Queensland at Home – From Moranbah to Middlemount to Mount Isa


Queensland at Home - From Moranbah to Middlemount to Mount Isa

Media Release

3rd May 2019

Topology kicks off another leg of their regional tour of Queensland at Home next weekend while reminiscing on the journey of Ludwig Leichhardt in 1844. Topology will be traveling through the same landscape performing in 12 towns in May 2019 from Moranbah to Middlemount to Mount Isa.

Topology have teamed up with the Queensland State Library to create ‘Queensland at Home’ – a time capsule of vintage film accompanied by a live original score performed by Topology that paints an evocative portrait of life in Queensland dating back to the early 20th Century.

The live musical performance is an original score by Topology’s Robert Davidson making Queensland at Home an experience of both sight and sound.

In addition to the live performances, the tour will incorporate composition workshops as part of Topology’s Top Up Regional programs.

“The Queensland at Home production is by far the largest tour undertaken by Topology. By the end of June, we will have worked with communities and students and presented Queensland at Home in 42 towns in regional Queensland,” says Christa Powell, Creative Director – Topology.

“John Babbage, our Top Up Program Director, has traveled over 40,000km so far to deliver composition workshops with students prior to the Queensland at Home performances in Central Queensland.”

“It has been much easier for John to travel in Central Queensland than it would have been for Ludwig Leichhardt’s expedition which left Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Darling Downs, on 1 October 1844 on a 4,800km journey to Port Essington in the Northern Territory.”

“Topology’s mission is to unleash this creativity: to foster connections and nurture potential with communities, audiences, peers and young people. This project has provided us with the opportunity to reach more communities and support the creative communities in regional and rural Queensland,” Christa says.

“The tour begins in Rockhampton and travels west to another 11 towns in the Galilee Basin”.

“The Queensland at Home tour traverses much of the same country that was explored in 1844 – 1845 by Ludwig Leichhardt. So, visiting this region with an insight into life of Queenslanders the early 1900’s is a great connection for some of these communities to Queensland’s history.”

With 21 years on the scene, Topology has become known as one of Queensland’s finest arts organisations, ARIA-nominated with 16 albums and countless tours and performances in Australia and overseas. Topology have become a staple sound in Australian music.

 

Towns and tour dates for Queensland at Home.

Rockhampton
7pm Saturday 11 May
The Australian Shearing Shed

Emerald
7pm Monday 13 May
CHANGE OF VENUE to The Art Gallery.

Barcaldine
7pm Tuesday 14 May
Barcaldine Radio Theatre

Cloncurry
7pm Thursday 16 May
Cloncurry Unearthed
Cloncurry Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum

Mount Isa
11am, 3pm and 7pm Saturday 18 May
Mt Isa Outback Centre

Richmond
6pm Sunday 19 May
Richmond Civic Centre

Charters Towers
2pm Sunday 26 May
World Theatre

Bowen
7pm Monday 27 May
Bowen Summergarden Cinemas

Moranbah
7pm Tuesday 28 May
Moranbah Community Centre

Capella
11am – 7pm Wednesday 29 May
Capella Cultural Centre

Blackwater 
7pm Thursday 30 May
Jellinbah Cinema Blackwater International Coal Centre

Middlemount
7pm Saturday 1 June
Middlemount Community Centre

Dysart
7pm Sunday 2 June
Dysart Civic Centre

 

To view the full media release for this project, please click here.

For more information on this event and to book tickets visit the Queensland at Home page on our website: Topology’s Queensland at Home

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