Sticks n Stones - Torture and Trauma Survivors Centre co-production

Sticks n Stones - Torture and Trauma Survivors Centre co-production

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    Darwin

    January-June, 2000

    A Living in Harmony project nominated for a Northern Territory Human Rights Award 2000

    This community arts project was developed by Tracks Inc and the Torture and Trauma Survivors Centre of the Northern Territory and ran for over 6 months, beginning in 1999.

    Sticks ‘n’ Stones brought together youth from refugee, Indigenous, migrant and other backgrounds to celebrate cultural identities, explore ways of understanding difference and promote racial tolerance through a wide range of creative art forms.

    Sticks ‘n’ Stones was inspired by the ‘message sticks’ and ‘message stones’ of various cultures around the world - objects that have messages carved into them as symbols or words to be sent to other people or communities. This project created various ‘messages’ through art on the theme of cultural identity, racial tolerance, and harmony. The messages were then ‘sent’ out to their local, national and international communities in the form of artworks, performances, postcards, film, a final exhibition (June 16 2000) and a website.

    Focus was given to the Darwin High School Intensive English students and a group of refugees in Australia under six months (including Sudanese, Chinese, East Timorese, former Yugoslavia, and Ethiopian). The project also reached out to these communities.

    Creative Personnel

    Artistic Directors: Tim Newth, David McMicken
    Textile Artist: Joanna Barrkman
    Indigenous Larrakia Song-Woman: Allyson Arjibuk Mills
    Cultural Workshop Leader: Betchay Mondragon
    Photographer: Elka Kerkhofs
    Web Design: Claire Pallant

    Specific Groups

    Darwin High School Intensive English
    Darwin High School dance students
    Nightcliff Secondary School
    Northern Territory International Buddhist Temple

    Tracks 2000

    Artistic Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
    Office Administration: Heather Richards
    Bookkeeper: Lynn Bramham
    Production Manager: Eunice De Ramos

    Committee Members:  David Taylor (Chair), Jackie Wurm (Vice-Chair), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Rukshana Ramachandran (Secretary/Public Officer), Ken Conway, Kay Brown, Tania Lieman (Ordinary Committee Members), David McMicken and Tim Newth (Ex-Officio Members)

    Photo: Elka Kerkhofs. Nightcliff Secondary School
    Photo: Elka Kerkhofs. Northern Territory International Buddhist Temple
    Photo: Elka Kerkhofs. Darwin High School Intensive English Student - Sudan
    Photo: Elka Kerkhofs. Joanna Barrkman with Darwin High School Intensive English Students
    Photo: Elka Kerkhofs. Northern Territory International Buddhist Temple's fire sculpture
    Photo: Elka Kerkhofs. Betchay Mondragon with Darwin High School Intensive English Students

    Tracks Dance Company Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

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