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"It's harder to hurt someone if you know their story"

Hear the stories of the artists, community members and people behind Big hART - making art, building community and driving change in rural and urban areas across Australia.

Justice, Story & Strategic Growth – by Scott Rankin

04/12/2019

“This accelerating Tasmanian narration in this new digital and global century is fascinating and full of opportunity. But what happens with this acceleration – if we get inclusivity wrong?…If we leave people behind in this flash new imaging…” – Scott. Read more

North West Coast, a photo essay by Heath Holden

20/11/2019

Represented by Getty Images Editorial and Lonely Planet Images, Photographer Heath Holden has travelled all over the world, from Qatar to Kenya but still finds time to fit in work with Big hART. In this photo essay experience the invisible. Read more

The Power of Risk

12/11/2019

When you hear of teenagers engaging in risky activities you might instantly jump to drug-taking, drinking and damaging of property, but for a group of young women in Wynyard and Smithton, it is risk-taking that is helping them become leaders. Read more

Women Lead Healing through Song in Roebourne

06/11/2019

  If you had stopped by the Ngurin Cultural Centre in Yirramagadu (Roebourne) during Songs for Peace you would have experienced a community transformed. A fire burning at sunset with people gathered around eating, talking, laughing and singing… children playing. Read more

Songwriting – a lifeline between prison and the community in Roebourne

26/08/2019

Sometimes songs can do more than just be an expression, they can be a lifeline. In Roebourne in the Pilbara, songwriting is helping incarcerated Indigenous men connect back to their community and Country, and join families with their loved ones.. Read more

Music is a Food – it Feeds Us

08/08/2019

“The role of music in this community is so important, we need this community to have music. The songs that people are writing are about their families, about the countryside. Music is an expression of who that person is”, says Rachel James. Read more

Painting With Light – The tech wow factor of SKATE

23/07/2019

“What we’ve been trying to do is create interactivity between the skaters and the lighting systems, so that the skaters are actually painting with light.” We talk with tech artists Jordan East, Stephen Hawker and Steph O’Hara, on how innovation and. Read more

Meet Genevieve Dugard, Set Designer of SKATE

04/07/2019

An interview with SKATE Set Designer Genevieve Dugard, on designing a set for skateboarders, balancing theatre and sport, and her creative vision for the future of SKATE. “I’m inverting what you would normally think about skateboarding and skateboarders, and then. Read more

Board Painting for NAIDOC Week

01/07/2019

In the lead up to NAIDOC Week, Michael West, local Aboriginal artist also known as Guwaali, led a board painting workshop and educational session with the SKATE cast at the Cutaway, Barangaroo. Enjoy this photo essay from the day, with photographs by. Read more

Meet Amy Morcom, SKATE Producer

18/06/2019

“There’s literally nothing else that does the same thing. It hooks all your senses.” An interview with SKATE Producer Amy Morcom, on what a producer actually does, and why she thinks skateboarding and percussion make such a powerful combination.  . Read more