Cass Morgan-Yanner as Margo.  Image by Carolina Cuoco

ExpressWay Arts

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Expressway Arts aims to locate and support young artists and creatives in the southern suburbs of Adelaide.


Margo, Addie and Jane are sisters. Margo wants to go to Art School. Addie wants her new relationship to work. Jane wants to go back to the way things were before. But their parents’ marriage is failing. Their Aunt just died. Their father is stifling who they want to be. In the space between, where do they go to find what they’re looking for?

Carclew’s ExpressWay Arts proudly presents The Space Between - a short film written, directed and performed by young people from the southern suburbs of Adelaide.

WHEN         Friday 5 July 2019
WHERE       The Arts Centre, 22 Gawler St, Port Noarlunga

6:00pm               Doors open

6:15pm               Guests seated

                              Formalities & screening

6:50pm               Q and A with cast and creatives

7:10pm               Post Screening refreshments provided by Carclew sponsors

                             Alpha Box & Dice and Little Bang Brewing Co.

7:40pm               Event ends

Admission is free but spaces are limited.
Please RSVP using the link below.



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Over the past 10 months, Carclew's Expressway Arts ensemble have been engaged in weekly filmmaking sessions with award winning filmmaker, Craig Behenna. They have been investigating and planning their own short film exploring the theme The Space Between; the space between being a child and an adult; the space between high school and university/employment; the space between the online and real worlds; the space between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour; the space between positive and negative mental health and wellbeing; and any other issues that are identified by the group.

With storyboarding and pre-production complete, the ensemble participated in a week-long shoot during the April school holidays at locations within the Onkaparinga area. The final outcome will enable parents, teachers, youth service providers, and the local, national and international community to become more connected with and develop a deeper understanding of the challenges facing young people in the Onkaparinga community.

If you are a young person aged between 13 and 20 and want to join the Expressway Arts crew, send an email to Expressway Arts Creative Producer, Claire Glenn on


More about ExpressWays Arts

ExpressWay Arts is a joint initiative between Carclew and City of Onkaparinga employing a Creative Producer to nurture young artistic leaders in the southern suburbs.

Through three core strategies to nurture and invest in young people’s voices in Onkaparinga, over these last 4 and a half years ExpressWay Arts has developed and delivered 5 umbrella projects which have collectively created and presented:
•    2 short films
•    3 performance experiences in public space
•    2 performance works in non-traditional venues
•    1 temporary public artwork
•    3 visual art exhibitions
•    1 song-writing project & 6 new songs
•    100s of workshops in creative writing, poetry, installation, acting, performance, voice, installation, design, sound, movement, circus and everything in between

96 young people (aged 11-27) co-created these projects with a collective commitment of over 1600 individual attendances. They made all of this happen at the same time as navigating a range of complex personal and community contexts. They collaborated with, and were supported by, 27 professional artists – 11 of who identify as emerging as per Carclew’s commitment to emerging and early career artists.

Over 2500 community members experienced the outcomes of this work - right here in Onkaparinga – as a result of ExpressWay Arts firm commitment to presenting work in the community of origin.

Through the embedded work of the ExpressWay Arts Creative Producer, ExpressWay Arts also seeded and supported a range of other projects, outcomes and new thinking in the Onkaparinga region.
This included workshops and performances at youth week events and council managed youth centres, a performance work with Hopgood theatre, street art projects, youth music projects, guest speaking, mentoring, connecting and always, always, quietly but fiercely advocating for young people to have space, ownership and agency.

And of course, you may or may not already know but Carclew continues to deliver and support a whole host of other projects, activities and outcomes in the southern suburbs through other partnerships. And City of Onkaparinga has a dedicated youth team AND a dedicated arts team driving some amazing opportunities for young people. So stay connected and keep the conversation alive.  Youth arts matters and we’re all in this together.

ExpressWay Arts is an initiative of Carclew undertaken jointly with City of Onkaparinga and assisted by Government of South Australia through Arts SA.

Image by Jakob Owens on Unsplash