The Reef Residency touched so many within the local community and generated a groundswell of excitement for the project which is still being felt round the nation, before the Reef Tour even starts. We’ve already heard of its impact on the surfing community, the chefs, the media, the film makers and now the local school community.
During the Reef Residency, musician and educator Gillian Howell, brought together a number of young musicians from Canarvon and Geraldton to compose a series of original works inspired by the spectacular coastline of the Gnaraloo Reef . They worked with the members of the ACO over three days at the local St Mary Star of the Sea School which culminated in a final packed concert at Carnarvon’s Camel Lane Theatre. The final result was jaw dropping given the students’ youth and ability and you can read more of this experience on Gillian’s blog. Below are just some of the photos that were taken from these workshops, taken by Chris Duczynski. The artists of The Reef will be presenting a number of workshops as part of The Reef Tour which kicks off in just over a week in Darwin on July 5.