A showcase of stories by people from Glenorchy, Tasmania.

Throughout 2012, people from the Glenorchy community were invited to bring in an item from their mantelpiece, or an item which had some significance to them, to share their story. Some of them told their story to a “story booth” setup at the Glenorchy LINC, others took part in workshops with CuriousWorks, and others collaborated with local writer Karen Knight to create text and audio pieces. Local filmmaker Troy Melville also contributed 3 short high-quality film pieces. The Digital Mantelpiece project is ongoing, and new contributions are welcome. Scroll down to find out more about making a contribution.

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Digital Mantelpiece

A huge thank you to all our storytellers and community partners. This project is an initiative by Glenorchy City Council’s Moonah Arts Centre in collaboration with CuriousWorks. Thanks to our key community partners, Glenorchy LINC & Goodwood Community Centre. The project has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Tasmania. Stories facilitated by Elias Nohra (CuriousWorks), Karen Knight & Troy Melville.

Special thanks to U3A Glenorchy Inc, Migrant Resource Centre, COSMOS Recreation Services, Women’s Karadi Aboriginal Corporation, West Moonah Community House – Heartmoves Group, Generations Ensemble Theatre, Glenorchy City Council – Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee and Steps to the Future Young Mothers Group.

Have you got a story you want to share?

What’s on your mantelpiece? Is there an item that’s significant to you and has a story that you’d like to share? If you live or work in the Glenorchy City Council region – you can submit your story to Digital Mantelpiece!

Email the team at Moonah Arts Centre with the following:

  • A short description of your story (one sentence).
  • A photo of you holding your item.
  • A video of you telling your story (1–3 minutes in duration). If you can’t video your own story, contact us and we can help.