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WOMEN OUT FRONT EXHIBITION

Coonamble

Women Out Front 2019 will feature work from current programs in collaboration with Signal Creative and Outback Arts. Work from the 'River Stories' exhibition in Walgett as well as 'Drylands Wetlands' from Warren and 'Creative Women's Week' will all be on display.
Come and see this amazing exhibition as we put Women Out Front in Coonamble.
The Exhibition is a part of building the Signal Creative Network and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Women Out Front is an ongoing program in partnership with Outback Arts


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TELL YOUR STORY

Wagga Wagga

This NAIDOC week we travelled to Wagga Wagga and ran workshops on Digital Storytelling including sessions focusing on recording, editing and interviewing.

We can’t wait to get back to Wagga Wagga this year and continue our work empowering women to tell and capture their stories.

Tell your story is a part of the Signal Creative network and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


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THE SIGNAL CREATIVE PODCAST

Launch!

We’re live!! Check all of your usual podcasting channels for The Signal Creative Podcast!

Signal Creative is a not-for-profit organisation organisation that works with Women from all over Australia to create original music, sound and visual art. This podcast documents Signal’s work and contains chats from Emma Hoy and Caroline Wallace about their experiences on the road with Signal Creative as well as interviews, music and sound art from the inspiring women they meet.

Subscribe to our podcast to get new episodes as they are released!

Listen to Season 1 here!


ANU BUNDIAN WAY ARTS EXCHANGE

The Bundian Way, NSW 2019

Over 2019, Signal Creative will be a part of the Bundian Way Arts Exchange. The ANU School of Art and Design select artists to collaborate on artistic responses around the Bundian Way.

On our first field-trip we met Pauline Coxon, Natalie Bateman and John Blay as we walked and learned about the Bundian Way, a beautiful songline that stretches from the mountains to the coast.

Stay tuned for the next instalment!

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CREATIVE WOMEN’S WEEK

Walgett 2019

In June 2019, Signal Creative partnered up with 2 Rivers and Outback Arts to deliver Creative Women’s week! We delivered 15 workshops for wellness and community connection including a huge collaborative craft project, beat-making and rap, dance and collage.

We worked with over 100 Women all over Walgett involving Mackillop Mum’s and Bubs, Mission Australia, Redi-E, Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service, the PCYC, Walgett Youth Centre, The Walgett Library and Walgett Community College.

Many Women we met commented that we have the best job in the world, we couldn’t agree more!


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LIFE STORIES

Port Headland 2019

In April and May 2019, Signal Creative are travelling to Port Headland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia to be a part of Life Stories. The project is facilitated through IBN in Port Headland in partnership with historian Mary Anne Jebb and focuses on collecting stories and music for community members as well as running workshops and developing skills in oral history and preservation.

The result will be individual stories gathered and presented back to the community members in June.


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WOMEN OUTFRONT 2018-2020

WALGETT ‘River Stories’

In 2018, Signal commenced a 3 year engagement with the young women at Walgett Community College primary school in the Sista Speak class. Together we collected stories from Walgett Women about the Namoi and Barwon rivers and life growing up in Walgett. The first performance was premiered in front of the whole school and community, it included story telling, singing and a creative rationale around the beautiful gown series created by the young women in the program. The gowns are part of the ‘River Stories’ Exhibition in the town library and the online content for the exhibition can be viewed here.

We look forward to the 2nd half of the program into 2020!

This project is a partnership with Outback Arts.

 


WOMEN OUTFRONT 2018-2020

WARREN ‘Drylands/Wetlands’

In 2018, Signal commenced a 3 year engagement with the young women at Warren Central School (all students in years 5-10). Creating original music, performance and dance inspired by the surrounding areas around each town. We presented the first performance in March 2019 at the Window on the Wetlands centre with Dance, Poetry and a community Q and A panel all created and presented by the participants.

We look forward to the 2nd half of the program into 2020!

This project is a partnership with Outback Arts.

 

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UNDER & OVER

BONDI PAVILLION

An installation collaboration between Signal Creative and Marnie Vaughn. 
This installation in it's full 10 minutes explores a world both real and imagined under and over the waves. 

Under & Over premieres at Bondi Feast July 2018.
Music and Sound Design by Emma Hoy and Caroline Wallace, video production by Marnie Vaughn.


ON THE OUTSIDE

NATIONAL PODCAST PILOT

Beginning in October, Signal Creative will be travelling to Darwin, Wyndham and Alice Springs to record conversations and music from women in remote areas who have been effected by incarceration. Covering a wide range of subjects around the realities of life On the Outside this podcast will empower women to tell their own stories through intimate interviews, storytelling and music.

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NEON CAVES

WELLINGTON NSW

Throughout 2017, Signal have been travelling to Central Western NSW and working with The Galaxy Girls to create NEON CAVES for Springfest which was held in Wellington. This initial production was made possible with support from the Country Arts Support Program and Orana Arts.  With support from Signal's successful crowdfunding campaign on the 10th of March 2018 The Galaxy Girls will take NEON CAVES to the Enlighten Festival In Canberra.

The show combines soundscapes, movement and vocalisations inspired by the Cathedral Cave in Wellington. The over-arching concepts for the show were created by The Galaxy Girls with support and mentoring from Signal Creative. The Galaxy Girls are aged between 10 and 16 years old and all a part of the Beyond Barbed Wire Daughters and Reconnect programs whic hare run through Barnardos in the Central West.


COONABARABRAN

HOLIDAY PROGRAM, DISCO AND MOVING PORTRAITS

On a recent visit to Coonabarabran, Signal ran a 3 day workshop creating decorations, teaching the kids at Coona B's Drop in Centre to DJ and ran a kids and youth disco for Youth Week 2018! We had a blast meeting and making with all the participants and the top activity was singing! While we were there we made this beautiful moving portrait of Gamilaroi artist Paris Norton who is  living in Coonabarabran NSW. Poem by Rupi Kaur.


NEON PARTY!

DUBBO, NSW

An epic party in Dubbo presented by the Galaxy Girls! Bringing together young people from Wellington, Mudgee and Dubbo, this capacity crowd enjoyed live music, DJ sets, UV body painting, photobooth and free BBQ!

Neon Party was made possible with funding from Music NSW's INDENT grant and amazing support from Barnardos Wellington and Mudgee, The Midnite Cafe the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre and Orana Arts.

 


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GIRL'S ROCK! AUSTRALIA

CANBERRA AND SYDNEY

The very first Girls Rock! Sydney was in 2018 at the Factory Theatre in Enmore - Signal Creative curated and facilitated the workshop program for the entire week - including workshops on Beatmaking, Music History, Artist Identity, Gender Diversity and Screen Printing. Bringing together a powerhouse team of facilitators for the week-long program.

In 2017 Signal also delivered one of their signature workshops 'Creative Gains' at Girls Rock! Canberra. We looks forward to being involved with Girls Rock! Nationally ongoing.


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DESERT DIVAS AND SISTA SOUNDS

ALICE SPRINGS

We had an amazing time at the town camps in Alice Springs with Music NT.  The Sista Sounds and Desert Divas program has been running in towns and remote communities for a few years now and it's so inspiring to see the change that it's made to the musical landscape by supporting, teaching and providing opportunities for young Aboriginal women in the NT.  

Over the week of Sista Sounds, we were making beats with young girls after school, playing songs and singing with ladies in the community centres and helping women write songs about their lives and their country.

A massive thank you to the other mentors and Music NT for sharing this experience with us.

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