Community Dinner is a place to meet new people from all over the world, have a good time with family and friends and be entertained. Everyone is welcome! This is an event that wowed thousands of locals and visitors over the years. Despite current lack of funding DCA will continue to hold this gathering which symbolizes a true spirit of Top End communities and its people.
When: Monday 30 March 2015, 6pm
Where: Chambers Crescent Theatre, Cnr Malak & Chambers Crescents, Malak Shopping Centre
Entertainment: Local community artists including Phoebe, Xango Capoeira, Black Swan youth theatre, Ziggy, Shel O'Toole & Ka Brown, Story-telling project Spun
Catering: By Sandar & volunteers...may be you?
Cost: By donation (suggested $5/person & $10/family)
If you can, bring your own plate, cup and cutlery and help us reduce waste. This is a free event, but donations of at least $5 per head are strongly encouraged as there are no other funding sources. If you would like to sponsor these popular events, make a donation, perform, cook or volunteer, please contact us on 8945 7347.Date(s): Monday, 30 March 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pmFile: DCA Community Dinner - March 2015.jpg
Darwin Community Arts & Down Syndrome Association NT present a combined evening of two performances to celebrate National Youth Week 2015!
Date: Saturday 18 April
Time: Doors open at 5.30pm
Where: Darwin Entertainment Centre
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings (for catering purposes):8985 6222 or 8945 7347
6pm - Youth Fashion Show showcasing contemporary, casual and evening wear modelled by young people from Project21 and DSANT. The Catwalk will come alive with colour, music and showmanship as this group of Darwin youth engage and entertain the audience with confidence and flair. Be prepared to be wowed!
7pm - CemeNTmix (multicultural youth drama group) presents "Where Are We", a theatrical production based on the issues facing young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. This Forum Theatre presentation, in which the audience will be invited to offer solutions to the problem, explores how society expects these young people to accept discrimination by forcing them to wear a false mask.
Date(s): Saturday, 18 April 2015 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
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In their first major exhibition, Patsy Chulugu and Arthur Que Noy share their art and stories for their Daly River country in the Northern Territory. The official opening will take place on Tuesday, 7 April, at 11am at the Northern Territory library in Darwin City. The exhibition will be held until 26 June 2015.
Patsy is a Brinkin woman who grew up on the Daly River. Arthur was born in Darwin and worked here as a wharfie for over 30 years. He was also a bushman and regularly visited the Daly River, looking after his country as a Kamu Elder.
Patsy’s evocative paintings tell stories about country and the animals and plants that represent Dreamings and places. Arthur passed away in August 2014 but was keen to tell the story of his peoples’ struggles following the arrival of Europeans in the Daly River area. This exhibition is privileged to include one of Arthur’s last paintings, ‘The Massacre’, about the massacre of Woolwonga (Kamu) people at the Daly River Copper Mine in 1884.
This project is supported by Arts NT and Darwin Community Arts.Date(s): Tuesday, 7 April 2015 - 11:00am to Friday, 26 June 2015 - 5:00pm
Need to fix your bike but can't afford to pay for it? Got no tools? Lacking skills? No problem, come down to our bike shed in Malak and we'll give you a hand. Free of charge. We just want to see you back on your bike (and see Darwin flooded with bikes and cyclists)! Darwin Community Arts proudly runs a bike shed with tools and mentoring advice available free of charge for public.
The bike shed is open from Monday to Thursday 2.30-4.30pm, additional hours depends on public demand. Located in Malak Shopping Centre Underground, the shed has got spare parts from old donated bikes and we would be happy to assist to repair and eventually build up your skills so next time you can even fix your bike by yourself. In case you want to go a step further and creatively decorate your bike, come to our Underground Arts workshop on Saturday morning at the same place.
Darwin Community Arts aims to empower our community. Our vision is 'A Darwin Region where art is made and shared by anyone, anywhere, anytime.'
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Harmony Day Football Festival will take place on Saturday 21st March in Palmerston (Gray Football Stadium, 30 Victoria Drive). This is a free family event which offers entertainment, sport and interactive cultural activities. The youngest ones will appreciate Come & try football games, clowns, water slides and delicious food cooked by My Sisters' Kitchen sold from DCA caravan.Date(s): Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 3:00pm to 7:00pmFile: PCC_Harmony_Day_DL_2015.pdf
A monthly gathering focusing on sound, soundart, electronics and new media. WarpMeet is a forum open for anyone to participate as performer/artist/viewer. WarpMeet is an opportunity for artists to find a supportive space to network and exchange ideas, both with peers and the community.
Bring your ideas, enthusiasm and whatever equipment you might need, along with a plate and some good friends. Themes are assigned to each Meet and are to be freely interpreted!
Sunday 29 March Warped Experiments
Sunday 3 May Sound of Colors
Sunday 31 May Mic the Art
Sunday 28 June Patterns of Time
Sunday 26 July Analogue Experiments
Sunday 23 August Milk Crate Music
Sunday 20 September Tonality in Sound
Sunday 18 October Modular Madness
Sunday 15 November Analog Analogy
This is an initiative of WarpFestival and Darwin Visual Arts Association. Held at DVAA from 6-8pm. Snacks and drinks are available. More info: http://warpfestival.com/Date(s): Sunday, 29 March 2015 - 6:00pmSunday, 3 May 2015 - 6:00pmSunday, 31 May 2015 - 6:00pmSunday, 28 June 2015 - 6:00pmSunday, 26 July 2015 - 6:00pmSunday, 23 August 2015 - 6:00pmSunday, 20 September 2015 - 6:00pmSunday, 18 October 2015 - 6:00pmSunday, 22 November 2015 - 6:00pmFile: WarpMeetFlyerBack (1).pdf
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We are thrilled for our former colleague and fantastic person Alyson Evans who has just received Kirk Robson Award (Community Arts and Cultural Development) from Australia Council for the Arts. Alyson spent over two years working with us in the Northern Territory and thanks to this award she will be hopefully coming back in the build up season to deliver workshops in Darwin and remote communities.
Alyson Evans, originally from Wales, has worked around the world as a performer, theatre-maker and community artist, with a particular focus on cultural development and social change. In the Northern Territory Alyson has made theatre with remote Indigenous communities, young people, people with disabilities and mental illness, prisoners and former refugees, as well as in Cambodia, the United Kingdom and New York. Alyson is a Teaching Artist for Sydney Theatre Companyʼs School Drama program and manages Rozelle Neighbourhood Centreʼs accessible arts programs.
These prestigious national awards will be presented in Sydney on Thursday 19 March and Brenda Logan will represent DCA there. The awards are an acknowledgement of the significant achievements and contribution an artist has made to the vibrancy of Australian arts. For more information about the awards and other recipients click here.