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Re-Emergence film screenings

RE-EMERGENCE Every Storm Gives Way To A New Sunrise - An uplifting film by disabled actors from across rural NSW about their experiences of Drought, Bushfires and Pandemic. Tickets $15 Full/$5Concession/Free for people with lived experience of disability or mental health challenges (including carers) Re-Emergence is the culmination of over three years of exploration with disabled actors in regional NSW, interrogating the question, “how do we emerge from bushfires, covid19, drought and other disruptions over recent years?”.
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Alchemy – Project Alchemy Final Exhibition

Rebus Theatre and Project Alchemy Present Alchemy An exhibition which captures the ‘golden’ moments of the journey of 15 artist’s as they heal hearts and weave magic through a network of arts-based projects in response to the Black Summer Fires. Official opening: 6.00-8.00pm Friday 23 February Exhibition dates: Sat 24 Feb - Sun 17 March Opening times: Friday 5.30pm-8.00pm, Sat-Sun 10.00am-3.00pm The Queanbeyan Hive Gallery
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Rebus wins Chief Minister’s award for ‘Excellence in Inclusion in Education and Training’

We were extremely honoured to receive the Award for Excellence in Inclusion in Education and Training at The Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards last night! It was a fantastic evening all round (as usual) showcasing the phenomenal work of individuals and organisations working in the disability sector in Canberra.
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Rebus Turns 10

Rebus celebrated our 10 year anniversary this year on December 2nd. We were joined by Rebus family old and new for an afternoon of reflections on our decade of theatre (and other arts) for social change.
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Call For Disabled Visual Artists for the Re-Emergence Film Project

Rebus Theatre is excited to invite disabled visual artists living in Regional NSW or the ACT to contribute their unique creative perspectives to be featured in the transformative of the Re-Emergence film project, an exploration of the last five years and the themes that have shaped our world.
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Seeking actors, improvisors and musicians to join the Rebus Playback Theatre Ensemble!

Rebus is seeking expressions of interest from actors, improvisors and musicians to receive free training in Playback Theatre as part of the Rebus Playback Theatre Ensemble! Training will likely lead to paid performance opportunities. Join a supportive ensemble, and an international community, creating Theatre for social change. We are holding a public group audition workshop on Tuesday June 6 from 6:45-9:15pm in Braddon. The location will be provided upon registration. Playback Theatre is a form of improvised theatre in which audience members tell moments or stories from their own lives, and a team of actors and musicians improvise it back on the spot, without costumes, props, script or rehearsal. It can be funny or deeply moving depending upon the story told. It can be a powerful tool in healing and empowering communities.
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Re-Emergence Film project Update: Seeking participants with disability in Bega, Goulburn, Braidwood and Queanbeyan

Seeking adults with Disability from Goulburn, Braidwood, Bega and Queanbeyan regions to make a movie masterpiece! Last weekend, we headed to Queanbeyan as part of our Re-emergence project, celebrating the talents and perspectives of disabled adults from Regional NSW. We had an awesome time learning about the region, its people and the power of art to highlight unique and powerful voices. There are still plenty of spots available for you to collaborate with award-winning theatre artists to create an original film showcasing your amazing stories.
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Braidwood Wonder Walks Update!

1) Unfortunately our first (SOLD OUT) Braidwood Wonder Walks event with Project Alchemy artist Cecile Galliazzo, originally scheduled for tomorrow, has had to be postponed due to bad whether. The new date for the Wonder Walk at Geebung is Saturday 15th July. Check your emails for what to do if you had a ticket for this. The date change may open up some new tix for this so stay tuned. 2) The 2nd of these events at Plumwood in May is also SOLD OUT! 3) The good news is bookings are now open for the June event to be held at Currajuggle on June 17 so get in quick: https://events.humanitix.com/wonder-walk-currajuggle
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Seeking Disabled Adults in Queanbeyan to make a movie masterpiece!!!

Seeking Disabled Adults in Queanbeyan to make a movie masterpiece!!! Join Rebus Theatre's Re-Emergence project, celebrating the talents and perspectives of disabled adults from Bega, Queanbeyan, and Goulburn! Collaborate with award-winning theatre artists to create an original film showcasing your amazing stories. Our first filming workshop for Queanbeyan participants is on Friday April 28 at The B, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 11am-4pm. No acting experience required, it's FREE to attend, and carers are welcome too!
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Enrol now to join weekly our drama classes for adults with intellectual disability!

We currently have spots available in our popular iDrama program. Held at various locations in Canberra (Braddon, Downer and Kambah), iDrama is designed to encourage participants to develop their creative expression, build confidence, make new friends, and learn a few performance skills along the way. No acting experience required! For many participants, iDrama has been a launchpad into further opportunities and paid theatre work offered by Rebus!
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Interview with President of the Rebus Board, Daniel Savage, featured in ANAT monthly Digest

An an interview with our very own President of the Rebus Board, Daniel Savage, is featured in the monthly Digest for the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT). For the past 34 years from its home base in Adelaide, South Australia, ANAT has been at the forefront of the global uptake of artists working with the science and technology sectors.
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Feature Interview in the Autumn Canberra Disability Review (CDR)

We recently had a chat with the good folks from the Canberra Disability Review (CDR). Our Artistic Director Robin Davidson and 'Just Hearing' script writer Fi Peel sat down with CDR editor Rob Donnelly to talk about where we came from and what we're up to at the moment, unpacking our 'Just Hearing' and 'Systems of Sanity' projects in detail. The interview is out now in their Autumn edition. The Canberra Disability Review is quarterly publication from Advocacy for Inclusion to highlight and give voice to what matters most to people with disability in the ACT.
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‘Just Hearing’ Tours to Tassie!

