The socially innovative intergenerational digital story telling project ‘Looking Back to The Future’ delivered in partnership with Nambucca Valley Community Services Council and funded through the Australian Government ‘s Department of Health & Ageing has been completed with an exhibition of digital stories and portraits .
The exhibition was opened by the Mayor and Uncle Thomas Kelly (officially acknowledged as the oldest Aboriginal man in NSW) who welcomed the participants, their families and the audience.
The exhibition is now on display at the Regional libraries where the digital stories DVD will be archived.
Since the exhibition, over 650 people have viewed the exhibition and been provided with information about the challenges of ageing.
Thank you to the participant and their families, Aboriginal Aged Care, United Care, Nambucca Valley TAFE Macksville Campus, Nambucca Valley Youth Services, the Macleay Argus, NBN news, Macksville Retrovision, Miimi Aboriginal Corporation, Muurrbay Language Centre, Nambucca Heads Aboriginal Land Council , Gumbayngirr Artists Valerie Quinlin, Lisa Jarrett and Taleena Wright
Several of the stories can be viewed online at SlipprySirkusMedia http://youtu.be/zmy8ZOyL-ww\
The Flow project across the Macleay Valley continues with workshops put on hold over June as the torrential rains turned the ‘Flow’ project into the ‘Flood’ project...The month has provided many new river stories as residents of the Macleay Valley endured major inundation that flooded the region and closed the Pacific highway for several days.
Digital media artist & music producer , Yanni Scott Davis arrives in Berlin early July and will work on a collaboration with percussionist Tayfun Schulzke & choreographer Dianne Busuttil. http://www.myspace.com/tayfunpercussion
‘Silent Screams ’produced & published through Griffith Press and the University, these publications feature the best of social documentation & photo journalism from across the globe .
Slippry Sirkus heads off to the Northern Territory in July, to the community of Wugularr (Beswick) in Central Arnhem to work with Djilpin Arts & the Australian Shakespeare Company for the tenth anniversary of ‘Walking with Spirits’ festival .
This Month’s featured Artist:
Besides his studio work, TV appearances and stage acting he can be found on several festival sites. He played Club'n'Global Groove with ethnodelic Hip-Hop, Drum`n´Bass Combo Culture Clash, is laying down the beats for Party-series respect.brazil and the concert / party legend live.demo, worked as guest for the Seeed Album "New Dubby Conquerors", winners of ECHO award and with Herbert Grönemeyer at the opening ceremony of FIFA Worldcup 2006. Tayfun accompanied Die Happy, Culcha Candela, Pushkin Boom Beat, Jan Delay, Patrice, Kurtis Blow and many more. Since 2001, he is endorser for the Pulse Percussion company and is one of the Cross Culture Music founders.