is often in the media, featuring in newsprint, TV and film. The coverage
gives our audiences a glimpse into the world of FireWorks...and it's crazy
Coxy's Big Break- January 2014
Coxy's Big Break visited FireWorks once again,
this time for a trip around the world and a look at Polynesian dance in
particular. Flying all the way to the beaches of Fiji (despite looking like St.
Kilda in Melbourne) Coxy and Djinn lit up their Poi and had a chat about it's
Jetstar Commercial - May 2011
With Jetstar breaking in to the booming Asian
market, the wonders of Melbourne were captured in this commercial that was shown
around Asia throughout 2011. Naturally Melbourne's fiery delights were required
for the commercial, so Djinn was called in to light up the river edge. Here is
The Shtick - January 2011
Amongst the many Jewish community events that
FireWorks perform at throughout the year, Channel 31's 'The Shtick' captured a
small part of a performance Djinn did in December 2010. The clip is
unfortunately at the end of the segment so it might be worth skipping through.
Coxy's Big Break- August 2009
Channel 7's Coxy's Big Break came down to our
Albert Park studio to have a look at our Fire Skills Workshops. Along with having a look at the workshops in detail, Coxy
himself got in on the act and soon had him playing with fire for a bit of a challenge.
Rove Live- February 2005
Djinn guest starred as
pyro-wrangler as Rove launched yet another ridiculous stunt, this time
involving searching Melbourne for the ugliest wedding dress, which was
then doused in fuel and set alight, by and arrow fired from a compound
bow! The owner of the truly ugly dress was well compensated and
Melbourne's fashionistas heaved a sigh of relief after witnessing the
Triple J with John
Saffran- October 2004
invited Djinn, Vyvyan & snakey Atum into the studios to chat about
The Secret Cabaret and to freak out the nation with some..err...stories and ..creatures!
My Restaurant Rules- May 2004
The flambé jokes really
got a work out when Boosparkle & Djinn starred on My Restaurant Rules.
Seven Stones was up for eviction and FireWorks was called upon to liven
up the party.
Take Away- August 2003
Djinn made a guest
appearance in Aussie comedy Take Away. There were lots of laughs on set, as you could
imagine with the likes of Rose Byrne, Vince Colosimo, Stephen Curry and Dave O'Neill.
Queen of the
Damned- April 2002
Vyvyan, Djinn and
Aradia were called up by the makers of 'Q of the D' to weave some fire
for their cameras. There isn't many times we feel under dressed for a
gig, but when your surrounded by 400 odd Goths in full vampire garb, it
becomes hard to stand out. Check out Vyvyan's close ups in the rock
Me- March 2002
called on for a performance on the channel 9 TV series, Marry Me. Along
with a surprise show, the episode featured one of our fire sculptures.
An interesting way to propose...
Holden Astra Commercial- January 2001
Djinn and Vyvyan
brought out the heavy artillery for this one! A stiff southerly made for
huge fire balls, all shot in 3D at the filming of a commercial for the
launch of the new Holden Astra.
Video shoot- October 2000
Djinn, Aradia, Lou
Lou and a couple of camels performed on the video clip for Jimmy
Christou's single 'Rainbow Eyes' on Mushroom Records.
in the Press...
Herald Sun- July 2014
Australia's Commonwealth Games team had many new faces including Lawn
Bowls star Carla Odgers, who agreed to 'burn up' the turf for the Herald
Sun. FireWorks was called in to create some fire magic for the shoot and
help save the manicured grass. Here's the result.
Herald Sun- June 2014
The Melbourne Vixens Netball team faced a monumental task to wrestle the
2014 Championship from their rivals but with a bit of 'flamin'
motivation from Djinn, the girls showed their class and won.
The Herald Sun were there to catch all the action so check out the
article by clicking the photo link.
Knox Leader- March 2014
FireWorks beginners workshops have come to the Eastern suburbs of
Melbourne and the Know Leader dropped by to have an in depth look at
what's going on in Wantirna South.
Herald Sun- May 2013
Take a couple of angle grinding freaks, add a massive steam train, and
have one of the best photo journalists in the country...what do you get?
One of the most amazing shots taken this year and one that the Herald
Sun couldn't say no too, plastering it all over theirs and many other
News Ltd. publications. A special thanks to David Caird for the amazing
MX- January 2013
With a new term of beginners workshops coming up,
MX decided to do an article and a photo shoot to boot. The word went out
to graduate students and some of the best there has been came down and
fired up for the camera.
Standing Room Only by Linda Bee- May 2010
The busking scene in Melbourne is renowned for having the best
collection of local and international street performers, bringing the
life to the city that all residents and visitors, know and love. Despite
this, the Melbourne busking scene has never been looked at in-depth and
the characters introduced to the wider public. Standing Room Only is the
first book to delve into world of busking and talk to the people that
inhabit the thoroughfares of old Melbourne town and find out the stories
that have led all to this unique profession. For a copy of Standing Room
Only email Linda.Bee@melbourne.vic.gov.au
Wangaratta Chronicle- September 2009
The citizens of Wangaratta turned out in force for the opening of their
new performing arts centre and the Chronicle was there to catch all the
highlights of the official event. FireWorks was there with a huge fire
show and massive pyrotechnics display fired from the new centres roof. A
crowd favourite was the Pyrorhythmic fire show which set off the
spectacular opening to the centre.