Just Hearing is an innovative educational initiative to help service providers in the justice system to work better with people who are experiencing mental distress. It will be performed on the 22nd of March, 2023 at the National Community Legal Centres Conference at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Hobart.
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Project Alchemy Guest Speaker Announcement – Zsuzsi Soboslay

Introducing our second Project Alchemy Artist Residency guest speaker – Zsuzsi Soboslay – Arts Doula: http://bodyecology.com.au/  We’re gearing up for our first Project Alchemy Artist Residency next week where 15 artists from 5 Black Summer Bushfire affected Local Government Areas will come together to receive trauma training, share skills, and rebuild their practice before returning to their own communities to lead arts based community projects.  
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Meet The Project Alchemy Artist Team – Hannah Matysek aka Val Moogz

The Rebus Team is delighted to announce the EUROBODALLA SHIRE PROJECT ALCHEMY ARTISTS! Please give a warm welcome to Hannah Matysek aka Val Moogz (Singer/Musician) who will be delivering an artist led bushfire project in Eurobodalla Shire. Val Moogz draws upon diverse musical influences ranging from Patti Smith’s powerful rock poetry, to Bill Withers’ great songs of soul, to the acoustic surf pop lullabies of Jack Johnson. A self-proclaimed lover of life, nature and people, Val Moogz draws inspiration from their daily encounters and the beautiful surroundings of the South Coast of NSW to create relatable, heartfelt songs for everyone.
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Project Alchemy Guest Speaker Announcement – Kate Diggle

Introducing our first Project Alchemy guest speaker - Kate Diggle - [Counselling, Therapy and Workplace Support Services in Canberra | Kate Diggle Relational Consulting] We're gearing up for our first Project Alchemy Residency at the end of the month where 15 artists from 5 Black Summer Bushfire affected Local Government Areas will come together to receive trauma training, share skills, and rebuild their practice before returning to their own communities to lead arts based community projects. We are very excited to announce our first guest speaker Kate Diggle [Counselling, Therapy and Workplace Support Services) who will be providing our artists with training on trauma informed practice. 
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Last chance to see our bold new work ‘Utopiate’

This weekend is your last chance to see Rebus Theatre's bold new work 'Utopiate'. The final show is 3pm this Saturday November 12th. Book now here! The show has been loved by audiences and reviewers alike having received 4 reviews so far. Here's what the critics have to say: "One wonders if Rebus actually holds the seeds of where theatre is leading in its relationship with society and culture." - Joe Woodward - Canberra CityNews Click through for more quotes and links to full articles.
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Meet The Project Alchemy Artist Team – Cecile Galiazzo

The Rebus Team is delighted to announce the PROJECT ALCHEMY ARTISTS! Please give a warm welcome to Cecile Galiazzo (Artist/Curator/Educator and Facilitator) who will be delivering an artist led bushfire project in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council.. A graduate from the ANU, her primary medium is printmaking’ Highlights from her arts practice include: Artist in Residence at ‘Watch This Space’ (Artist Run Initiative Alice Springs NT), The Blake Prize Director’s Cut On-Line Exhibition, CPM National Print Award First Prize Tweed River Gallery Murwillumbah NSW and Artist in residence Arthur Boyd’s Bundanon NSW. She has held several solo exhibitions and participated in many selected group shows. Her work is held in private collections nationally, internationally and in significant Australian cultural institutions.
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Meet The Project Alchemy Artist Team – Kelly Sturgiss

The Rebus Team is delighted to announce the PROJECT ALCHEMY ARTISTS! Please give a warm welcome to Kelly Sturgiss (Musician/Visual Artist) who will be delivering an artist led bushfire project in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. Kelly has grown up in the Braidwood region and her family has lived on this country since her ancestors convict emancipation. She is passionate about the land and community she is from. After leaving the area to study music and fine art where she combined sound and vision, she returned to raise a child. As well as establishing an artist run exhibition space she has taught music privately and in community workshops.
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Meet The Project Alchemy Artist Team – Helen Ferguson

The Rebus Team is delighted to announce the PROJECT ALCHEMY ARTISTS! Please give a warm welcome to Helen Ferguson (Designer/Founder Create Collaborate Collective) who will be delivering an artist led bushfire project in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. Helen Ferguson grew up in Queanbeyan and after 4 years of travelling and living in Europe she moved to Sydney and finally returned to her hometown with a young family in 2008. She trained as a graphic designer at the University of Canberra and has had a long and successful career with a wide-ranging portfolio of design experience from publishing to advertising to fashion and government work.  Her passion has been working in the area of public gallery, museum exhibitions and on educational programs.

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