Looking Forward to 2019

A huge thanks from Tura to all of our supporters, contributors and artists.

2018 has been one of our biggest year’s yet, Tura undertook two national tours, three Artist in Residencies in the remote communities of Warmun (East Kimberley) and Fitzroy Crossing (Kimberley), produced two major regional and remote tours, travelling to eight remote communities and six regional centres throughout the Kimberley and Pilbara, as well as our annual program of concerts, installations and events.

Highlights of 2018 include The Summers Night Project, with three young women composers who were mentored by acclaimed composers to create three new works that were toured to Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide, the week-long Residency with Ensemble Offspring with concerts in Perth and Albany and a workshop with young and emerging composers, and the sold-out Kimberley Echoes Tour, that delivered concerts and schools workshops in Darwin, the Kimberley and the Pilbara.

With critically acclaimed projects across WA and Australia, this year has offered a diverse and broad program of innovative and ear-opening experiences.

2018 saw the start of the Kimberley Indonesia Project with Indonesian artist Ubiet Raseuki travelling to Broome and the peninsula to collaborate with local Indigenous artists. The iMprov Program developed further with artist workshops, inviting local, national and international artists to work alongside young and emerging Perth composers in an open and experimental space.

We were proud to be the recipient of the APRA AMCOS | AMC Art Music Award for Excellence by an Organisation for our 30 year contribution to Australian sound art. And we were pleased to welcome our new Patron of the Tura Regional Program, Wayne Martin AC QC.

Tura looks forward to presenting the world premiere of Cat Hope’s new experimental opera, Speechless, at the 2019 Perth Festival, paying homage to those rendered speechless through political means. Speechless has been designed specifically for the new Sunset Heritage Arts Precinct – BOOK NOW.

The Tura office will be closed from 21 December to 2 January, but we look forward to seeing you in the new year at one of our events soon.

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