At the Confluence of Art and Life

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in News, One River Mildura and Wentworth | One Comment
At the Confluence of Art and Life

[Mildura –based photographer and artist, Danielle Hobbs, writes about Kim Chalmers’ and Sally Hederics’ One River project delivered in March 2013, Conflux, which captures the experience of Mildura – Wentworth residents of living at the confluence of the two most iconic rivers in the Murray-Darling Basin, the Murray and the Darling.] I went down to […]

Conflux Documentary

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in One River Mildura and Wentworth | No Comments

A short film about the Conflux project can be viewed here. See footage of the performance, listen to excerpts from Kim Chalmers’ soundtrack and hear directly from the dancers about how they enjoyed being involved in the project.

Conflux Post 6 – The Video

Hi Everyone, just in case you were interested to see the performance we have uploaded a copy of the recording on vimeo.

Conflux Post 5 – The Gig

Taking our show into the state of the art, brand new Mildura Arts Centre Theatre on the 15th March was super exciting.  The Friday was a big day of tech rehearsal and fine tuning for the dancers, everyone put in a huge effort.  Then Speak Percussion arrived on Saturday morning for the final Dress/Tech – […]

Conflux Post 4 – The Interviews

Part of the process of preparing the audio component of our Conflux performance was to interview a number of local personalities, from a diverse range of demographics, about stories from their life on the river.  The attached audio clips are: 1) a paddleboat captain recalling the moment Captain Sturt arrived at the confluence of the […]

Conflux: The first One River Local Project

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in News, One River Mildura and Wentworth | No Comments
Conflux: The first One River Local Project

The first of the One River local project outcomes, Conflux, was presented in Mildura on Saturday 16 March at the Mildura Arts Centre, as part of the Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival. Festival Director, and Conflux Creative Director, Kim Chalmers said, “As soon as I heard about the concept for the Centenary of Canberra’s One River […]

Conflux Post 3 – Workshop with Gina Rings

Conflux Post 3 – Workshop with Gina Rings

On the 9th and 10th of February Sally and her 7 dancers had an intensive workshop weekend under the guidance of dance mentor Gina Rings from Adelaide. They achieved a LOT in two days and put in 150%.  Two big days of serious hard work for young dancers and a great experience for Sally.  Job […]

Conflux Post 2 – Collecting stories

I’ve been collecting photos and recoding stories about life on the river here at the confluence.  So far I’ve interviewed paddle boat captains, water police, irrigators, broad acre farmers, and tonight I’m interviewing a couple who met on the banks of the Murray at Apex Park sandbar in Mildura and 40 years later still live […]