About us

The Space is managed by a team of Professionals within the Entertainment, Music, Spiritual

event and Arts Industry.

There have been 3 previous creative spaces under the name of Culturebank since the early

nineties, all situated in the heart of Brisbane.

Attracted by the stunning Natural surroundings of Byron Bay and a healthy Community of

Musician's, Artists and Spiritual

Community saw Culturebank move to this beautiful area of the World.

Culturebank History

In 1994, Michael Cuming and Silvana van Dijk conceived the concept of ARC Dreaming, in that same year, they formed Culturebank, a productions Company working from a refurbished Warehouse in the heart of Brisbane Australia.

Culturebank 's warehouse theatre was a very popular spot for Indigenous and Cultural artists to get together to exchange ideas and collaborate on projects, it was Brisbane's only affordable and independent theatre, performance space available at that time, it was also one of the first places where Indigenous and Non Indigenous artists started to work together in an artistic environment.

Culturebank hosted a large variety of productions over the year's of existence, including Opera, World jazz , contemporary Aboriginal dance,World Music,Theatre and Classica l World Fusion music.

Culturebank was host of the Brisbane Festival, Cinema nights,dance workshops for the elderly and youth at risk,as well as the work for the dole scheme for youth that had been released from detention

Culturebank also hosted Indigenous Culture dance workshops for Yalangi pre school pupils and was home for the Flamenco school under direction of Simone Pope and produced its first ARC dreaming show.

ARC dreaming ( Australian reconciliation Company) was conceived because of the need to address the issue of reconciliation through the expression of music and dance. Due to the racial and political environment within Australia, at that time, it seemed an impossible task, many hurdles and obstacles had to be overcome, the Company only existed through the sheer desire to succeed and on voluntary work.
Since that time, "ARC dreaming" and its musical component " Visions of a Nomad" have toured extensively with performances in Holland, Ireland, Japan and the U.S.A.
Culturebank's producers' were asked to produce an Aboriginal
smoking ceremony to be performed at sacred ruins of
the original running track in Olympia,The Herodus Atticus at the foot of the Acropolis,Kalamata and Volos for the highly prestigious," Cultural Olympiad" in Greece in 2004 as a forerunner of the Olympics.

The Cultural Olympiad attracts the finest Cultural ambassadors of each country represented in the Olympics. Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal dancers were chosen to perform as part of this prestigious event.