ENGAGEMENT: ORGANISATIONS WITH PAID STAFF
FINALIST: Scenic Rim Regional Council for Fires on Top of Mountains
Fires on Top of Mountains was a multi-artform community arts activation that celebrated and showcased the culture, unique identity and stories of the Scenic Rim leading up to and during the Commonwealth Games, held on the Gold Coast this year.
The project had a strong emphasis on connecting artists, extending their individual arts practices and developing new audiences through their participation in Fires on Top of Mountains. One of the most meaningful aspects of the program was the inclusion of Indigenous culture. Grounding the project in Indigenous stories provided an authentic experience for the community and provided a better understanding of local Indigenous culture and the importance of storytelling.
Cr Rick Baberowski, Sunshine Coast Council with Debra Moore and Bronwyn Davies, Scenic Rim Regional Council – Finalist of Engagement: Organisations with Paid Staff category. Photograph by Krista Eppelstun, courtesy of Museums & Galleries Queensland.