Equilibrium aims to raise awareness of sound as a contributing factor to our health and wellbeing and pose solutions, transforming environments in health and community.

Current research examining the causes and impact of sound on our health demonstrates that unwanted noise, whether high intensity or low frequency can affect our emotional state and impact on our physiological and psychological health and wellbeing.

Sounds we choose to listen to, in particular music, can make us feel calm, joyful or elated. However, sound that is unwanted, uncontrollable, or unpredictable can have the opposite effect. Recent debate around wind turbine noise has highlighted this health issue that affects not only those living in city environments where we expect to hear noise from traffic, neighbours, planes etc, but those in regional and rural areas.

Equilibrium will delve into the psychology of sound, specifically in relation to mental health and wellbeing. Through a collaborative, exploratory process, contemporary artists Vic McEwan, Jesse Budel, John Simpson and Tristan Louth-Robbins will investigate alternative sonic landscapes in mental health units and public spaces with communities across regional SA.

This three year project of exploratory work will begin in March 2019 when the creative team come together for the first time in the regional town of Quorn to begin preliminary research.

Arts on Screen: Euphoria
  • Film

Arts on Screen: Euphoria

8th August 2022 — 18th August 2022

Presented by Country Arts SA

This tale of good days, bad days and everything in between catapults us right into the heart of a little town where everyone knows everyone.

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Pissarro: Father of Impressionism
  • Film

Pissarro: Father of Impressionism

9th August 2022 — 10th August 2022

Presented by Country Arts SA

Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism.

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Following George Walker
  • Theatre

Following George Walker

11th August 2022 — 16th August 2022

Presented by Country Arts SA, Brink Productions

Following George Walker is inspired by the life of Adelaide actor Rory Walker’s great grandfather George W Walker: a vaudevillian and impresario who toured Australia in the early 20th century.

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