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Live & Local micro-festival hits right note on Redlands Coast


The Redlands Coast music industry will receive a welcome boost through a Live and Local micro-festival to be held over three days from 22-24 October 2021.

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Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event aimed to help the music industry recover from the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

“The past 21 months have been challenging for the entertainment industry, with many musicians impacted due to the cancellation of events, closed venues and limited paid performance opportunities,” she said.

“It will be great to see local musicians back doing what they do best – entertaining our community.”

The program line-up includes:

Friday 22 October

  • The RPAC Stage – located at Kyling Corner near The Bench and The Office on Middle, Middle St, Cleveland – Jax Swan, Zac Bnjmn, Arkism, The Febs

Saturday 23 October

  • The Fiction Bar, Raby Bay Harbour, Cleveland – Peppermint Ollie, Josh Lovegrove
  • The Anchor by the Bay, Raby Bay Harbour, Cleveland – Honey Dukes, Scott Walter
  • The Twilight Makers’ Market Stage, Raby Bay Harbour, Cleveland – Radioceans, Yoyo Tuki, Adam James, Joe Geia Band

Sunday 24 October

  • The Binary Music Stage, Bloomfield St, Cleveland – Rose Rogers, Paula Boo, Clara Durbidge, Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts

Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts

Redlands Coast Live and Local micro-festival curator Nix Gross said the event would showcase live original music organised by the creative community.

“I am passionate about creating forward movement and constancy of performance opportunities to support our Redlands Coast artists’ livelihoods,” Ms Gross said.

“All businesses engaged are super excited. Redland Performing Arts Centre, venues and Council are also keenly supportive in building an active live music precinct in the Redlands Coast area.”

The Live and Local Redlands Coast program is supported by Redland City Council, in partnership with Creative Arts Alliance, Live Music Office Australia, QMusic and APRA/AMCOS.

For more information on the Live and Local Redlands Coast micro-festival, visit redland.qld.gov.au

As well as performance opportunities, Live & Local is connecting all musicians from the region with two days of free, high-quality professional development delivered in partnership with Queensland’s peak body, QMusic.

It will include professional development sessions, covering both business and artist-specific topics, and aims to create paid opportunities for small businesses including technical crew, photographers, videographers, curators and arts workers.

The Redlands Coast Music Industry Professional Development Session facilitated by QMusic will be at Redland Performing Arts Centre on 11 and 12 October from 6-8pm.

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Tickets go on sale for annual Dîner en Rouge fundraiser


Tickets are now on sale for Redland City Mayor Karen Williams’ annual Dîner en Rouge event which raises funds for Redlands Coast domestic and family violence support services.

Now in its seventh year, the event has raised almost $400,000.

Cr Williams said the 2021 event would be a live stage production, themed Musique en Rouge, for the second year.

“Last year’s new-look Musique en Rouge fundraiser, held as a stage show instead of the usual dinner in response to COVID-19 restrictions, was very well received and raised more than $50,000 for local support services,” she said.

“The economic and social impacts associated with COVID-19 have magnified the tragedy of domestic abuse, so it is important we continue to work together to ensure a safer tomorrow for all victims of this crime on Redlands Coast.”

Cr Williams said Musique en Rouge would be held at Redland Performing Arts Centre and would feature an exceptional line-up of performers and two special guest speakers:

  • Vanessa A Fowler, sister of the late Allison Baden-Clay who helped form the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation and is the current Director and Chairperson of the Board, and
  • Queensland Police Service Assistant Commissioner Brian Codd who heads up the new Domestic, Family Violence and Vulnerable Persons Command.

“Funds raised through ticket sales, auction items, raffles and sponsorship will help to ensure local community organisations can deliver assistance to people when and where it is needed most,” Cr Williams said.

“We all deserve to feel safe and, by their support of past Dîner en Rouge events, our community has shown it is prepared to stand up and make a real difference for people whose lives have been torn apart by domestic and family violence.”

There are a number of opportunities to sponsor or support the Dîner en Rouge fundraising. Details are available on the event’s webpage at redland.qld.gov.au/dinerenrouge

Redland City Council is proud to once again partner with Zonta clubs, Soroptimist International, Rotary Club of Cleveland, Redland Foundation and other local domestic and family violence service advocates on this year’s event.

