The Cowra Civilian Internment Arts Program was produced and presented by Nikkei Australia founding member Mayu Kanamori in association with the Cowra Musical and Dramatic Society and Cowra Council in March 2014. The Arts Program was held in conjunction with the Internment Symposium.
EVIDENCE – The fate of an Okinawan Internee from New Caledonia by Mutsumi Tsuda
Watch a short excerpt from the opening of exhibition and interview with the artist Mutsumi Tsuda
Gamelan Man* by Jumaadi
Performed with Ria Soemardjo, Graham Apthorpe and Peter Reeves
by Alan Schacher and Weizen Ho
Performed with Shigeki Sano and Community Youth Artists
Happy Bird Project
Artist Hiromi Ashlin from the Happy Bird Project is a Guinness Book Record Holder for origami crane folding
More about the Happy Bird Project
*Gamelan Man and Ceremonial Performance are results of the community arts workshops: Cowra Canowindra Arts Project.
This Project was partly crowd-funded. Special thanks to: AI, Chaco Kato, Cheryl Speechley, Chie Muraoka, Colin Menzies, David, Dik Mayhew, Emi Otsuji, Frederic Dart, Hiroe Swen, Hiromi Ashlin,Hugh Cann,Ian Glass, Junko Hirabayashi, Kazuyo Kitada, Kikuko Ota, Linda Luke, Lisa Gervasoni, Michele Elliot, Midori Furze, Sala Sawada, Tokiko Kiyota, Tony Lewis, Tracey Callinan, Yumi Umiumare, and many others who have chosen No Rewards or to be Anonymous.
More information about the project is here: Cowra Canowindra Civilian Internee Documentary Arts Project
I am interested in any information on time tables and locations surrounding this event in march. Thanks. Kevin.
Will send / post further info as it becomes available, Kevin. Thank you! M
I am very happy to participate at this Symposium, with a delegation of descendants of Japanese from New-Caledonia., Emma’s young mother was at Tatura internment camp with her family and our grand fathers were interned at Loveday camp during WWII.
Lots of thank to the organizers for history, memories and heritage.
Thank you, Marie-Jose. Look forward to meeting you and hearing more about New-Caledonia’s Nikkei heritage and stories of internment experiences in Australia in March.