15 Apr

Home Land: Cultural Dinner

Facilitated by Donita Hulme

A host of CALD artists from Western Sydney will come together to discuss their artistic and business practices, and envisage the burgeoning cultural landscape of Western Sydney.

Lead by Donita Hulme, a host of CALD artists from Western Sydney will come together for dinner around the Long Table: to discuss their artistic and business practices, to share stories and ideas, and to envisage the burgeoning cultural landscape of Western Sydney.

Monday 15 April 2019, 07:00pm-09.00pm

Atrium Foyer, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

RSVP ian.zammit@penrith.city (Limited seats available)

 

“Home Land” | Curator Vonne Patiag

Home Land is curated by Vonne Patiag and is a month-long gathering inviting CALD artists and community to create a space for discussion, celebration and reflection on their diasporic culture and relationship to Western Sydney. Homeland is the first of three Long Table seasons produced by Q Theatre.

Vonne Patiag is a Writer, Director, Producer and Actor based in Western Sydney – a creative polymath by necessity. His most recent short film Tomgirl, an exploration of LGBT+ and Filipino Bakla culture in Blacktown, was commissioned through the Generator: Emerging Filmmaker’s Fund 2017 through Create NSW and SBS, premiering on SBS On Demand in February 2018. He was also a recipient of the Hot Shots Plus 2017 Funding Round from Screen Australia for his online series Boy (Space) Friends for production and talent development funding, focusing on issues of masculinity, racism and queer identity in Western Sydney.

Long Table | APR – JUNE, 2019

Long Table is an opportunity for communities to gather and connect with Q Theatre in an entirely new way. Across  2019 artists Vonne Patiag, Bhenji Ra and Venessa Possum with assistant curator Nathan Sentance will each curate a month of activity around the table that will provoke, distill and share a little of what it means to be part of our communities.

Long Table it made possible thanks to the NSW Government through Create NSW and the support of our partners Penrith Multicultural Inter-Agency, Penrith City Council and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

 

Cast & Creatives

Donita Hulme / Facilitator

Vonne Patiag / Artist

15 Apr 2019 7:00 pm


Donita Hulme

Donita Hulme is the proud daughter of English & Fijian migrants. She champions arts & creativity in communities through her place-focused cultural engagement work at Penrith City Council, cultural producer work with Campbelltown Arts Centre, artistic creation as an emerging artist & filmmaker, and super Aunty activities with her many nieces, nephews & namesakes.

Donita leads the ERA YALOVATA NA MARAMA program for The Veiqia Project– a groundbreaking international collaborative whose Western Sydney work connects Fijian women of all ages with contemporary female artists, rich cultural knowledge, & the reclaimed awareness of traditional Fijian female tattooing. In August-October this year she’ll be inviting you to participate in the major exhibition, MARAMA DINA at Campbelltown Arts Centre. Kaila! Donita is an active member of the Pasifika community, previously sitting on the boards of both the NSW Council for Pacific Communities & Fiji Youth Initiative (FYI).

 

 

Vonne Patiag is a Writer, Director, Producer and Actor based in Western Sydney – a creative polymath by necessity. His most recent short film Tomgirl, an exploration of LGBT+ and Filipino Bakla culture in Blacktown, was commissioned through the Generator: Emerging Filmmaker’s Fund 2017 through Create NSW and SBS, premiering on SBS On Demand in February 2018. He was also a recipient of the Hot Shots Plus 2017 Funding Round from Screen Australia for his online series Boy (Space) Friends for for production and talent development funding, focusing on issues of masculinity, racism and queer identity in Western Sydney.

 

 

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