Episode Twelve – Top End Water
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts is a Darwin based organisation working with young people around the Northern Territory. A long-standing relationship with Incite Arts has led to Corrugated Iron’s involvement in Unbroken Land over the years. This year it has become a project of the Corrugated Iron Champions, a group of young leaders in the organisation who love visiting Alice Springs to be part of this project. Although devastated that this year didn’t support a physical realising, the Champions took on the challenge of creating an online contribution.
This group of 14 to17 year olds reflected on the water theme and the different relationships people in the Top End have to water, compared to Central Australian communities. The resulting work, Top End Water, captures their creative and collaborative capacity. They wrote and recorded the words, they collected the imagery, played and recorded the music. For a group who are usually front and centre stage, this piece takes another direction.