EVENT DETAILS

What: Musique en Rouge – annual fundraiser to help Redlands Coast residents affected by domestic and family violence

When: Saturday 6 November 2021 from 5pm

Where: Redland Performing Arts Centre

Tickets: $85 each or $800 for a social group of 10 tickets (includes GST)

Purchase tickets:

  • Online from rpac.com.au
  • By telephone during business hours on 3829 8131
  • In person at Redland Performing Arts Centre, 2/16 Middle Street, Cleveland from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday
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Minjerribah sets the scene for The Wilds filming


Redlands Coast has once again proven itself a haven for the international screen industry, with scenes for season 2 of hit Amazon Prime show The Wilds filmed on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).

The Wilds centres around a group of teenage girls from different backgrounds who find themselves marooned on an island, unaware they are part of an elaborate social experiment.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the filming, which occurred at picturesque Deadman’s Beach, Frenchman’s Beach, South Gorge, Flinders Beach and on Southern Moreton Bay, was great news for Redlands Coast.

“The production team undertook five filming blocks between April and August, with about 200 cast and crew staying on the island during this time,” Cr Williams said.

“This entailed about 4000 bed nights with local accommodation providers including Pandanus Palms Resort, Samarinda Jewel by the Sea, Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, Allure Resort, Whale Watch Ocean Beach Resort, Anchorage on Straddie, The Islander Holiday Resort, Discover Stradbroke and Dolphin Holiday Accommodation.

“It is anticipated the production provided a direct economic injection of more than $800,000 to the island and Redlands Coast economy.

“Not only did this deliver economic and tourism activity, it’s yet another exciting opportunity for our wonderful vistas (pictured) to be showcased on screens around the world.”

Co-produced by Amazon Studios and ABC Signature Studios, part of Disney Television Studios, The Wilds Season 2 engaged Brisbane-based production company Hoodlum Entertainment as its service company in Australia.

Hoodlum Entertainment’s Chief Content Officer Tracey Vieira said the production company had previously had great experiences filming on Redlands Coast, and was pleased to return to film parts of The Wilds season 2.

“With its pristine beaches, breathtaking vistas and lovely community, it’s always a pleasure for our cast and crew to film on Minjerribah,” Ms Vieira said.

“During our time on location on the island we were able to capture incredible imagery of stunning locations that we can all be proud of when The Wilds season 2 premieres worldwide on Amazon Prime.

“We love filming on Redlands Coast and hope to be back again soon to feature some of its other diverse locations.”

Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said The Wilds season 2 filming on Minjerribah was great for the island economy, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Redlands Coast has a global reputation as a natural choice for film and television, and it’s easy to see why,” Cr Mitchell said.

“Our stunning locations and friendly communities are all within 35 minutes of Brisbane, half an hour from the Screen Queensland Studios at Hemmant and less than an hour from the Village Roadshow Studios at Helensvale.

“It’s been fantastic to see yet another major production being filmed on this beautiful island, and I thank our island community for hosting the production and sharing their backyard with the cast and crew.”

In January 2021, The Wilds season 1 was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series.

The Wilds which received support from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland.

Redland City Council is proud to be part of Screen Queensland’s Film-Friendly Pathways Program.

Redlands Coast locations have proven attractive to filmmakers since 2010, featuring in movies and TV shows such as The Chronicles of Narnia, Unbroken, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Aquaman, Tidelands, Holey Moley, Safe Harbour, Harrow, Reef Break, Love and Monsters and Young Rock.

The Wilds is also supported under the Morrison Government’s $400 million boost to the Location Incentive to create a pipeline of international projects, which will generate tens of thousands of Australian jobs in the screen industry over coming years.

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Redland Art Gallery hosts antiques roadshow-style events


Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is inviting residents to bring in their artworks, antiques and collectibles for appraisal at two antiques roadshow-style events.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Art and Collectibles valuation days in September and October offered residents the opportunity to sit down with a panel of art and antique experts and learn more about a special item from home.

