Blak Led Tours Tasmania

Services

Experience Development

We regularly accept contracts to develop new and bespoke tours and experiences. Our past clients have included local government, accomodation and events venues and Aboriginal Community organisations.

Storytelling Projects

In addition to tourism we also work across a very broad variety of storytelling projects. Our commissions have included adn comunity health projects from Full service project management and subconttracting. Team of creatives to ensure the stoy..

Arts Projects and Consulting

COnsultatio on interpretation and development projects as well as invted to collarate artistic ehbititions and processes.

Want to work with us?

Here at Blak Led Tours we are always excited to collaborate on new projects of any scale. Have a look at examples of past work by scrolling through our commercial portfolio below. If something we’ve done in the past sparks your inspiration or you have a new and exciting project that you think would suit our skillset we would love to hear from you! 

It would be very helpful if timelines, budgets and expectations can be specified. Information on our standard rates and a business profile can be sent on request.

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Past Clients

Commercial Portfolio

makara patapa / quit smoking (Client: Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre)

Project Overview

Blak Led Tours Tasmania was contracted by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre to undertake a storytelling project around the makara patapa/quit smoking program offered through the Aboriginal Health Service.

Goals of the project were for Aboriginal people to hear stories about smoking cessation; For TAC service providers to understand the long-term and holistic approach taken by the service. This was to be achieved through the creation of enduring resources to support the program, delivered through as many mediums as possible, across the 3-regions.

Installation Process

To engage the community, the storytelling project centred around the theme of Good smoke/bad smoke – contrasting the ways Aboriginal community use smoke and fire culturally (for gatherings, cooking, caring for country, ceremony, cleansing etc) to the use of cigarettes.

To deliver this project a 12 episode series was created, alongside 3 promotional films, 2 visual artworks and a support journal. 

These were all launched at a community cultural burn weekend at trayapana/Triabunna.

Outcome

The makara patapa quit smoking journal is now in its third reprint and continues to be widely distributed across all five offices of the Health Service and Aboriginal Centre throughout the state. 

An added benefit of this project was that this storytelling project was completely led and managed by Aboriginal people, 13 Aboriginal community stories were recorded for the podcast.

Of the eight contractors that received payments for the delivery for this project, seven were Aboriginal people and businesses – including in the recording and editing of the podcast, art commission and caterers for the launch event. A further three community members (one from each region) received funds for their participation in the story sharing.

mumara Patrula / wood for the fire (client: City of Kingborough

Project Overview
Blak Led Tours Tasmania was approached by Kingborough Council to develop a new tour of their region in 2022. The new tour was located at Trail Bay in Kettering. The tour titled ‘mumara patrula / wood for the fire’ was launched in September 2022 and was licensed to the Council for a period of twelve months..
Development Team

Created by: Nunami Sculthorpe-Green
Dramaturge: Sarah Hamilton
Produced by: Performing Lines TAS and Kingborough Council
Presentation 2022- 2023: Kingborough Council
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Outcome

In total, 15 tours were delivered as part of this commission. There were more than 300 people, both local and interstate visitors that attended mumara patrula throughout the 15 initial tours.

mulaka milaythina (Client: Clarence City)

Project Overview

Blak Led Tours was commissioned by City of Clarence to produce a new fully accessible 90 minute walking tour as well as a 30 minute spoken word piece to be performed alongside music. Both to be premiered at the 2023 Clarence Jazz Festival.

For the creation of mulaka milaythina/the Hunting Ground, Nunami worked with internationally renowned pianist and composer Louise Denson to make a new 30 minute composition with spoken word and musical composition for a ten piece Jazz ensemble.

Deliverables:

The creation of ‘mulaka milaythina’/the hunting ground. A story that speaks to the rich hunting grounds that long characterised the landscape of the Eastern shore and explores the stories that connect generations of Tasmanian Aboriginal people to each other and the lands that they continue to care for.

For the creation of mulaka milaythina/the Hunting Ground, Nunami worked with internationally renowned pianist and composer Louise Denson. The spoken word piece was created to accompany Louise’s composition for a ten piece Jazz ensemble.

The tour was delivered during the 2023 Festival and the musical piece, following the premiere was has gone on to be performed at events across the region.

Future of the Project

In 2024 the piece will be recorded at Frying Pan Studios, made available to the wider public and be used as the basis of an in-school workshop

Tunapri trayapana (Client: Spring Bay Mill)

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Nunami of Blak Led Tours Tasmania was commissioned by Spring Bay Mill to engage in a process of truth telling, exploring the Tasmanian Aboriginal history of the site in order to develop a new Aboriginal tour of the Mill site.

tunapri trayapna / understand Triabunna is a 90-minute tour that connects participants with the deeper layers of history that exist on the site that is already brimming with visible layers of story.

tunapri trayapana is a story of resistance and regeneration ~ of both the land and people ~It speaks to the story of Big River and Oyster Bay people of the area, putting their stories back into the landscape and connecting attendees with the deep history and current regeneration of the Spring Bay Mill site at trayapana

Outcome

Tunapri trayapa was delivered for the first time at Spring Bay Mill at Nocturna for the Beaker Street Festival in August 2022 and has been offered to those attending conferences, events and festivals at Spring Bay Mill – such as the Squid Fest, and the Firesticks Alliance/Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Communtiy Gathering in 2022

Beaker Street Festival

For Beaker Street Festival 2023, Nunami appeared at Beaker Street as part of discussion/panel alongside Theresa Sainty and Andry Sculthorpe. The panel discussed cultural knowledge around star knowledge and tar stories.

This was the third year contributing to the festival. After facilitating a panel on the topic  ‘Is Science Really for Everyone’. This panel featured palawa women Zoe Rimmer, Theresa Sainty and Professor Maggie Walter.

The panel spoke to why so many people and so many cultures feel excluded from, and even exploited Western Science, highlighted the limitations of western science in capturing indigenous knowledges and ways western science can be incorporated into cultural revitalisation projects.

This followed on from the panel Nunami facilitated for Beaker Street 2021 around cultural fire practices.