Heaps Decent is an Australian based dynamic arts organisation working with young people & emerging artists from diverse communities, providing a means by which they can tell their story in their own way. Heaps Decent supports change, positive futures & the development of high quality Australian music with a unique identity.
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Check out some of the major projects we’re delivering at the moment

Heaps Decent Augmented Reality

Heaps Decent Augmented Reality Heaps Decent has been working with young people around Australia making digital artworks that you can view via our Heaps Decent augmented reality app. How to Use Enable camera access for the app Ensure you have reasonable network connection or wifi Point your phone at any of Heaps Decent’s augmented reality […]

No Borders In Our Sky

Who are we now as a community, and who could we be? No Borders In Our Sky brings diverse young people together to express their vision for harmony and belonging, and to tackle global issues arising from prejudice and racism at a grass roots level. Over 2 years they will explore music production and visual media, creating a number of public outcomes in the local community.


In 2017 we received support from APRA to run song writing and music production workshops with girls in The Girls Refuge and Lilians here in Sydney. We’ve had some incredible female artists involved including Nina Las Vegas, Elizabeth Rose, Kota Banks and Sparrows.


Heaps Decent facilitators run week-long music and multimedia arts workshops in the small north-west NSW towns of Wilcannia, Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett and Dubbo on a regular basis. There we work with with many First Nations young people in their local communities.


Heaps Decent has been running projects at Lomandra School in Campbelltown since 2010. The young people at Lomandra focus not only on music workshops, but a variety of digital art mediums as well to run in tandem with projects.


Home Base is our monthly workshop at Redfern Community Centre. The workshop is run as a drop-in format with young people able to come and record with one of our facilitators in the quality studio. A high standard of production is maintained, targeting skills ranging from lyric writing and beat making to professional conduct. With performance outcomes as one of the focuses of the project, some of the young people have performed at Fuzzy’s Curve Ball and Parklife festivals and at the Australian Parliament House!


The Big Up program focuses on music creation and appreciation skills, building confidence and self-expression. It aims to help at-risk and First Nations young people to find alternative ways to engage with education and become engaged members of the community. The project takes place at schools and programs within Juvenile Justice Centres and schools for young people with behavioural challenges right across NSW.


Heaps Decent runs a weekly workshop with the young people of Key College in Redfern, a private College run by Youth Off The Streets that provides education for young people without stable housing. Heaps Decent have been leading weekly music workshops at Key College since 2008 with great success!


Riverina and Wagga Sessions is an ongoing workshop project in the Riverina hub of Wagga Wagga in NSW and greater Riverina area. The project consists of workshop visits at various centres around the Riverina region with numerous community partners.


A Shopfront Contemporary Arts and Performance project in partnership with diverse organsiations such as West Darling Arts (Broken Hill, NSW) and the Hazelhurst Gallery (Gymea, NSW) At The Drive In was an exciting interactive media installation, performance and touring festival culminating in performances at an abandoned Drive-in in Broken Hill.


Detours & Destinations was a joint project between Heaps Decent, Shopfront: Contemporary Arts and Performance and the Department of Juvenile Justice with the Sydney Opera House. D&D was an integrated multi-media arts project framing the stories and experience of young people from Lomandra School in Campbelltown, Miimali Aboriginal Community Association in Blacktown and Fairfield Intensive English Centre.

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  • Address: 107 Redfern St, Redfern 2016
  • PO Box: PO Box 213 Darlinghurst NSW 1300
  • Phone: 0437 978 813