Based on the boundlessly beautiful far south coast of NSW, Crimson Rosella Creative Adventures brings together extraordinary local and visiting musicians and theatre makers to create compelling live performance experiences for our community and the world.
Crimson Rosella exists to make and share life-affirming performances. Our purpose is to find and tell stories (big and small) that celebrate our shared humanity in imaginative, bold, sometimes eccentric ways through music, theatre, words, images and ideas.
We do this by:
• Making “home-made” work of authenticity and excellence with the brilliant local and part-time-local artists based in our region;
• Inviting extraordinary artists to work with us on creative adventures, inspired by the beauty and energy of our local landscapes and communities;
• Seeking out creative partnerships with likeminded artists, groups and organisations – local, national and global – to co-create, collaborate, build a strong network of associates and friends, and to learn from each other;
• Developing a company whose culture of excellence, shared purpose, adventure and integrity makes a valued contribution to the communities we serve. The absence of a theatre building in our region is turned to creative advantage by creating performances that can travel, developing resourceful and imaginative Crimson Rosella performances in surprising and evocative places locally, while being mindful that our work must transfer to conventional theatre environments elsewhere.
The beautiful portrait of a Crimson Rosella used throughout this website was created in the Bermagui studio of the artist Matt Chun. I am grateful to Matt for generously allowing me to use the image in a wide variety of applications. You’ll find our Crimson Rosella popping up in surprising places! Discover more of Matt’s art HERE
I acknowledge the significance of Australia’s magnificent landscape to our country’s First Nations artists and communities, whose cultural connection to Country is profound and central to Australia’s cultural identity. I pay respect to those artists and to all Elders and Custodians past, present and emerging, in particular the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of the Bega Valley Shire—the people of the Yuin and Monaro nations.