Stories of the Brooker Highway

A community storytelling project that brings together the diverse communities that have lived, worked and travelled along the Brooker Highway.

Stories of the Brooker Highway is a major, year-long community engagement project which will gather community members to tell the many and diverse stories of the Brooker Highway. The project will celebrate the Brooker Highway as a important place in the lives of people living in Hobart’s northern suburbs. The Story Island Project will coordinate the project, which will involve a large number of community members from across the northern suburbs and beyond, including some of the schools located along the highway, as well as local organisations.

The Story Island Project will collect stories from the community at ‘story booths’ stationed at community events and locations around the northern suburbs (including GASP, Moonah Arts Centre, MONA Market, Glenorchy LINC and the Hobart Showground Sunday Market) during February–March 2017. We will then deliver workshops at three schools situated along the Brooker Highway, where students will respond creatively to the real stories gathered from the wider community. These storytelling workshops will be delivered in conjunction with professional writers, illustrators and community volunteers.

The Story Island Project is a local non-profit organisation that encourages the love of stories. We want to celebrate the richness and diversity of the Brooker Highway, a place that is often overlooked.

We would like to hear from anyone who has a memory, a photograph, and object… or anything that could serve as an interesting starting point for a story about the Brooker Highway. We invite all local community members, businesses and organisations to take part in this project.

The project will result in a public exhibition of the community stories and students’ works at Moonah Arts Centre and associated public opening event in August–September 2017.

Story booths:
GASP 12 & 19 February, 11am – 4pm
Glenorchy LINC 23 February, 10am – 2pm
MONA Market 26 February & 5 March, 11am – 4pm
Hobart Showground Sunday Market 12 & 19 March, 8am – 2pm
Moonah Taste of the World Festival 26 March, 11am – 4pm

 

www.storyislandproject.org
storyislandproject@gmail.com

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Elwick Bay Foreshore
Brooker Highway 7010
Glenorchy Tasmania

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GASP Head Office – Glenorchy City Council
374 Main Road Glenorchy
Tasmania 7010
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