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Eight artists lead the ranks on the quest for social change with works that highlight cultural awareness, indigenous rights, consumerism, sustainability, peace and racism. Carnival of the Bold presents a lineup that will captivate, challenge and inspire you. Carnival of the Bold is a festival and movement of social change through the arts. It is a coming together of artists and other leaders who drive important issues of our time - to create deeper engagement around social causes. It is first and foremost a spirit or philosophy that the arts can be a powerful enabling force for social change. It calls on artists to take leadership. And it calls on the world to participate. We aspire to bring social issues into the mainstream agenda, raise public consciousness and shine new light on what it means to live with greater humanity. From sustainability, poverty, justice and peace to human rights, animal rights, equality, education and well-being, Carnival of the Bold aims to inspire and awaken greater public consciousness. It is interdisciplinary and inclusive of all artists theatre, music, film, street performance, visual arts, you name it. Artists bring interesting and unique perspectives to the mix, and engage audiences in new and different ways. They can strongly influence the way the world frames or feels about the salient issues. Through Carnival of the Bold, together - whether an individual, not-for-profit, government or conscious business - we aspire to find new ways, new ideas and new narratives that will shape our world and future.

Thank you for joining us in a celebration of the arts for a better world.

Kevin Bathman & Zara Choy Co-Founders

Giant Dwarf Stage Manager

Angie Kocsisek The Bold Team

Armi Marquez-Perez The Bold Team

Nandini Chhat The Bold Teamre

Cecile Sy The Bold Team

Chrissy Crust The Bold Team

Amanda Fisher The Bold Team

Lena Nahlous Mentor & Sounding Board

FRONT OF HOUSE AND VOLUNTEERS: Nandini Chhatre, Liana Joy Molina, Cecile Sy, Logann Mahadevan, David Hwang, Natalie Lowrey

Fran Dobbie Emcee / Author Fran Dobbie is a teacher, author, motivational speaker, mother and daughter of a Yuin Aboriginal woman from NSW. Fran had led dynamic teams to deliver resilience building and self-esteem workshops to young people nationally. Currently, Fran is the Director of Earthstar Productions, an organisation that aims to bring cultural awareness and build inner resilience through television and interactive workshops. Her vision is that through documentaries, cultural knowledge is acquired to assist Indigenous/non-Indigenous youth when dealing with depression, suicide, addiction and anger.

William Yang The Story Only I Can Tell William Yang uses story telling, autobiography and his own works of art to illustrate issues he has had to deal with in his life. The two main issues are: being Australian Born Chinese in an predominantly Anglo community, and being gay in a mainly hetereosexual society. William has used his personal experiences to make his art, and he talks about the pitfalls of doing work with marginalised themes. From documenting Sydney’s celebrity and gay social scene in the seventies, William then began to explore his Chinese heritage and performed monologues with slide projection in the theatre. For the past four years he has been making films of his performance pieces at UNSW.

Jason Wing The Truth Is Controversial Jason Wing is a Sydney-based artist inspired by his Chinese, Aboriginal and Australian upbringing. Questioning our understanding of history and socio-political reality, Jason repurposes everyday objects and imagery to create works that are both visually confronting and deceptively simple. Significant exhibitions include People of Substance, (solo) Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Virginia, USA, 2012; Making Change, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2012. In 2012, Jason won the Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize for his provocative work ‘Australia was Stolen by Armed Robbery’. In late 2014, Jason will present new work at ALASKA Projects, Sydney.

Kym Vercoe I Remember Kym Vercoe graduated from UWS/Theatre Nepean in 1996 and since then has been creating theatre. Working with Company Theatre Physical consolidated Kym’s interest in making highly physical devised work that explored contemporary social issues. In 2006 Kym joined Version 1.0, devising and performing with them over the next 8 years. These works included the Peace Trust Award winning seven kilometres north-east. In 2012 Kym (writer/lead actor) completed her first feature film, ‘‘For Those Who Can Tell No Tales’, with Golden Bear Award winning Bosnian filmmaker Jasmila Žbanic. It has screened at over 40 festivals across the world including the 2014 Sydney Film Festival. Kym has begun work on her second film with Žbanic based on the book ‘Under the UN Flag’.

Latai Taumoepeau i-Land X-isle Latai Taumoepeau is a Punake, body-centred performance artist; her story is of her homelands, the Island Kingdom of Tonga and her birthplace; the Eora Nation – Sydney, and everything far and in-between. Latai activates Indigenous philosophies and methodologies; cross-polinating ancient practices of ceremony with her contemporary processes and performance work to re-interpret, re-generate and extend her movement practice and its function in and from Oceania. She engages in the socio-political landscape of Australia with sensibilities in race, class and the female body politic; committed to bringing the voice of marginalised communities to the frangipani-less foreground.

Abraham (Abe) Nouk Only Art Can Save Us Abraham (Abe) Nouk is the founder and director at “Creative Rebellion Youth.” A spokenword poet, hip hop fanatic, MC and an author whose craft developed from just the realisation of freedom of speech. Motivated by the empowerment of words, Sudanese-born now an Australian citizen, has now turned adversity into advantage. Nine years ago Abraham was illiterate when he and his family arrived in Australia under the high commission refugee status. Abe went on to become third in the Australian National Poetry Slam and self-published HUMBLE, his first collection in 2013.

