Preserving a unique insight into the history of Waikeire – Jan Heppner, Waikerie resident and film collector
Collectors/Collections: Waikerie Films (CCWF) is a 3year project in creative partnership with the Waikerie District Historical Society, The Waikerie Film Preservation Group, the artists Nadia Cusimano and Paul Gazzola and OSCA – Open Space Contemporary Arts.
CCWF focuses on the preservation and presentation of 8mm films made by Waikerie residents and the associated knowledge related to each films content. These films form an integral part in recording the town’s cultural/social history as well as highlighting a period of time when the Waikerie Filmo club was actively making short artistic films. CCWF reveals how specialization and the personal, provides the catalyst for a unique and socially inclusive cultural project about people, local histories, diversity, place and the evolution of the Waikerie communities’ post war development.
Outcomes take place from the 25 – 27 May 2018 as part of the SA History Festival and include a 3day exhibition, a series of street and shop front projections, one night gala event plus a 48page booklet and edited collection of films. Go to the SA History Festival site for more information or call Julie Webber at the Waikerie History Society on 0409 097 483 or email [email protected]
CCWF is a history/heritage project that reveals how specialization and the personal provides the catalyst for a unique and socially inclusive cultural project about people, local histories, diversity, place and the evolution of the Waikerie communities’ post war development. Where knowledge, specialization and individual interests become the key motivators and catalysts for discourse and visibility. It is an investment in developing local leaderships skills and the capacity of these individuals to strengthen and preserve local culture through a series of highly accessible outcomes. The project directly engages with local Waikerie residents to enhance the cultural vibrancy of the greater community and their identity.
This project has been funded by The Regional Arts Fund, Country Arts SA, Arts SA, the History Trust of South Australia and the Bertalli Family Foundation through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and the Waikerie Chamber of Commerce. With generous support from the Loxton Waikerie Council, The River News & local Waikerie residents.