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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
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April 4 to 15 2018
Lines in the Sand
  • Thu 12 Apr 2018

    Fri 13 Apr 2018
  • Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Dance Interactive Installation

Lines in the Sand: (re)making contact | Meredith Elton, Victoria Hunt & Carol McGregor (AUS)

In this innovative new performance work Lines in the Sand, 15 collaborators explore new possibilities for our relationships with each other and the land. 

How can we be deeply at home here, as non-Aboriginal people living on Yugambeh country? How do we face and embrace our colonial history and its living present? Can we make room for our different lineages, stories, feelings?  

Lines in the Sand is a collaboration between local performance artist Meredith Elton, choreographer Victoria Hunt, installation artist Carol McGregor and an ensemble of 12 local community participants. Join us for an open-air ceremony that contemplates a different kind of relationship: with ourselves, with the land and with the ancient sovereignty of Aboriginal peoples.  

Join Lines in the Sand artists for a two-hour workshop before each performance. Explore the themes of the project through painting the leaves of the local cottonwood tree with ochre.  Participants are invited to bring ochred leaves along to contribute to the performance.

About the creators:

Meredith Elton is a Gold Coast based performance artist, creative producer and therapist. Her work has long been engaged with the complexities of our connections and disconnections from the places – inside and out – that we call home. Emigrating from Scotland and England, her ancestors have lived for generations in New Zealand before coming to Australia. Her creative process is collaborative and community engaged, supporting deeply related exploration and exchange. 

Victoria Hunt is a dancer-choreographer and performance maker. Central to her work is the embodiment of female authority, ceremony and protest that reinstates the power of indigenous creativity and contemporary Indigenous politics. Her tribal affiliations are to Te Arawa, Ng?ti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata Maori, English, Irish and Finnish lineages. Her most recent work TANGI WAI...the cry of water was nominated for several awards and was performed at Liveworks Festival 2015 and Dance Massive Festival in 2017.

Carol McGregor is an Indigenous artist of Wathaurung and Scottish descent. Through her multidisciplinary artistic practice: from drawing, printmaking, metalwork, photography and digital media, to working with natural fibres, McGregor explores her rich cultural identity of diverse ancestry and lived experience. Her current research Art of the Skins: un-silencing and remembering has facilitated a significant cultural resurgence project - announcing the re-activation of possum skin cloak-making and wearing in South East Queensland.

Lines in the Sand

Thu 12 Apr 2018 — Fri 13 Apr 2018
Thu 12 Apr, 06:00pm - 06:50pm
Fri 13 Apr, 06:00pm - 06:50pm
Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

-28.028072, 153.4343613

Old Burleigh Road
Broadbeach QLD 4218

Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible.

Please refer to the detailed event information on the left for event-specific details on performances for The Whale’s Tale, The Lost Lending Library, Welcome to Sameville, Emil and the Detectives and The Listies Go For Bronze with Auslan translation.


Meredith Elton, Co-choreographer and director, performer
Victoria Hunt, Co-choreographer and director, performer
Carol McGregor, Installation artist

Jessica O’Rourke
Nicole Coulter
Renee Subedi
Tess Eckert
Denise Comba
Rena Archer
Rachel Kull
Vashti Eastern
Laura Diaz-Icasuriaga
Stephanie Honey
Camille Scarf
Geraldine Balcazar
Meredith Elton, Creative producer
Marion Conrow, Lighting designer
James Brown, Sound designer
Robyne Latham, Artistic and cultural consultant
Brent Forsstrom-Jones, production manager
Nancy Sposato, Videographer
Derek Repchuk, Photographer

Junggara (recording), performed by Yugambeh Youth Choir. Yugambeh Museum - www.yugambeh.com 

A big thank you to Yugambeh Elder Aunty Mary Graham for her consultations and support.

Presenting partner of Broadbeach