WE CREATE THEM
WE CREATE THEM
We develop artists, produce works, engage audiences, and use arts as a vehicle for social change.
E13 was born in the Goldfields, and we're proud to live in and operate from Kalgoorlie. We’ve seen the creative industry here take leaps and bounds in a short period of time, and believe the future is fostering the development of new ideas.
Our passion is in creating experiences that allow people to engage meaningfully with each other, and ourselves. We strive to align our projects with this passion.
For the past three years, we’ve grown our capacity to deliver a diverse programme of activation elements to the main streets of Kalgoorlie and Boulder. In addition to a comprehensive programme, we produced physical activation elements — seating, shade, and ping pong table — to provide the community a more vibrant place to be immersed.
Supported financially by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the project has allowed for meaningful development and performance opportunities for local creative practitioners in a range of disciplines, whilst providing out-of-the-ordinary experiences for visitors and tourists whilst encouraging prolonged City experiences that drive social and economic benefit.
For us, these activities transcend entertainment. The project represents a cultural shift towards acceptance of the unexpected, and an appreciation for the benefit of surprise and delight in our everyday lives.
We were invited by local animator and musician Ange Leech to collaborate on the creation of a music video, featuring original lyrics from local rap artist Jesse Tetlow. We worked with the young artist to develop the song that was presented at Roots TV's Healing Voices Mental Health Film and Art Festival.
Working closely with musicians and animator, we produced the track featured on the music video, which tells Jesse's story of overcoming depression through his lyrical art.
We partnered with Heartwalk's diamond sponsor KCGM to create an event that reflected their themes and values, resulting in a unique celebration of mining. Reflecting the programming and theming around the core message brought about elements to surprise and delight; an event induction, smoko, hi-vis ultraviolet body paint, a gold-centric Welcome To Country, and even the event's name was indicative of a mine site culture.
The performances hosted in this space generated creative work for more than a dozen local and visiting artists, and exposed cultural innovation to close to 700 patrons.
E13 Sessions are a series of live original music events produced by E13 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
Sessions connect music lovers with local musicians in casual, intimate settings. These events appeal to people, such as families, who wouldn't necessarily enjoy a night out in environments that live music is currently offered.
We’ve developed a music camp programme that will be delivered to a group of 20 students from schools in the Northern Goldfields region of Western Australia. The programme aims to develop the student’s musical, instrumental, and sound production abilities, as well as their social collaboration and interpersonal skills.
This capacity building will culminate into an end-of-week performance, where students will utilise their abilities to set up, and perform in the show.
Working in collaboration with Euphorium Creative, we delivered a half-day workshop to Country Arts WA’s The Exchange conference on practical project management skills as it applies to arts organisations.
Artback NT approached us with news that the Kalgoorlie leg of B2M: Mamanta was at risk of cancellation. In an dedicated effort to ensure that this show was delivered to our region, we took responsibility to coordinate the on-the-ground event production. Despite rainy conditions earlier in the day, the show went on in partnership with Museum of the Goldfields as the host venue. We also provided event production to the Norseman show.
We worked with the Caravan Industry Association of WA to programme musicians and supply of equipment for the Goldfields Caravan & Camping Show. Performers were positioned near the food & beverage area as a complement to the event.
Working in collaboration with Euphorium Creative, we rebooted Kalgoorlie's popular live crowdfunding initiative. The idea is simple; receive two tokens and soup in exchange for $10; listen to three original ideas from local pitchers; at the end, patrons decide where to pledge their tokens. At the end of the night, the pitchers take home what they've earned to kick-start their idea into reality. Newspaper article »
Boulder Primary School approached us to design and develop outdoor furniture to be featured around their yarning circle as part of the NAIDOC celebrations. We were able to deliver this project on a short timeframe, and enlisted the help of transitioning youth enrolled in Worklink's Moving Forward programme. Newspaper article »
Collaborating within a disused tyre shop, we trialled several initiatives that worked towards the vision of a co-working, maker, incubation hub focussed on technology and creativity. Our test projects included public furniture, art, and pop-up events.
All That Glitters, a 45-min theatre piece, was produced, directed and cast entirely in the Goldfields of Western Australia. The show was performed as a 6-night run as part of the 2018 Fringe World Festival in Perth. This production examined the lives and stories of those shaped by the gold mining industry in the Goldfields. We engaged with a diverse cast including youth and those with Aboriginal background to recount stories of regional settlement, perspectives on gold, mining, and the relationship of ownership to identity. More information »
In collaboration with Heartwalk and Euphorium Creative, we transformed a confused and neglected public space in into a vibrant 80-seat pop-up theatre space. By reimagining the dreary interstitial spaces that has resulted from poor architecture and planning, we were able to create an inviting, bustling space that complimented the 2017 Heartwalk Wrap Party. The performances hosted in this space generated creative work for over 20 local artists, and exposed cultural innovation to over 250 patrons.
In collaboration with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and eight CBD businesses, we created a tour of musicians down the main street of Kalgoorlie, using the shops as the performance venues. Musicians played short sets within each of the businesses, creating a unique vibe that resonated well with both shoppers and stores.
We were again engaged by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to create a series of street performances that encouraged local trading during the Christmas period. The programme has been met with overwhelming support from shoppers and shop-holders alike who enjoyed the vibrancy that the performance art added to the otherwise quiet street fronts.
We took over a group of empty CBD spaces to create a pop-up entertainment precinct following the 2017 Saint Barbara's Parade, 3 December 2017. Sundowner Shows provided the platform for four locally produced events that encompassed a variety of arts including music, comedy, culture and history.
We were commissioned to produce a performance piece to end the Country Arts WA 2017 Regional Arts Summit. The brief? To avoid the apologetic platitudes that usually happen at the conclusion of these sorts of events, and end on a really vibrant note. Working with musicians who met for the first time in the days leading up to the finale, we delivered an upbeat, audience engaging musical performance that celebrated the work of the people who contributed to make the event a success.
Each year, the prestigious Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize brings artists and art lovers alike from all corners of the state. We were honoured to carefully curate the music that accompanied the event's opening. With a blend of piano and viola to create modern jazz tones, it was a perfect fit for the occasion.
We were commissioned by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to provide bespoke entertainment for the opening of the newly redeveloped Lord Forrest Olympic Pool complex. Owing to the intended use of the space as a youth precinct, we engaged with multiple young people to develop their performance capacity, resulting in a collaborative and meaningful show of youth performers.
E13 was a proud sponsor the Kalgoorlie Fashion Week Opening Block Party in St Barbara's Square, Kalgoorlie. We provided musicians and equipment to compliment the 'open-air town-square' vibe.
The inaugural biennial Jungkajungka Woodlands Festival took our team to Norseman WA to provide event production for street and open-air concert performances.
These workshops were designed to compliment The Gizmo which toured to the Goldfields Arts Centre. Kids were guided through the production of making their own zany gizmo instrument from recycled objects. Local musician Ruben Wills worked with the kids 'Gizmorchestra' to compose a piece of music especially for this wacky workshop.
We were engaged by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to create a series of street performances that encouraged local trading during the Christmas period. The programme was met with overwhelming support from shoppers who enjoyed the vibrancy that the performance art added to the otherwise quiet street fronts.