Projects

Here is a sample of projects undertaken by the Centre.

The Indian Ocean Mentoring Project is a mentoring program involving ten writers of Indian Ocean heritage. The stories engage with ideas of growth, dream, the ocean, movement, and language. The project is ongoing, and, has resulted in appearances at Perth Festival Writers Week. Funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries.

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Bright Lights, No City documented the experiences of nine LGBTQIA+ youth that had grown up in regional Western Australia. These oral and written stories touched on love, desire, suffering, pain, and adolescence. Funded by Catalyst.

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If On A Winter’s Day A Traveller was a participatory project that collected stories from the public. These were edited into three posters about belonging, death, nature, fiction, and writing itself, and displayed in the city as part of the Winter Arts Festival. Funded by the City of Perth.

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Ways of Being Here was a mentoring program involving five writers of African heritage. The stories engaged with ideas of migration, identity, home, war, and the poetic. It resulted in an anthology by Margaret River Press and appearances at Perth Writers Week. Funded by the Department of Culture and the Arts (WA).

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The Anatomy of Belonging trained seven locals to speak about ideas of home. The project collected stories that touched on daily life, responsibility, family, place, and community. Funded by the Western Australian Museum.

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Food, Faith and Love was a ten-part video series that celebrated our multicultural heritage. Participants spoke about relationships, cuisine, belief, religion, and rituals. Funded by the Office of Multicultural Interests.

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A Mile in My Shoes provided an insight into the lives of thirty extraordinary people through a performance involving walking and storytelling. Audiences listened to stories about sex work, mining, bereavement, marriage, and parenthood. Developed in partnership with the Empathy Museum and funded by Perth Festival.

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