Songwriter Josh Arnold - aka Small Town Culture - works with communities across regional Queensland, guiding creative efforts that lead to everything from school songs to town anthems to celebrations of Indigenous culture.
Now, his work with CQUniversity has taken him a long way from his usual stamping grounds.
Josh reports from Delhi, where he worked with children and young people from the Salaam Baalak Trust, which supports children living and working on the streets.
“When I think where these kids have come from, and how some of them lived, to where some of them are now, I am moved and inspired,” Josh says.
“They have been through so much, but they are so happy, so full of positivity and hope for the future.”
The latest round of the Central Highlands Regional Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund has allocated more than $17,000 to a boot-scooting array of arts projects.
In this short film from Bundaberg: Our History, Darcy Braund reads a heartbreaking letter from a First World War prisoner of war, describing the death of his friend.
A feature film created in Rockhampton with an all-local cast, crew and creative team has a laundry list of nominations in this year’s Australian Screen Industry Network Awards.
New books, more art bull drama, art student’s talent recognised, and lots of news from the Capricorn Film Festival.