Inaugural Iron Creative

23 May 2021
9am-1pm / 2pm
Northern Rivers Conservatorium/ Lismore City Hall
Various locations
0450 911 528

Northern Rivers Conservatorium Call for Participants

Do you have a talent or creative spirit?

Can you let your imagination flow?

Are you up for a challenge and a stack of fun?


We’re looking for people to take part in a brand new initiative to develop original works in a ‘pressure-cooker’ environment.

6 teams | 3 hours | 1 outstanding performance

WHO: Musicians, artists, dancers, performers – anyone, of any age, with an interest in creative expression.

WHAT: Work in teams of 6-8 people to create a 5-8 minute performance work…. from scratch…. in 3 hours.

Taking inspiration from the popular TV show Iron Chef, teams will be assigned “ingredients” for their work (e.g. kazoo, paint tin drums, voices, marimba, dance and an “ingredient” of their choice) and a musical element to incorporate (e.g. a rhythm, a chord sequence or several musical notes).

The work can incorporate: composition, performance, movement, film, etc., and will be created using ingenuity, originality, innovation, teamwork and artistry. Mentors will guide the process.

Each team has 3 hours to create and rehearse the work, then present it at a public performance where the winner will be declared.

Mentors will run workshops on how to successfully collaborate in the “Iron Creative” in the six weeks prior to the event.

The Iron Creative is FREE for all participants. Unleash your creativity!


Applications: Applications open on Tuesday 23rd March 2021. Places will be assigned on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Applications close on Friday 23rd April or as soon as all positions have been filled.

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 Workshops: A series of four workshops on dates mutually agreed between mentors and their teams, prior to 22 May 2021

IRON CREATIVE event: Sunday 23 May 2021

Create and rehearse the new work: 9am – 1pm (includes team briefings)

Venue: Northern Rivers Conservatorium

Performance: 2pm

Venue:  The studio, Lismore City Hall



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