Finding Ithaka

July - Nov 2014

Mackay, Gladstone, Biloela, Dysart


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spun, woven, danced, built, photographed, painted ,

sung and acted by aged care residents from Mackay,

Gladstone, Biloela and Dysart .

Nov 19 -22  Homefield Aged Care Centre




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Brenden Borellini spends his weekends traveling around Mackay photographing trees as part of his latest photographic series. The project has been opened up to the public, and we want to hear from you! So feel free to COMMENT BELOW if you have any suggestions. Already Brenden has received some great suggestions, making his first trip to Mango Ave, Eimeo to photograph the row of Mango Trees as recommended by Lara Payne. Thanks to those who have already shared with us the whereabouts of their favourite tree or trees.
07:01 20-10-2014
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Singers Needed! In November 2014, 87 year old Norman Thornton along with his mate Woody Tryhorn will travel up by train from their home at the Gladstone Hibiscus Aged Care Centre to Mackay, to star in the Crossroad Arts intergenerational play 'Finding Ithaka' They will be joined by the residents of Homefield Aged Care Centre along with actors from Melbourne and Brisbane in this one off unique event, in the grounds of Homefield Aged Care Centre in George St from 19 -22 November. Crossroad Arts are looking for young enthusiastic and energetic singers to work in with the elderly residents to give them the confidence and that Je ne sais quoi when they sing. You can come as a group or as an individual. Please call us on 49535122 if you are interested. The roles are voluntary.
03:30 14-10-2014
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A sneak peak at some of Brenden Borellini’s latest work… Deaf and Blind Artist Brenden spent last Saturday afternoon travelling to various locations in Mackay to photograph trees. Brenden would love to hear about where your favourite tree in Mackay might be, and the reason why. COMMENT BELOW with a picture or a description and it’s location. Perhaps in the next few weeks Brenden might choose to photograph your tree…
07:06 13-10-2014
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The Gladstone Observer gives Crossroad Arts two thumbs up! "... Just blown us away." "WOODY Tryhorn's creativity was unleashed last week in the making of a film scene called Penelope's Loom. A resident at Blue Care's Edenvale Aged Care facility, Mr Tryhorn said the creative experience gave expression to his love of theatre and music." Follow the links below to read more... - -
02:13 07-10-2014
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In September a team of three artists from Crossroad Arts Mackay hit the road for a month to work in Gladstone and Biloela. Artists were working in three different aged care centres and ran a variety of different workshops. Here is what some of the Staff and Residents had to say: Staff: “Such a wonderful array of activities that could be worked into a daily calendar after workshops are finished” “Great interaction with the residents, especially in the dementia unit” Residents: “I really enjoyed the experience” “Can’t wait till next time” “Please come back” A big thank you to both Hibiscus, Eden Vale and Biloela Respite Centre for their warm welcome and wonderful send off, we look forward to returning and hope the staff and residents were as inspired as we were! - Crossroad Arts is also thrilled to announce that two residents from Hibiscus Aged Care Facility Gladstone, Woody and Norm, will be traveling to Mackay in November to act in the Finding Ithaka production.
00:44 30-09-2014

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