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No Boundaries Project was winner of the award for improving Social Participation at the 2013 awards
In the evening on Tuesday 26 November the 2013 National Disability Awards Ceremony was held in the Great Hall at Parliament House, Canberra.
Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield presented the No Boundaries Project with the Excellence in Improving Social Participation Award in recognition of the project helping artists with disability build ongoing connections with their audiences and the broader community.
This is a meditation about creativity, and a celebration of the Nepean River in Penrith NSW, to watch, listen, enjoy and share. It was created by diversely abled creative people contributing conceptually and artistically in this project in Penrith.
This project has been an artistic and research project directed by artist Daniel Kojta, encouraging viewers to reminisce and reconnect to the lost and forgotten history of Penrith. It was created during the No Boundaries Project and is featured on the project DVD now available from Penrith City Council.
In 2012 illuminart began a new mobile AV and music development in collaboration with Music Therapy organisation, Nordoff Robbins. The purpose of the instruments is to combine interactive media, and experimental forms of music and image enjoyment with functions that have therapeutic benefits for players, and to explore some of the potential of these new instruments within the community of Penrith NSW.
The resulting instruments, known as “Light Rhythm Plays!” have had two public appearances in Penrith NSW. The first appearance was in prototype form at the No Boundaries Project event on 21 and 22 September.
Here is a youtube snapshot of the instruments being used by members of the audience, supported by illuminart’s Penrith based mobile AV trainees.
The Travelling Angels was an extension project to No Boundaries, supported by Arts SA.
The animation of the fun angel family is from a story and illustration by SA Artist Jacek Limanowka. These characters visited Penrith as part of the No Boundaries Project in 2012, and now go on to have a life lighting up your day!
Launched on December 3rd, the No Boundaries Evaluation Report informs us of the audience and artist response to participation in the No Boundaries Project and the Joan public event in September 2012. Right click the link or image below to download a copy.
No Boundaries Evaluation Report 211112 v21
and also the Appendices:
Appendices – No Boundaries Report v9 211112
Evaluation was designed and managed by the Institute for Culture and Society, and written by Michael Volkerling, Hung-Yen Yang and Jackie Bailey. The report provides conclusions about the project and includes information on the methodology.
A couple of excerpts from the Executive Summary:
No Boundaries Project at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on 21 September. This video of the show experience was created by Hajni Tulogdi and will also be included on the DVD about the project available in 2013.
This gallery contains 64 photos.
On December 3rd, Penrith hosted an International Day for People with disability event at St Marys Community Centre, to which an estimated audience of about 150 people attended. The highlight of the event was a showcase of Light Rhythm Plays! … Continue reading
The Light Rhythm Plays! interactive music and media instruments that have been in development in Penrith NSW as an extension to the No Boundaries Project, will be making a performance appearance at this years International Day for People with Disability in Penrith.
Four instruments will be presented that each will be played by local musician/performers and people from the audience, for a fun interactive experience.
The event is open to the public and celebrates the community of people who live with disability and those around them who support needs, education and living. This year Penrith City Council is holding the event on Monday 3rd December at St Mary’s Memorial Hall and it will begin at 9:30 am with morning tea, with proceedings wrapping up at about 11:30 am.