Brave New Works 25 Festival Archive

This was Brave New Works Festival 25:


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BRAVE NEW WORKS 25…what a feast!!

Photos Courtesy of Michael Hemmings Ph: 0447 712 344

THANK YOU DENMARK for an incredible, inspiring, heartwarming, bone shaking weekend!

We can not wait to see all your brave new works in 2019!

BNW25 video links:

Video documentation of many of the happenings at BNW25 Festival by Michael Hemmings:

Video documentation BNW25 Festival Club by Michael Hemmings

Compilation of 25 years of Brave New Works Festivals by Andre Steyl:

Brave New Works Archive



BNW25 Festival Guide (Click to see the complete schedule)


BIG CELEBRATION DANCE PARTYlimited tickets now for sale online A night of surprises, international musicians, drummers, VIP’s, dance band, DJ, digital projections and too much dancing!! Fri 2 Nov 8pm-1am at the Denmark Civic Centre • Adults $25, Concession $20

The FOUR WAAPAS with EXTRA FRIES Concert Four amazing local musicians at the end of their first years studying music performance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, full of musical treasures, rich vocals and original songs • Sat 3 Nov 3pm-4.30pm at the Denmark Civic Centre • Adults $15, Concession $10

LINA ANDANOVSKA A one off performance not to be missed, a rare treat! Featuring international musician Lina Andonovska in collaboration with local artists Dave Rastrick (trumpet & looping), Linda Bradbury (written & spoken word), Nari Lees(dance), Los Car Keys (folk music), Robyn Lees (‘live’ art) • Sun 4 Nov 3pm at the Denmark Civic Centre • Adults $20, Concession $15

MUNGBEAN Moose and April have known each other forever, then Mungbean moves to town. They will never be the same again. A story about growing up in rural Australia. It’s about friendship, heartbreak and Vegemite. A new Australian drama written by Eloise Carter and directed by Terence Smith(52 Hertz) • Sun Nov 4 11am & 7pm at the Denmark Civic Centre • Adults $25, Concession $20

THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE (SOLD OUT)An adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale of the same name, directed by Silvia Lehmann and set design Cecile Williams. For adults and children alike, this is a humorous storytelling feast for all the senses • Thurs 1 Nov 7pm, Sat 3 Nov 11am & 7pm at the Denmark Civic Centre$15 Adults, $10 concession, $50 family (2 adults, up to 4 children)

BECOMING GERTRUDE (SOLD OUT)Colourful one woman one man show of many faces, telling one story of life, death and discovery Fri 2 Nov 7pm & Sat 3 Nov 8pm Fig Tree Square. Tickets $10 at the door

WELCOME TO BRIGHTSIDE Is it fake news, propaganda, disinformation, misinformation or just altered reality? Find the real truth. Join Brightside, we want: More money!, Less waste! • Saturday 3 November at 7pm at Artshouse • Tickets $10 available at the door

THE WOLF BRIDE AND OTHER TALES (SOLD OUT) Christina Cairns brings to BNW a deeper, richer, more resonant experience of her magical, reimagined ‘Beauty and the Beast’ • Fri 2 Nov & Sat 3 Nov 7pm @ Butter Factory • Adults $15 and $10


Taking Flight: A Homage to Andy Ducker A multi-faceted tribute to the multi-talented Andy Ducker. Featuring a short film by Andre Steyl along with an exhibition of new works by the Butter Factory Studios artists • Thurs 1 to Sun 4 Nov 10am to 4pm FREE

The Fabulous Sandscript Machine The Sandman lays down the words of songs, poetry, inspirational reminders, images and cheeky quotes on the ground at our feet, for us to read as we walk, with our minds in the sky • Throughout Denmark FREE

The Big Red Carpet Delight in the rich textures coming from many places, reborn to celebrate community. Each thread has its own history and its own characteristics • Wed 31 Oct 5.30pm at Butter Factory, Fri 2 Nov 8pm at Civic Centre, Sat 3 Nov 8pm at Artshouse FREE

Soapy Stories Wipe, brush, write and speak your tale in the suds of soap, sculpt these bubbles of memory and shine a light • Fri 2 Nov 10-12pm & 2-4pm, Sun 4 Nov 10-12pm at Artshouse FREE

Playback Come and celebrate with us the power and magic of story and watch as ordinary real life experiences unfold before your eyes • Sat 3 Nov 5-6pm CWA Hall 9 Mitchell Street, Denmark. Gold coin donation

Earthlings Series; featuring Plastic & Tree People Keep an eye out for these composite creatures of confronting creation • Pop Up Street Theatre FREE

Celebrating Landscape: what do you see when you look out? Unearthing a few words, prose or even a poem representing your personal experience of landscape through guided activities and imagery. Workshop: Denmark Environment Centre Meeting Room Sat 27 Oct 10.30am-12.30 Drop-in: Sat 2 Nov 10.30am-12.30 • Bookings essential: $30 includes materials and refreshments.

