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Graphic Artist Dom Freestone sits, laughing to the left while Sound Technician Jessica Burg and Production Assistant Lauren Kempe smile on. They are all in a room together and Lauren wears headphones and holds what looks like a long mic
November 21, 2017

Regional artists to be broadcast

Graphic Artist Dom Freestone sits, laughing to the left while Sound Technician Jessica Burg and Production Assistant Lauren Kempe smile on. They are all in a room together and Lauren wears headphones and holds what looks like a long micTo mark International Day of People with Disability on Sunday 3 December, eleven stories of regional artists with disability, produced across NSW, will be broadcast on ABC and ABC iview from Monday 27 November. 

The eleven new Createability films are an impressive collection of short films showcasing artists across an array of artistic disciplines:

  • Ghost in the Machine, featuring Lismore artist Jeremy Hawkes, created by HW Collective, Bangalow, NSW.
  • Order from Chaos, featuring painter, Verity Nunan from Byron Bay, NSW created by Nathan Wood and Clementine Bourke also from Byron.
  • Drawing for Purpose, featuring illustrator Stephen Williams from Wagga Wagga, NSW, created by Steve Moore and Alexis Neylan of Mayfly Media in Wagga.
  • Making Waves, featuring dancer Max McAuley from the Northern Rivers, NSW, created by Karenza Ebejer of Lismore, NSW.
  • Wayne at the Factory, featuring Wayne Emerson, a painter from Wagga Wagga, NSW, created by Ainsley and Damien Jenkins of Next In Line Films, Wagga Wagga.
  • Meeting Mick, featuring writer Tim Winton-Brown and dancer-artist Mick Parr from Nimbim, NSW, created by Susie Forster from Ocean Shores.
  • Ascension, featuring graphic designer Dom Freestone from Newcastle, NSW, created by Bec Hogan of Blackalls Park, NSW
  • Grace on Fire, featuring singer-songwriter, Grace Hickey from Yamba, NSW created by Deb Novak, also from Yamba.
  • The Fine Art of Being Zion, featuring painter-ceramicist Zion Levy from Mullumbimby, NSW, created by Susie Forster of Ocean Shores, NSW (she has 2 films in this years collection)
  • Speaking Through Colour, featuring painter Mbatha Nguta from Lismore NSW, created by Darius Devas of Byron Bay, NSW
  • A Spiral Mind, featuring jewelry artist Kurt Saggers from Albury, NSW, created by Helen Newman of Nomad Films in Albury.

Screenworks’ General Manager, Ken Crouch is proud of the opportunities and outcomes that the Createability initative has provided for the filmmakers and artists to date; “Many of the artists that have featured in the films have had amazing opportunities presented to them following their stories being told on screen, including being invited to collaborate with national institutions and international festivals at the highest levels. The Filmmakers have also benefitted as their short films get a broadcast credit which helps them progress their careers,” he said.

Creditability 2017 is supported by Create NSW and is being delivered in association with the ABC.

Pictured: Graphic Artist Dom Freestone of Newcastle on set with Sound Technician Jessica Burg and Production Assistant Lauren Kempe (Dir: Bec Hogan, Blackalls Park, NSW) Photo Credit: Stephanie Meyrick