Lanka Project

2011 – ongoing

S. Shakthidharan

The Lanka Project is a multi-platform, creative initiative centred around the stories of the diverse Sri Lankan – Australian community.

Led by CuriousWorks Artistic Director, S. Shakthidharan, The Lanka Project consists of:

  • The Other Journey: a unique tourable arts adventure that tells the stories of  three people who fled a war in the villages of Sri Lanka to settle into Australia’s largest city. A multi-sensory, immersive, storytelling experience.
  • A Counting & Cracking of Heads: a play following the uprooting and resettling of a family over four generations from Sri Lanka to Australia. In development with Belvoir and due for premiere in 2017.
  • Banyan: a community-led dance and film project, with CuriousWorks artists developing the stories and talents of a group of refugees recently arrived from Sri Lanka. Some of the participants were engaging in the arts for the first time.