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Arts 4 All

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{what we do }

Crossroad Arts collaboratively develops opportunities for people with disability and those in aged care to access and participate in the arts...

{ how we do it }

We create partnerships with communities across Queensland and the Asia Pacific region to tell stories about those communities....

{ who we work with }

People with disabilities, those in aged care and professional artists who join with us in these programs...


{ why we do it }

Participation in the arts can transform people's lives. It strengthens how people feel about themselves and each other...


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Retweeted Jeremy Smith (@Jeremy_L_Smith): Congrat's Steve Mayer-Miller winner of the @auscouncilarts 2017 Ros Bower Award #CACD. A remarkable career that has transformed many lives.
01:00 13-07-2017
Meetings with Remarkable People - On July 6, 7 and 8, Crossroad Arts will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary by staging a creative recovery event in the Parish Church Gardens on Gordon Street for the Mackay Arts Festival. Using film, music, painting, theatre and dance, Meetings with Remarkable People will present stories from communities affected by cyclones, floods and earthquakes in Mackay, the Solomon Islands and Japan. BACKGROUND Since 2008 Crossroad Arts has worked with a number of communities in Queensland during the Mackay 2008 and Rockhampton 2011 floods. In Japan the company has worked in Koriyama, Sendai and Yamamoto cho following the 2011 Great Earthquake and Tsunami. GUEST ARTISTS International Japanese dancer Shin Sakuma, Solomon Islander musician Andrew Satinie and local painter and actor John Pickup have been working with Director Steve Mayer-Miller and the Crossroad Arts ensemble Small Miracles over the past 2 months to bring this event to the public of Mackay. COMMENTS “Cyclones, floods, bushfires and earthquakes have significant impacts on communities. While emergency service agencies play a vital part in the initial recovery efforts, the role of artists is less well known. Art can give people an opportunity to tell their stories in a more expressive and reflective way, using music, song, photographs, films, theatre and dance. People cope with natural disasters in different ways. The stories that we have brought to the stage are at times funny and frightening. A young girl trying to escape rising flood waters in Walkerston in 2008 has the same sense of urgency as villagers on the island of Gizo in The Solomons trying to find higher ground before the second tsunami wave hit the island a year before. For one young woman in Mackay about to be married, her priority was to bundle her wedding dress and shoes in a suitcase and place it on top of the wardrobe as the floodwaters came through her house. In Tokyo, Yumiko Shibasaki lies flat on the floor of her apartment as the 2011 earthquake struck. The next day she is desperately trying to contact her parents in Miyagi where the tsunami hit. One of the things I am hoping the audience will take from this production is a sense of connection, that we share with people from other cultures through our common experiences, our fears, courage, humour and resilience and the common connection we all have with a fragile ecosystem.” Artistic Director Steve Mayer-Miller When: 6th, 7th 8th July Where: Parish Gardens (Across the raod from City Cinema) Tickets: Adults: $25 Concession: $15 RSVP:
23:33 27-06-2017
TONIGHT! Live Broadcast of Dance Performance with Dougal McLauchlan and Sally Morley after 12wks of collaboration in movement. 7pm peer into the world of "No one's Watching" Live stream on Facebook 7.00pm Street View: BCC Carpark, Cnr of Wood and Gordon St
04:22 11-05-2017

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