Red River

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Red River

Red River confronts a space which is rarely illuminated, but which is long overdue for a place in our public conversation: the realities of drought and how it effects those living in the most remote areas of Australia. Red River is emotionally challenging, deeply resonant, and heartbreakingly relevant to an agrarian country already being affected by global climate change. The juxtaposition of multicultural river-myths with true-life stories will give metropolitan audiences a new understanding of what it means to live with drought. It will deliver a raw, powerful experience which will shake up pre-existing notions, and provoke important questions which will lead people to give real consideration to the nature of the problems faced by people in rural Australia. 

Director and Creator: Jordin Steele
Composer: Eve Klein
Librettist: Dirk Flinthart

Current Sounds: You are listening to Lily Lagoon on the outskirts of Longreach

 

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WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL 2018
Red River Installation
Brisbane Powerhouse: 6th - 8th April

Telling authentic regional stories way can only be done by the regional community themselves. The Outcast team has, and will continue to travel to regional and remote communities to capture stories in multiple formats including photography, 360 video, drone footage, surround sound audio and written interviews.  

It was wonderful to share some of the images and stories we have collected from regional women at the 2018 Women of the World Festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of Festival 2018 for the Commonwealth Games. Click on the images below to experience a digital version of our installation.


RED RIVER DIGITAL INSTALLATION FROM WOW FESTIVAL 2018

 Sheep Herding at Trinidad Station by Wendy Sheehan

Sheep Herding at Trinidad Station by Wendy Sheehan

 Dawn at Gamarren Station

Dawn at Gamarren Station


 Death amougst the cottonseed by Wendy Sheehan

Death amougst the cottonseed by Wendy Sheehan

 Mustering at Jedburgh by Anne-Maree Lloyd

Mustering at Jedburgh by Anne-Maree Lloyd

 Kangaroos by Wendy Sheehan

Kangaroos
by Wendy Sheehan

 Photographing the Dust

Photographing the Dust

 Pretty little faces

Pretty little faces

 Jedburgh dam

Jedburgh dam

 Sunset cows by Anne-Maree Lloyd

Sunset cows
by Anne-Maree Lloyd

 Overgrown skeleton

Overgrown skeleton


 Trish at dusk

Trish at dusk

 Gamarren at dawn

Gamarren at dawn

 Moothandella at Sunset

Moothandella at Sunset

 Feeding line

Feeding line

 Courtney at the homestead

Courtney at the homestead

 Red dirt and monkey butts

Red dirt and monkey butts


 Jo at Lara Station

Jo at Lara Station

 Pat's gems

Pat's gems

 Home (Annie Gronbek) by Pat Bartlett-Munt

Home (Annie Gronbek)
by Pat Bartlett-Munt

 Ann in the shearing shed

Ann in the shearing shed

 Pinching out (Fay Winten) by Pam Bartlett Munt

Pinching out (Fay Winten)
by Pam Bartlett Munt