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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
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April 4 to 15 2018
Sea Stories
  • Thu 5 Apr 2018

    Sun 15 Apr 2018
  • Chelsea Ave, Broadbeach Beach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Sound Installation World premiere

Sea Stories | Roslyn Oades and collaborators (AUS)

Grab a free coffee, pull up a deck chair and settle in for an intimate, uplifting journey into the headspace of some extraordinary humans.

Where does the human mind go when its challenged to survive, endure or succeed? Inspired by the experiences of elite athletes, Sea Stories takes you into the meditative zone.

As the sun rises over Broadbeach you'll hear a collection of first-person stories that poetically connect with the ever-changing seascape before you. 

Based on interviews with Gold Coast locals, Sea Stories explores the relationship between dreaming, discipline, resilience and water.

Take a listen to the Sea Stories soundtrack...

"Oades has an extraordinary ability to take us into different worlds." The Australian.

About the creators: 
Roslyn Oades is an award-winning documentary theatre maker known for her innovative audio-driven works. Her productions include: Hello Goodbye & Happy Birthday (Malthouse/Melbourne Festival) and I'm Your Man (Belvoir/Sydney Festival). For Sea Stories Roslyn continues her long-term collaboration with sound designer, Bob Scott.

Commissioned by Festival 2018

Thu 5 Apr 2018 — Sun 15 Apr 2018
Thu 5 Apr, 05:30am - 06:30am
Fri 6 Apr, 05:30am - 06:30am
Sat 7 Apr, 05:30am - 06:30am
Sun 8 Apr, 05:30am - 06:30am
Mon 9 Apr, 05:30am - 06:30am
Tue 10 Apr, 05:30am - 06:30am
Wed 11 Apr, 05:30am - 06:30am
Thu 12 Apr, 05:30am - 06:30am
Fri 13 Apr, 05:30am - 06:30am
Sat 14 Apr, 05:30am - 06:30am
Sun 15 Apr, 05:30am - 06:30am
Chelsea Ave, Broadbeach Beach, Gold Coast

-28.022475259428, 153.43407673761

Chelsea Avenue
Broadbeach QLD 4218

Accessibility information

This event takes place on the beach, but can be viewed from the foreshore.

For the event Sea Stories in this location audience members can also request to use headsets from the foreshore.


Roslyn Oades, Concept and direction

Bob Scott, Sound design and mixing

Kylie Crews, Production Design
Melinda Collie-Holmes, Creative Producer
Roslyn Oades, Concept and direction
Bob Scott, Sound design and mixing
Kylie Crews, Production Design
Dylan Evans, Photographer

Special thanks to all of the generous interviewees who participated in the Sea Stories research: Dulcie Annand, Arwin Arwin, Tim Baker, Hague Best, John Graham, Trevor Hendy, Cherrie Howard, Dr Serene Lee, Sally Mackinnon, Father Reg Mills, Monique Murphy, Tom Murray, Jim Ottoway, Meg Porter, James Roberts, Roselle Tenefrancia, Dave 'Baddy' Treloar, Daniel Ware and Warren Young.

Presenting partner of Broadbeach

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