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The Vast Project


The Vast Project

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The Vast Project


The Vast Project

OFFICIAL VIDEO

With thanks to: Farmhouse Films www.farmhousefilms.com.au

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What is Vast


What is Vast?

What is Vast


What is Vast?

In September 2017, over twenty-five artists in the field of music and visual art will converge in the heart of the Pilbara WA, taking over the whole of the historic town of Cossack for a week of creation, recording and collaboration.

Artists will experience some of the treasures of the Pilbara, its history, landscapes, culture and people, then seek to reflect the experience through the creation of an album, a film and a variety of visual arts, all with the aim of exposing and giving back to this amazing and diverse part of the world.

 

WE RESPECTFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE NGARLUMA PEOPLE AS THE TRUE CUSTODIANS

OF THE LAND ON WHICH WE WILL CONVENE AND CREATE

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Project Team


Our Project Team

Project Team


Our Project Team

Jae Laffer Jae Laffer is a songwriter and performer. He's recorded seven albums and continues to tour and write both solo and with his group, The Panics. Recent travels to the Pilbara WA eventuated in multiple writing trips and the birth of new works inspired by the region. Alongside local musician Qynn Beardman the idea to share this experience with other artists became the catalyst for The Vast Project.  

Jae Laffer

Jae Laffer is a songwriter and performer. He's recorded seven albums and continues to tour and write both solo and with his group, The Panics. Recent travels to the Pilbara WA eventuated in multiple writing trips and the birth of new works inspired by the region. Alongside local musician Qynn Beardman the idea to share this experience with other artists became the catalyst for The Vast Project.

 

Qynn Beardman Qynn Beardman's real strength is bringing people and a vision together. During a varied working life as a guitar player, songwriter, artist, promoter and educator - not to mention wine maker, dad of three and keen fisherman - he has constantly evolved and grown as artist and collector of people. Vast sees Qynn joyfully bringing many of these colours together, to collaborate with a city seeking to consolidate an identity, built from the real treasures that lie in the rugged beauty, heat and open expanse of the Pilbara. 

Qynn Beardman

Qynn Beardman's real strength is bringing people and a vision together. During a varied working life as a guitar player, songwriter, artist, promoter and educator - not to mention wine maker, dad of three and keen fisherman - he has constantly evolved and grown as artist and collector of people. Vast sees Qynn joyfully bringing many of these colours together, to collaborate with a city seeking to consolidate an identity, built from the real treasures that lie in the rugged beauty, heat and open expanse of the Pilbara. 

Aimee Chapman Aimee Chapman has spent the better part of 15 years juggling her work as an Event and Project Manager for iconic Melbourne venue’s such as the Palais Theatre and Hisense, Margaret Court and Rod Laver Arenas, alongside her passion for alternative electronic music as a producer, musician and songwriter. Aimee fell in love with the red dirt of the West a few years ago whilst overseeing music workshops in the Kimberly region, so the call to the Pilbara from long-time friend and colleague Qynn Beardman for The Vast Project was too magical to resist.  

Aimee Chapman

Aimee Chapman has spent the better part of 15 years juggling her work as an Event and Project Manager for iconic Melbourne venue’s such as the Palais Theatre and Hisense, Margaret Court and Rod Laver Arenas, alongside her passion for alternative electronic music as a producer, musician and songwriter. Aimee fell in love with the red dirt of the West a few years ago whilst overseeing music workshops in the Kimberly region, so the call to the Pilbara from long-time friend and colleague Qynn Beardman for The Vast Project was too magical to resist.

 

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News


News


NEWS

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http://digitaledition.smedia.com.au/pilbaranews/

http://digitaledition.smedia.com.au/pilbaranews/

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Are you into writing, recording, releasing and performing music? Passionate about photography, film making, poetry and writing?

Then come down to the VAST Project Industry Sessions as industry professionals from the VAST Project will be presenting a talk, answering questions and maybe even playing a song or two.

Industry professionals include lead singer of The Panics, Jae Laffer, alongside some of Australia’s most renowned professionals in the fields of photography, film making and music.

 

To register your attendance email events@karratha.wa.gov.au

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Media


Media

Media


Media

Photos

With thanks to Russell Ord: www.russellordphoto.com

Community Engagement


The Vast Project's Community Engagement Activity

Community Engagement


The Vast Project's Community Engagement Activity

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

In the lead up to September's Vast Project, we have engaged with over 600 people through our Vast Industry sessions where some of our participating Artists have come to the Pilbara to lead work shops and Q&A's in 5 local schools and 4 libraries.

For those in the community who haven't been able to attend the live sessions we have been presenting live Q&A sessions since April online in our Facebook Incubator Group.

Coming up on Sunday 10 September is our Community Access Day at Cossack- it's your chance to come along and meet some of the participating artists and crews and see the project in action.  See below for session times and details:

9.00-9.30am - Scott Wise & Rowena Wise 'talking Lutherie and the music they make with these beautiful instruments'

http://wiseukulele.com

https://rowenawise.com.au

9.40-10.10am - Jae Laffer 'talking getting music from your head to the radio '

https://www.facebook.com/jaelaffermusic/

https://www.thepanics.com.au

10.10-10.40am - Olympia 'talking about her songwriting, her music career and Q&A'

http://www.olympiamusic.com.au

10.50am-11.20am - Aimee Chapman & Qynn Beardman 'talking about independent music careers and alternative jobs in the business'

http://www.osh10.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsNiTbmbmSAeGYyj3w3ht8g

11.30am-12.00pm - Lis Johnson & Baby Guerilla 'talking about their art forms, approach and careers'

http://www.lisjohnson.com.au

http://www.babyguerrilla.com

12.10pm-12.40pm- General Meet & Greet and open chat with Vast Artists and Crew.

Partners & Supporters


Partners & Supporters


partners & sponsors

The making of the Vast Project has meant taking some pretty big ideas, doing a lot of hard work and connecting a like-minded collection of individuals and groups together to make it a reality.  

We are endlessly thankful for the generosity of services and support afforded to the project by the following partners and supporters.

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Contact


Contact

Contact


Contact

 

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