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CuriousWorks enables communities to tell their own stories: powerfully and sustainably. Our ultimate goal is redundancy.
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CuriousWorks enables communities to tell their own stories: powerfully and sustainably.

We’re constantly innovating the connection between art, education and technology.

We’re steadily building a future where all Australians have regular access to self-directed, compelling stories from the margins of our society.

We do not document or represent those in the margins. We give them the tools and the training to speak for themselves.

We respectfully collaborate with communities to create innovative, acclaimed artistic product that celebrates their culture.

Step by step, we’re growing a new generation of storytellers by building cutting-edge arts and media capacity in the most under-resourced places in the country. Our process empowers – rather than exploits – those communities and brings long term, positive change to lives of our storytellers.

Our ultimate goal is redundancy. Learn more about our purpose and mission here.

So what does all that mean for you? It means that you have here a sea of fresh Australian stories to dive right in to; an array of folks fostering change in every corner of the continent to meet; and a spread of tricks and tips to become a new storyteller yourself.

[WATCH] Another Australia: To get started, dive into these beautiful bursts of cinema. This journey is a collection of our favourite CuriousWorks stories.

[MEET] Another Australia: Or dig deeper and browse stories from a particular person or group – check out Curtis Taylor, Matta Media and Matt Sutton to get started!

[BUILD] Another Australia: Ready to tell stories yourself? CuriousWorks provides training and production services in filmmaking, creative online media and innovative art events for your community. Our passion is to build your capacity to tell your own story in your own way. We’ve worked with schools, councils, non-profits, businesses and individuals of every age and background, throughout the country. Click here to learn more and start building the capacity of your community to fuse the ancient power of storytelling with the contemporary power of new technologies.

Website Credits:
Build and Architecture: the Interaction Consortium
Key Assets Design: Cecelia Charlesworth
Design and Architecture: Shakthi Sivanathan

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Helen’s family came from Greece in the 1960′s, fleeing the occupation of their island village by the Italian army; Maria, a Samoan Princess, was sent away from her tribe as ...

The Princess and the Bird explores heartfelt comparisons of the immigration experience through the narrative of Maria and Helen.

Helen’s family came from Greece in the 1960′s, fleeing the occupation of their island village by the Italian army; Maria, a Samoan Princess, was sent away from her tribe as a child to find a better life.

Meet Helen and Maria.

Meet+Eat is an online documentary series in which people from very different backgrounds, sit down, share a meal and have a yarn. Meet+Eat explores the charming and compelling stories of people from two of Australia’s most culturally rich and diverse regions of Australia: Hume in Victoria and South Western Sydney – where you can walk down the street and meet the world.

At its core, Meet+Eat is about celebrating diversity. Meet the truck drivers, musicians, comedians, teachers and grandmothers of these places. Over the series, you hear their stories of immigration, identity, personal challenges and personal victories.

Meet+Eat is an initiative of CuriousWorks, with the generous support of VicHealth, Scanlon Foundation, Arts NSW, Australia Council and Hume City Council’s Community Grants Program.

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Aimee Falzon and S. Shakthidharan recently spent two weeks at Carriageworks in a musical development period for Rizzy’s 18th Birthday Party (book your tickets here).

Here are some images taken by the artists from their time there.

Aimee Falzon and S. Shakthidharan recently spent two weeks at Carriageworks in a musical development period for Rizzy’s 18th Birthday Party (book your tickets here).

Here are some images taken by the artists from their time there.

Riz is borne from a long-term collaboration between communities in South Western Sydney and CuriousWorks.

Set in Western Sydney in 2001, the story is about friendship, betrayal and forgiveness between a group of close friends who’ve just finished high school.

Images from night shoot of Riz - CuriousWorks’ first feature film
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These photos are from the final night of shooting on Riz – CuriousWorks’ first feature film. Riz is borne from a long-term collaboration between communities in South Western Sydney and ...

These photos are from the final night of shooting on Riz – CuriousWorks’ first feature film.

Riz is borne from a long-term collaboration between communities in South Western Sydney and CuriousWorks.
Inspired by real events, the story centres around a group of South Western Sydney boys navigating their way into adulthood.

The work will premiere as a live audiovisual show this October at Carriageworks. Book your tickets now!

Photographs by Kristina Savic.
http://kristinashootspeople.tumblr.com


Camera Station


Costumes and Catering Station


Aimee Falzon, Production Designer (foreground) and S. Shakthidharan, Co-Writer and Director (background)


Guido Gonzalez, Co-Writer and Director


Vincent Tay, Cinematographer


Our second camera being manned by Adam Mcphilbin, a young filmmaker from our CuriousCreators community group


Rehearsal


Shooting


Shooting


Shooting


Shooting


Cast and Crew

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What happens when a philosopher and a comedian meet for dinner? Meet Khaled and Khaled.

Meet Khaled and Khaled. Two Lebanese fellas of different generations share the migrant experience of South Western Sydney.
What happens when a philosopher and a comedian meet for dinner? How good does a kebab taste when cooked in Arab drag?

Meet Khaled. And the other Khaled. Drop any preconceptions you have around passionate, fiery Muslim men. Just dive into perhaps the most delicious – certainly the most hilarious – episode of Meet+Eat yet.

Meet+Eat is an online documentary series in which people from very different backgrounds, sit down, share a meal and have a yarn. Meet+Eat explores the charming and compelling stories of people from two of Australia’s most culturally rich and diverse regions of Australia: Hume in Victoria and South Western Sydney – where you can walk down the street and meet the world.

At its core, Meet+Eat is about celebrating diversity. Meet the truck drivers, musicians, comedians, teachers and grandmothers of these places. Over the series, you hear their stories of immigration, identity, personal challenges and personal victories.

Meet+Eat is an initiative of CuriousWorks, with the generous support of VicHealth, Scanlon Foundation, Arts NSW, Australia Council and Hume City Council’s Community Grants Program.