Asia in Darwin

Asia in Darwin is a DCA project funded by Festivals NT, through Arts NT, that aims to build relations between community-based cultural and artistic practitioners and organisations in order to enhance the basic people-to-people foundation of links between Asia and Darwin. Priority countries for strategic partnerships are Indonesia, Philippines, Timor Leste, and Japan, based on existing links. The Exchanges and Residencies will feature agreed strategic outcomes for all parties and can be integrated with relevant festivals and events in Darwin. 

Forum Theatre Workshops

CemeNTworx Community Theatre is very excited to be hosting Forum Theatre Workshops facilitated by Omar Pumar Romay. Omar has directed and facilitated over 100 community theatre and community cultural development projects and was the founder of Brisbane Multicultural Theatre.

The free initial information/taster session is to be held on Thursday, 25 September, 2014 at 7pm in Chambers Crescent Theatre and will be followed by a series of specifically programmed workshops to develop acting skills.

Monday Malak Jam nights

Calling all musicians, come and join us for a free jamming session every Monday evening in Malak. No matter whether you are an established or an emerging artist, bring your instrument and join like-minded musos. Bookings not required.

Introduction to forms of Playback Theatre

Imagine listening to a story, taking a breath, and then giving that story back to the teller in movement, music, metaphor. Playback Theatre offers self development, teamwork, de­briefing, a creative way to explore both personal and social issues.

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. 

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 and contact Meri on 8945 7347 or email 


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