Roslyn Sullivan creates magic for backdrops

Every day in the August residential camps she soaked fabrics in colour – using turmeric, gum leaves, wattle flowers, and eventually onionskins, powdered turmeric and curry powder! As she read about the mussel shapes at Narren Lakes, meeting children and supervisors from the 17 communities the Moorambilla children are from, her artwork took shape. The dyed fabric was then painted …

Yindyamarra: a CD from Moorambilla Voices

Songs to Celebrate Christmas Recorded live at Eugene Goossens Hall, written for Moorambilla Voices. Artistic Director Michelle Leonard OAM. Take a look behind the scenes of the recording here!

Excited, inspired: singing with Song Co at Moorambilla

Chloe Lankshear is clocking up firsts: singing for the first time with The Song Company, and as part of their collaboration with Moorambilla Voices, working for the first time with the children and artists residential camps in Baradine. She shares her experience with some photographs by Noni Carroll. It’s my first project as a contractor with The Song Company and …

Leonora students from WA thrive at Moorambilla

For the first time at Moorambilla Voices residential camps, three students from Leonora District High School, in remote Western Australia, came to Moorambilla MAXed OUT Company. And they had a blast of a time. Leonora students Braedyn Butson, Shantahlia Kenda and Lakeisha Whitby travelled with teacher Jenna Corlett, AIEO Dianne Vincent and Education Assistant Luke Maxfield. Jenna Corlett, Leonora District …

National Excellence in Music Education award for Moorambilla Voices

Moorambilla Voices received the national Award for Excellence In Music Education from APRA AMCOS Australian Music Centre this week. An award for everyone involved in the 2016 program and for our relentlessly positive Artistic Director Michelle Leonard OAM. A well deserved recognition for your drive and passion! On behalf of our Board we’d like to thank all the parents and …

Sensational residential camps herald Gala Concerts

Over two weeks, over 300 Moorambilla Voices children sang up a storm, creating new Australian music, choregraphed dance moves and new percussion in Baradine. Some children experienced the magic for the first time, and all of them loved the opportunity of being allowed to discover the unknown paths of their imagination. For many, this was the only chance they have …

A female Maliyan poised for flight

Lantern artist Jyllie Jackson, assisted by Sara Tinning, build a female Maliyan (Wedge-tailed Eagle) to fly at this year’s Moorambilla Gala Concert. Coolamon shapes are also created which will be carried by the children of Moorambilla Voices into the night-time sculpture space which includes fire and lanterns. “This bird is poised at the top of the mountain, and is building …

The magic has begun

Harriet D’Arcy, undertaking a BMus Performance at the Sydney University Conservatorium of Music, is a Moorambilla Voices Intern this year. She writes about her experiences at the Boys Regional Choir Camp. As the chatter of children on their morning tea break filled the room and the sunlight danced through the windows, I couldn’t help myself from reflecting on the sounds …

Carving culture with Coolamons

“The Coonamble Ceramics Collective is a pretty special place”, says Sooty Welsh, a Wailwan ceramicist from Coonamble. Sooty discovered ceramics working with Dharug people in a creative centre in Doonside and he hasn’t looked back. When he moved back home to Coonamble, he became involved in Outback Arts and discovered the Collective. “Now ceramics has taken over my life,” he …