11-21 AUGUST 2022 View all events

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Presented by BLEACH* and Digi Youth Arts

Presented by BLEACH* and Digi Youth Arts

Award-winning multi-arts project unsettle invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to respond to the cultural landscape through public art, theatre, film, visual art, music and dance.

Delivered by Digi Youth Arts (DYA) and mentored by Karul Projects, young artists are connected with renowned First Nations artists and community leaders to create an exciting new performance premiering at BLEACH*.

The artist–mentor relationships and creative development process give young Indigenous artists agency to explore and affirm their identities and cultural heritage, and share ideas about challenging political topics to do with colonial arts and cultural institutions.



Digi Youth Arts (DYA) is a not-for-profit arts organisation that shares the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. As so-called Queensland’s only Indigenous youth arts organisation, DYA creates change through artistic excellence, advocacy and ensuring our young people are at the core of all we do.

Since its foundation in 2013 DYA has consistently delivered successful high-quality major outcomes in theatre/performance, visual arts, street art, and music; and has a proven history of delivering culturally engaged and community-driven art projects with successful outcomes at Queensland Museum, Brisbane Festival, BIGSOUND/Qmusic, Horizon Festival, Institute of Modern Art, La Boite Theatre Company, Jungle Love Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, The Tivoli and self-directed achievements such as where we stand, BLAKSOUND, Original Influencers Podcast, COUZIN 2 COUZIN Music + Talk show and more.

Through our intergenerational cultural and skills-based mentoring framework, DYA is shaping the next generation of connected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural and arts leaders.


Started by Thomas E.S. Kelly and Taree Sansbury in 2017, Karul Projects is a performing arts company that tells more stories of indigenous knowledge and its relevance and responsibility in modern and future Australia's identity.

Karul is a Yugambeh word which means 'everything'. Named so because Karul Projects will be doing everything it can to strengthen and empower the cultural knowledge of this land so future generations of any background can continue to learn from and enjoy Aboriginal Australia's rich heritage.

Though Karul Projects mainly identify with dance and choreography we will be utilising every medium that we feel best suits the information we are sharing.

Karul Projects is creating reconciliation through its art.

Learning about the past, so we better understand the present, so together we can move forward into the future.

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Photo CreditDigi Youth Arts perform a Clap Stick Flash Mob at the APT10 opening weekend / GOMA, December 2021 / Photograph: Marc Pricop.
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Ed Hardy Park, The EsplanadeNorth Burleigh QLD 4220

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Saturday 20 Aug4:00 pm
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast. We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.