AUGUST: Back from the Brink

The role of arts and life in and out of and after detention, and its role in helping people to come back from the brink.

ADOL July - Back from the Brink



Tuesday, 10 August 2021



6.30-7.30pm for livestream/podcast event



This is an online event ONLY



FREE but registration required so that you receive the Zoom (online Link). 




Online, at the Box Office in person or by phone

This online event commences at 6pm, facilitated by Bronwyn Davies (SRRC), with a Welcome from Janis Page, a Mununjali Traditional OwnerDuring the event, performances by participants in the Heaps Decent projects, will be played. Listen to the musical tracks.

Jandamurra Cadd

Jandamarra Cadd is a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung descendent; he is an inspirational man with many stories to tell. With his vibrant and expressive portraitures, Jandamarra’s artwork is emotive and insightful ... it is a powerful medium to bridge the story telling divide between Aboriginal and mainstream Australia. 

Painting has been a way of life that has enabled Jandamurra to express his creativity and story telling and in many of his paintings of the human condition, he seeks to be a peaceful voice for unity. Have a look at Jandamarra's artwork.

Debbie Kilroy

Debbie Kilroy OAM is one of Australia’s leading advocates for protecting the human rights of women and children through decarceration: the process of moving away from using prisons and other systems of social control in response to crime and social issues.

Established in 1992, Sisters Inside, is an independent community organisation based in Queensland, which advocates for the collective human rights of women and girls in prison, and their families, and provides services to address their individual needs. 

Nerida Woods

Nerida Woods has a career spanning 25 years in arts management. She has been the CEO of Heaps Decent since 2012, a Sydney-based organisation empowering children and young people in NSW to express themselves through music and multi media. Prior to her work with Heaps Decent Nerida was the General Manager at Shopfront Arts Co-op, also working in arts programming for our youngest community members.

Nerida is particularly interested in increasing arts access and opportunity for at-risk youth, and the capacity of engagement as a catalyst for wellbeing through self discovery, the opportunity to communicate and human connection.

Bronwyn Davies

Bronwyn Davies will facilitate this evening's session. Bronwyn is Cultural Coordinator of Cultural Services at Scenic Rim Regional Council working with a dedicated team to innovate, create, and manage a cultural development program and the running of three cultural venues. 

Bronwyn has been creative producer for numerous events, festivals and complex cultural development projects including Cultural Trails and Open Studios of the Scenic Rim, Fires On Top of Mountains, ASSI 150, War Stories and Our Town and Arts Ablaze Queensland Regional Arts Conference in 2019. Bronwyn is also a practising artist and her favourite place is her studio on Tamborine Mountain.

The Scenic Rim ARTS DINNERS are a professional and community skill development series which combine great speakers, networking, facilitation and workshops with great food and entertainment.  Each Arts dinner addresses a theme identified as significant for the Arts Sector across our regions

The Scenic Rim Regional Council is partnering with the Regional Arts Service Network for South West Queensland, to deliver the newly named Arts Dinners Live & ONLINE South West Queensland program.

SWQ Regional Arts

Queensland Government