Daryll Bellingham, Storyteller
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 explored and developed the role of stories and storytelling in community cultural development and initiated and led many community projects based around stories, storytelling, print and web based publishing, and more recently digital storytelling.

My expertise in storytelling has led to my employment as a narrative and corporate storytelling consultant in schools, government and industry.

Selected School and Early Childhood Project & Performances

'Super Chicken a Fowl Exhibition for Children' 2005 - performances for children in Ipswich Art Gallery, created around the exhibition

'Power Kids' 2004 - performances and improvised stories - Powerhouse, Spark Bar Stage

'Rivertales for Riverkids Festival' 2002 - poetry workshops and performances for year 3 - 4 primary students with readings on stage at festival

'Radio Lollipop Storytelling Project' 2001 - storycreation and performances in Mater Hospital wards and radio studio with accompanying web site publication

'For Green Eyes Only' 1999 & 2000 - Regents State Primary School and regional network, gifted & talented, story writing, illustration and web publishing project with Environment Day theme in collaboration with author/illustrator Narelle Oliver

'Dajarra & Urandangi School Publishing Project' 1995 - story creation, illustration and publishing project funded by Priority Country Area Project collaboration with Narelle Oliver in NW Queensland - led to commercial publication of 'Goanna Jumps High'

Selected Community Projects & Performances

‘West End Community Storytelling Group’ 1995 - 2005 - initator and facilitator

‘Cross Currents - Aus. National Storytelling Confest’ 2003 - various organisational, directing, workshops and performance roles

‘Gabbing with Chords - striking songs and stunning stories’, 2002 - West End Community Storytelling Group and Combined Union Choir

‘Queensland Art Gallery’, Brisbane 2001 - performances in the Conrad Martins exhibition

‘Iron Men Talking’, 2000 - Relaxation Centre, Brisbane - concert of men's stories & music

‘Writing In High Fields & Crows Nests’, 1999 - IYOP library web publishing project

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

‘Reminiscence Banners’ 1997 - with Uniting Church, Access Arts & residents

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

Workshops for major conferences, professional organisations and institutions

The Creche and Kindergarten Assoc. of Qld, The School Libraries Assoc. of Qld., The Kindergarten Union of N.S.W., Gold Coast, Lismore, South Bank and North Point TAFE Colleges, Ipswich City Council Library (Global Info Links), Brisbane City Council Libraries Storytelling Team, Redlands Shire Council Library, Logan City Council Library, Qld State Library, Public Libraries Division workshops in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville

Professional Memberships

Qld. Community Arts Network, Qld. Storytelling Guild, QPIX, Digital Storytelling Assoc.

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