Bundanon Blak was a twelve month Indigenous Youth Program of visual and performing arts and film activity for local Indigenous youth and emerging Indigenous artists.
Sprout – Media By Kids
Developed in partnership with Looking Glass Films a five day intensive workshop led by noted documentary film makers Mitzi Goldman, Pat Fisk and Danny Teece-Johnson put primary school children behind the camera to tell their own stories. 60 Indigenous students from Nowra East Primary School, Bomaderry Primary School, St Michael’s Primary School and Huskisson Primary School created 15 terrific short films written, filmed and produced by young people within their local community.
A mini Sprout Bundanon film festival was shown at Nowra’s Roxy Cinema on 7 December 2009 and subsequently one of the completed stories (Ghost House) was selected for the International Children’s film Festival in Boston in 2011.
Places, Spaces, Sticks and Stones
Over 90 students (over 80% Indigenous identified) from five Shoalhaven secondary schools worked over six months, some coming into residence at Riversdale, to create an exhibition of mixed media murals, photographs and sculptures. As part of the process of developing this exhibition a group of 43 Indigenous students and Aboriginal Education Officers travelled to Canberra and visited the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
On the same day at Parliament House they met Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin and Local Member of Parliament, Joanna Gash.
Hip hop with Last Kinection
A group of 14 Indigenous Bomaderry High School students were treated to a two-day workshop with The Last Kinection – Naomi (Nay), Joel (Weno) and Jacob (DJ Jay Tee)- an award winning hip hop group from Newcastle, NSW. The workshop centered around singing, rapping and DJ techniques; lyric writing, production and performance.