Lead Facilitator: Lenine Bourke
Co-Facilitators: Nathan Stoneham, Jane Jennison, Karen Batten, Verena Curr, Soraya Del Castillo, Larissa Deak, Louise Phillips
Local Artists: We can also collaborate with local artists during the residency.
Premiering in Brisbane in August 2012 The Walking Neighbourhood involved 12 diverse, interesting and energetic kids leading walks around Fortitude Valley in Brisbane. The project toured in 2013 to Thailand exploring the old city of Chiang Mai and then to the Aboriginal community of Bagot in Darwin as part of the Darwin Festival.
– The Walking Neighbourhoods involves from 10 – 20 children/young people aged 8-13, this can be negotiated to suit the project.
– The show tours with a company of 2 professional artists that will be based the neighbourhood for 2 weeks, as a residency. During this time they will work with local artists, technicians, volunteers, the children and local businesses or community members to develop this custom made event.
– The number of performances can be negotiated but usually results in 4 shows over a weekend at the end of the residency. Other activities such and key notes, masterclasses, community meetings and media can be incorporated across this time.
– The Walking Neighbourhood can be performed in a wide range of spaces, from theatres, studios, community halls, centres, indoor and outdoor spaces. The artists design this space to appear as a Departure Lounge. This lounge acts as the front of house and base for the project, the walks depart from this location into public spaces and return upon completion.
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The Walking Neighbourhood was created by Lenine Bourke in collaboration with various partners. The early stage of the work was created with Mammalian Diving Reflex (Canada), then more recently Contact Inc (Australia). Other partners to acknowledge include: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, DFAT, GABFAI, Darwin Festival, Bagot Community, University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology, Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Queensland.