Scenic Rim Cultural Program during the

        Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast




Development Program throughout 2017

Events 1-15 April 2018

Fires on Top of Mountains (FOTOM) is a multi-art form community arts activation that celebrates and showcases the culture, unique identity and stories of the Scenic Rim leading up to and during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

FOTOM Projects to be held over a 12 month period leading up to the Commonwealth Games include;

  • First Nation Shared Fire Project- Indigenous dance, storytelling and ceremony development
  • Shared Fire Community Story Project- Includes the development of a Peoples Orchestra and four narrative stories through consultation and collaborations across the region
  • Queens Baton Relay celebrations on Tamborine Mountain
  • Shared Fire Community Street Parties- culmination of the Shared Fire Community Story Project includes performances at Tamborine Mountain, Beaudesert, Boonah and Wyaralong Dam
  • IN Cabaret- an incubator program to develop skills and experience for emerging performers who will perform at Fire on Top of Mountains events
  • Fire and light works- Ephemeral and sculptural works developed through Artists in Residence and through community arts projects to activate all performances and celebrations
  • Shared Fire Beacon Project- the creation of sculptural fire cauldrons by local artisans for use during the program that will later be installed as permanent public art works across the region
  • Word on the Street: an anthology of stories about the Scenic Rim. A project to develop emerging writers who are mentored by the Queensland Writers Centre to capture stories about our place
  • Cultural Centre Programming - school holiday workshops, exhibitions and events that develop and encourage engagement with Fires on Top of Mountains program
  • Fire on Water Finale will be staged on the banks of  Wyaralong Dam and will bring together all events from the Fires on Top of Mountains program.

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Boonah Thursday 1 June

Beaudesert Thursday 6 June

Tamborine Mountain Thursday 15 June


6.00-8.00pm ALL VENUES


Boonah - Boonah Cultural Centre

Tamborine Mountain - Vonda Youngman Community Centre

Beaudesert - The Centre Beaudesert