11-21 AUGUST 2022 View all events

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Presented by BLEACH*

Presented by BLEACH*

Are you listening? Be involved in the making of Everyday Underscore, a collaborative new work by Nathan Stoneham and Dr Lenine Bourke, exploring Burleigh’s sounds, stories and surrounds.

The artists-in-residence gather field recordings from the place – weather, animal calls, and the noises around us. The artists invite you to share and record your stories of this region, considering the climate now and into the future. The collected recordings are interwoven together and presented as a speculative live audio experience, creating an underscore for everyday moments of this place – pasts, presents, and possible futures.

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Everyday Underscore


It’s time to ask ourselves what our relationship status is with the environment.v

Are we just not together anymore?

Everyday Underscores is a shared experience on North Burleigh Beach.

We’ll meet at a designated location, walk across sand dunes, and encounter a series of questions and activities about our pasts, our presents, and our futures.

Let’s get together, listen, feel, breathe, take a break, reflect, and break-up. How will we go on from here?

Prepare for a walk along the beach, to get your feet wet, and to slip into something uncomfortable. Bring a bottle of water and anything else you need to self sooth through some emergent conversations.


Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August

3.30pm – 5.00pm


Location – North Burleigh Hub

Access Info – this is a promenade piece with a large portion of the show taking place on the beach. The participant will need to walk across soft and hard sand for up to 200m



Lenine Bourke (BA, Hons, BED, PhD) is an artist and researcher, producer, and consultant who works with the public, creating new work together to explore ideas about the future we want. Lenine’s work is interdisciplinary in artistic approach but always community engaged in the process and political in concept. Recently having completed their PhD at QUT in artist-led public pedagogy, they continue to work in outdoor and nature-based places to explore our communities' ongoing adaptations to climate change. Lenine has been Executive Director of Young People and the Arts Australia, Artistic Director of Contact Inc, and Director of Community Partnerships at the Australia Council for the Arts. Currently, Lenine is the Manager of Art From The Margins, a studio and gallery in Brisbane collaborating with artists from diverse backgrounds.


Nathan Stoneham is a community and cultural development artist who has been creating contemporary, socially engaged arts processes and performances with communities across Australia and the Asia Pacific region for fifteen years. He is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Art's Kirk Robson Award, and the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayors Artist Fellowship, has been an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development, and is currently a member of Next Wave Festival’s Artistic Directorate. He holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries (drama and music), a Bachelor or Education, and a Social Work Masters. Nathan's practice explores transcultural and queer approaches to making art and friends, and brings people together to collaborate on new ways of being together. He’s currently working on three Australian/Korean collaborations; an inclusive digital arts project, a children’s picture book, and a musical screenplay.

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This work is in development – more information will be added closer to the event date.

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Photo CreditClaudio Kirac, Art-Work Agency
Free Event

North Burleigh Hub

Ed Hardy Park, The EsplanadeNorth Burleigh QLD 4220

Witness the development of this work from 20 July and throughout the Festival. Check back soon for session times for the premiere of this work.
Important Info
  • Food & beverage available on site
  • Transport options available
  • Parking
  • Free Event
  • Music

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