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Year 2012

Year 2012

Year 2012 Starts

Hello and welcome to our first quarterly news for 2012

The year has leapt into action with the Cambodian Space Project touring Australia and performing at MOMA, WOMAD, the Melbourne Festivals Spiegeltent as well as regionally.

Srey Thy ,CSP & Uncle Martin Ballangarry, Gumbayngirr Elder           Srey Thy delivers funds to Rattanak

On their return to Cambodia thanks to the generosity of our Chair Jodie Harrison and friends, the Cambodian Space Project’s Srey Thy delivered funds to  Rattanak and his family to enable the purchase of  a new TukTuk to generate an income . Rattanak was one of the original children repatriated from the Thai refugee camps over twenty years ago by the Krousar Thmey organisation

The  Nambucca Valley Young Parents Program resumed, which is a partnership with Living Carefully &  Nambucca Valley Youth Services. The program which  has been successful in attracting young dads and mums and is attended by young parents from right across the community,  offers opportunities for young parents to explore the role of parenting through arts based processes and learn about nurturing, nutrition and raising healty children

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Spring 2012

Welcome to Spring Edition

The past six months have been the opportunity for Slippry Sirkus to consolidate their work with strategies, projects and programs in NSW, N.T, W.A  & Cambodia
Over 2012,  Slippry Sirkus  is experiencing an increased take-up by government and non government organisations  seeking to innovate new ways of delivering social strategies through arts based programs
This take up of the arts is a reflection of the shifting cultural policy developing through the Australia Council of the Arts and their recent Arts & Health conference and the  Arts & Education stream of funding which has emerged over the past few years and affirms our vision of the valuable role of art to effect social outcomes and also define who we are as an individual, as a community or as a nation.
The ‘Ties that Bind’ project delivered a program of  visual arts & digital media workshops exploring ‘the themes of connection to community’ with participants ranging in ages from eleven to seventy three.

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Summer Edition 2012 - 13

As  the New year approaches,  we would like to take this opportunity  to thank the participants, communities, artists, organisations  and funding bodies who have  engaged , collaborated and supported  the programs and projects throughout 2012 and we look forward to continuing to work together  across 2013.

During the past three months, Slippry Sirkus has collaborated with ON Track Community Programs across the past three months to produce a suite of ten digital stories that explore the many causes of homelessness and the pathways to recovery.   These stories will be available to view online at and

The Australia Council Community Partnerships Creative Producer funded project ‘Ties that Bind’ delivered in Kempsey across 2012 has provided opportunities for many participants to develop skills while exploring ‘connection’ through visual arts, music, dance, physical theatre and digital story telling.   Pubic outcomes of exhibitions, radio plays and digital projections have enabled the participants to share their stories with the broader community.   A focus over the past few months has been working with participants with disabilities.

Young people in Music program

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'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