Poppy van Oorde-Grainger is a filmmaker and artist specialising in collaborating with communities. Her work has been broadcast on Nickelodeon, SBS and ABC and presented at numerous festivals including London International Festival of Theatre, Japan Media Arts Festival, ImagineNATIVE in Canada and Ars Electronica in Austria. Poppy won the Fremantle Print Award in 2002 and the Australia Council Kirk Robson Award in 2010.
Akolkol Dastan Gesa
Film & Multimedia / Film
Akolkol Dastan Gesa means "story" in Dinka, Dari and Arabic. These short film works were made by young people from an Intensive English Centre in collaboration with artists Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, Scott "Optamus" Griffiths and David Vincent Smith. This project is supported by Beyond Empathy, Aranmore Catholic College, DADAA and Community Arts Network and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Poppy van Oorde-Grainger