A Brief history
Creative Director, Chris Mead
The meaning of the name “Creature Tales” remains true to its original intent.
Where there is ignorance, positive change begins with knowing your story.
Creature Tales was launched in 2004.
A Tourism Tasmania investment in thematic interpretation to raise visitor
engagement provided an opportunity to establish a tourism training consultancy
and further develop arts based approaches to influencing audiences through story.
Achievements with tourism agencies, arts sectors,
schools and government departments followed.
Three opportunities presented themselves;
with TT-LINE contracting Creature Tales to provide an
arts and cultural tourism program on board the Spirit of Tasmania ferry service.
This partnership continues to engage 12 artists annually
as a regular fixture on their day sailings.
An arts strategy with Strahan Primary and the West Coast community
contributed to a Tasmanian Banksia Award for Environmental Education,
and a National Runner-Up Award for the same category.
National arts organisation Big hART invites me to join their company
as a performer on “Radio Holiday”, Creative Producer on “Lucky” and
Associate Director for the touring production of “This is Living”.
The remainder of the decade with Big hART instilled a learning experience
that undeniably continues to influence our work today.
Since 2010, Creature Tales has embarked
on its own arts for social change direction,
partnering with Producer Stephanie Finn
and collaborating with artists
and non-profit organisations to create intergenerational works
for better advantage in our communities.
In 2012, we received the national “Arts & Community Health Award”
at the Arts & Health Australia Conference in Fremantle WA
and we look forward to collaborating in the future
with our state, national and international supporters.
Our website is being redeveloped. To view films from our current projects click on the following link: