THE CORIOLIS EFFECT

A unique cultural leadership program for artists working in regional settings 

By corioliseffect, Oct 15 2012 01:06PM

Morning production meeting in our shades - we were not hungover!
Morning production meeting in our shades - we were not hungover!
At the Milk Shed working with Franca on The Palace of Nothing
At the Milk Shed working with Franca on The Palace of Nothing
Jude talking with Franca on the blocking of The Palace of Nothing
Jude talking with Franca on the blocking of The Palace of Nothing
Behind the Milk Shed where we will find hidden treasures
Behind the Milk Shed where we will find hidden treasures
Meeting The Dude (Jamie) with Susie at the Bird Hide
Meeting The Dude (Jamie) with Susie at the Bird Hide
Krista and Jude testing the outfits for Coriolis Central
Krista and Jude testing the outfits for Coriolis Central
Krista painting the Coriolis Central mascot
Krista painting the Coriolis Central mascot
Oh the fumes!
Oh the fumes!
Coriolis bikes get their make-over!
Coriolis bikes get their make-over!
Dinner at Lawrence Street to welcome Katerina
Dinner at Lawrence Street to welcome Katerina
And then we start wigging out!
And then we start wigging out!

By corioliseffect, Oct 14 2012 11:30AM

What a way to start the day at Goolwa Beach
What a way to start the day at Goolwa Beach
Susie contemplating A Wake
Susie contemplating A Wake
Production recce with Joe at the Bird Hide for A Wake
Production recce with Joe at the Bird Hide for A Wake
Susie ready for a dramaturgy session at the Bird Hide
Susie ready for a dramaturgy session at the Bird Hide
Jude working with Susie on dramaturgy for A Wake
Jude working with Susie on dramaturgy for A Wake
Bikes are loaded up at Ollie's and we are ready to go
Bikes are loaded up at Ollie's and we are ready to go
Coriols bikes are now ready for their make-over
Coriols bikes are now ready for their make-over

By corioliseffect, Oct 13 2012 11:30AM

At the tip we found our display bike that we will paint orange
At the tip we found our display bike that we will paint orange
We found orange chairs for Coriolis Central
We found orange chairs for Coriolis Central
Jude and Joe say "comfy"!
Jude and Joe say "comfy"!
Who needs a helmet when there's a hard hat. Orange really is the new black!
Who needs a helmet when there's a hard hat. Orange really is the new black!
Recce at Coriolis Central. We will take cyclist's photos here!
Recce at Coriolis Central. We will take cyclist's photos here!
Nice backdrop indeed.
Nice backdrop indeed.
The chairs have become a fixture at the beach cottage now.
The chairs have become a fixture at the beach cottage now.

We arrived in Goolwa last night. Jude, Krista, Susie, Franca, Ben and Joe gathered for a welcome dinner at Jude and Krista's beach cottage. So nice to see everyone at last and yummy curry made by Jude!


Today we had our first production meeting at 9am. Joe is on top of the schedule and Ben, Susie, Franca, Jude and Krista and ready to go with their projects.


Coriolis Central bikes are ready and stored in but we can't find Ollie to pick them up! Oh well, what does one expect on a Saturday. So, we relish in a little bit more of the holiday side of the "working holiday"


Jude and Krista visited the Old Police Station where Coriolis Central will be based and worked out placement of furniture and bikes. We also worked through the folow of traffic, where to take participants first photo with the bike and how to get ride of the septic tank smell that is seeping through the door. List of prospective solutions: essential oil, insense, flowers, perfume or we got it, cintrenella mosquitto coil. Tick!


Paul whisked in and out for a quick visit to see his Billboards #1 project all up and causing havock around town. Apparently the signs are noisy and disturb some peoples quiet life.

By corioliseffect, Jan 31 2012 06:30AM

The Coriolis Effect is supported through the Theatre Board of the Australia Council’s Cultural Leadership Program.


