Big Hart

Current Projects

Here are the Big hART projects currently in progress around Australia and internationally. Visit the individual project pages for further information.

Namatjira Legacy Trust

The Namatjira Legacy Trust works to secure positive futures for this iconic community and family. The watercolour movement is their strongest asset – internationally recognised, and an avenue to generate income at the same time as connecting to country, heritage and culture. The Trust resources activities to support this watercolour movement and community – to […]

20+20

Big hART’s 20+20 project responds to the future of employment, creating pathways to entrepreneurship that attach capability to aspiration. As the legacy to Big hART’s Project O, 20+20 brings young people’s cultural, social and economic contributions to the fore, nurturing ideas of self and community, transforming them into careers. Using a range of action based […]

SKATE

SKATE is pure spectacle – a unique, contemporary, fast-paced, non-narrative, non-verbal performance. In this brand new work, SKATE combines skateboarding with music, movement, state-of-the-art tracking projection. SKATE is a Social Enterprise strategy designed to supports BighART’s vital community cultural development work in marginalised communities, through the profits it generates from box-office. Watch the SKATE promo […]

Project O

Project O assists young women in rural communities to develop strong personal agency to help prevent family violence and build resilience. Through Project O, young women develop new capabilities, learning how to become change-makers in their community. This sense of personal agency assists young women to be resilient in the face of stereotypes and inequalities that place […]

Project Cosmopolitana

In the 1950’s and 60’s workers and families came from around the globe to work Australia. They were drawn to Cooma NSW and to the Canberra region, forming bonds and belonging, pioneering cultural diversity in Australia. Big hART’s Project Cosmopolitana captures stories from this time, along with those that form the contemporary landscape of the region. Combined, […]

Blue Angel

“Out in the blue, without your mates, y’ dead” – Joe Miller, Retired Australian seafarer, 102 years old. Ninety percent of everything we use comes to us with the help of over a million seafarers working around the globe and around the clock in harsh conditions. Big hART has been importing and exporting tales tall and true from […]

Acoustic Life of Sheds

The nature of rural life is changing. Much of the cultural life of the past is being lost as small farms come under pressure from shifting markets and expanding agribusiness. Over the past 30 years the median age of farmers has increased from 44 to 53 years. Today almost a quarter of all Australia’s farmers […]

Namatjira

The Namatjira project is many things, including a creative community development project, an original theatrical work, an accompanying watercolour exhibition and a documentary. It is also a celebration of the acclaimed watercolour artist Albert Namatjira’s life and legacy. We work with with the Namatjira family on the project, in Western Aranda country Central Australia, and […]

Yijala Yala Project

The Yijala Yala Project is a long-term, inter-generational cultural arts project based in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The project is created by Big hART for and with the community of Roebourne. The Yijala Yala Project seeks to highlight cultural heritage as living, continually evolving and in the here and now, rather than of […]