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When The Lights Go Out

In early 2015 light painting artist, Peter Solness, worked with ICE to engage men living in the Urana Street Housing Estate, Villawood, through a project aptly called Illuminate. Here are some thoughts from Peter and Project Producer, Christian Tancred on the process.  Peter: In October 2014...

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AFFA Sydney Recap

Arab Film Festival Australia kicked off with a huge crowd on Thursday 13 August, bringing over 700 people to the screening of Ghadi, a film from Lebanon, directed by Amin Dora who joined us for the opening (even took a selfie with the audience). To top...

Auburn Twinkles with the Family Creative Hub

[gallery ids="9835,9836,9837,9838,9839,9840,9841,9842,11916"]   Every week the families at Auburn Diversity Services are revisiting popular nursery rhymes and transforming them with their personal expression through the Auburn Twinkles program, part of ICE’s Family Creative Hub. The last few weeks they added a touch of twinkle to the stars, revamping the...

Granville Boys at the MCA

[gallery ids="9846,9847,9849,9850,9851,9852,9853,9854,9855"] Ever wondered what happens when contemporary artists from Western Sydney take ten year 9 and 10 students from Granville Boys down to the MCA Well… the short story is the students had a blast. The boys got to see ‘Energies’ by Joyce Hinterding and David...

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Dreaming in Cranebrook

The I have a Dream – Cranebrook project was my fourth experience of Penrith City Council’s Magnetic Places funding program - $8K each project. These four projects have seen ICE employ 11 Artists, 6 of who are Aboriginal artists. Given that a consistent KPI was...

Pitching Western Sydney!

[gallery] Last Saturday ICE had the rare opportunity to host Executive Producer John Tedesco from Gold Marquee and Writer/Executive Producer Sarah Smith from Cornerstone Pictures to hear pitches from Western Sydney screenwriters and storytellers. Originally planned for 20 pitches, local producers and writers jumped at the...

Meeting Marina

[gallery] Worlds collided last Friday when students from ICE’s project with Auburn Girls High met international art superstar and the ‘grandmother of performance art’, Marina Abramović. Before heading into the exhibition our group was led upstairs and without any fanfare one of the staff nodded to...