Avril Duck (Artistic Director) and Velvet Eldred (President) recently returned from presenting at the 15th National Rural Health Conference. Each biennial conference, the NRHC have a program featuring Arts & Health practitioners from across the country.
Theatre makers based in Cairns, Queensland, with a combined practice experience of 60 years, they both understand the impact that the Arts can have on an individual’s wellbeing and that of the whole community.
Avril’s teaching background and Velvet’s art therapy and counselling background are the pillars of their current arts practice for Tropical Arts. This collaborative theatre organisation has a 10-year reputation of fulfilling a promise to the community to include everyone who wants to be in and find them a place to belong. Their presentation delved into the way they practice and the case studies are lit by beautiful photographs of their 10th annual Shakespeare at the Tanks production.
A series of 3 workshops spread over Wednesday evening’s 20 and 27 February and 6 March 6 – 9 pm, 2019. ARC Hall.
Led by Avril and Velvet, these workshops are a series of play dates to discover ‘what is our style?” You are invited to share any exercises from past training that you loved and explore what you learn’t from it. Avril and Velvet also have “goodies” to play with . We are planning to write up and share some of our processes around creating Shakespeare at the Tanks.
A RADF-funded project. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and [name of council] to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
Official Disability Action Week Event
“Tropical Arts Charity Race Night”
A night of fun, food, entertainment and horse racing! Come join Tropical Art’s in the Trinity Room of the Rydges Tradewinds for their 1st Annual Charity Race Night on Friday September 16th as part of Disability Action Week.
Your $10 Ticket includes finger food AND Entry to Fashions on the Field, where the best dressed male and female will win a fantastic prize!
Place your bets and hold your breath as we run 8 races, the luckiest punters with the most wins at the end of the night can take home some MAJOR prizes. Bets only $2
There will be a cash bar on the night, Food will be provided by ARC Disability Services and the fab crew at Cafe Connect!
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Major Prize Sponsors:
1st Prize – 1 Nights accommodation for 2 at the newly renovated Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, Breakfast included.
2nd Prize – Trip for 2 on a Pak 1 thanks to Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises valued at $180.00
“Snorkel, swim, dive or relax on a Great Barrier Reef tour to Green Island with Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises for a day in tropical paradise”
3rd Prize – Trip for 2 on our Calm Water Cruise or Sunset Cruise with thanks to Cairns Harbour Cruises valued at $92.00
“Cairns Harbour & Sunset Cruises offer a scenic Cairns half day tour spotting crocodiles and other stunning wildlife in the Cairns waterway or relax and unwind at night on one of the top ten things to do in Cairns the Cairns Sunset Cruise. If you wish you can also combine our popular Cairns Sunset Cruise with optional Dinner at one of Cairns top restaurants Dundee’s on the waterfront for our Sunset Dinner Cruisepackage.”
Tropical Art’s “Macbeth” has very successfully launched with speeches from all the key participating partners including ARCs Disability, Deadly Hands/Deaf Services, the RADF Designers, and the Cairns Regional Council, followed by all the infamous and reknown Scottisch murder and mayhem.
It opened on Friday 23 October 2015 and is playing through to a final night on Halloween, 31 October! Have a look at the poster and come along!
This years Shakespeare at the Tanks launched with all battles, murder and mayhem for which Shakespeare’s infamous “Scottish Play” is reknown launched on Friday 23 October with an all inclusive caste delivering a dramatic performance of the kind that only the Tropical Arts can deliver .. this time also in Auslang
Come along to any of the performances at Cairn’s Tanks 3 (see the poster above), noting that the final performance will be on this years Halloween Saturday 31 October 2015
Celebrating its 59th year, the Annual FNQ One Act Play Festival is a proud tradition in our region that Tropical Arts has the pleasure of hosting in 2015. Join us at the Centre of Contemporary Arts from the 24th to 26th of July and celebrate the diverse talent this region has to offer. For more information go to the COCA website.