The Birregurra Mechanics Institute Hall is hosting a live art event created and directed by internationally acclaimed artist Craig Walsh and nationally recognised theatre maker, Gorkem Acaroglu (Metanoia Theatre).
Celebrating the fusion of old and new, histories and futures, this live art spectacular will be an outpouring of creative expression that defines the town of Birregurra's identity and its connection to its Mechanic's Hall. The event will knit performance, film, live music and storytelling seamlessly with Craig Walsh’s responsive projection artworks within the building and surrounding landscape.
Emerging, active and retired arts practitioners and theatre professionals currently living or previously from Birregurra and the Otways district are invited to help creatively shape and support this new work—working alongside Walsh and Acaroglu as part of the creative development process as well as the presentation of the work. The final work will unite professional artists with a supporting cast of community members in a work that crosses 3-4 hours on one single evening.
This multi-arts performance night gives will give local and visiting audiences a fresh insight into what is bubbling away in the hall and provide an insight into its history and possibilities for the future.
Who Should Apply:
Emerging, established and retired practitioners, groups or collectives from any live art form who are keen to support regional art and/or their community and district.
Performing artists of all kinds inc. actors, dancers, singers, musicians, voice artists
Writers – poets, storytellers, speech writers, songwriters
Theatre technicians – sound, lighting, stage management
Sound artists and composers
Set designers, mural artists, graphic designers, projection artists
Costume designers, textile artists and make-up artists
This is also a great opportunity to work alongside some exceptional arts professionals.
How does it work?
Located at Birregurra Mechanics Institute, each artist and professional will participate in a series of creative development sessions with Acaroglu and the Metanoia Theatre team to develop and hone the work. These sessions will be held in late Aug/early Sept 2017.
Interested artists and professionals should fill out THIS EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM and provide details of their past works. The enLIGHTen Me Birregurra Arts Development Project Manager will get in touch soon after.
Included artists will receive:
$300 artist stipend
Up to $100 additional travel allowance (for artists travelling more than 50kms each way)
Support through enLIGHTen Me Birregurra’s Arts Development Project Manager
Rehearsal time in Birregurra Mechanics Institute in the week leading up to the event
Dramaturgical and creative support from Gorkem Acaroglu and Craig Walsh
enLIGHTen Me Birregurra: I Have a HALL in my Heart is supported by Regional Arts Victoria’s Small Town Transformations—a Victorian State Government Initiative.
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