Testimonials

“Brilliant! Bloody Brilliant Peter! I am over the moon about the Melbourne Plenary… professional, on message, engaging, never a dull moment and really good fun. Believe me praises will be sung far and wide. A discovery: The more closely the CPWR ‘template’ was followed, the further toward disaster. You discarded it for the Melbourne Plenary and it was a total JOY.”

Professor Emeritus Gary D Bouma FAICD – Monash University
UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations – Asia Pacific PSI – Sociology
Parliament of World Religions Chair Melbourne 2009

“I thoroughly enjoyed both the closing and the opening ceremonies; thank you for making it possible.”

Anita Naya- Consul General of India

“It was a pleasure collaborating with you on your event. You did a wonderful job organising everything.”

Tania de Jong AM – Founder of Music Theatre Australia, Pot-Pourri, Creativity Australia and The Song Room

“I thought it was hilarious and very professional…I questioned every class this week about the performance and the response was positive. 10+ / 10”

Prescott Primary School on the Les Bâtons Français Performance

“Special thanks to Peter, Lisa and all the Cultural Infusion people for translating the Working Group’s ideas into reality. It has been a great pleasure to work with you all.”

Alex Butler – Lead Community Organiser – Parliament of the World’s Religions 2009

“[Yarra City] Council recognises Cultural Infusion’s contribution to the cultural life of Yarra. As a producer of high quality arts programs and activities, Cultural Infusion greatly enhances Council’s vision of Yarra as a leading place for diverse and vibrant arts, cultures and communities.”

Craig Kenny, Director Community Programs, City of Yarra

“ The characters were so convincing, the acrobatics so lively and exciting, the singing and music so entertaining and the acting and improvisation just hilarious. The students and teachers really had a wonderful morning of laughter! Thank-you again for providing such quality entertainment for our students.”

Greenslopes State School on the Commedia Dell’ Arte Performance

“Peter has been an outstanding collaborator, with a depth of knowledge that is hard to rival, in terms of local and national talent that exemplifies this country’s richness in world music, in cultural fusion and in the creation of exciting and uplifting sounds and spectacle. He carries performers, collaborators, committee members, and even those who initially can’t envisage the outcome, by the passion and certainty he embodies for what can be achieved. He’s a very convincing person. But what inspires trust is that he delivers.”

Alison Fraser, Senior Manager, Events & Communications, Executive Director, Australia Day – Victoria

“Peter from Cultural Infusion is always respectful of protocols for any major event they are involved in…time is taken to ensure that ceremonies are in accordance with the wishes of the elders and participants of the Aboriginal community.”

Joy Murphy Wandin Murphy – Aboriginal Elder – Wurrundjeri Tribe

“I am pleased to see such professional and competent initiatives. Programs of this sort serve to educate students in the intricacies of cultural diversity and of course the importance of respect and acceptance of all cultures.”

Mr B. Dellal OAM, Executive Director – Australian Multicultural Foundation

“The Cultural Infusion Program is a great resource, which promises to introduce young Australians to the rich diversity of cultures that make up our multicultural Australian community. We believe that the inclusion of a specifically culturally diverse arts program to schools is a vitally important service, which can contribute significantly to developing a more whole and healthy respect for culture and cultural difference within our society.”

Libby Sara, Director – Brisbane Ethnic Music & Arts Centre (BEMAC)

“I commend your organisation’s desire to foster and promote the objectives of cultural diversity as an integral part of your program.”

Jenny Wilson, Languages Consultant – Department of Education & Training (Victoria)

“The Cultural Infusion Program is a wonderful, practical initiative to promote cultural diversity in and to the whole Australian community. Cultural diversity values, cross-cultural communication, community harmony, reciprocal respect and understanding: these are all vital to building the kind of open, accepting Australia in which we all want to live. Communicating through the visual, theatrical and musical arts are perhaps the most powerful way to do so … The second reason why FECCA supports the Cultural Infusion program is that it helps preserve a living resource [cultural heritage].”

Conrad Gershevitch, Director – Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia

“Western Creation would like to express our utmost support for Cultural Infusion. For the past 5 years we have had great opportunities to perform and teach around the world to tell the people our story , our history, our struggle. Cultural Infusion has provided us with the chance to have sustainable work and professional training which has enabled us to tour around the Australia and perform overseas … We hope to maintain this ongoing relationship and partnership with Cultural Infusion so that we can continue to express our traditional heritage and culture to the people of Melbourne.”

Alan Harris, Western Creation (Indigenous performance group)

“May I commend you and your colleagues at Cultural Infusion again on the ongoing contribution your programs make to broadening and enhancing relations between Australia and Indonesia.”

M. Wahid Supriyadi, Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia

“Just wanted to provide you with some feedback about the Warramar Man. He was FANTASTIC!!!!
He was very passionate about his culture and the kids were engaged the entire time. The kids came out of it excited about what they had learnt and wanting to share it with their families tonight. I would definitely recommend the incursion to anyone. Djarrin was excellent with the kids and shared his knowledge passionately. A fantastic incursion. Thank you so much!!”

Berwick Fields Primary School on the Warramar Man Incursion

 

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