A rustic camp built from salvaged materials is proving a welcome space for artistic expression.
26 October 2020

The Tin Camp Studios in Southern Tasmania provide creative, cultural and storytelling spaces where community members from all backgrounds can connect and heal together.

Created by proud Yuwaalaraay/Yorta Yorta man Warren Mason, the permanent and pop-up recording and performance studios will host performances of self-expression, including music, film and spoken word.

Each permanent and pop up studio is made from sustainable materials in the style of Aboriginal housing seen on the outskirts of Australian townships in the 1950s.

Warren has been keeping busy while the COVID-19 restrictions have been in place.

"This is such a great opportunity to have time to be creative. To be able to make a road map for where the Tin Camp is going and get it ready to share with festivals," Warren said.

The community initiative has received a grant through the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Recovery Boost program, which recognises the role of creative industries in supporting and sustaining communities across regional, rural and remote Australia, particularly during COVID-19.

The Government's Regional Arts Fund provides around $3.5 million annually to artists in regional and remote Australia, raising the profile of artists and supporting creative partnerships and collaboration. It is managed by Regional Arts Australia and organisations in each state and territory.

For more information about how to apply for a grant in your state or territory, visit our RAF page and contact your relevant regional arts organisation.