Women’s Business! 1.09.17

09/10/2017

Women’s Business was a women only event held this year at the Wynyard Theatre. The event was a partnership between the Students Against Racism group and Project O. The show included two cat walks and listening to migrant women’s stories from places such as Nepal, Ethiopia and the Philippines. The Project O team helped with […]

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Wynyard Winter Festival 26.08.17

09/10/2017

On the 26th of August Project O produced a community event called the Wynyard Winter Festival. This was a night of musicians from Tassie’s North West including Claire Anne Taylor, Hairy Man, Tom Vincent and Kaitlyn Johnson. This community event was the opportunity for the Project O girls to learn and develop new skills and […]

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DARK MOFO and the Great Wall Of…

21/07/2017

On Wednesday 14th JJ, myself, Janelle, Laura and Shelli drove down to Hobart for the screening of the Pussy Riot film. It was held at the Grand Chancellor Hotel and started at 7:30. The film was about a group of Russian feminists who went around Russia performing punk songs about Vladimir Putin and how their […]

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Tasmanian Performing Arts Sector State Conference June 2017

21/07/2017

The creative conference that Hazel, Janelle and myself attended addressed issues that was around theatre and arts. The morning commenced with a meet and greet of some of the amazing artists from Tasmania and beyond. They provided us insight of what we could bring back to our rural towns. Out of all the participants involved […]

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Work Experience at MONA

21/07/2017

On Wednesday 3 May, two other Wynyard High students and I made the journey down to Hobart to do some work experience at MONA. We left Wynyard at 3pm and arrived in Hobart about 8pm, with a few stops on the way. I was lucky enough to work in one of the main kitchens. All […]

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The Life of a Site Manager… Acoustic Life of Sheds

12/04/2017

Acoustic Life of Sheds was BighART’s latest event here in Tasmania over two weekends in early March 2017, consisting of five rural sheds where musicians play musical pieces for the public to get involved and come along for the ride. Each event started at Wynyard and finished at the Table Cape Tulip Farm over two […]

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Making Change for our Future with the Tassie Children’s Commissioner for Children and Young People

12/04/2017

On the 2nd of March Emma, Mini and I went to the ABC radio station in Burnie to help the Tasmanian Children’s Commissioner in Hobart to launch a booklet for young people about the experience of family violence. It felt pretty awesome to be a part of something like this and to be in the ABC radio […]

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Mess Fest #2 for Tassie!

12/04/2017

20+20 were approached by Waratah Wynyard Council at the end of 2016 to have a say in the Council’s National Youth Week celebrations for 2017. Our new Year 9 group decided to do a version of Mess Fest – an event originally designed by our 2016 Project O team. Mess Fest #2 featured the Eat It […]

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UN Gender Equality Summit 2017: Hobart

12/04/2017

On Friday the 31st of March Lauren, Lix, Ginger and I went to Hobart to do the UN Gender Equality event. We left straight after school and drove to Hobart, checked into our hotel and went out for Greek food, which was amazing. The next day we went out for breakfast and then to the […]

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The Shearing Shed…

12/04/2017

The Shearing Shed Every time I’ve been to the shed it’s overcast. Inside is timber, some posts are splintery, others worn and smooth. The wood is warm brown, and natural light comes in from where the timber doesn’t quite fit together. Rainbow lights, Bird’s nests, Cords hanging down along beams. Door half hanging off, Yellow […]

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The Calving Shed…

12/04/2017

Standing Outside   The. Acoustic. Shed. The worn-out gravel in the distance cracks like fireworks beneath the dusty ute tires.  A thick cloud of dust trails behind it. Cool spray from the washed tractor sprinkles on my skin. There are calves to my left. Skinny. Their newborn hair glistens, like dew, on their backs. The […]

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The Stables…

12/04/2017

The Stables ‘Imagine the heart-warming finale of a Disney film where the boy runs across the field to meet his dog.  Well, that is the vibe of our shed.’ Alice Sadler   fresh cut hay towering jumping scratch spikey zippy tally tucker sultan wilbur cobber… barbie   hold that gold harvest moon zippy is gone […]

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Gasthorpe…

12/04/2017

Upon My Visit to Gasthorpe I love to hear stories about how things came to be, to jump into my time machine, and experience what life was like before I was brought into this breathtaking world. Turning up the long driveway, I tried to envisage what everything would look like. Around the corner I saw […]