In general Cultural Leadership is not something we think about. It’s in the main something we do and others decide that it has particular qualities that they call Cultural Leadership. So we thought it useful to provide you with some perspectives on what those qualities might be:


A Definition Of Cultural Leadership (Australia Council)

Cultural Leadership - inspiring, building, sustaining


A cultural leader is the driving force behind the creation and pursuit of a set of artistic, organisational or sector goals. Developing cultural leadership skills is about building an individual or organisations capacity to:

Effectively lead colleagues and/or sector areas through extended periods of experimentation and growth

To think and work strategically toward long-term goals

To manage, motivate and inspire colleagues

To develop fortitude and problem-solving skills in the face of adversity

To be financially resourceful and responsible

To understand, analyse and respond to the complexities of the Australian theatre scene and its relationship with broader communities.


Leadership competencies for the 21st century as proposed by Leicester, Graham, ‘Real Cultural Leadership: Leading the culture in a time of cultural crisis’ in A Cultural Leadership Reader (eds. Sue Kay and Katie Venner with Susanne Burns and Mary Schwarz), available at www.culturalleadership.org.uk, accessed May 2011, pg 21.


orchestrating complex systems, leading without power, taking risks, tolerating ambiguity...


Leadership according to Frank Furedi

Furedi's family emigrated from Hungary to Canada after the failed 1956 uprising. He has lived in Britain since 1969, and completed his M.A. (on African politics) and his Ph.D. (on the Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya[1]) at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University.

In the 1970s, using the pseudonym Frank Richards, Furedi served as the co-founder and chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP). The RCP was distinguished by its commitment to theoretical elaboration and hostility to state intervention in social life.

Furedi maintains that society and universities are undergoing a politically driven 'dumbing down' process which is manifest in society's growing inability to understand and assess the meaning of risk. Furedi frequently appears in the media, expressing his view that Western societies have become obsessed with risk. He has also written several books on the subject of risk, including Paranoid Parenting, Therapy Culture, and Culture of Fear.

By guest, Dec 16 2011 03:00AM

In December 2011, Steve, Jude, Krista and Jess had their first gathering to identify, through an expression of interest, the participating artists for the Coriolis Effect. During an intense and stimulating weekend we also indentified what each of us wanted to bring to and take away from the Coriolis Effect experience. Thes were our findings..


STEVE BRINGS...

Organisation support

Planning of face to faces and online communications

Investigations and tasks for the discussions

Providing artists with engagement opportunities

Ongoing and final evaluation

Open mind for discussion and investigation

Collaborative practice and enabling of risk taking in arts practice


STEVE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE AWAY...

Understanding of methods of civic engagement

Propositions of projects for the future

Networks


JUDE BRINGS...

Resilience

Long experience in the creation of contemporary performance

Long experience of creating models of public and audience engagement in regional contexts

Developing and touring performance for major international festivals and institutions

Intercultural competencies

Provoking questioning and clarity of purpose

Challenging of assumptions and exploring alternatives

Creating structures that enable diversity of practice to take place

Enabling change where people want to take advantage of that

Rigorous thinking and research followed by reflection and analysis

Listening to people and framing ideas for works - naming

Experience in dramaturgy for contemporary performance

Strong thirst to create something unexpected for regional Australia

Connections to Punctum artists


WHAT JUDE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE AWAY...

Rigorous thinking and research

Bust open the box for methods of civic engagement

Network of peers

To be provoked by others

Evidence to provide the basis for long-term relationships and future projects with the group

Shift in own practice

A new model for regional practice and engagement


WHAT KRISTA BRINGS...

Intercultural competency

Pre-empting problems and problem solving

Listening and feedback

Organisational skills

Experienced understanding of artists and cultural organisations regional and metro places


WHAT KRISTA WOULD LIKE TO TAKE AWAY...

Process based arts practice as the creative impulse

Dramaturgical models

Research based practice and resourcing ideas

Artistic risk

Time for reflection and action

Live arts practice and theory


WHAT JESS BRINGS...

Understanding of cultural complexities in contemporary arts in regional areas

Testing conventions of contemporary art form practice in regional and metro public spaces

Experience of negotiating working models with non-arts organisation, local government and service providers

Driving the vision and the doing as a sole practitioner in order to bring about collaborative works

Analysis of community and civic response to social change in a regional context

Experience and trust in process based practice


WHAT JESS WOULD LIKE TO TAKE AWAY...

Deeper understanding of models of audience engagement

Dramaturgical models

Research based practice and resourcing ideas

Live arts practice and theory

Strategies for overcoming cultural complexities in contemporary arts in regional areas