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Home Stretch

32m Experimental, Music Video 2022

Region: Tathra, Tanja, Tilba, South Pambula, Pambula NSW

Unclassified: No age restrictions

The Tathra-Bermagui Road is iconic to our region, the Far South Coast of NSW. A much-loved 35km stretch running parallel to the pristine coastline, its winding journey encompasses the spotted gum forests, coastal vistas, rolling hills and rural farmland. Along the way are pristine beaches, streams and lakes in national parks, Yuin and settler historic sites and stories, a winery, galleries, charming wooden community halls, and – most memorably – five historic and pleasingly percussive old wooden bridges.

Locals know each twist of the road like the back of our hand. For us, the Tathra-Bermagui Road is simply the home stretch.

Through the dark times of 2021, 5 teams of artists from our abundantly creative region created a short site-specific performance video inspired by, and performed on, one of the iconic wooden bridges along the Tathra-Bermagui Rd.

The Home Stretch suite is accompanied by ‘The Space Between Everything’ a specially commissioned poem by Raechelle Kennedy.

Home Stretch is part creative celebration, part cultural document, part adventure journey, a love song to the Tathra-Bermagui Road.

Directors of Home Stretch

LINDY HUME Original Concept and Creative Director, Home Stretch

Lindy Hume is one of Australia’s leading directors, acknowledged internationally for fresh interpretations of a wide variety of repertoire, and for progressive artistic leadership of international festivals including Sydney and Perth International Arts Festivals. She was Artistic Director of West Australian Opera, Victoria State Opera, OzOpera, Opera Queensland, Ten Days on the Island and most recently Creative Director for the Four Winds Festivals in Bermagui. Lindy is recognised as a champion of new Australian work across a range of genres, with a focus on contemporary Indigenous culture, regional identity and celebration of local communities.

ANDREW ROBINSON Director/DOP The Traveller Co-Director Walawaani, Quiet Town

Andrew is an award-winning Digital Creative Director across a range of creative industries. In London’s award-winning studio, Powster, he worked alongside great creative minds, creating content with some of the biggest global music labels and film distribution companies. Recently, he has been working closely with BVN architecture in Sydney on short documentary films showcasing all the awesome the studio is building at architectural festivals and global awards. Andrew is currently exploring new creative avenues with a passion for documentary. “I want to be able to help translate to screen peoples’ experiences, encapsulate places, tell stories and capture the beauty of the natural world through my work.”

CHERYL DAVISON Artist and Creative Director Walawaani

A leading artist from the South Coast, Cheryl’s mother’s family are Walbanga people from Eurobodalla and Ngarigo people in the Snowy Mountains region. Her family is also connected to the Wallaga Lake Aboriginal community. Cheryl has inherited deep cultural knowledge from her family and is a recognised artist and cultural leader for the South Coast region, exhibiting nationally and internationally. She is a founding member and leader of intergenerational Yuin choir Djinama Yilaga who perform songs in Dhurga language.

SAMWISE SEIDEL Co-Director Quiet Town

Music guy of many different flavours, Sam was born and raised in the UK migrated to Australia in 2018 for new landscapes and adventures. Sam has always had a strong love of rock music and experimental genres touring the world as a Backline Tech , stage manager and guitar technician with Funeral Party, Seu Jorge et Almaz, Jamiroquai, Aloe Blacc and Bombay Bicycle Club, performing at Glastonbury with his swing band Lounge Cat Ideals, and working with Jamiroquai at Coachella. Sam has now found himself in the beautiful township of Cobargo in the Bega Valley and finds himself inspired by the incredible landscapes as well as the delightfully colourful people he is surrounded by. Quiet Town is his film directorial debut.

LEE PEMBERTON Director /Collaborator The Crossing

For nearly four decades, Lee has worked as a choreographer, teacher and movement practitioner most recently in the Bega Valley, where she lives with her partner and two dogs. The foundation of recent works focus on site-specific performance, local heritage and engagement. Her interest in the archaeology of place and the invocation of remnants and memory is a primary force to these projects.

LOUISE MORRIS Story & Creative Concept /Co-Director Down by the Water

Louise is a theatre maker and Director, vocalist and site-specific installation artist based in Tanja NSW whose current practice responds to local stories, place making and belonging for communities and audiences. Morris’s inter-disciplinary artistic practice employs an archaeological approach that reveals layers of community memory through multi-sensory experiences of found objects, Sculpture, performance, video projection, photography, sound art and live contemporary music.

KYLE WILSON Co-Director/Composer/Drone Pilot & Editor Down by the Water

“Making tunes, living next to a deli, on the side of a highway, nestled in on Yuin Country, Far South Coast, NSW. I make beats, I rap a little, I love all that introspective landscape journey music. Sigur Ros are probably my favourite band ever. Playing piano and singing badly is my favourite hobby.”