The Happiness Project: upcoming events


July 21 - 24

Counting up to Happiness

Short Tasmanian films about Happiness 2010 – 2016

What is true happiness for you?

80 minutes of inspiring & quirky stories from all over the island about the happy things people do together, featuring the world premiere of 4 new films hot off the edit bench.


Counting up to Happiness presents a diverse range of stories, counting up through the years of Kickstart Arts‘ The Happiness Project in a screening that is a truly uplifting experience. We guarantee you’ll walk out smiling.


In 2016, Tasmanian film-makers Roger Scholes, Troy Melville, Richard Bladel and David Pyefinch worked with young people from diverse backgrounds to make films about their positive experiences and thoughts.


This was the latest episode in a project produced over 6 years in 8 Tasmanian communities, from Flinders Island to Dover, where 1572 Tasmanians worked with professional film makers to produce 63 short films about the true nature of happiness.


Full Price $18 / Concession $10 / Family Price (2 Adults + up to 2 kids) $40 (inclusive of fees & charges)

Tickets available ONLINE

  Thursday 21 July 2016 @ 7:30pm
  Friday 22 July 2016 @ 1:00pm – Half Price Matinee – ALL TICKETS $10
  Friday 22 July 2016 @ 3:00pm
  Friday 22 July 2016 @ 8:00pm
  Saturday 23 July 2016 @ 2:00pm – Half Price Matinee – ALL TICKETS $10
  Saturday 23 July 2016 @ 6:00pm
  Saturday 23 July 2016 @ 8:00pm
  Sunday 24 July 2016 – Half Price Matinee – ALL TICKETS $10
  Sunday 24 July 2016 @ 4:30pm ONE SHOW ONLY !!

If you come on Sunday , why not come early at 2pm and see the forum too?

Public Forum: Is Happiness a Matter of Survival?

July 24

This multidisciplinary forum investigates happiness as a matter of individual, community and national importance. It brings together speakers from education, public policy, psychology, philosophy, the arts and community development to investigate what could lead to positive change to what we value as a society, and how we might find collective happiness.

In Australia, it’s estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime, around 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety, between 2010 & 2014, the average number of suicide deaths per year in Australia was 2,577.


Dave Noonan – Radio presenter on Heart 1073


Dr Sonam Thakchoe – Senior Philosophy Lecturer at UTAS
Dr Bruno Cayoun – Clinical Psychologist & principal developer of MiCBT
Deborah Mills – Public Policy Consultant Art and Wellbeing
Dr Nicholas Hookway – Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, UTAS
Jami Bladel – Artistic Director and CEO of Kickstart Arts Stacey Clancy
Justin Robinson – Director of the Institute of Positive Education, Geelong Grammar School, Melbourne

Each speaker will have 10 minutes to address the topic, followed by questions and conversations with the audience.


TICKETS: Full Price $10 / Concession $5

Tickets available ONLINE


Sunday 24 July 2016 @ 2:00pm