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The Barn…

12/04/2017

The Barn 5 Wings, A Moth?   sisters beach no sisters one family no neighbours now neighbours but hermits no town a shop and some shacks and   his shed was in clutters clutters of ideas ideas of copper shining of tigers climbing   but no gold-mine brilliance   3 Pence a Pot   the […]

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#beboldforchange: International Women’s Day 2017 in Wynyard

12/04/2017

On March 8th our Project O team hosted our first event- an International Women’s Day afternoon tea at Wynyard High School, where we invited some very strong and influential women from the community to come to the school and talk to us about how they got to where they are today and what makes them […]

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Feeling Like Award Specialists! Waratah- Wynyard Australia Day Awards 2017

12/04/2017

This year Big hART and Project O/ 20+20 was recognised by the local Waratah- Wynyard Council and received the Community Event of the Year Australia Day award. The award was in recognition of the efforts of the young women who produced the world’s first 24hr colouring event – Colourathon – held May 2016 which raised over […]

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Big hART receives Tasmanian Human Rights Award!

12/01/2017

Big hART received the Organisation Award for the 2016 Tasmanian Human Rights Awards, and Project O received a commendation for its partnership with Wynyard High School. Some of our Project O/ 20+20 participants went to Government House in Hobart to accept the awards and to meet with Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AM, Governor […]

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Bit of Movement for Wynyard High School Presentation Night

12/01/2017

20+20 participants added some movement and light to the 2016 Presentation Night at Wynyard High School. After participating in 3 weeks of intense workshops, we performed two live pieces and showed one filmed project as part of the ceremony. A huge thanks to our dance mentor and choreographer Adelina Larrson, our Producer Lix Walker, and film […]

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Burnie has a new Women’s Legal Service

12/01/2017

20+20 was approached by the newly established Women’s Legal Service in Burnie to curate some artwork for their offices. We jumped at the chance. We met with key staff from the Women’s Legal Service to develop a project brief and create a shortlist of creative ideas about what the space could look like. A bunch of 20+20 participants […]

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Our Film About Being STRESSED!

12/01/2017

An awesome 20+20 collaborative project with Smithton High School and Circular Head Youth Leaders, we made a film about stress! With the guidance of our mentor Jobi, we came to a whole lot of workshops and discovered what it means to story board an idea, and then turn it into a short film. If you’re interested […]

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Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival 2016

12/01/2017

Honoured to be asked to host and be a part of several panels for the 2016 Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival in Launceston. Along with our trusty troubadour mentor Mel Tait (ABC Radio Tas), we explored a number of themes around education for young women from a cross cultural perspective, and we got to […]

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Tassie Project O Graduation to 20+20!

12/01/2017

In November of 2016 we made a symbolic step towards our journey to being change makers in our community. We graduated from Project O! And now we’re ready to be a part of the 20+20 program, to skill up and take the important first steps towards thinking about our careers. In the pristine surrounds of […]

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Communities For Children Conference 2016

12/01/2017

  Three members of our 20+20 group spoke and performed at the 2016 Communities for Children Conference held in Launceston… a packed room of community professionals all committed to supporting young people and making a difference to kids’ lives. We smashed it!  And we got our first standing O 😉 Listen to Katelyn’s song here: https://soundcloud.com/user-101798700/give-everything-by-kaytlyn-johnson/s-QpXC6

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Meeting the Tassie Premier!

01/01/2017

Some of our 20+20 participants had the opportunity to attend a state government function hosted at Wynyard Council on the 22nd November. It was a politically star studded event, with nearly every key minister there, as well as all of our local community stars! We were stoked to talk about Project O and our graduation […]

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24 Hour Colourathon!

07/07/2016

“Tired, happy, proud, and emotional” these are all the words we used to describe how we felt when the final hour of our Colourathon was over. The event happened a month ago, and now we are looking back on what an amazing thing we did. The final total has been added up and we exceeded […]

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HOW I MET MY MATE MALC

06/04/2016

Out of the blue my mentor asked me why I ranked politics lowest of the things I might want to do in Project O. I told her that  I found it boring the way they discussed things by arguing. But the truth was, I thought politicians were fake people, who were fed their lines. Elspeth told me she […]

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CAMPOUT

05/04/2016

Under a full moon a bonfire burned, in the middle of a ring of tents in an empty field. I could smell the open flame of the fire and the burning of marshmallows and the dusty night sky. The fire crackled and laughed and talked. A few weeks ago, a bunch of girls from Wynyard […]

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