We are excited to advertise Trybal’s upcoming immersive performance, ‘Salvage’, this Saturday in Lithgow.

Trybal is a unique socially engaged artist organisation located in the regional centre of Lithgow – a town that, as with so many others in Australia, is changing significantly both economically and socially. It is a town that has experience of considerable adversity and also that shows impressive resilience and embrace of new possibilities. Trybal Productions holds space to both recognise the hardship and imagine and celebrate what is, and what might be.

‘Salvage’ is an immersive artistic experience that explores community responses to the 2019 bushfires. The show is the result of a community engaged co-development process and its funding is testament to the connections and partnerships that make Trybal productions so powerful – ‘Salvage’ is funded by: Wentworth Healthcare (Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health Network) through the Australian Government’s ‘Supporting the Mental Health of Australians Affected by Bushfires’ package, the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts OutWest, Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre with thanks to Cementa for lend of equipment.

‘Salvage’ follows the wonderful immersive multimedia artistic experience that the team co-produced with community and consumers of mental health services in Lithgow, The Garden of the Mind. This show played in front of a sold out audience at Lithgow’s State Mine Museum in late 2019. The theme of this immersive experience centered on the idea that mental health is ‘everyone navigating what it means to be human’ and that mental distress sits alongside joy, sadness, hope, and anger as a normal part of everybody’s lives. The magical qualities of the evening helped to get rid of the stigma and shame that stops people reaching out for support when they need it most. The artistic quality of this event was on a par with the power of the lived experience that informed it.

Salvage promises to be another extraordinary experience provided by the amazing Lithgow community.

7pm Saturday 9 April at the Union Theatre in Lithgow.

Tickets free but bookings essential. https://artsoutwest.org.au/pf/salvage/

Feature image by BLAXTAR ESSENTIALS / Poster image supplied
Post by Ian Thomson