The Creative Regions Lab aims to redefine creative activity in regional Australia to create regional futures. We are a teaching and research hub that drives the development of creative enterprises and activities in regional Australia.
Our core function is to conduct research, identify themes, invent industries, direct, coordinate,respond, and promote all projects nationally and internationally.
We operate through projects that combine the culture of regional creativity and innovation with the invention of new productivity possibilities.
The Land Dialogues Conference will take place on the 13th, 14th and 15th of April 2016 at Charles Sturt University on its Wagga Wagga Campus.
CSU academic, Dr Damian Candusso, was part of the team that won an Oscar this week for sound design on Mad Max: Fury Road.
Members of the public are once again invited to sit for a portrait by recent Archibald Prize Finalist Tony Curran – but this time there's a catch. Curran is asking people to pose for a portrait in the company of a complete stranger.
Margaret Woodward & Craig Bremner have a book chapter in the book Creative Communities: Regional Inclusion and the Arts, edited by Janet McDonald and Robert Mason.
Storytelling is central to Aboriginal knowledge and culture. Stories embrace the integration of all aspects of life in accordance with Aboriginal worldviews and span art, song, performance and other cultural expressions, assisting the transfer of cultural information from generation to generation, including connections to Country and kin. This project will address the new conditions facing Aboriginal storytelling traditions in 21st century Australia. It offers a positive response to the ongoing legacy of displacement and dispossession, and develops a skills-based agenda to enable young Aboriginal people to initiate and produce relevant forms of self-expression and cultural representation.
Partners - ARC/University of Melbourne/ Charles Sturt University/ACMI/Vic Health/SistaGirl Productions
Investigators - Scott McQuire (UniMelb), Richard Chenall (UniMelb), Michelle Evans (CSU), Kimba Thompson (Sista Girl Productions), Helen Simmondson (ACMI), Christine Evely (ACMI), Jim Rimmer (Vic Health)
Project author: Michelle Evans
Civic Melancholy, Brackish Songs is an inter-regional and inter-disciplinary project, which is funded through the NSW Art Central Regional Creative Industry Program, between fine-art photographer Jamie Holcombe and contemporary composer Chris Sainsbury. Sainsbury has written a musical composition based on Holcombe's Civic Melancholy photographic project, and Holcombe is responding with photographic images inspired by Sainsbury's Brackish Songs song cycle (a series of songs based on a theme). The project will culminate in a combined performance and exhibition celebrating a dialogue of cultures between non-traditional collaborators.
Jamie and Chris came together through a common interest in mediating the experience of place through their respective creative disciplines. In relation to regional arts practice, together they challenge the rhetoric of the parochial, which is so often aimed at the people of regional Australia, and challenge tired 'local colourists' (those who advocate and express romantic notions of regional life, usually and ironically from our cities). They replace it with a creative dialogue between their respective inland and coastal regions.
Project author: Jamie Holcombe, Chris Sainsbury