Inaugural working conference for correctional staff, arts practitioners and researchers
Dates: 10-11 February, 2014
Where: Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, South Bank Brisbane, Australia
This conference, will, for the first time in Australia, bring together experienced practitioners and researchers in prison arts, criminology and correctional service delivery to meet and share ideas about innovative correctional practice using the performing arts. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for an exchange of ideas across these sectors that will be stimulating, engaging and useful.
The conference has a mix of international and national keynotes, workshop sessions, performances and panel discussions that will focus on using performing arts practice with women prisoners, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners, and male offenders.
Featuring a keynote presentation, a workshop and a performance from Geese Theatre Company UK, this gathering offers delegates a unique opportunity to experience the work of this internationally renowned company which has been working extensively throughout the UK prison system for over 25 years.
National contributors include
- Maud Clark, Founder of Somebody's Daughter Theatre Company, Victoria
- Simon Faulkner, Founder of the Drumbeat program
- Dr Rob Pensalfini, Director of the Queensland based Shakespeare Prison Project
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Hosted by the Captive Audiences Research Project, the Applied Theatre Department and Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, this conference welcomes delegates Australia-wide from the community and arts sector, correctional staff and policy makers who are interested in innovation in service delivery and the use of the performing arts in Australian correctional settings.
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Full Registration: $120
Day Registration (Mon or Tues): $80