Fling Physical Theatre is embarking on a new research and performance project My Black Dog, designed to support the mental health of young people in regional, rural and remote locations.
My Black Dog aims to address the stigma surrounding mental health and generate conversation within our community through a combination of round table discussions, arts health workshops in schools and the development of a new performance work, created with Fling.
This creative process will be led by Melbourne-based artist Kate Denborough, in collaboration with Fling’s co-artistic director Gabrielle Rose and staff.
“We are thrilled to have the support our community to make this important project happen to support young people in the Bega Valley and beyond,” Ms Rose said.
Ms Denborough has a strong reputation for creating dynamic original works as co-artistic director of KAGE, including works engaging with health issues with openness and sensitivity.
Fling is partnering with local mental health practitioners from NSW Health and Grand Pacific Health, who will support the safe delivery of the project.
The project has already received funding, donations and support from the Regional Arts Fund, the Country Arts Support Program, the Mumbulla Foundation, and Bega Rotary.
Donations are welcomed and will directly contribute to expanding the reach of the project to connect with more young people.