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HOME is a KIDS THRIVE creative exploration of children’s experiences during the Covid lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, and the role ‘home’ played as both a sanctuary and place of lockdown.

HOME is a site-specific, experiential performance for family and community – and also a creative record of children’s experiences of this challenging time. Videos, children’s reflective writings and art works will be held by the Wonthaggi and District Historical Society for community access in perpetuity.

HOME Creative Team:

  • Andrea Lemon – Creative Director/Dramaturge
  • Iris Gaillard– Performance Maker
  • Lizzy Rich – Visual Art Maker
  • Andrea Rieniets – Song, sound and choir director
  • Jenny Churchill – Program Coordinator
  • Grade 6 students and staff at Newhaven Primary School – Co-creation and performance
  • Mick Green, Drift Media – Filmmaking
  • Andy Stewart, Mill Studio – Sound engineer for song

Key Delivery Partners

Newhaven Primary School

Key Funding Partners

Creative Learning Partnerships – a Creative Victoria program

with support from
Wonthaggi & District Historical Society
Bass Coast Shire Council
Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

Kids Thrive.