What's Happening At Karnak
We are undergoing a transformation; we are currently in a state of metamorphosis.
In recent years, The Diane Cilento Foundation and Wilde Applause Creative Productions have been working together to restore the Karnak Playhouse to a fully functioning Arts Centre.
In August 2017, we hosted a Karnak ReAwakening | Community Open Day.
The goodwill was tangible; we are thrilled to be moving forward, envisioning a future that would make our muse proud.
The Arts have a role to play in All of our Futures
This is the Space between Times.
We are in the midst of creating a Vision for our Collective Future.
Our modern world is in the throes of great change.
A spiritual reckoning will be asked of us all.
Art, and Artists, have a great role to play.
There is something particularly unique about Live performance arts, that cannot be found in television or in cinema.
Live Theatre is visceral, it is Experienced.
The simultaneous Creation and Suspension of Belief.
A wooden stage that is made by hand resonates to the footsteps and the voices that sing.
A Theatre like ours, with eternal skies above and ancient forest around, calls to all the performances before and since.
Everything is not virtual.
Sometimes it is important to feel art on your skin, to shade your eyes from the bright lights, to taste it. To sit with a roomful of people who are also entranced, to make a collective gasp, a sigh, to Dream a Vision as one.
Sacred Ground - Acknowledgement of Country
The Karnak Playhouse is privileged to be present on Kuku Yalanji land.
We wish to acknowledge that the Kuku Yulangi have cared for this land since Time before Time, and that their Stories are steeped in the mountains, rivers, forests and seas that embody Karnak. Their Dreaming remains vibrant and alive in this land, and we respect the contribution that our First Nations people make to our artistic heritage.
We Pay our Respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We thank them for their Welcome in this land.
There are many opportunities for people in our community to contribute, by Individual giving, Community Connection, and In-kind support.
We are seeking skilled artisans, eco-build material suppliers, and visionary craftspersons to help us restore our site to it’s former glory.
Monetary and in-kind donations from councils, community organisations and private donors are welcomed.
Please contact us to discuss how you can help with Karnak: ReAwakening.Many Hands Make Light Work
A limited number of high profile donors will have the opportunity to bequest a significant contribution to our newly emerging Centre for Future Arts. These early stage donors will be honoured with an exclusive memorial on the site.
Contributions start from $5000.
Please contact us for a friendly and non-committal discussion about how you can become involved.Elemental Foundation Supporters