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Out There - Three Boys Go Hunting
1 Nov 2011
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Burringurrah (Gascoyne Region), at the base of Mt Augustus – the biggest rock in the world, is hosting Country Arts WA’s Out There Regional Youth Arts Leadership Program from 2010-2013. The current 3-year model has been developed from the outset in consultation with the community to ensure ownership and that the project meets the needs and ambitions of the target group (12-25 year olds). The young people in Burringurrah wanted digital media, and despite slow Internet speed and drop-outs with any cloud cover, over 27 weeks of residencies with professional artists has seen lots of content created. A Young Leader and Communtiy Liaison Officer are employed to continue facilitating the creativity outside of residencies. 

Out There has allowed for the creation of a digital media hub in Burringurrah with 20-30 people visiting every day (25% of the population), and lizards, snakes and dogs frequenting the lab also – with one talented snake being cast in the short film, Three Boys Go Hunting. 

From recording oral histories to experimenting with techniques including documentary film-making and shadow play puppetry, editing with iMovie, and song creation with Garage Band, the hub is assisting geographically-isolated young people access globalised youth culture.

Photos from Burringurrah can be viewed here: 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/burringurrah/

This program is presented via a partnership with Burringurrah Community Aboriginal Corporation, Country Arts WA and CuriousWorks, and with financial assistance from the Government of Western Australia - Royalties for Regions, Gascoyne Development Commission, Australia Council for the Arts, Horizon Power, and the Ian Potter Foundation.

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digital media oral history arts organisations Indigenous remote social inclusion Art Community Culture Education Innovation Rural/Regional Social Enterprise Technology Burringurrah Gascoyne WA
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