Sport

Kate receives grant to develop play

A $20,000 grant will help director Kate Wild develop a play featuring music from Brisbane indie-rock band The Go Betweens.
A $20,000 grant will help director Kate Wild develop a play featuring music from Brisbane indie-rock band The Go Betweens. Jacqueline Henry

SANDGATE theatre director Kate Wild has won a grant to develop a play featuring music from the much-loved Brisbane band The Go Betweens.

She received a 2017 BACI Award Creative Sparks Grant (jointly funded by Brisbane City Council and Arts Queensland) worth $20,570 and will use it to develop the draft of her play The Sound of a Finished Kiss which is a new music theatre work featuring songs of indie-rock band The Go-Betweens.

Ms Wild said, "The grant will enable me to finish and direct the play and put it on show for the industry.

"It's a vote of confidence to be given an awards like this. It's great that people are interested in the work and the money allows me to collaborate with artists and take the script to the next stage of development.”

Ms Wild said the music of The Go Betweens inspired the play.

"Brisbane has this fantastic, internationally-acclaimed rock band everyone is proud of and their songs have a great theatrical appeal.

"The play uses the songs to tell a story about the music and about the Brisbane the music came out of; what the music means to a certain group of people coming of age in Brisbane and growing up in the 1990s.

"The play is about how music can bring up the past and also a place,” she said.

Ms Wild started her theatre company Now Look Here in 2015.

"Starting my own theatre company was a way of creating an opportunity for people to come and see my work. It's about getting my work out there,” she said.

"I'm currently directing Splendour which was written by Abi Morgan and the entire cast and crew are women.”

Splendour will run from March 29 to April 8 at Metro Arts, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane. For bookings phone 3002 7100.

Deagon resident Emma Lindsay also received a Creative Sparks Grant - $20,900 for 'Anthropocene Project: Great Barrier Reef', which will result in a solo exhibition highlighting regional Queensland Great Barrier Reef species and habitats.

Chermside West resident Dr Lee McGowan received a $21,582 Helen Taylor Research Award for Local History for his project 'With the ball at Her Feet - A living history of Women's Football in Brisbane'. This will see the delivery of an innovative and interactive archival project and a community storytelling project.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the BACI awards paid tribute to more than 20 talented individuals and groups based in Brisbane.

"The BACI Awards are just one example of the many initiatives Council undertakes to support our creative and innovative talents,” Cr Quirk said.

"More than $400,000 has been provided to this year's winners across four categories including the Creative Sparks Program, Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships, Brisbane History Grants and the Innovation Award.

"Through these grants, we can provide the financial backing to help support and nurture these talents into successful enterprises.”

For more information on the BACI Awards visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/creativebrisbane or call Council on 3403 8888.

Topics:  2017 baci award a living history of women's football in brisbane anthropocene project: great barrier reef creative sparks grants dr lee mcgowan emma lindsay splendour theatre director kate wild the go betweens the sound of a finished kiss with the ball at her feet


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Bracken Ridge Library celebrates 30 years

Bracken Ridge Ward Cr Amanda Cooper and resident Shirley Jackson talk about their favourite books ahead of the 30th anniversary celebrations for Bracken Ridge Library on Saturday.

Event marks 30th anniversary of library

Author publishes second book in spy school series

Eileen O'Hely with her latest book PEP Squad Freshman Year, the second book in a trilogy about students being trained as spies at an elite boarding school.

Aspley author releases 10th book

Prep pirates prepare for Brighton fete

There will be pirates aplenty at Brighton State School fete including identical twins Addison and Indiana Knight (at front) with Braxton O'Brien and Alfie McLeod.

New pirate theme playground a big feature at fete

Local Partners

Darcy sings in seniors cabaret gala

10 performers selected to perform with a big band in City Hall at the annual Lord Mayor's Senior Cabaret Gala Concert.

Painting a brighter future for koalas

WORTH SAVING: The Queensland Koala Crusaders' Community Crowdfunding Campaign aims to raise $30,000 towards the cost of planting 10,000 trees for koalas.

Queensland Koala Crusaders have launched a crowdfunding campaign

REVEALED: Liam Gallagher is coming to Falls Festival

English musician, singer, and songwriter, former lead singer of the rock band Oasis, Liam Gallagher performs during his concert at National Olympic Sports Center in Beijing, China, 10 August 2017.

He revealed the news ahead of the official line up announcement

Gallery displays quilting masterpieces

Deagon gallery is presenting an exhibition of quilts for a limited time.

Bride and Prejudice's Chris reveals more family heartache

Grant and Chris feature on the TV series Bride & Prejudice. Supplied by Channel 7.

His dad’s health has dealt a massive blow to their happy life

Nicole's ready to bust out of Doctor Doctor's love triangle

Nicole da Silva stars in season two of Doctor Doctor.

New season gets a fresh injection of relationship dilemmas.

MOVIE REVIEW: Tom Cruise flying high again in drug drama

Tom Cruise plays pilot Barry Seal in the movie American Made.

FILM STAR delivers his best performance in some time.

The Project will now be on six nights a week

The Project presenters Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar.

The Project is expanding with a Sunday night edition and a new host.

Click your fingers, tap your toes

Helen Peters, Elisabeth Wallis-Gaedtke, Evalee Sharples and Kemal Avunduk rehearse for Fascinating Rhythm, Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir's performance of hot jazz, sizzling samba, Latin beats and smooth swing sounds at Lake Kawana Community Centre on August 26-27.

Libby to set beat for Fascinating Rhythm this weekend

Margot Robbie is unrecognisable in London

Margot, is that really you?

MARGOT Robbie looks completely unrecognisable as Queen Elizabeth I.