celebrate

I am so excited to share with you SAME DRUM, a music video created by a fantastically talented group of young people from multilingual backgrounds. The song delivers a strong message about embracing life in Australia, while never forgetting about where you come from....

Artist Tim Johnson and street art choreographer George Shaw came to Moree this year to begin research on the NEXUS public art project. Over a weekend we held bbqs in 4 parks – Sullivans, Stanley Village, Wales Park and Bottom Camp – to talk to...

Shame, though only just 5 little letters all pushed together, is a powerful word. Its existence in society packs a huge negative punch, where shame still shapes and defines the immediate lives of many individuals and haunts many communities. Regrettably It travels across all demographics,...

    We all experience shame. It is not like guilt 'the feeling that we've done something bad'. Shame is the secret feeling that we are bad - that we are not good enough, and we don't belong. The more secret the shame, the more destructive it...

The children at Kiah Pre-School in Moree were so proud to launch their CD today. Called Kiah Kids - Yuligi Yugul Gari, it's a collection of songs translated into our Kamilaroi language, and includes familiar ones like If You're Happy & You Know It and...

The practice of producing art, whether it be painting, drawing or colouring is a powerful therapeutic tool in the treatment of mental illness. This is amply shown by the recent success of colouring books. It may also take the form of singing, playing guitar or...

A big crowd of nearly 600 people turned out at the Moree East Public School in northwest NSW in December last year, for the inaugural Festival of the Brolga. This two day festival celebrated and showcased the children's year long learning through the arts and culture...

No Shame Day, a Beyond Empathy initiative that began in Armidale New South Wales went national in 2014. "The concept of shame can be overwhelming and can prevent us from seizing opportunities that can lead to personal change or growth. No Shame Day encourages us all...