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August 2011

Founder and Artistic Director,  Denni Scott Davis has been awarded as an individual, the Australia Council Creative Producer funding for the 2012 project  ‘Ties that Bind’  which will explore through digital stories / imagery,  music/ soundscape, physical theatre and dance …the connections & relationships  between people that creates community  social cohesion and inclusion.  The project will focus on Kempsey and the Macleay Valley building on the last three  years of the Cross Currents Strategy which has been support by the Australia Council of the Arts, Regional Arts NSW and the CocaCola Australia Foundation.

Denni with Sarah Ashley Jawoyn Artist
Denni has travelled to Berlin to commence the creative process in collaboration with Australian choreographer and film maker Diane Busuttil who has been based in Berlin for the past nine years while performing internationally.

While in Europe, Denni will meet with Benoit Duchateau-Arminjon in Paris.  Benoit is the founder of Krousar Thmey whose work in Cambodia supports over three thousand disadvantaged Khmer.   Slippry Sirkus will collaborate with Krousar Thmey in Cambodia as a legacy project to honour Benoit’s work and the twenty years of support that Peter Carrette (Photographer & Philanthropist extraordinaire) provided to the organization.

Benoit and young person at in April 2011                                                                                                   
Krousar Thmey 20th year anniversary

After working across July in Wugularr (Beswick) in Central Arnhem, Miss Amy Edgington, Community Cultural Development worker mentored by Denni Scott Davis has been invited to stay and work in several communities in the Arnhem region.

Amy and young friend in Wugularr


Keep an eye out for Yanni Scott Davis digital portrait which as finalist in the 2011 National Gallery Contemporary Portrait Prize and is  part of a national travelling exhibition

Cloning Expirement #3    The Many Me’s

The 2010/11 digital story installation and portrait outcome of  ‘Looking Back to The Future’ which focused on ageing and early onset dementia continues to be exhibited and over August was  on view at the Bellingen Regional Library.  The intergenerational digital story project was delvered in partnership with Nambucca Valley Community Social Council and in collaboration with Aboriginal Aged Care, Nambucca Valley TAFE  with funding from the Australian Government, Department of Health & Ageing

More news from the Cambodian |Space Project who are currently touring Europe and whose efforts to regenerate contemporary Cambodian Music is being met with recognition and support from across the world…

Cambodian Space Project will return to our fair shores in December commencing a tour of Oz in Darwin…                               

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This Month’s featured artist:  Nixi Killick
Unearthered or Uncovered  RMIT 2011

Emerging Visual Artist and Creative designer currently in her final year at  R.M.I.T

..a founding member of Slippry Sirkus ….look  for  a more in depth profile in Septembers ‘Watch This Space’



'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