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Hackham West

Lullaby Project Australia

June 2021

In a year that has brought many challenges and experiences of prolonged isolation, we recognise the vital role that music can play in community recovery, connection and positivity. 

 

Through a community grant from Australian Neighbourhood Houses & Centres Association, we delivered a brand new project for parents of babies in Hackham West and surrounding communities.

 

Parents of babies came together across a series of songwriting sessions to create, record and perform a personal lullaby for their baby with our team of Lullaby Project Artists. Hush, Hush, was co-written as a gift for all babies and carers in the community. 

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Lullabies of the Fleurieu

Lullaby Project Australia

March-April 2022

Different towns across the Fleurieu region will soon become designated Lullaby Project Australia locations.

 

Parents, families and caregivers in each town will be invited to join a Lullaby Project group to collectively compose a Community Lullaby with specially-trained Lullaby artists. Each song will reflect and celebrate the local community and area - a lifelong gift for all local young children and families.

Individual families will have the opportunity to create personal lullabies, in conjunction with local family and community services and groups. 

Lullabies of the Fleurieu songbook will be compiled and illustrated at the end of the project for all to use and enjoy for generations to come. 

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Helen Mayo House

Lullaby Project Australia

September-October 2021

In connection with the Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation and SA Health's Helen Mayo House, a brand new artist-in-residency Lullaby Project model is taking place across a six week period.

 

Families accessing support through Helen Mayo House will be invited to collaborate with two Lullaby Artists to create their own unique song for their child, as well as contribute to the creation of a bespoke Helen Mayo House lullaby - a gift to all families into the future. 

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Tuntun Polar

Lullaby Project Australia

Program 1: June-August 2021

Program 2: November 2021

This very special Lullaby Project Australia collaboration at Willow's Children's Centre is designed to encourage Foster/Kinship Carers in the Adelaide Hills to explore and connect young foster children to their Indigenous culture and community connections. Built in consultation with Senior Peramangk Woman, Mandy Brown, and Barkindji Woman and singer-songwriter, Nancy Bates; this new program will see the co-creation of special lullabies that explore each child’s identity, connection to culture, cultural pride, and connection with family.

 

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Artist Development 

Lullaby Project Australia

Ongoing

Lullaby Project Australia is committed to developing and building a diverse network of Lullaby Project artists across Australia. In 2020 the first introductory training day was launched, open to professional musicians with an interest in creative music leadership and community collaboration. This initial program was led by local and international leaders in the field and explored the background, scope and impact of the Lullaby Project worldwide. Participants came together to develop key tools, share experiences, and build vital knowledge for working as creative music leaders within community settings. 

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Miitu Palti / Sleeping Song

Lullaby Project Australia

Septmember - November 2019

In 2019, a broad community-wide pilot project was launcehd - the first of its kind to be established in the country, piloted at four venues across the Onkaparinga region (South Australia). Culminating in a highly moving and joyous community celebration concert, 25 newly composed lullabies were released into the world, performed at Hopgood Theatre in Noarlunga by parent song-writers alongside internationally acclaimed ensembles Zephyr Quartet, Aurora Vocal Ensemble and a team of world-class Teaching Artists. This project was awarded an Arts SA Ruby Award for Best Community or Regional Project. 

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