CemeNTstars to be Freezing Hot

Celebrate Disability Awareness Week with CemeNTstars. Their latest show is so awesome its Freezing Hot. Travel between reality and fantasy - from cool skits to hot dancing. Strap on your super powers, loosen up your lip synching, and collect a cache of crazy characters. Put your life on freeze frame and get ready to laugh till your cheeks burn.

Funding changes jeopardise art for communities

Australia’s leading community arts and cultural development organisations have just heard from the Australia Council for the Arts that their six year fundings will not be honoured. These organisations, including Darwin Community Arts, deliver projects that strengthen community capacity, using the arts as a vehicle to improve health and well-being outcomes. Identified as leaders in the sector, they operate nationally to work with some of Australia's most disadvantaged communities. The fourteen major community arts organisations are meeting with the Australia Council on the 4 September.

Changes to the Saturday Shed Program

The Malak Art Shed continues each Saturday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm with a special focus activity on every 3rd week. On September 6th there will be 'Come n Try' Mosaics. We are devising a new garden path so come and make your mark in the Community Garden with mosaics.

Huge thanks to Paul Wyatt and Carolyn Clark for their tremendous efforts in making such a successful community art space. Sadly both have finished up with DCA during August and we wish them the best with their next projects. 

One Planet: film screening and panel discussion

Nature has always been an intrinsic part of Australian life and identity. We live, work, and play in the great outdoors. But, what will Australia's nature look like in 50 years’ time?

Darwin Community Arts is proud to screen 'One Planet', free films and panel discussion, from 12.30pm on Sunday 7 September 2014 at Chambers Crescent Theatre in Malak. 

Bowerbird festival

The Bowerbird festival takes place at Rapid Creek Business Village on Thursday 11 September 2014, 10am -2pm. The festival entry is free of charge and open to anyone. The activities include mosaic workshop, coffee painting, music session and film showing. More details attached.

Malak Online TV

Malak Online TV will feature stories about Malak and nearby neighbourhoods in the Northern Suburbs of Darwin and Northern Territory. It specifically reports on activities of the Malak Community Arts and Media Centre (MCAMC), based at Malak Shopping Centre. 

Multicultural Film Festival 2014

This is multicultural communities film festival where all communities will be provided an opportunity to screen their movies and share cultural diversity among the Top End community. Please see an Expression of Interest on-line form.

Scratch To Screen 2014

After years of experience in film and television, Actor/Director Nitesh Raj Pant came up with this “Scratch to Screen” hands-on multimedia experience project to encourage amateur and professional media practitioners to come together and work in collaboration to produce multimedia product from scratch.

My Sisters' Kitchen

My Sisters' Kitchen (MSK) is a weekly program where women and children from all backgrounds are welcome to participate in arts and cooking activities and share stories, recipes and food, skills and experiences. 

In 2014 MSK participants look forward to trying their hand at sewing, screen printing, painting, cooking new and exciting cuisines and above all, enjoying shared experiences with the many familiar and new faces which make up the My Sisters' Kitchen family!

MSK meets each Monday in Chambers Crescent Theatre in the Malak Shopping Centre from 4.30-6.30pm. Transport is available. For more information visit mysisterskitchen.org.au and contact Meri on 8945 7347 or email msk@darwincommunityarts.org.au 

DCA assists Life Without Barriers

Life Without Barriers has started to deliver their weekly Disability Art Workshops at Chambers Crescent Theatre as a part of the Free Space Studio Program. The vocational training program focuses on skills development and professional outcomes for young artists with disability. A 30-week workshop series facilitated by Amina McConvell will culminate in an exhibition in November 2014 at the City of Darwin space. DCA is proud to auspice the successful application to Arts NT as well as offering advice and the venue for workshops.

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