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Year 2017

Year 2017

Annual Issue 2017

In 2017, Slippry Sirkus celebrated 21 years of collaborating with regional, rural and remote communities across Australia and South East Asia working with arts based pathways to strengthen wellbeing and engender systemic change…


We acknowledge the work of those Communities  and the Collective of Artists, Arts Workers, Social Workers , Stakeholders, Funders and the Chair and Directors B whose skills and support has been invaluable in influencing positive change in the Communities.

Currently Slippry Sirkus is finalising in depth consultation with communities in North West and West NSW to develop a collaborative strategy utilising creative and arts based accredited programs  to provide pathways for young people and communities.   The project will reach across seven communities and will work in collaboration with Murdi Paaki .

The major project delivered across the year was the Regional NSW funded ‘Love and Life’ project with Macleay Valley artist and young mother Caylie Lyons, which provided a platform for  young mothers to share their experiences and challenges around motherhood and a vehicle  to mentor and develop skills in the creative  industries utilising social media to document and sharing  their messages. ..


Supporting People and the Planet….Slippry Sirkus continues to collaborate on programs in South East Asia and  through the Baskets without Borders Initiative which is a collaborative not for profit project to provide income and support for families in South East Asia, while providing Australians with a practical way to support our environment  The Basket without Borders project provides the opportunities across borders to work together to support and benefit all of us… Funds raised from the baskets will be directed into projects that benefit communities both in Australia and South East Asia..


Slippry Sirkus  is collaborating with the Bowraville Community and  supported Uncle Martin Ballangarry and Jumbaal Dreaming to participate in the DanceRites  @ Sydney Opera House.      Image by Quinn Kelly

SlipprySirkus collective artist Reko Rennie produced works this year that featured at the Venice Biennale and the NVG Triennale   Rek


HipHop producer YanStar has worked with  up and coming artist  Kaye to co-produce and release an album which is receiving airplay on TripleJ.

Clinton Lamb  a member of the Slippry Sirkus artist collective  continues to deliver cultural workshops in his community and has taken a position as Wellbeing Officer  

Slippry Sirkus founding member Eleanor returned from a twelve months internship in Berlin where she interned with the Berlin English Theatre


Featured Artist……

John Welch,  Educator, Co-founder & Principal Chiron College,  Slippry Sirkus Director and  WebMaster has established an online community of practise to promote imagination, creativity, innovation and critical thinking through pedagogical practices ..

Education for the 21st Century

"Today’s schools are organized to produce Industrial Age worker-citizens. If schools are to prepare young people for successful lives in the 21st century, they need to do things differently. 21st century schools need to develop different skills and dispositions from those that were required in the 20th century.This can’t be done simply by adding these ‘new’ skills and dispositions to the existing curriculum....A new mindset is required, one that can take account of the new meaning of knowledge and the new contexts and purposes for learning this knowledge." Shifting to 21st Century Thinking


'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