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Resounding – A Singing Thing

Cardinia Shire Council and Lifeline Gippsland

Resounding – ‘A Singing Thing’ is an arts-based creative recovery project, supporting communities impacted by the bushfires of February and March 2019 in the Bunyip State Park in Victoria.

The Resounding project is led by performance artist and creative recovery facilitator, Gülşen Özer, and began with community consultation and a postal project in early 2020.

From this early engagement the idea for ‘A Signing Thing’ was hatched and a suite of singing workshops for community were planned by Özer along with the aim of writing a song for and with community.

‘A Singing Thing’ workshops took place in March 2021 in between COVID 19 lockdowns and were delivered by Choirmaster and Songwriter Stephen Taberner.

The project is proudly supported by Cardinia Shire Council, Lifeline Gippsland and Creative Recovery Network.

Special thanks to ‘A Singing Thing’ participants interviewed for this video:

Alan Blackwell, Recovery Centre Volunteer
Daniel Hower, Garfield North Resident
Louise Hunter, Tonimbuk Resident

Film by Tim Stone, Gather Media

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