Over three years, Country Arts SA will facilitate three Aboriginal artist residencies in film, playwriting and visual arts in regional South Australia. The artists in residence will collaborate with members of the Aboriginal community to capture stories uniquely related to Aboriginal diggers post WW1. Alongside the residency program Country Arts SA will offer film, writing and visual art workshops for community and present the outcomes of the artist residency in partnership with State Theatre Company SA, ABC Local Radio, Media Resource Centre and the Art Space at Adelaide Festival Centre in both the regional host community and in Adelaide on and around the time of Anzac Day in 2017 and 2018.
Brink Productions: Memorial ($250,000)
Marking the centenary of Armistice, Memorial is a powerful retelling of the Iliad myth. Based on 'Memorial: An Excavation of The Iliad' by T S Eliot Award winning poet Alice Oswald, the production will feature an original score by acclaimed composer Jocelyn Pook. A co-production between Australia's Brink Productions and UK's Barbican Centre, Memorial will be an international theatrical event. Premiering in Australia in January 2018, Memorial will travel around the world throughout 2018 uniting a host of WWI protagonists in a final act of shared commemoration for all those lost in war, from Homer to today.