Documentary Series

In-depth stories from communities across Australia, weaving the lived experience of disaster impacted communities with perspectives from experts and real life stories of creative recovery projects that use arts-based processes to repair, rebuild and recover.
Podcast Documentary Series
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Putting the pieces together: how the City of Melbourne is strengthening disaster preparedness through creativity

As cities and communities all over the world look to new models of disaster preparedness and response, how do we…
S3 Episode 03

The healing capabilities of Country and Culture: a story of cultural revitalisation in Woorabinda

In this episode of Creative Responders, we’re heading to Woorabinda, an Indigenous community in Central Queensland on the Traditional lands of…
S3 Episode 01

Growing community connection: a story of renewal after the Beechmont bushfires

In 2019, Jessica Brown established The Little Pocket nature play space from her home in the peaceful hinterland village of…
S2 Episode 04

Working sustainably in community practice

Arts workers in remote or trauma-impacted communities are often sent in to complex environments with little preparation or adequate peer…
S2 Episode 03

Storytelling in a changing climate: Indigenous art and tourism on the Great Barrier Reef

The climate crisis is one of the greatest disasters we may ever witness. In the face of such enormous challenges,…
S2 Episode 02

Community-led recovery in a time of cascading disasters

The Blacksmiths’ Tree is a stunning nine-metre steel and copper gum tree which stands in the small town of Strathewen,…
S2 Episode 01

Growing new possibilities in the Snowy Valleys

Just down the road from the charred silence of the iconic Sugar Pines Plantation in the Snowy Valleys, is the…
S1 Episode 04

Artists’ wellbeing: Sustaining artists working with trauma impacted communities

When artist’s are called upon to work in remote or trauma affected communities, the impacts can be intense, usually without…
S1 Episode 03

The Tin-Sitters club: Farming, creativity, connection

Farming communities across Australia are dealing with the slow-building emergency of the worst drought the country has ever experienced. When…
S1 Episode 02

Caring for country: Indigenous leadership in disaster management

When Cyclone Yasi hit the coast of North Queensland in 2011, the Girringun Aboriginal Corporation and its active community of…
S1 Episode 01

A Sense of safety: What young people are capable of in the face of disaster

Children and young people hold a potentially powerful place of leadership within families and communities when it comes to preparedness…

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