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ExpressWay Arts

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

On Friday, 15 June, Expressway Arts kicked off its new film project at the Arts Centre Port Noarlunga.

Facilitated by Craig Behenna and supported by Expressway Arts Creative Producer, Claire Glenn, this project will support young people from the Southern Suburbs in developing their filmmaking skills.

The first phase of the project is focused around teaching the skills required to make a film. In this, Expressway Arts is generously supported by Capture The Action who will deliver a workshop on different ways to shoot a film. In the second phase of the project, participants will make their own film.  

Although registrations have closed and project has started, it’s not too late to join!

If you are a young person aged between 13 and 20 and want to make a film, send Claire an email on to express your interest.

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More about ExpressWays Arts

For the past 4 and a half years ExpressWay Arts has been a joint initiative between Carclew and City of Onkaparinga employing a 4 day a week 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.

Now, change is coming. The doors are open for a whole new project with new members.

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.

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