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Notice of Annual General Meeting: 28 April 2018

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:35

The Annual General Meeting of Darwin Community Arts Inc. will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, 28 April 2018, at the new DCA Office, Unit 2, 1 Travers Street, Coconut Grove NT 0810.

The business will include:

  • Presentation of 2017 Annual Reports
  • Presentation of 2017 Audited Statement
  • Election of Board Members

For more information contact (08) 8945 7347

Date(s): Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Categories: Community Arts

Community Dinner for March 26th cancelled

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:15

The Community Dinner scheduled for Monday, 26 March 2018 is cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience caused. DCA relocated its office and studio to Coconut Grove on 15 March; we are still settling in while dealing with some problems caused by TC Marcus, so that we are not able to prepare for the dinner on the 26th. Sorry.

Categories: Community Arts

After TC Marcus

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:19

If you need access to power, Internet, some work space, some rest space, in the wake of TC Marcus, come to our new place at 1 Travers Street, Coconut Grove.

Categories: Community Arts

Congratulation Bong Ramilo

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:11
Australia Council Awards recipients announced for 2018

The Australia Council is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the prestigious Australia Council awards, which recognise and celebrate the significant contributions of leading artists to the artistic and cultural vibrancy of the nation.  

Nominated by industry peers, the eight recipients of the national awards demonstrate an extraordinary range of outstanding and sustained achievement across music, literature, community arts and cultural development, emerging and experimental arts, visual arts, theatre, and dance. They join an impressive and diverse group of individuals who have received these awards in previous years.

The recipients will be honoured during a special ceremony at Carriageworks, Sydney on Tuesday. Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski said it was an opportunity to reflect on the important role artists play in capturing the nation’s imagination.

“These national awards are a critical way for the Australia Council to recognise the remarkable achievements of individual Australian artists, as well as highlighting the broader contribution of all our artists to enhancing the lives of Australians. The recipients of the 2018 awards are leaders in their respective fields. They have individually and collectively made highly significant contributions to the development of artistic practice and to challenging existing ways of exploring how we express identity and how we connect with one another. Almost all Australians engage with the arts multiple times on a daily basis. The Arts play a central role in wellbeing, in building more creative and cohesive communities, and are a complex and layered reflection of our nation. With that in mind it is essential that we celebrate and support the rich and diverse artistic talent we are fortunate to have,” he said.

The recipients of Australia Council Awards for 2018:     

Bruce Pascoe (VIC) - Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature 

Liza Lim (NSW) - Australia Council Don Banks Music Award

Pat Brassington (TAS) - Australia Council Visual Arts Award 

Nigel Helyer (NSW) - Australia Council Award for Emerging & Experimental Arts 

Phillip Adams (VIC) - Australia Council Award for Dance 

Liz Jones AO (VIC) - Australia Council Award for Theatre 

Christian (Bong) Ramilo (NT) – Australia Council Ros Bower Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development







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Edwin Kemp Attrill (SA) - Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development

Categories: Community Arts

DCA Creative Coworking Space Community Consultation

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:30

DCA is planning to open a Creative Coworking Space in Coconut Grove. We would like to hear and discuss with community members what ideas you may have for the use and function of a coworking space dedicated to artistic endeavours.

A Community Consultation will be held 7 March, at 6pm in the Community Room of Hon. Lauren Moss electoral office, Casuarina Plaza, Trower Road, Casuarina. Parking available near Comics NT, or across the road at Casuarina Square.

To register your interest, participation or more information, please email admin@darwincommunityarts.org.au using DCA Creative Coworking Space in the subject line.

 







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Thank you

Categories: Community Arts

On the Move

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:44

After 10 years in Malak, Darwin Community Arts is on the move. In line with our strategic plans and vision, we are continuing to distribute and decentralise our work throughout the Darwin Region.

In March 2018, we will relocate the main office and some creative spaces now in Malak to Coconut Grove. We are currently conducting workshops and activities at the Palmerston Library, Durack Community Centre, and we are assessing further opportunities in the rural areas.

