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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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Explore a story of global and suburban displacement told through the courageous and inspiring stories of one of Australia’s oldest farming families and one of Australia’s newest arrivals.

If you enjoy this, come to Sunday’s Federation Square screening of more Meet+Eat films from the current and past series – click here for event details.

Meet Omar, Nadia and the Troutbek brothers.

Explore a story of global and suburban displacement told through the courageous and inspiring stories of one of Australia’s oldest farming families and one of Australia’s newest arrivals.

Down the road, on the suburban fringe, three elderly brothers in their 80s are still single-handedly running the last dairy farm in Craigieburn. After four generations on the land, their days are numbered as they struggle to survive the modernisation of milk production and the ever approaching suburban sprawl.

Nadia and Omar, on the other hand, have already had to leave their land in Pakistan and for them, living in the new developments on the rural fringe in Craigieburn is a hidden paradise. What transpires is a beautiful portrait of what it is to belong to a land and live off the land.

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 heart, 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. We would love to hear what you have taken from this film, so please comment below or connect and comment on our Facebook page.

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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Meet Liverpool’s citizen of the year and Aboriginal elder, Uncle Steve and local historian and wild food forager, Glen.

Meet Liverpool’s citizen of the year and Aboriginal elder, Uncle Steve and local historian and wild food forager, Glen.

Uncle Steve unravels the smoking ceremony and shares stories of Aboriginal history and his experience as an Aboriginal person growing up in Western Sydney. Glen is born and bred in Liverpool on the former Collingwood estate and is a loyal ambassador for Liverpool’s past. As forager of Warrigal greens and homegrown native food aficionado, Glen prepares a modern Australian menu for Uncle Steve.

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 heart, 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. We would love to hear what you have taken from this film, so please comment below or connect and comment on our Facebook page.

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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Meet Lesley, Teo & Yamane. Three strong women explore culture through food against the backdrop of a new Australian society emerging from Western Sydney.

Meet Lesley, Teo & Yamane. Three strong women explore culture through food against the backdrop of a new Australian society emerging from Western Sydney.

Meet three extraordinary women from different cultural backgrounds with a passion for food and community. Each have lived challenging lives and are now working together to promote and celebrate cultural diversity in their communities through the unique social enterprise, Taste Tours.

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 heart, 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. We would love to hear what you have taken from this film, so please comment below or connect and comment on our Facebook page.

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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Meet Ahmad, Zahara and Kevin – three artists from Hume who make art that matters. Couple – Ahmad and Zahrah, have made it their mission to search out and photograph ...

Meet Ahmad, Zahara and Kevin – three artists from Hume who make art that matters.

Couple – Ahmad and Zahrah, have made it their mission to search out and photograph falafel and hummus shops in some of the most dangerous war zones and refugee camps around the world so as to bring the every day existence of refugees to our doorstep. Kevin is a 'speed rapper’ called “Spitfire” – an urban, cool kid who spits poetry at high speed, painting a picture of his daily life growing up in Broadmeadows and bringing some important issues to light. Together, these three are making waves.

CULTURE: Lebanese, Burmese, Sri Lankan Berger/Australian.

FOOD: Hummus, Falafel, Lebanese BBQ & Veal in mushroom sauce and salad.

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 heart, 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. We would love to hear what you have taken from this film, so please comment below or connect and comment on our Facebook page.

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.