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1 JUL - 5 JUL 2024

Kingston Butter Factory, Logan

$50

 

WHAT IS CREATIVE BOOTCAMP?

Topology’s flagship Creative Bootcamps are multi-day workshops for creatives to hone their skills, create something new and work alongside experienced musicians and artists.

The Logan Creative Bootcamp is all about creative and cultural exploration across different artistic disciplines. Participants will work with each tutor to play and compose music, learn about rhythm and percussion, create electronic beats, record vocals and choreograph dance. At the end, you’ll put it all together in a showcase you help co-create and then perform.

Join us to discover new skills, deepen those you have, plus develop your creative confidence. Best of all, no prior experience is necessary!

Over the 5 days, you’ll form new friendships, while learning from some of the best musicians, mentors and choreographers in the industry. We can’t wait to see what you create!

 

EVENT DETAILS

DATES AND TIMES: July 1st-5th |  From 9:00AM – 3:00PM Daily

LOCATION: Kingston Butter Factory, 270 Jacaranda Ave, Kingston QLD

COST: $50.00 Registration fee   |   SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

 

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MEET YOUR TUTORS

Taitu’uga Wesche

Strong in his Samoan culture and language, Taitu’uga (Kitch Wesche) is a Talking High Chief (Tulafale alii). His work is about sharing the importance of culture by weaving cultural stories through his music, theatre shows, films and community work.

Taitu’uga has been creating and performing a fresh fusion of electronic dance music (EDM), using a range of hip hop, reggae, beatbox loop machine and traditional instruments since 2004. Taitu’uga is also the winner, Best Song, World Music – QMA’s 2024 & Ted X Talks Brisbane Presenter.

 

Rolando Pisia

Rolando Pisia is a pioneer in youth empowerment and music innovation. He discovered his passion for Djing at The age of 18. Mastering the craft, he became a resident DJ at Brisbane’s top RNB and Hip Hop venues. In 2003 at the age of 23, he merged music with youth work, impacting communities for over two decades.

His influence extends globally, reaching cities like New York, Los Angeles and nations like Vanuatu and Nauru. In 2019, he founded the REKON Youth Foundation, impacting 18,000+ lives. Rolando and his team reshape youth narratives in Logan City, Ipswich, and Moreton Bay through innovative programs. His journey exemplifies the power of passion, perseverance, and belief in youth potential, inspiring generations worldwide.

 

Mariah Pelesa

Mariah Pelesa is a proud Pasifika dancer and choreographer from Logan, Queensland. She has worked with many artists and groups, touring with renowned hip hop artist ‘Jesswar’ as part of a duo performance. Mariah’s dynamic style often combines hip hop and street dance with Pasifika movements as well as incorporates her smooth, fluid techniques which complements all of her movement.

 

John Babbage

John is a founding member of Topology and a driving force of the Top Up educational program. From electrifying performances to collaborating with acclaimed artists like Kate Miller-Heidke and Terry Riley, John’s musical journey is extraordinary.

As a sought-after composer, he has created works for organisations such as the Australasian Dance Company and Dead Puppet Society.

 

Lucas Montgomery

Based in Brisbane, Lucas Montgomery is a versatile guitarist and bassist with skills spanning a wide array of contemporary music styles. From the beginnings of his music education at age 7, Lucas has studied many aspects of guitar performance from acoustic fingerstyle through to rock, fusion and beyond.

Since obtaining his music performance degree at JMC Academy in 2018, Lucas has performed live with a variety of bands and artists ranging from pop (Jade not Jane, Harley Meszaros) to progressive rock (Patient Lounge) and more. Lucas is a freelance educator at the Independent Music Academy and JMC Academy, alongside private tuition.

Jade Montgomery

Jade is a woman of many titles inside the creative industries. Being a passionate singer/songwriter, performing artist, vocal mentor and artist manager are just the beginning of Jade’s range. Jade obtained her degree in songwriting from JMC Academy in 2018 and was awarded the Elizabeth Cass Award for outstanding achievement and contribution.

Jade is also the founder of Crocodile Artists, an artist management label that focuses on development of emerging artists alongside working with artists for publicity and social media campaigns.