2021 Festival Program!
The Tale of Taliesin
29 & 30 October, 5.30 pm – 6.45pm @ Golden Hill Steiner School
Fifteen local bards tell the Welsh initiation story of the master bard and Druid, Taliesin. Expect to be washed with words as they shape shift and time travel, fusing their new poetry with the verses of the ancient tale.
General Admission – $20
Concession – $15
A Bloody Good Project!
12 October – 5.30pm @ The Artshouse
14 October – 10am @ The Artshouse
19 October – 5.30pm @ The Artshouse
21 October 10am @ The Artshouse
Mural Making Residency:
22nd – 27th October, 3pm – 5pm @ The Artshouse
Workshops are $15 for 2 hours, with discounts for multiple day bookings.
ACT BELONG COMMIT POBBLEBONK!
Sat 16 October 10am – 2pm
Sun 17 October 10am – 2pm
25 – 27 October 3.30pm – 5pm @ the Artshouse
31st October 5.30pm @ Berridge Park
Join community artists Carolena Grayson and Serena McLauchlan, to construct a giant Pobblebonk frog sculpture, complete with a kaleidoscope skin of woven local natural materials, connected together from community input. Watch the frog shimmy and float onto the river and be illuminated and revered with Light for the Closing of Brave New Works, 31 October 2021
Brave New Bands
23 October, 6.00pm – 11.00pm @ Civic Centre
Would you like to dance to many live bands on one night? Brave New Bands is the show for you! As part of the Brave New Works fringe festival, David Rastrick and friends bring you a wide range of musical styles for dancing – from Latin Jazz to reggae, from funk to rock. Get on down to Denmark Civic Centre on Saturday evening 23rd of October, to feast your ears on some fresh live music – and in case we didn’t mention it twice already – to dance!
General Admission – $25
Concession – $20
Under 18 – $15
Not Just Charlie + Formidable Vegetable
29 October, 8.00pm – 10.00pm @ The Artshouse
Join Not Just Charlie + Formidable Vegetable for some Friday night fun on the final weekend of Brave New Works 28! The Artsbar will be serving drinks from 7pm with food available for purchase as well.
All Souls By The River
31 October, 11am @ Berridge Park
A service in the tradition of All Souls Day to remember those who have passed. Led by Revd Sally Buckley and Eklektika choir, all are welcome to share a song, poem, or short reflection, and to scatter flowers as the Denmark Dragon Boat Club cast petals on the water.
Artshouse Festival Club!
Evenings @ The Artshouse
Special guests TBC!
Tickets sales on the door!
28 October – Saturday 30 October @ The Sanctuary
Shrine Opening hours:
28 October: 3pm-6pm
29 October: 9am-6pm
30 October: 9am-11am
Communal Fire Ceremony :
30 October: 11am
Bare Bones is an interactive installation, shrine, collective ritual, community emergent ‘Re-membering’. An artisanal distillery of nature and the more-than-human, it invites quiet reflection, celebration and revelation of the inherent beauty of life including that which dies in us and around us. Be prepared for the mysterious and unexpected happenings.
Thursday 28th October – Saturday 30 October | The Sanctuary
Shrine Opening hours: (FREE)
Thursday 28th ~ 3-6pm
Friday 29th ~ 9-6pm
Saturday 30th ~ 9-11am
Communal Fire Ceremony: (FREE)
Saturday 30th ~ 11am
Bygone – 2 Contemporary Dance Works by MoVo Dance Ensemble
30 October, 1pm @ Denmark Civic Centre
‘Memories from a Park Bench’ – A melancholic story of 3 elderly women reminiscing about their early days as dancers that explores the painful acceptance of a withering mind and body.
(Choreography by Wendy Wright, music composition by Claudia Mackula)
‘Shady Connections’ – A unique and fun gangster piece set in the 1940s that sees the MoVo dancers competing for turf by asserting their authority through solos, duos and trios.
(Choreography by Wendy Wright, music by Parov Steela)
Corvus: A short screening
Tuesday 26 October, 6.00PM @ The Artshouse
BNW invites you to a short film screening and artist talk, where local film maker Kyra Sheowolf discusses her work. Corvus is a dark comedy set in the Great Southern. “Corvus” is a backwater town with a high death toll, where three odd characters- Persephone the tactless wallflower, Charlie the gun store owner, and Siobhan the charming enigma, connect under unusual circumstances. The teaser for the independent film was shot over 12-hours in 2020.
DJ Madam Beats
30 October, 9.00pm @ The Artshouse Festival Club!
Come on down to the Artshouse festival club experience where DJ Madam Beats will be spinning tunes to get the evening started!
Tickets available on the door
Drawing Breath – A meditative life drawing experience
23 October 3pm – 6pm @ The Artshouse
A life drawing experience where you can overcome inhibition. Join Caroline Munro for a mix of guided meditation that allows for an open mind drawing experience where you can surrender the results, let go and connect with the paper and those around you.
General Admission $30, includes bliss balls, chai and some materials
30 October, 10pm @ The Artshouse Festival Club
Mark Gretton and James Gentle are a local improvised downtempo experimental semi electro act. The Band consists of Mark Gretton electric drum kit, keys, vocals and James Gentle, Clarinet, random junk, synth, vocals and masses of effects.
Tickets available on the door
23 October, 12.30pm @ Denmark Civic Centre
A duet between two dancers, this short piece is an exploration of beginnings and endings looping together in the space and in the body. The piece is in early development withcreation and rehearsal occurring over only a few hours. Choreography by Rita Cobussen in collaboration with dancers, Anyes Icher and WendyWright.
