Giving back to our community is important to our team at Visual Focus.
We work with local not-for-profit organisations, performers and artists to support their professional development and presentations.
We love initiatives that enhance the use of audio-visual technology and benefit people across the Darling Downs and western Queensland communities where we work.
Visual Focus is currently supporting:
- Curious Arts Inc. and its third Curious Arts Festival in Toowoomba planned for March/April 2022. The Curious Arts Festival has been supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Toowoomba Regional Council.
- RAVA Productions presentation of Charlotte’s Web toured to 13 venues in North and Central Queensland during June/July 2021 playing to over 5,000 children and their families. A further tour to Outback Queensland is in the planning for 2022.
Past projects supported:
- Visual Focus was a partner in the 2018 and 2019 Toowoomba seasons and the 2019 regional tour of the children’s production Charlotte’s Web by RAVA Productions. The production, attended by more than 2,500 children and families, visited communities of Dulacca, Chinchilla, Dalby, Esk, Millmerran, Crow’s Nest, Oakey and the Scenic Rim.
- Visual Focus supported the presentation and tour of a new production Love Sick, in July/August 2020
- Visual Focus supported Curious Arts Inc. and its inaugural Curious Arts Festival in Toowoomba, 15 & 16 March 2019 and second postponed Festival in October 2020. The Festival was supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Toowoomba Regional Council.
- Visual Focus supported Shake & Stir Theatre Company with equipment and expertise in presenting the classic story A Christmas Carol at QPAC Brisbane in December 2018, 2019 and 2020. This production uses holographic projection technology to create ghost characters on stage. The audio-visual design created by Optikal Bloc won a Matilda Award in February 2019.
- The Higher Ground Project funded through the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, in support of the arts in regional and remote Australia. Two projects, the Pinnacle Collective’s Small Town Stuff and Too Many Sopranos The Diva Diaries were assisted by USQ in partnership with Visual Focus.
- Small Town Stuff had its world premiere as part of the Curious Arts Festival at the Empire Theatre Toowoomba in March 2019.
- The Diva Diaries was supported by presenting partner the Empire Theatres Homegrown Independents Program and Toowoomba Regional Council for their season in August 2018.
- Downlands College production of Crazy For You in May 2018 was produced to inspire and educate the next generation of performing artists. Visual Focus supported their innovative use of projection mapping as part of the set design for the musical.
- Casus Circus tour of Driftwood presented in Toowoomba and at Chinchilla Cultural Centre was toured by Visual Focus and supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Playing Queensland Fund in November 2017.
- Shoebox Theatre Company’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Beewas sponsored by Visual Focus and presented at the Empire Theatre in July 2017.