Beyond Empathy initiative Tag

Three Moree parks have been transformed by Australia’s finest graffiti artists in a project celebrating the sense of pride and place of local Aboriginal communities. The artists - Vans the Omega (Adelaide), John Kaye (Gold Coast) and Emmanuel Moore (Brisbane) - visited Moree for six days...

It's a fact, a sad fact. Ned is fat, Ned is very fat. I tip the scales at a whopping 94.4 kilos. My body mass index states that for my age and weight I should weigh between 65 to 75 kilos. Woe is me. Practically...

  The Armidale community transformed its everyday stories into art this month in an exhibition at the New England Regional Art Gallery. The installation will be on display until the 19 March. This art installation is the last stage of the Australia Council funded community arts project...

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...

For the past six months I've been filming with BE's belly casters - Jo Davidson and Valerie Quinlin - as they conduct workshops up and down the east coast. We are making short documentaries about the belly casting projects in Brisbane, Nambucca, Forster and Moree....

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...

In the Illawarra we're currently working with children under 12 for our film project 'Protection'. We often give crew duties to those who aren't playing a role in what we're shooting that day. This can range from operating a camera or sound equipment to calling...

It's the weekend. For some it's the time for cleaning the house, for others going out for a laughter filled lunch with friends, steering a speedy taxi service transporting kids to sport or simply putting your feet up relaxing at home. But for me I'm...

I've come back home. Moree. Born and bred. A 35 year absence. A privileged white boy. When I left at 17 years old, I knew a town racially divided, the local Aboriginal community treated as 3rd class citizens. The community was riddled with mass unemployment,...

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...