Northern Rivers Con's invites artists to participate in 'Iron Creative'

Northern Rivers' musicians and artists are invited to put their talents and imagination to the test in a new initiative set to deliver a lot of fun and some truly original works.

The brainchild of Northern Rivers Conservatorium's Resident Creative Artist, Sean O'Boyle AM, the "Iron Creative" plays on the idea of the popular Japanese TV show, Iron Chef, where chefs are challenged to make dishes based on unusual secret ingredients.

In the case of the Iron Creative, six teams will have three hours to create a new 5-8 minute performance work using a list of "ingredients" assigned to them.

Mr O'Boyle said, "The process will be fun, but challenging, as none of the participants will have any idea what they're going to get."

"They may be assigned ingredients like the kazoo, paint tin drums, voices, marimba, dance and an ingredient of their choice. In addition they'll be given a musical ingredient to incorporate, for example: a rhythm, a chord sequence or several musical notes."

"From there, the teams will have three hours to be as creative as possible with all those ingredients to produce a work that they'll then perform," Mr O'Boyle said.

"The possibilities are endless, and that's what makes it exciting for both the participants and the audience," he said.

The Iron Creative is free for all participants and open to anyone with an interest in creative expression.

Applications opened on Tuesday March 23, with places will be assigned on a 'first come first served' basis. Applications close on Friday April 23 or as soon as all positions have been filled.

Register online at: enrol.nrcac.edu.au

The Iron Creative performance event will be held on Sunday May 23.

Northern Rivers Conservatorium's Resident Creative Artist, Sean O'Boyle AM.

Northern Rivers Conservatorium's Resident Creative Artist, Sean O'Boyle AM.