WELCOME TO SEEDSARTS AUSTRALIA

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Hi and welcome to the home of SeedArts Australia! We are a not-for-profit whose mission is to deliver high quality community arts projects in regional and remote communities. We work in partnership with schools, government and non-government organizations and businesses.

OUR VISION

Strong, resilient, creative communities

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to co-create high quality, socially engaged community arts projects in partnership with regional and remote schools, local government and non-government organizations and businesses.

OUR STORY

Created by community for community.

SeedArts’ founding members began with the seed of an idea in the small regional community of Coraki in Northern NSW.

After four years of delivering highly successful circus projects at Coraki Public School in partnership with Spaghetti Circus, SeedArts Australia was born.

Created out of a grass roots community need, SeedArts is expanding their reach and consolidating their work in other regional and remote communities. SeedArts sees value in co-creating compelling community arts projects in partnership with local community networks.

OUR TEAM

Simone O’Brien
(Founding member and Director)

Simone

Simone O’Brien is a regional artist, living and working on Bundjalung land. She respectfully acknowledges elders past, present and future and works to address social justice issues through the performing arts.

She is producer, director, teacher & performance maker specialising in circus and physical theatre. In 2018, Simone co-founded SeedArts Australia with Jacquie and is passionate about creating visually stunning, community engaged, high calibre works – particularly if they celebrate Bundjalung-born Con Colleano, the greatest wire-walker of all time. She has a mission to revive Con’s as inspiration for the mental health and well-being of young Indigenous people and to put a wire over the river in Lismore.

Simone has worked with Circus Oz as a performer and most recently touring show director for ‘Precarious’ Circus Oz; ‘The Rising’ for Circus Corridor, Festival 2018, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games; ‘The Borogroves’ & ‘The Momeraths’, Mullum Circus Festival and Spaghetti Circus, where she was Creative Director, 2014 – 2017.

She has worked on Opening/Closing ceremonies for Woodford, Mullum Circus Festival & Enlighten (ACT). She was Artistic Associate with Legs on the Wall (2006 – 2012) & has worked with Urban Theatre Projects, Stalker, Force Majeure, National Centre for Indigenous Excellence, the National Institute of Circus Arts and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts. A 2005 Asialink Residency in collaboration with with East Timor’s Bibi Bulak, produced large-scale outdoor show, ‘Ikan Bo’ot.

Jacqui Levy
(Founding member and Director)

Jacqui

Jacqui has completed a Bachelor of Circus Arts at the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne. She has performed with Australia’s flagship Circus Company, Circus Oz, has represented Australia in the European Circus Schools Conference in Belgium and has performed in a variety of different contexts throughout England and Europe.

Jacqui is a qualified and practising primary and secondary school teacher who works predominantly in teaching contexts with largely indigenous school populations and complex behaviour needs.

Jacqui also manages a school incursions business, Circus in Education.

BOARD MEMBERS

Jeanti St-Clair
Peter Notely
Tracy Durheium
Louise Moriarity
Diana Freeman – Treasurer

PEOPLE WE LIKE TO PLAY WITH:

Joey Ruigrok van der Werven
Wade McKinnon
Jon Blake

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SeedArts Australia: Where we came from...

SeedArts Australia: Where we came from...

SeedArts Australia Incorporated aims to plant the seed of potential in regional and remote communities. We do this through initiating…

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