ACT BELONG COMMIT LOCAL MADE FILM FESTIVAL Featuring local filmmakers Tessa Moncrieff, Andre Steyl, Craig Carter, Rob Castiglione, Peter Keelan, John Carberry, Michael Hemmings • 6.30pm welcome music with Adam Grok • Film 7pmThursday 1 Nov at Artshouse FREE

Wake Till You Drop Fiona Enright Mouchemore and friends create a series of dance,
movement, and poetic pieces as explorations of last moments. Through
these stories, we remember and celebrate our loved ones.• Fri 2 Nov 5.30pm-6.30pm at Freehand Wine Bar, Sun 4 Nov 5.30pm-6.30pm at Freehand Wine Bar, Entry $10 at the door

All Souls by the River Share songs, poems or reflections, and to scatter flowers in the river • Sun 4 Nov 11am Berridge Park, near the gazebo FREE

Spring Gathering Flowers in celebration of spring and thanksgiving for the bounty of the earth • Sat 3 & Sun 4 Nov 9am-4pmSt Leonard’s Anglican Church (cnr Strickland & Mitchell St FREE

Long Time Many Mothers A meditative recitation to the mothers of this land. People are welcome to just listen, or to join in, with artist Vivienne Alexandra • Sat 3 Nov 11am Artshouse FREE

ARTIST CONVERSATIONS Meet dynamic local director of Mungbean Terence Smith and writer Eloise Carter; multi artist and performer Christina Cairns and international musician Lina Andanovska • Sat 3 Nov 1pm-2.30pm at Arthouse, 2A Strickland Street FREE

Elbowroom Youth driven project, a multimedia piece portraying the existential chaos of youth and the interactions of us and the otherThurs 1 Nov 12pm & 6:30pm, Fri 2 Dec 6pm Artshouse Gold Coin Donation

Coder DOJO Never before seen computer games! Four big screens! Are you ready for it? • Sat 3 Nov 10am – 2pm Community Resource Centre FREE

Moving Still – a path of honour. Flag and tag trail comprising of a collection of public artworks made by the community • Sat 3 Nov and Sun 4 Nov-bush path between Old Butter Factory and Artshouse FREE

Lighthouse Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhereVarious • POP-UP locations and times FREE

Dance Walkin’ down Strickland Uptown girls and downtown guys, let’s do some jive-talkin’, inner city walkin’ with purpose and soul • Sat 3 Nov and Sun 4 10am in Strickland St FREE

THE EDGE FESTIVAL CLUB Thursday 1 November 8pm till midnight at Artshouse

A place to meet after the performances, eat delicious food and chat with new found friends. Featuring Izzy Margio, Fabulous Sundae Girls, Banjo Worm, Travis T, John McMullan, The Leaky Johnson Duo and DJ E-van-M keeping the dance moves flowing! Perhaps you might like to join in and present something too….just contact Peter Keelan at

OVER THE MOON FESTIVAL CLUB Saturday 3 Nov 8pm till midnight at Artshouse

Huge fun, great one off acts, FREE ENTRY With blues troubadour Moondog, singer songwriter Matthew Cull, Kate McAllister (comedy), Kleahy Mountain, Jane Davies & Gareth Anderson (life), Charlotte Glance(comedy) and perhpas you would like to present something too? And….DJ E-van-M a.k.a Ezra Vanmelle mixes groovy beats on a synthesizer with influences from 1990s techno and house music and up-tempo dance tracks

El FINALE GIG FESTIVAL CLUB Sunday 4 November 8pm till midnight

Artshouse 2A Strickland Street, next door to the Community Resource Centre

Delicious food and drinks available at the venue from Café Gin Lao

With Master of Chaos (MC Iain), with Soul Porpoise, a band whose sole purpose is playing fun and funky music for people to dance to, energetic, eclectic, and totally entertaining Lara Norman and Craig Sinclair, Archipelago, Doug Simpson, Olly Watkins, Mark Gretton and Jonelle Grochowski and friends African dancing and drumming frenzy, and DJ Rob.V fun vibe with plenty of action on the dance floor. Come and rave about the great shows you’ve seen, the street events, installations and join in the final hurrah and celebration of a Quarter of a Century of our community arts Festival. VIVA us all….VIVA!!