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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Short films for the heart


From our Summer enews, three videos to watch if you need something uplifting in your day.

Here’s two short docos from Arts OutWest recent projects + we also wanted to share a really just beautiful film clip and story produced by musician and educator Nerida Cuddy with kids at St Jospeh’s Eugowra using music to process the huge flood event in their town in November 2022.
1. Virtual Art Snacks: Dancing Memories

As part of the Virtual Art Snacks program – which is largely delivered via videoconferencing – there are a series of in-person artist-in-residences. Over 12 weeks (May-July 2023) artist facilitator Catherine McNamara visited Blayney MPS to deliver activities and engage with residents. Cath worked with allied health staff, the activities officers and diversional therapists leading residents in contemporary dance activities, visualisation exercises, coordination practice, making/learning choreography, devising scripts and storytelling.

Enjoy this beautiful, heart-warming story as:

Virtual Art Snacks is a project of Arts OutWest in partnership with WNSWLHD working in MPS aged care across the Arts OutWest, Orana Arts and Outback Arts regions. Funded by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund (2021-2024).

2. “A friendly, safer space”
Watch: (3 min) 
the behind-the-scenes story of the Yaganga Bulabul project to bring healing art to the new spaces in the Infant Child Youth Family Mental Health Unit (ICYFMHU) at Bloomfield hospital campus, Orange. Hear from Arts OutWest arts & health staff Steven Cavanagh and Christine McMillan and some of the artists.
Produced by Geagle Productions.

You can read more about the project and watch more short (1min) interviews with five of the artists on the Yaganda Bulabel page

3. Music on the hardest days
Sharing some new music
 – A year on from devastating floods in the region we’re still thinking of all those impacted, including those in Eugowra.  Canowindra musician Nerida Cuddy teaches music at St Joseph’s School Eugowra and has worked in many quiet ways to help the community recover. Nerida and students from years 3 to 6 have written and recorded a very personal, uplifting song about their experience On the Hardest Days’ (strings arrangement Ivy Walker, recorded and mixed by Kris Schubert)Nerida has recorded her own musical tribute called ‘Unprecedented’. You can still assist the Eugowra community with financial donations via Givit.


HEADER IMAGE:  Andrew Barnes from Geagle Productions filming the docos for the Yaganda Bulabul project. Photo: Steven Cavanagh.