Spread the Word: Lake Cargelligo


Desert Pea Media worked with the Lake Cargelligo community to make an inspiring doco and a hip hop track for the final piece of the Spread the Word project.

Spread the Word is a 2012-2014 project of Arts OutWest that promotes healthy lifestyle and raises awareness of chronic disease to Aboriginal communities in the NSW Central West. This Local Community Campaign was developed with funding from the Australian Government through the Department of Health and Ageing.

Arts OutWest has been working with Desert Pea Media for many years. DPM head into communities, make connections, spend the time to talk to elders and get talking to young people.

For our Spread the Word Aboriginal arts and health project, Desert Pea Media worked in Condobolin, Forbes, Orange and most recently Lake Cargelligo. For the Lake project the guys from Desert Pea were joined by Aussie hip hop legend Ozi Batla.

Two films were produced in Lake Cargelligo.
An interview with Lake Cargelligo elders and artists Lola Black and Lindsay Kirby:

Toby Finlayson – Producer/ Director/ Writer/ Cinematographer
Joel Westlake – Sound Recordist
Josh Nicholas – Camera Assistant/ Grip

And a new hip hop track by The LC Crew:

Young people from Lake Cargellico – Co-writers/ Performers/ Co-directors
Toby Finlayson – Co-writer/ Director/ Producer/ Cinematographer
Joel Westlake – Co-writer/ Composer/ Music Producer
Shannon Kennedy – Co-Writer/ Mentor
Josh Nicholas – Co-composer/ Camera Assistant/ Music Producer

Students participating in the hip hop project were from Lake Cargelligo Central School and St Francis Xavier Central School. Thank you to the teachers at the schools for making this project possible.

The Koori Mail covered the project on April 23, 2014.


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