Maria Tran Ideas to reality: Social change when going against the grain Maria Tran is an actor, filmmaker and community arts trainer. She has a degree in Psychology and is passionate about screen culture amongst the culturally diverse communities in Australia. She has made various short films such as “A Little Dream”, “Happy Dent” and action Kung Fu comedy movie “Maximum Choppage”. In 2008 she produced and acted in “Downtown Rumble”, a Kung Fu action micro-series on JTV-ABC TV. Her mockumentary short “Hot Bread Shop” was official selected for the 2011 Colourfest Film Festival and currently she is completing the mixed genre movie project “Quest for Jackie Chan”.

Zanny Begg Undrawing the Line Zanny Begg is an artist, theorist and curator. Undrawing the Line is an artistic collective formed by Mona Moradveisi, Safdar Ahmed, Zanny Begg and Murtaza Ali Jafari to challenge current thinking about borders. The collective was founded by both refugees and non-refugees and seeks to challenge the binaries dividing these categories through collaboration, dialogue and art practice. Undrawing the Line works closely with Refugee Art Project to form a network with flexible membership including those, such as people in detention centres, whose forms of communication with the rest of society have been forcibly restricted.

Adira Bell R&B/Urban Pop Quartet Introducing four young Australian women - Kia, Naomiie, Evelyn and Temy - or better known as Adira Bell, who are making waves in the Australian music industry. They represent one of the first visible all-minority performance group in the local music industry. Not only have they had to cross many barriers as performers, they have also had to navigate their own identities as young Australians. They are very passionate about having a positive influence on young people who share their skin tone. Having been recent guest performers on Sunrise and The Morning Show, they have been highlighted as a group to watch by many Australian magazines.

The Wollemi Climate Creative The Energy Dance The Wollemi Climate Creative is a group of climate change activists who got together in late 2013 to consider ways they could use music and street theatre to present simple, practical actions people could take to reduce their energy footprint. They recognise that people often feel powerless when faced with the enormity of the challenge of halting climate change and wanted to empower people to take effective actions within their human and economic power. The Energy Dance is their first intervention. The dramusical humourously presents the dilemma of a family faced with rising energy costs who find a simple solution in putting a solar panel on their roof.


BRONZE SUPPORTER: Dodge Gibson Javier David Amanda Macri Cate Long Kiriaki Koubaroulis Danielle Buhagiar Diane Wanasawage Dominique Antarakis Rosemary Shapiro-Liu Andrew Tantri Peter Dowson Mikey Leung Jeremy Mah Sally Chessell Lisa Cross Leanne Fawns Jenny Leong Sean Coyne Philippe Flatt

SPECIAL GUESTS Lord Mayor Clover Moore Alex Greenwich MP EMCEE Fran Dobbie ARTISTS William Yang Kym Vercoe Jason Wing Latai Taumoepeau Abe Nouk Maria Tran Thien Nguyen Zanny Begg Adira Bell The Wollemi Climate Creative STAGE MANAGER Giant Dwarf VOLUNTEERS Chrissy Crust Armi-Marquez-Perez Angie Kocsisek Nandini Chhatre Cecile Sy Liana Joy Molina

Fang Shen Mark Riboldi Anna Zhu Connie Tung @ Kanalea Heather Goodall Dan Gooden Prashan Paramamanathan Julian Lee T.I.T.S Artist Rahul Chatterjee Susan Hansen Cathy Quinn Rodrigo Matamala Simon Wellington Justin Koonin Natasha Akib Tsung Xu Steven Wilson

David Hwang Logann Mahadevan PHOTOGRAPHER Dusk Devi Vision FILMING PARTNER F2 Pictures Videos 4 Change SPECIAL THANKS TO: INDIVIDUALS Annette Shun Wah Mikey Leung Cynthia Scriberras Chrissy Crust Philippe Flatt Chantelle Hodgson Dominique Antarakis Glenn Marsh Ester Karuso-Thurn Amanda Atlee Kylie Boyd Sahar Elsemary Murat Kesin Amanda Fisher Melanie Lee Sally McGeoch Cathy Quinn

* Program is correct at the time of printing.

Jessica Miller Paul Van Reyk Elisabeth Ellis Julietta Boscolo Mayu Kanamori Vik Nithy Carolina Triana Yu Ye Wu Willa Zheng Cassandra Mao Clare Bartram David Pita John Sweatman Niamh Donohue Mark Crosdale Katie Choy

ORGANISATIONS City of Sydney Amnesty Australia / ARTillery Marsh Media Mabuzi YOKE Magazine Oooby Sydney Taste Food Tour Bread & Butter Project A Girl In the World Performance 4A Playwriting Australia Centre for Sustainability Leadership Positive LIght Milkcrate Theatre Copy Collective Bachhara Crimson Movement Image Technique Groundswell Arts NSW ArtsHub Canvas on FBI 94.5 Milk Crate Theatre Sydney Peace Foundation Dendy Cinema






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Carnival of the Bold 2014 Program  
Carnival of the Bold 2014 Program  

Eight artists lead the ranks on the quest for social change with works that highlight cultural awareness, indigenous rights, consumerism, su...