The ANZAC project involves the commissioning of six creative projects from young people aged 14-22 years.
The aim of the project is to engage young people in the Northern Rivers with the memory of war and the ANZAC legacy.
This project is supported by a grant from the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund and the venue provided by Southern Cross University.
Northern Rivers’ Memory of War: Stories of then, told by people of now.
Congratulations to the six selected ANZAC projects that have had their creative submissions commissioned and will appear at the 2018 Byron Writers Festival.
Amelie and Scout from Suffolk Park will choreograph and perform a dance reflecting suffering due to war.
Dominic from Wollongbar will compose and perform an electric bass composition exploring the Anzac legacy and the concept of commemoration.
Isabella from Bangalow will produce a video capturing the war experiences of three Byron Bay women.
Lachlan from Banora Point will create a photography collection exhibiting our modern lives that our soldiers fought to protect.
Miriam from The Channon will write and perform a song of a soldier’s letter to their family.
Mondo from Ocean Shores will write a short story of a WW2 postcard that took 70 years to reach its destination.