Planet Nowra is a collaboration between Bundanon alumnas, curator/director Carlos Gomez of Theatre Kantanka, Sydney and locally based artists and collectives. More information to be announced soon.
Cities are built on individuals’ secrets: every corner, every lane, every public building is full of secret moments. Histories are laid in the streets, and in the doorways. Windows are the witnesses to hopes and dreams. Trees carry ancient voices and sounds in their canopies, in their bark. The site/city becomes your confidante or your punch bag, and your rescue.
As part of its Community Engagement program, Bundanon Trust seeks ways of connecting with its local community through a range of specifically tailored art initiatives. The aim of Planet Nowra is to provide a focus and locus for the arts community to take-over/make-over some of the underused and empty spaces in Nowra's CBD. The project will culminate in a weekend event, but the artists’ presence and activities will be visible and palpable to the public in the months leading up to this occasion.
The artists will be engaging with local communities to re-examine their city through diverse artforms to capture the spirit of Nowra and create an intriguing art event for its people.
Carlos is the Artistic Director of Theatre Kantanka and has directed/designed ‘AveAves’, ‘Waters of Brightness’, ‘The Eye’ (for the 2000 Adelaide Festival), ‘Inanna’s Descent’, and ‘Crime Site’ (Kantanka’s collaboration with Pact Youth Theatre), ‘Fearless N’ at SOPA , ‘Missing The Bus to David Jones’, acclaimed work about ageing in Australia, ‘Bargain Garden’ a performance installation on mass consumption in collaboration with Ensemble Offspring. Recently he directed and designed ‘Clubsingularity’ at Campbelltown A.C and P.Space and ‘Secret Noise’ for Ensemble Offspring. In 2015 Gomes direct ‘Cosmic Cambodia’ at Casula Power House and participated at Prague Quadrennial in June 2016.
Katia is a freelance performer who has been involved with the devising of theatre for small intimate venues and the great outdoors. She has worked with Kantanka since 1997. She toured Roslyn Oades’ “I’m Your Man” for a Mobile States tour around Australia. Katia makes her own work, for UTP she made “Inclusions” a performance evolved from spending time with the Bankstown and Districts Lapidary Society. For Sydney Festival, Katia co-directed “Press Conference”. Most recently she performed in “Clubsingularity” for Kantanka, and “Jack In The Beanstalk” directed by Chiara Guidi for Adelaide Festival. She performed ‘Secret Noise’ with Ensemble Offspring.
Sean has done video design with some of Australia's leading companies. Productions include: Company B’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE (for which he won a Sydney Theatre Award for Stage Design), Sydney Theatre Company's PYGMALION and THE MAIDS, and he has also worked with Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Goldner Quartet, Branch Nebula, Urban Theatre Projects and Version 1.0.
Kym is a performer, devisor and director who has worked extensively with Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Theatre Kantanka and Version 1.0.
Alison Clouston ,
Visual artist Alison Clouston and musician composer sound artist Boyd have collaborated since 1988, exploring the interface of natural and technological worlds with immersive installations. Alison has exhibited in Australian sculpture surveys since Mildura and the First and Second Australian Sculpture Triennials, to Australian Perspecta at AGNSW, to Te Papa Tongarewa
National Museum 2008, NZ. She was artist-in residence with Tjanpi Desert Weavers and co-exhibitor with them and Maria Fernanda Cardoso for Kuru Alala eyes open, Gold Coast City Gallery 2009, and national tour. In 2015 she was part of Daughters Mothers at SCA Galleries, Sydney.
Boyd, sound artist
Visual artist Alison Clouston and musician composer sound artist Boyd have collaborated since 1988, exploring the interface of natural and technological worlds with immersive installations, often interactive and participatory, sometimes solar powered and always carbon audited and offset. They present original soundtrack, music, performance, sculpture, drawing, film and photography. Boyd is a graduate from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, a teacher of saxophone and clarinet, active in Sydney’s improvised music scene and world music and community music projects, playing and composing and improvising with Tony Gorman’s Monday Club, the Bundeena Community Band and various music, theatre and visual art projects.