Come and immerse yourself in this special site-specific event as we sing, dance, drum, yarn, eat, tell stories and warm ourselves by the fire

Immersion: a Create 2308 event

Start Date Thursday, 21 August 2014, 04:00 pm
End Date Thursday, 21 August 2014, 08:00 pm
Description

The Wollotuka Institute and the School of Creative Arts at the University of Newcastle are proud to announce their forthcoming collaborative performance event: Immersion.

Come and immerse yourself in this special site-specific event as we sing, dance, drum, yarn, eat, tell stories and warm ourselves by the fire. You are welcome to join in or share your own story, dance or performance. Or you may prefer to watch or simply enjoy some good tucker and friendly people to yarn with by the fire. 

It's about the power of performance to bring us together and celebrate just being; being who we are.

What brought about this collaboration?

Image by Kris SmithThis project comes into being through the recognition of synergies created between the performance work of The Wollotuka Institute and the School of Creative Arts. Wollotuka has a long history of inspiring us with its performative cultural events, in particular their annual celebration of Living Cultures.  

The School of Creative Arts also has a long history of listening to and working with our Indigenous communities and colleagues. Most recently, this has been sparked by research being undertaken within the School of Creative Arts involving endangered music styles. Led by Dr Philip Matthias, students from the school have been involved in transcribing and learning the songs of local Aboriginal peoples as well as doing similar with local community members from the Torres Strait Islands.

Workshops to facilitate the documentation and transcriptions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander songs have been held at and in collaboration with The Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle. The first outcome produced from these engagements was shared in a series of performances and the participation of students and staff in Townsville at the Festival of Light held in July 2014. 

It is with this background that we now wish to continue to grow these shared connections in this collaborative event between Wollotuka and the School of Creative Arts. 

So come along!

Join with us as we immerse ourselves in a coming together celebration. An experience that confirms and celebrates our intentions to develop and grow our relationship around shared languages involving sound, the visual arts and performance.

Admission price:  It's free! There is no RSVP necessary. Just bring along a rug or picnic chair.


 Create 2308 is sponsored by UoN services.

Image: Immersion by photomedia artist and Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts, Kris Smith.

Location The Wollotuka Institute, Birabahn Building and surrounding landscape, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan campus
Contact Jocelyn.McKinnon@newcastle.edu.au
RSVP Thursday, 21 August 2014