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West Kimberley program: Film making in Derby

Regional Programs

DADAA works collaboratively with communities across Western Australia.

DADAA works in regional and remote communities throughout Western Australia in a range of capacities that align wih locally identified needs and visions. DADAA engages with a community for a minimum of five years, focusing, during that time, on capacity building, mentoring and establishing a sustianable arts and cultural practice.

marshart 6

MarshART has been an annual event in Derby for six years. It is a celebration of the marshland and the community creativity of Derby. Site specific to Derby, the event encourages the community to view the landscape in new ways, with support from local and visiting artists in developing art forms in response to the physical environment and the social history of the site. The event encompasses a multiplicity of art forms, including sculpture, installation, painting, performance, digital media, circus, music and dance. MarshART 6 in 2014 will generate community site-specific works both on the marsh and at sites around town.

MarshART 6 is also partnering with DADAA's statewide project, FIVE. This will see performance and installation artist Hiromi Tango, along with digital artist Craig Walsh, take up a four-week residency in Derby during September. Hiromi will facilitate whole-of-community workshops that create a community sculpture. Craig will film digital portraits about what it means to 'belong' to Derby, and what people's experiences are of life in Derby. All projects are open to everyone and there is no cost to participate.


In 2012, DADAA commened delivery of a long-term regional arts and health program in the community of Esperance as part of a large-scale artistic and cultural initiative aimed at addressing mental health issues in the region. DADAA works collaboratively with the Bay of Isles Community Outreach (BOICO) and Esperance Community Arts to deliver focused and effective programs. Now in its third year, the Emergence Project continues to offer a range of participatory arts workshops for the local community.

For more information on the Esperance project, call Lyndel on 0417 561 679.

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