Mega Activity for the Curious

This could be one of our biggest e-newsletters ever with lots of stuff to tell you about, including:
    • debut film screening for one of the young Curious Creators
    • next Colony live event (spectacular audio-visual concert)
    • 2015 highlights video
    • moving experience of First Nations Connecting to Country project
    • videos inspired by Writers Group workshops
    • new play set inside our offshore immigration detention centres

'Beyond Refuge: Flashback' Screening

Curious Creator Sean Ly invites you to a free community feedback screening of his film-making debut Beyond Refuge: Flashback at Cabramatta's Whitlam Library on Friday 27 May.

The 25-minute film, with original music contributed by The Cambodian Space Project, is Sean's journey to record the previously unshared story of his parents – refugees from Cambodia who settled in Western Sydney in the 1980s.

This is a first-cut screening. Sean will be there to gather feedback and audience reaction before developing his film further. Details and ticket reservations.

Colony: When the Tide Comes In 

Live Audio Visual Concert

Western Sydney in the 22nd century is the setting for our spectacular audio-visual concert being performed at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres on 22 June. When the Tide Comes In tells the story of Sam, a young woman living in a future Australia struggling under the impact of climate change, social division and restricted personal freedom. It is also the first of the connected Colony stories launched by us in March. It has continued since as a web series, with new chapters added monthly. There is a new one posted today. The June concert can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right, or as the latest chapters in Sam’s mission, told through live music and character narration against a ‘graphic novel’ backdrop of illustrations, film and animation.

Further information and tickets.

2015: What a Curious Year!

We've added a second video to our 'What We Do' web page!

Experience 12 months of CuriousWorks in three minutes of highlights, as we reflect on the special achievements in this milestone year.

Curious Workers Connect to Country

Members of the CuriousWorks team have joined those taking the first steps in the five-year Connecting to Country project.

It aims to develop the creative and storytelling skills among First Nations young people in Darug country, while connecting them to the wisdom of community elders and our shared history.

Read the full story of what happened when we teamed up with these amazing elders, a dozen teenagers and film crew on a cultural camp and bush walk.

Writers Inspired at Bundanon

Our Curious Creators Writers Group recently escaped the city for a weekend of workshops in the inspirational setting surrounding Arthur Boyd's former studio at Bundanon Trust. And, of course, our aspiring filmmakers took cameras. Two short videos from two different directors was the result.

Check out Dani Sitto's video.
Check out Adam McPhilbin video.

Unveiling Life in Detention

Our artistic director, S.Shakthidharan, recently accepted an offer to direct and develop a new play about life inside Australia's immigration detention centres. If you would like to see this happen, you too can help by contributing to a crowd funding campaign. Postcards from the Wire, based on first-hand experiences of insider professionals working in the centres, aims to remove the veil of secrecy and give a voice to the largely anonymous and faceless people who have come to us seeking asylum.
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