Great Southern Playback Theatre
23 October, 2.30pm @ The Artshouse
Playback is improvised theatre that marries voice, movement and music to embody stories from the audience, both the ordinary and the extraordinary. We celebrate the everyday events that unite people, divide people and make up the human experience. Join us for one special performance
Here Hear Here
31 October, 7pm @ the Scout Hall
Here Hear Here is an original accapella piece by James Gentle. The piece explores our place in this country and colonialism.
Open space every Friday
10am – 1pm @ Testspace
15 – 29 October
As many extended families are disconnected at this time, this project talks to the intimacy and importance of human connection and was inspired by my niece and her ideas to stay connected in lockdown. The public are invited to attend a Make and Share @ TestSpace with Gertrude WellEase creating love notes, using recycled metal coat hangers and found objects to form Love Lines through Strickland Street.
23 October 10 am – 12 pm
30 October, 10am – 12pm
30 October 12pm, Artist talk & exhibition
31 October 12pm Artist talk & exhibition
Observe the artists in action, as they explore the connection between 3D printing, recycled maps and Dutch Clogs.
TestSpace will host Artists David McKenzie, Jennie Newman and Liz Jack, as they create a live MâchéUp workspace over Brave New Works.
Open workspace from 10 – 12.
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The Miracle of 2 Million Migrating Shorebirds Flying 12000km to Australia
28 October, 6pm @ The Artshouse
Hear the story of the migratory birds flyway, watch the magical visual & musical representation of their journey Invisible Connections, preview the amazing Overwintering project and exhibition and hear about ways local artists may be involved. Denmark Bird Group, Green Skills and Denmark Arts.
Movies with Meaning Fest!
29 – 31 October, various times @ Denmark Civic Centre
Friday 29 October
7pm MWM intro
Breaksea mini movie marathon ft Rob Castiglione, Matt Ward and Pia Adriana Harris
Saturday 30 October
1.00PM ‘Bygone’ Dance performance
2PM Landfill-Harmonic (free)
7PM The truffle Hunters
6PM Lady Lash (free)
7PM Sound of Metal
The Festival of Movies with Meaning 2021 provides three days of festival entertainment suitable for a wide range of audiences.BUY TICKETS
Our Climate Story with Rod Mitchell
22 October, 3.30pm @ Tea House Books
31 October, 10.30pm @ Tea House Books
A warm-hearted telling of how humanity has got into a serious pickle with our climate. How did we get here? And how do we get out of it? Join Rod Mitchell as he weaves in threads of story from the audience to make it “our story” and conclude by tapping into our collective genius to generate hope and inspiration together.
Rainbow Coast Collective Queer Exhibition
22 – 31 October @ Denmark CRC Gallery
Gallery opening 23 October 3pm
Join local queer artists from the Great Southern as they showcase their works across a number of different mediums
Regional Arts Hubs Network Gathering
6.30 – 8.30pm Tuesday October 26th @ the Arts House
Denmark Arts Council is excited to be part of the Regional Arts Hubs Network in the Great Southern. We are working together towards a more connected arts sector in Regional WA, supporting local artists and arts workers.
Please come along for a chat, some shared creative thinking, and stay on for a drink at the Arts House BNW28 Festival Club.
Robert Zielinski in Concert
23 October, 1pm @ Denmark Civic Centre
Robert Zielinski is a violin maker, composer and performer. We welcome him back to the festival to perform an all original programme inspired by the South West. He will perform on a violin and a viola he made from 80 year old wood sourced in Italy.
General Admission $15
Second gig at festival close at the Artshouse with sweet water! (ticketed separately)
Soul Harvest Sunset Sessions
Local artists Courtenay Stickels & Adam Grok harness their love of music, nature and spiritual & emotional well being to create an evocative soundscape of intimate soulful music that will be sure to stir the spirit and senses. Vocally powerful, melodically soothing and rhythmically centred, Soul Harvest is a fresh new local act born to nurture ones nature.
Tickets on sale
General Admission $12.50
Storytelling and Song with Holly Brown
23rd October, 11am – Free
24th October, 5pm – Ticketed
Join Holly for this 75 minute offering as she shares her divine voice, accompanied by the beautiful sounds of the Ancient Indian harmonium. During this evening she will share with you the stories of some of the many Gods & Goddesses that form the teachings of the Hindu traditions. Serenading you with her voice as you sit back, relax & receive these state altering mantras received in their traditional origin of Sanskrit. We encourage you to create your own experience with optional toe tapping, hand clapping & sing- a- longs.
General Admission – $10BUY TICKETS
Born deep in the well of the earth, Sweet Water is a musical project inspired by a thirst for the flow of good water and the connection to land, life & love. Exploring the edge of Blues & Roots sounds with organic songs ignited by driving rhythm, flowing guitar, droning Bass & Didjeridoo, Euphoric trumpet lines & soothing vocals.
31 October 8pm @ The Artshouse
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$20 + including Robert Zielinski irish jig at the artshouse!
Tafe A Go Go
October 27, 6pm @ the Artshouse
Giving local crew a place to make a racket for over 20 years, Denmark TAFE music is stoked and super-keen to be a part of the festival. Students will be presenting short musical sets. Projects are still fermenting as this short bio goes to press. Some students will be doing their first public gig, others will be presenting original works for the first time. Come on down.
The Mad Gentle Loopers
October 25, 5.30pm @ The Artshouse
Ruth Maddern, James Gentle, Eliza Gentle, Jules Gentle and Ada Gentle are The Mad Gentle Loopers. With many years between them as performers and workshop facilitstors this musical and creative family have been exploring free improvisation with a vocal looper. Ada is the only member of this collective who has not performed at BNW but that won’t stop her
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