Daryll Bellingham,
Oral Historian
Community Cultural Development Consultant
PO Box 5300, West End, Brisbane, Qld 4101

ph. 61 (0)7 3846 3135        mob. 0417 4784 08
mail@storytell.com.au      www.storytell.com.au

As an independent, freelance performance artist, I've provided dynamic, participatory storytelling performances and led workshops, training sessions, projects and festivals in schools, early childhood centres and libraries throughout Queensland and New South Wales since 1987.

Since 1992, I've initiated and led many community projects based around stories, oral and local history and, more recently, digital storytelling. I've explored and developed a range of multimedia publishing techniques for oral history, local history and community cultural development projects.

Community, Local and Oral History and Digital Storytelling Projects

‘Creating Young Explorers of Local History’ 2012 - Worked with Lindy Sugars, President Ashgrove Historical Society Inc to create and run project designed to interest, enthuse and give playful experiece of Ashgrove local history to children of the area. Included assessment of games, QR codes, Google Mapping, iPad recording and blogging. Funded with a BCC Community History Grant.

‘Stories and Songs of Boundary Street’ 2011 - a community history, digital story, song creation and performance project based around the Boundary Street Festival. Collaborated with local musicians and the Transformers choir to create new songs based on local history events and stories.

‘Inala Elders Digital Stories Resource Project’ 2010 - a current ongoing project working with the Inala Elders and Inala Indigenous youth to record and publish digital history stories about the lives and contributions of Inala Elders.

'austoryplace.blogspot.com' Jan, 2009 - story creation, podcasting, online mapping and blogging sessions with young library users in Victorian Regional Libraries

‘Stories & Songs from Inala Yarning Place’ 2008 - 'Creative Sparks' Grant to work with Inala Indigenous Elders, Karen Tunny & Getano Bann & community groups to create, record & publish on DVD stories and songs about Inala.

'West End Digital Story Space' 2008 - Brisbane City Council Grant to work with members of the West End Community Storytelling Group to train participants to create and publish stories, podcasts, vodcasts and digital stories to publish on free social networking sites.

'Picture This - Ali-Curung, NT' 2008 - Arts NT grant to run digital storytelling and oral history video recording sessions and workshops in a remote Indigenous community in southern Barkly Tableland.

'Mitchelton Turns 150 Digital Celebration Project' 2007 - Brisbane City Council Ward and Festivals and Community Projects Grants to initiate, faciliate and manage a community oral history project with publication to Mitchy Memories Wiki, podcasts, exhibition and bus tour.

'Loving Logan - take 2' 2007 - MAF grant to work with recent arrival teenage refugees at MultiLink Logan writing, recording and publishing personal digital stories.

'Book Links Qld - Under Cover Stories DVD' 2007 - initiation, creation and publishing of a DVD of digital stories about the creative processes of Queensland Book creators.

'West End Community Digital Storytelling Project' 2006 - GCBF grant for local digital stories with local community residents, and participants with disabilities leading to publication of an oral history DVD of digital stories.

'Bunya To Bay Ambassadors Digital Story Workshop' 2006 - Qld. State Library digital story workshop for expeditioners using the Ed. Qld. 'The Learning Place' blog for script development.

'Enchanted Forest Playground Stories' 2006 - Brisbane City Council project involving creating and recording stories with year 3 students at Ashgrove State Primary for installation in new playground in Dorrington Park.

'Charleville Generational Learning Digital Storytelling Project' 2006 - digital stories created by local Indigenous youth learning through cultural site visits with Elders.

‘Loving Logan - adapting to a new city’ 2005 - a Qld Stories, Digital Storytelling Project funded by Qld State Library in collaboration with Logan City Library, Speak Out, & Multilink.
The project resulted in a DVD of oral history digital stories about migrating and contributing to Logan community. Stories are also published on Qld State Library Qld Stories website.

‘Stories, Music & Chermside Virtuolygies’ 2005 - a Qld Stories Digital Storytelling Project with Brisbane City Council Library Service, SpeakOut and teenage Chermside library users documenting their experience of living in the suburb. Stories were published on Qld State Library Qld Stories site and on DVD.

‘Digital Storytelling Introductory Workshops’ - Deniliquin NSW, 2004-05 - Wamba Wamba Community, Creative Writers and Southern Riverina TAFE

‘Stories & Songs of Vulture Street’ - West End, Brisbane, 2004 - collaboration with Getano Bann, West End Community Storytelling Group producing songs, concert and DVD

‘Crossing Boundaries’, 1998 - Brisbane Stories Web Site, Brisbane City Council

'West End Multicultural Storytelling Project', 1997 - a Qld Community History Grants oral history project, recording, transcribing and publishing oral history interviews of West End residents.

‘Reminiscence Banners’ 1997 - with Uniting Church, Access Arts & residents - oral history stories of residents exhibited in print, photographic and silkbanner format

‘Stories From the Heart’ 1995 - Hands On Art and Paddington Red Hill Community Centre

‘West End Community Storytelling Group’ 1995 - 2010 - initator and facilitator

Professional Memberships

Oral History Assoc.Aust(Qld), Qld. Storytelling Guild, QPIX, Digital Storytelling Assoc.,

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