“This is a fun way to be involved in our very own antiques roadshow-style event on Redlands Coast,” Cr Williams said.

“Members of the public can bring in any two personal items ranging from artworks, photographs, antiques and vintage collectibles, to learn more about their history and value.

“It is also a great opportunity to talk to highly-regarded experts in the art and antiques industry, be amazed by what other people bring in, and gain a new appreciation for art and antique collections.”

RAG Director Emma Bain said this was the first time the gallery had hosted an event of this type.

“We have had a lot of enquiries from gallery visitors over the years in relation to the appraisal of artworks and antiques they have in their homes,” Ms Bain said.

“We are expecting the valuation days to be popular, not just in putting a value on the items but providing information on when and where they were created.”

The expert panel includes Rob Metcalfe from Bayside Antiques and Collectables Centre in Cleveland; Catherine Ricketts and Kevin Parker from Nudgee Road Antiques; and Ross Searle and John Walsh, art valuers under the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.

The valuation days will offer 10 minute sessions on Sunday 12 September and Sunday 10 October. Bookings are essential.

If items are large or very fragile, residents are asked to bring a photograph instead.

The Art and Collectibles days will operate under a COVID-safe plan which includes attendees wearing masks and physically distancing.

DETAILS:

What: Art and Collectibles at RAG

Where: Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

When: Sunday 12 September and 10 October from 9am-1.30pm

Cost: $10 per session

Information and bookings: artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au/programs/public-programs

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Redland Art Gallery works on loan for Brisbane exhibition


Two works from the Redland Art Gallery (RAG) Collection have been loaned to the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) for an exhibition.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the loan was a great opportunity to promote the RAG Collection to a broader audience.

“It is exciting that larger institutions like State Library of Queensland recognise the quality of works in the RAG Collection,” she said.

“They are not alone. RAG works have also been loaned to the Museum of Brisbane, the National Portrait Gallery and Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).

“Most recently, another work from the RAG Collection was loaned to Logan Art Gallery for a Kyra Mancktelow exhibition in June and July.”

The two works on loan to the SLQ are I am your spine and Nerut kerker (future) and Peim Kerker (dreaming) by Brisbane-based artists Hannah Gutchen and Hannah Brontë.

Two Redland Art Gallery works, I am your spine and Nerut kerker (future) and Peim Kerker (dreaming) by Hannah Gutchen and Hannah Brontë, are on display at State Library of Queensland.

RAG Director Emma Bain said the works were from a series of four fibre garments commissioned by Redland Art Gallery for the 2016 exhibition Gathering Strands.

“These works celebrate traditional weaving techniques and serve as a metaphor for the resilience and strength of the artists’ female ancestors,” Ms Bain said.

“Hannah Gutchen is a Torres Strait Island and Jewish woman and Hannah Brontë is a Wakka Wakka/Yaegl woman.

“The curator at SLQ contacted us directly as they wanted these specific works to be included in the exhibition Entwined: plants and people.

“They were last on display at GOMA in 2017, so I encourage local residents to take the opportunity to have a look at these works while they are on display at the State Library of Queensland.”

The Entwined: plants and people exhibition is at SLQ in South Bank, Brisbane until 14 November 2021.

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Council playgrounds, exercise equipment off-limits during lockdown


Redland City Council playground and exercise equipment, skate parks, BMX tracks, public barbecues and tennis courts have joined the list of places off-limits to the public during the current COVID-19 lockdown, that was today extended to 4pm on Sunday 8 August 2021.

The Queensland Government announced today that the lockdown would be extended by another five days in 11 local government areas across south-east Queensland, including Redland City.

Due to the high risk of COVID-19 transmission, and as required by the State Government, residents must not use Council playground or exercise equipment, skate parks, BMX tracks or public barbecues during the lockdown. The Council-operated Wellington Point Tennis Courts on Birkdale Road are also closed to the public.

Council’s essential services will continue to operate as usual, other services are operating online and some have closed for the lockdown.

Council’s NAIDOC Cultural Celebration at Raby Bay Harbour Park that was planned for this Saturday, 7 August has been cancelled. It had already been postponed from an earlier date due to a previous lockdown.

