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November 2010
….Yanni Scott Davis, Digital Media /Music & Sound Artist and board member of Slippry Sirkus has been named a 2010 recipient of the Australia Council  of the Arts ‘Kirk Robson’ award  ….
Poppy & Yanni.. Leg It                             Mr & Mrs Robson, Frank Panucci, & Australia Council Award Recipients

The Kirk Robson Awards recognises leadership among young community arts and culture practitioners.

 Named for community cultural leader Kirk Robson, whose life was cut short tragically in 2005,

the Kirk Robson Awards acknowledge leadership in community cultural development in the areas of inclusiveness, consensus, self-determination, reconciliation and social justice

…One of Yanni’s digital images has also been selected to be hung in the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra and will be part of a national travelling exhibition in 2011.
Cloning Expirement #3         The Many Me’s

Since 1996, as a founding member of Slippry Sirkus, Yanni has worked on arts programs with young people in over twenty five communities across NSW including Bourke, Dubbo, Cowra, Griffith, Narrabri, Toomelah, Mungindi, Walgett, Moree, Bowraville, Newcastle and Kempsey and nationally in Melbourne, Kalgoorlie and  Tennant Creek.  Seventy five percent of the work has been in Aboriginal communities.

Mentoring and delivering programs in digital media, music, circus, theatre, HipHop and graffiti art with disadvantaged communities and young people ‘at risk’, young people in detention, young mothers and fathers, young Aboriginals,, young Australian Muslims and young people experiencing ,physical and mental  challenges.

Yanni is currently delivering digital media programs, producing music and mentoring young people  ‘at risk’ through the Newcastle Council  ‘Loft’  youth centre and collaborating on Slippry Sirkus projects in NSW and Central Arnhem as a digital media artist and music producer

Yanni and participants at Kempsey YAC.   
Cloning Experiment #3       

The Australia Council and CocaCola Australia Foundation  funded ‘CrossCurrents ‘ strategy is nearing completion across the MidNorth coast alongside the ‘Ripple’ project  funded by Regional Arts .The next stage in 2011 is  ‘Flow’ –this  project ( also supported by the CocaCola Australia Foundation ) will utilise digital media to work with young people to explore the Macleay river’s environment and its connection to the river communities.


The Cambodian Space Project …East Coast tour in Jan/Feb 2011
CSP have been invited to the South by South West Festival, USA after Oz…
                       Handmade tiles create by participants for wall mosaic                                   David Quirk, Health ; Donealla See, Gamilaroi
                                                                                                           Artist; Project Artist  &
                                                                                                              Elizabeth Von Gavel,TAFE

‘Every wall is a door.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson   

 In Moree, thanks to great teamwork,  Artworxs Guy Crossley and Ki ,together with Gamilaroi artist George See and   the Moree TAFE Aboriginal Arts students  completed the ‘No Walls’ project which was launched on Nov 5th at the Moree Base Hospital.   The launch was attended by community members, TAFE, hospital and health staff plus fellow organisations.  The innovative arts, environment and health project at Moree Hospital is a partnership between Moree District Health Services, Moree TAFE & Slippry Sirkus

      Valerie Cohen                                                                                         Family Gathering

After due consideration and consultation with project partners, Slippry Sirkus declined their invitation to the 2010 National Arts & Health conference to present the ‘Looking Back to The Future’  intergenerational digital story project, which has a focus on ageing & early onset dementia, so as to not break the momentum of what is a challenging project.    We look forward to presenting the results of the project at the 2011 conference

Thank you to United Church Minister John Queripel,  Bondi Chapel by the Sea, for his hospitality and the opportunity to share our work as part of the Sydney Talks Sessions

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Peter Carrette - Photographer Extraordinaire, Philanthropist to thousands of Cambodian Children, Loving Father and Dear Friend



'Handle With Care' Project

‘The Journey' shares insights from the young people from the sixteen communities who participated in this two year project.




Have a look at the images that capture some of  the many project highlights

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Media Comment


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