FIRES ON TOP OF MOUNTAINS


           Scenic Rim Cultural Program during the

        Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast





 

 

 

FIRES ON TOP OF MOUNTAINS Workshops

 

FIRES ON TOP OF MOUNTAINS Call for Artists

FIRES ON TOP OF MOUNTAINS Events 

Fires on Top of Mountains (FOTOM) is a multi-art form community arts activation that celebrates and showcases the culture, unique identity and stories of the Scenic Rim leading up to and during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

FOTOM Projects to be held over a 12 month period leading up to the Commonwealth Games include;

  • First Nation Shared Fire Project- Indigenous dance, storytelling and ceremony development
  • Shared Fire Community Story Project- Includes the development of a Peoples Orchestra and four narrative stories through consultation and collaborations across the region
  • Queens Baton Relay celebrations on Tamborine Mountain
  • Shared Fire Community Street Parties- culmination of the Shared Fire Community Story Project includes performances at Tamborine Mountain, Beaudesert, Boonah and Wyaralong Dam
  • IN Cabaret- an incubator program to develop skills and experience for emerging performers who will perform at Fire on Top of Mountains events
  • Fire and light works- Ephemeral and sculptural works developed through Artists in Residence and through community arts projects to activate all performances and celebrations
  • Shared Fire Beacon Project- the creation of sculptural fire cauldrons by local artisans for use during the program that will later be installed as permanent public art works across the region
  • Word on the Street: an anthology of stories about the Scenic Rim. A project to develop emerging writers who are mentored by the Queensland Writers Centre to capture stories about our place
  • Cultural Centre Programming - school holiday workshops, exhibitions and events that develop and encourage engagement with Fires on Top of Mountains program
  • Fire on Water Finale will be staged on the banks of  Wyaralong Dam and will bring together all events from the Fires on Top of Mountains program.

 

 

Fires on top of Mountains WORKSHOPS


2017 sees the launch of our In Cabaret series. Part incubator, part skill development opportunity for new and emerging performers, it includes the elements of vocal training, stage presence, stage craft, an introduction to stage makeup, working with an audience and peer critique.
The program is being offered to emerging and aspiring creative around the Scenic Rim through and Expression of Interest process, and participants have the opportunity to perform at the Fires on top of Mountains events during April 2018.

QUEENSLAND IN VOICE: CABARET INTENSIVE

Everyone is invited to share ideas and be part of "Queensland In Voice: Cabaret Intensive" which promises to be a unique musical and theatrical celebration.

STORYTELLING THROUGH MUSIC WITH MZAZA

3 Workshops available.Workshop participants will have the opportunity to work with Mzaza towards a community preformance as part of Mzaza'sThe Children of the Road performance on Saturday 26 August.

MAKEUP FOR STAGE WORKSHOP WITH THE QUEENSLAND BALLET

This exciting workshop delivered by Queensland Ballet will allow participants to learn the tricks of the trade from an expert in the field.

OPEN MIC NIGHTS

The Open Mic Nights will be another opportunity for singers, musicians and entertainers of any genre to entertain. From July 14, monthly "Open Mic Nights" are planned for Beaudesert, Boonah and Tamborine Mountain. Performers register for performance slots.

FIRE AND LIGHT BEACONS PROJECT - PUBLIC ART BRIEF

The Scenic Rim Regional Council  is seeking submissions from artists and story tellers from the Scenic Rim for the development of designs for the Fire and Light Beacon Project.

The project involves the creation of sculptural fire and light beacons for use during the Fires on Top of Mountains  program and will later be installed as permanent public art works across the region. Each cylindrical sculpture will comprise of 2 x 2400mm x 1200mm rolled steel sleeves joined to form a single artwork.

Eight sculptures will initially become part of the Fires on Top of Mountains cultural program in 2018 during the Commonwealth Games before being permanently installed in towns or villages across the Scenic Rim as determined by Council.

SRRC is seeking submissions for the creation of a design that illustrates a unique story from a selected town in the Scenic Rim. Each artist submission must provide a design for two panels which will form a single cylindrical sculpture.