This is a call out to anyone who is a MUSICIAN, FILM MAKER, DANCER, STORY TELLER, ACTOR, SINGER, CIRCUS ARTIST, SCULPTOR, VISUAL ARTIST, SOMEONE WHO LIKES FISHING or even kind of SPORTY, because this project could be for you!
If you are 16 – 26 years of age, and have SOMETHING TO SAY to the world, want to be part of a new innovative multi media, cross arts, cross cultural, cross the oceans project, keep reading!
MY PLACE, OUR SPACE is a new interactive multimedia based project and exhibition produced by Corrugated Iron Youth Arts which will share stories about your places, your spaces and your community via film with people who live in China. All the stories are told and created by you, matched with others your age from Beijing, China, and smartly represented through new film technologies in a combined installation as part of the Darwin Festival 2012!
So, ASK YOURSELF “WHY SHOULD I BE A PART OF THIS?”
Here are some excellent reasons:
1. CHALLENGE YOURSELF. Be part of an innovative multi arts process that supports your creative juices and unique personality. You will get the chance to tell and record stories from the life that you live in the Top End and share them with other young people in the NT and China.
2. FREE ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS. Learn new skills and tell your own story. You will take active part in a dynamic set of workshops with other keen participants, where you will work with local professional artists and filmmakers. They will help you define your stories and place them into short film-based installations. All this for FREE!
3. GET YOURSELF OUT THERE. Your stories, face, voice, body, important places and skills will be shared with local and international audiences both here in Darwin and in Beijing. Plus you will be part of the Darwin Festival 2012! You will get an invite to the launch with other artists, peers, festival staff, your friends, and family.
“WHY ELSE” YOU ASK?
Well we are also celebrating The Year of Chinese Culture in Australia and part of this celebration is look ing at the many different people that live in the two countries. In particular, we want to hear about how young people’s lives in the Darwin region compare and contrast to other people right across the world.
Plus we want to work with committed and interested people who may have unique experiences, thoughts, opinions and skills that they want to get out there
“OK, SO I AM INTERESTED. WHAT DO I DO NOW?”
Spaces are limited, so get in fast and contact Corrugated Iron to register your interest by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations will be accepted up until 5pm Mon 23rd April.
Please provide us with:
1. Your name and age
2. A contact phone number
3. Your email address
4. Other details such as i.e. arts/interests background, cultural influences/background, passions, story ideas about you… and anything else that you think may be relevant (please no longer than an A4 page).
The workshops will happen at Nightcliff Community Centre and you need to attend 4 days in total:
Workshop 1: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April, daily 10am to 4pm
Workshop 2: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May, daily 10am to 4pm
*On the afternoon of Wed 16th May we will also have a raw showing of work (you can invite loved ones to
*All equipment and light refreshments will be provided.
After that? Corrugated Iron will work a group of young people in Beijing and then both groups’ stories will be exhibited in Beijing and Darwin. We will keep you in the loop about Darwin Festival dates. Stay tuned.
For more information contact:
Peta Khan (Project Coordinator and Video Artist) on M: 0435 911 544 or
Jane Tonkin (Executive Producer – Corrugated Iron) on T: 8948 3200