The following Redland City Council services have moved online or are closed to the public for the duration of the lockdown, pending further advice from the Queensland Government:

Council’s Customer Service Centres
Customer Service Centres at Cleveland, Capalaba and Victoria Point will be closed for the duration of the lockdown, but Council’s online and telephone services will continue.

Council’s Customer Contact Centre is available for all phone enquiries on (07) 3829 8999 Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm, excluding public holidays.

Urgent requests that cannot be performed over the telephone or via email can be requested by contacting Council’s customer contact centre to make an appointment.

Libraries
Redland Libraries are closed but online services will continue, including e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines, music, movies and children’s stories.

For those with children at home, you might like to make use of the Libraries online story time each morning at 9.30am.

Return chutes are closed, with loan and hold periods extended.  No late fees will be incurred.  To access digital library services, visit our website or download the app from the App Store or Play Store.

Art Galleries
Council’s Art Galleries are closed for the duration of the lockdown.

RPAC

Redland Performing Arts Centre is closed for the duration of the lockdown. All scheduled performances and workshops have been postponed.  See RPAC website www.rpac.com.au for latest performance updates.

IndigiScapes Centre
Closed.

Visitor Information Centre
While the Visitor Information Centre at Raby Bay is closed, information is still available by phone on 1300 667 386; or visit the Redlands Coast website.

Redland Animal Shelter
The gates to Redland Animal Shelter are closed, with onsite staff available for appointments and emergency drop-offs only.

Community halls
Indoor venues, including community halls, are closed.

Public swimming pools
Cleveland Aquatic Centre is closed. Bay Islands Aquatic Centre is already closed for winter.

RecycleWorld
RecycleWorld at Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centre is closed.

Recycling and Waste Centres

While Council’s Recycling and Waste Centres remain open, Council urges residents to avoid generating unnecessary waste and avoid visiting the facilities unless absolutely necessary. Physical distancing, wearing a face mask, and safety requirements apply.

For the latest health information, visit the Queensland Health website.

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Council supports project to help Redlands Coast music industry


Redland City Council has thrown its support behind an initiative which aims to support the creative and career development of local musicians.

Mayor Karen Williams said Redlands Coast’s Live and Local Program was part of a wider south east Queensland music recovery project which aimed to build the capacity of local live music communities including musicians, businesses and venues.

“The main focus of this project is to help the music industry recover from the ongoing effects of COVID-19,” Cr Williams said.

“Many musicians are out of work due to the cancellation of events, closed venues and limited paid performance opportunities.

“The Redlands Coast Live and Local Program is a capacity building project which focuses on strengthening and supporting local live music communities.”

Cr Williams said the project aimed to deliver a number of opportunities including:

  • mentorship of an emerging local event curator/producer
  • the creation of a digital platform for performers to link artists with venues and local festival and event organisers
  • the delivery of performance opportunities for new and emerging musicians
  • local and regional industry roundtables
  • skills and professional development programs.

Cr Williams said the first priority of the newly-formed local area Music Working Group was to encourage as many local musicians as possible to register for a region-wide festival of micro events to be held between August and October this year.

Musicians can register their interest online until 8 August 2021.

The Music Working Group has also prepared two surveys – one for venues/presenters and another for musicians.

For more information on the Live and Local program visit redland.qld.gov.au

The project is in partnership with Redland City Council, The Live Music Office, QMusic and Creative Alliance Queensland.

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Council closures during COVID-19 lockdown


The Queensland Government has today announced a three-day lockdown due to COVID-19 for 11 local government areas across south-east Queensland, including Redland City.

Redland City Council’s essential services will continue during the lockdown, with other services operating online or closing for the duration of the lockdown, which is currently from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm Tuesday 3 August 2021.

Kerbside rubbish collection and recycling and waste centres will continue to operate, but now is not the time for a general clean-up.

Other south-east Queensland local government areas affected by the health directive are Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast.

Queensland Health has advised that from 4pm today, people in these areas will be required to stay at home except for essential purposes, including buying food and medications, accessing health care or providing support, exercising locally, and undertaking essential work and study that cannot be done from home.

