for the Looking Through Windows Project – Simon’s collaborations and his own songs have been complied in a 10 track collection. Much needed rain across New England and in Armidale meant we weren’t able to put up the Tin Humpy installation but we had a great morning with Elders from Armidale and Inverell attending. Simon played 5 of the songs for an appreciative audience – laughter and tears. On display next to Simon is a textile based work by Michael Grogan made with old Mission issued blankets.

Next event is the full exhibition from Nov 12th at Gallery 107 in Redfern, with the official opening on Wed 14th.

Here’s a few photos from the morning.

 

 

SVM commissioned to record stories from past and present students for Armidale High School I Was There Community Day.
Armidale P&C organised a community day ahead of the forthcoming closure of the old school and the building of the new Super School that will see Armidale High merge with Duval High.

Here’s the interviewees, who generously told their stories and gave insights into student life at AHS as far back as the 1940’s

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Here’s the short video made for the New England Regional Art Museum covering the Myall Creek Massacre 180th Memorial events, June 8-10th.

NERAM commissioned a group of artists to create work that reflected their response to the place and its history as the site of a massacre of local indigenous people in 1838. This 2 year project became the Myall Creek and Beyond exhibition that opened on Friday June 8th, following a full day symposium held at the Oorala Aboriginal Centre at the University of New England.

On the Saturday the artists presented a series of public talks on their works ahead of the main event on Sunday June 10th – the Commemoration event held at Myall Creek. An estimated more than 1000 people gathered over the 3 days.

SVM was privileged to be commissioned to document the events – a wonderful collaboration between community, acadmedics, artists and the descendants of both the perpetrators and victims, acknowledging a painful time in Australia’s history.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this video may contain images and voices of deceased persons.