DCA moved to Malak following the reinvention of Brown’s Mart Community Arts in 2007 with the intention of being embedded in the communities we work with. The move to Malak proved successful, conducting many community activities involving a broad range of participants and interests.

The 10 years in Malak saw the establishment of the Telecentro, a community Internet Café’, a theatre for local productions and community use, Youth Blast (a program specifically designed for young people at risk), the Mobile Café’, the Community Garden, the Monthly Gatherings, which were the precursors to the Community Dinners and the award winning My Sisters Kitchen and the Malak Markeplace, the Darwin Fridge Festival, the Community Shed, Asia in Darwin, Arts Access Darwin arts workshops, Frontline digital media projects, among others.

In this time we also established a great network of partners and collaborators including the Multicultural Council of the NT, Melaleuca Refugee Centre, Australian Red Cross, Mission Australia, City of Darwin, City of Palmerston, Sanderson Middle School, Manunda Terrace Primary School, Palmerston Senior College, Corrugated Iron Youth Arts, Brown’s Mart Arts, and others.

Our move to Coconut Grove will not mark the end of our commitment in Malak. We are currently negotiating new terms and conditions to retain the Chambers Crescent Theatre as a community space, controlled and managed by community groups, which we intend to be part of.

We are excited about the next chapter of the DCA story. The main office will be located in Travers Street, Coconut Grove. The large space will accommodate the administration, Art Access Darwin, and CemeNTworx programs, some of the arts and crafts groups and a music studio.

We are also in the planning stages of the establishment of a Creative Coworking Space social enterprise. The next step for this project will be a series of community consultations to map out community needs and assets – stay tuned.

All going to plans, we should be in Coconut Grove by 15 March. We will update regularly on our online platforms.

We apologise for any inconveniences this transition period may cause and thank you for your continued support.

 

Categories: Community Arts

Treasure Language Storytelling: Women's Stories from the Heart

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:33

Join us for an evening of beauty and inspiration with storytellers from Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and Indigenous Australia who have made Darwin and Palmerston their home. Listen to the sounds and rhythms of the original languages, with translations into English. This show coincides with International Mother Language Day 2018. Women will share stories in some of the small languages that can be heard in Palmerston, Darwin, and Australia's Top End. What our audiences have said: beautiful, inspiring, moving, rich, spine-tingling, eye-opening, what a wonderful world!

Sun, February 25, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM ACST
Durack Community Centre
33 Packard Avenue
Palmerston, NT 0830

Date(s): Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Categories: Community Arts

Join our Jams at Palmerston!

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 16:07
Join our Jams at Palmerston! Darwin Community Arts will have acoustic music jam sessions at Durack Community Centre every fortnight, 8:00 - 11:00 PM, from Wednesday, 7 February to 27 June 2018.   Bring your guitar or other acoustic instrument and song suggestions -- we intend to jam and learn 3 songs per session, which we will play at Palmerston Library Community Room, 6:30 - 11:00 PM, every last Friday of the month, from 23 February 2018.   Contact Darwin Community Arts on eo@darwincommunityarts.org.au or ring the DCA office on 8945 7347 for more information.   Schedule of jams and performances at Durack Commmunity Centre, 33 Packard Ave, Durack NT 0830   Durack Jams, 8:00 to 11:00 PM:   Wed Feb 7, 2018  Wed Feb 21, 2018  Wed Mar 7, 2018  Wed Mar 21, 2018 Wed Apr 4, 2018  Wed Apr 18, 2018  Wed May 2, 2018  Wed May 16, 2018  Wed May 30, 2018  Wed Jun 6, 2018  Wed Jun 20, 2018    Palmerston Library Sessions, 6:30 - 11:00 PM:   Fri Feb 23, 2018  Fri Apr 27, 2018  Fri May 25, 2018  Fri Jun 29, 2018
Categories: Community Arts