Masks must be carried everywhere and worn in all indoor spaces and outdoors spaces, except where exemptions apply. Please keep informed by visiting the Queensland Health website.

Under the restrictions, the following Redland City Council services will move online or close to the public from today Saturday 31 July 2021 until close of business on Tuesday 3 August 2021, pending further advice from the Queensland Government.

This includes:

Council’s Customer Service Centres
Customer Service Centres at Cleveland, Capalaba and Victoria Point will be closed for the duration of the lockdown, but Council’s online and telephone services will continue.

Council’s Customer Contact Centre is available for all phone enquiries on (07) 3829 8999 Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm, excluding public holidays.

Libraries
Redland Libraries closed at 12pm Saturday 31 July, but the libraries’ extensive online services will continue, including e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines, music, movies and children’s stories.

Return chutes will also be closed with loan and hold periods extended.  No late fees will be incurred.  To access our digital library services, visit our website or download the app from the App Store or Play Store.

Art Galleries
Council’s Art Galleries will be closed for the duration of the lockdown.

RPAC

Redland Performing Arts Centre will be closed for the duration of the lockdown. All scheduled performances and workshops have been postponed.  See RPAC website www.rpac.com.au for latest performance updates.

IndigiScapes Centre
Closed.

Visitor Information Centre
While the Visitor Information Centre at Raby Bay closed at 12pm Saturday 31 July, information will still be available by phone on 1300 667 386 or visit the Redlands Coast website.

Redland Animal Shelter
The gates to Redland Animal Shelter will be closed, with onsite staff available for appointments and emergency drop-offs only.

Community halls
Indoor venues, including community halls, will be closed.

Public swimming pools
Cleveland Aquatic Centre will be closed. Bay Islands Aquatic Centre is already closed for winter.

RecycleWorld
RecycleWorld at Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centre will be closed.

Recycling and Waste Centres

While our Recycling and Waste Centres remain open, Council urges residents to avoid generating unnecessary waste and avoid visiting the facilities unless absolutely necessary. Social distancing and safety requirements apply.

More information
Watch Council’s website and social media for updates. The Queensland Government is the lead agency in managing the public health response to COVID-19.

For more information about the health directive and the latest health advice, visit health.qld.gov.au

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NAIDOC event offers celebration and participation


Redlands Coast will come alive with all the vibrancy, voices and vitality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture during the NAIDOC Cultural Celebration on 7 August.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said she was delighted the free event was back on after being postponed at the start of NAIDOC Week on 4 July due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“It will be a morning of celebration, with performances and exhibitions from some of our area’s most-acclaimed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander singers, dancers and artists,” Cr Williams said.

Yulu-Burri-Ba Dancers and musicians will perform at the NAIDOC Cultural Celebration.

The NAIDOC Cultural Celebration will be held on Saturday, 7 August, from 9am to 1pm at Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cleveland.

Cr Williams said there would be plenty of opportunities to actively participate on the day.

“There will be arts and crafts activities including weaving workshops, and there will be cultural demonstrations by Quandamooka man Matt Burns,” she said.

“This year, NAIDOC Week – which started on 4 July and continues until this Sunday, 11 July –  invites us to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage under the theme of Heal Country.

“This is about us all working to protect lands, waters, sacred sites and cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration and destruction.

“NAIDOC Week also marks the 10-year anniversary of when the Federal Court of Australia made two native title consent determinations recognising the Quandamooka People’s native title rights and interests in regards North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).

“On 4 July, 2011, Redland City Council and the Quandamooka People signed an historic Indigenous Land Use Agreement, setting out broad principles and mechanisms for how the parties are working together to benefit the community.”

Cr Williams said the anniversary was an apt time for all Redlands Coast residents to pause and think about how far we have come in terms of reconciliation.

“I encourage everyone to come along to the NAIDOC Cultural Celebration; to listen and learn; and to take away an understanding of the cultural significance of Country,” Cr Williams said.

Chris Tamwoy and Tania-Rose Gibuma will perform at the NAIDOC Cultural Celebration on Saturday 7 August.

Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cleveland Cultural Celebration, 7 August, 9am to 1pm

Come and enjoy performances featuring:

  • Renowned Torres Strait Island singer/songwriter Chris Tamwoy with special guest Tania-Rose Gibuma
  • Quandamooka local song-man Josh Walker and the Yulu-Burri-Ba dancers
  • Influential contemporary Indigenous musician Joe Geia and his band
  • Quandamooka cultural demonstrations by Matt Burns
  • Australian South Sea Islander and Aboriginal singer/songwriter Georgia Corowa
  • Performances by the Wagga Torres Strait Island Dance Company
  • Traditional Weaving Workshops, arts and craft activities and more!

The free celebrations will also include a traditional smoking ceremony as well as traditional arts and crafts activities.

There will be artworks by Quandamooka artists for sale, traditional weaving workshops and a sand art display.

Stay for lunch and try the offerings from bush tucker food trucks and community barbeques.

Continuing  NAIDOC events:

Exhibition Fragments: A Printed Environment: Tamika Grant-Iramu

until Sunday 18 July, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

Grant-Iramu’s work brings into focus aspects of the natural environment that often go unnoticed and yet are an important part of the identity and culture of place. artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/exhibitions-2021/fragments-a-printed-environment-tamika-grant-iramu/

Exhibition Response: Carol McGregor

until Sunday 18 July, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

In Response, Carol McGregor, an artist of Wathaurung and Scottish descent, reflects on what was here, looked after and used as a resource before colonisation. artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/exhibitions-2021/response-carol-mcgregor/

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Council grants for Redlands Coast arts projects


The Redlands Coast arts community will benefit from close to $63,000 in grant funding to assist creatives in the region.

Redland City Council has announced grants for seven local projects through round two of the 2020-2021 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

Mayor Karen Williams said the funding would support individual artists and community arts events, underscoring the importance of arts and culture on Redlands Coast.

“We are fortunate to have a thriving arts community and this funding will support projects that reflect the distinctive people and places of Redlands Coast and its communities,” Cr Williams said.

Recipients of round two RADF grants were:

  • Jeremy Staples – $10,000 for Redlands Coast Islands Festival: this inaugural festival (1-4 October) will present a program of cultural events and experiences built around the Karragarra Sea Market.
  • Maree Goebel – $10,000 for ‘A Night at the Famous Cotton Club’: a Minjerribah community-based, multi-media Cabaret play and capacity building project.
  • Dr Sharon Jewell – $9,924 for Canaipa Mudlines September Residency: up to 15 artists will work on site in Turtle Swamp Forest, Russell Island. Work will be documented and posted online and included in the Redlands Coast Islands Festival.
  • Deborah Jordan – $9,000 forIsland Storytellers’: the inaugural Lamb Island Writers and Readers four-day festival, as part of the wider Redlands Coast Arts festival.
  • Maryann Talia Pau – $10,000 for ‘Oceania’: a Pasifika and First Nations-led community singing workshop and art exhibition as part of the 2021 Pacific Choirs Project event at Redlands Performing Arts Centre.
  • Natalie Sprite – $10,000 for ‘The Luminous Heart’: a targeted professional development program for writers who were part of the ‘Water Stories’ project.
  • Jan Nary – $4,000 for ‘The Other Diggers’: the first step in creating and performing a play about the operations and individuals in the Redlands-based Land Army during World War II.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Redland City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said that the long standing RADF program would help to boost Queensland’s plan for economic recovery, supporting artists and arts workers with employment opportunities through $4.2 million in funding for regional cultural projects.

“The Palaszczuk Government is investing $2.08 million in RADF for 2020-21 and an additional $2.13 million will be contributed by 59 councils across Queensland,” Minister Enoch said.

“Each year RADF showcases the extraordinary innovation of the arts and cultural sector in regional communities, delivers rich arts experiences and provides important professional opportunities for artists and arts workers.”

Council is calling for applications for RADF 2021-22, with round one opening 1 September 2021 and closing at midnight 17 October 2021. Round two will open 16 February 2022 and close at midnight 31 March 2022.

For more information, including how to apply for grants, visit redland.qld.gov.au/RADF

 

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