Port Phillip Leader-
Term 4 workshops were extra special this time round as FireWorks was
celebrating it's 200th student enrolment and Pt. Phillip Leader came
down to our studios to cover the milestone. Zefirah showed them a bit of
what was in the coarse and the photographer got close enough to singe
Emerald Hill Weekly- October 2008
FireWorks celebrated it's 10th birthday in 2008 and an extra special
party was held in St. Kilda to mark the unique occasion. Emerald Hill
Weekly covered the event and the public were invited to come down and
witness the fiery antics from the FireWorks crew, special friends and
Mackay Midweek- July 2008
Zefirah made a
special appearance to kick off the 2008 Mackay Festival of Art and lit
up the sky of North Queensland. The Mackay Midweek was there to capture
the action and produced a colourful article with an memorable front
cover that the locals will long remember.
Shepparton News- February 2008
The Shine Youth Festival was in full swing again
with FireWorks making a special appearance. The Shepparton News saw the
opportunity to showcase some of the features of the festival and once
again the front cover was adorned with fiery pics.
Photos care of the Herald Sun and David Caird.
Beechworth News - November 2007
The Beechworth Celtic Festival celebrated in true pagan tradition when part
time FireWorks performer Tjoni, brought the eternal element of fire to
the street parade. Locals raved as did the local press.
MX - July 2007
Winter was celebrated by the city of Melbourne with a massive Fire n'
Ice festival down at the fabulous Docklands precinct. Fireworks put on a
huge fire show complete with fire sculpture and ice carvings. It was the
perfect event for those who like it hot and cold.
Main Event Magazine- June 2007
Events industry publication, Main Event, featured
FireWorks in it's June addition. With such a prominent place in the
events industry, FireWorks was an ideal subject for Main Event and they
put together an amazing 3 page spread to remember.
Herald Sun - March 2007
The 2007 Moomba Waterfest kicked off with
an amazing fire and pyrotechnic river display with a collection of
Melbourne's elite fire community. Herald Sun scored one of the hot pics
of Zefirah in action which really captured the intense nature of the
Herald Sun - September 2006
With a decision pending in the Melbourne
City Council concerning the question of dangerous acts performing in the
CBD, Chris's views were sought by the Herald Sun for the performers
view. Lets hope we get to bring fire back to the city centre.
Knox Leader - March 2006
FireWorks was a big hit at the Knox Party
Pacifica festival and Zefirah caught the attention of a photographer
from the local news.
Melbourne Leader - February 2006
The summer series workshops got a big
front cover for Febs Melbourne Leader. As you can tell it got a bit hot
Melbourne Times - June 2004
Review of The Secret Cabaret at Wesley
Anne...aw shucks, guys!
Northcote Leader - June 2004
The Circus Hits Town! The Secret Cabaret
launches it's winter residency at Wesley Anne, Northcote.
Herald Sun - May 2004
FIRE was the theme of
this article and the Herald Sun covered our 7 year history with a
front page shot of Vyvyan and a huge 2 page spread. Some amazing photos
where achieved as you can see, and showed FireWorks in all it's fiery
Photos: David Caird
Melbourne Times -
The Melbourne Times
came down one Sunday to our studio to see what we were up to in our
workshops. After avoiding fire balls & sharp knives the reporter
made it back to the office alive with this story.
MX - Fireworks
workshops March 2004
The NGV never looked
so good when the crew wandered down to do some pics for MX. Promoting
our winter series workshops, MX captured this amazing pic & great
MX - Fireworks workshops
with fun was the pitch about our workshops from MX, and didn't the phone
run hot. Seems everyone wants get off the tread mill and spin some
Werribee Times - October 2003
Ever heard of a
fire breathing art teacher? Vyvyan in school teacher mode with the kids
from Cirkus Bizerkus.
Northcote Leader -
Neda and Vyvyan took
Northcote's Mayor for a stroll down sideshow alley as part of the Merri
-The Secret Cabaret, July 2003
A glowing review from
The Age's Cabaret writer, Lily Bragg, when she came to see us at The
MX- The Secret Cabaret, July
The press just lapped
up The Secret Cabaret when it made it's full crew debut at The Lido.
Port Phillip Leader - The
Secret Cabaret, July 2003
The Pt. Phillip Leader
got in on the hype and covered The Secret Cabaret. They just love their
MX - CAE season launch,
Vyvyan got to fire eat
and breathe in the cafes of Melbourne's laneways this time. The
waitresses involved in the shots that were not printed deserve a medal
for bravery, as they stood armed with just a tray and a carafe beneath
Vyvyan's thermonuclear explosions.
MX - CAE season launch, January 2003
the crap out of the city's lunch-hour pigeons while on a photo
shoot for the launch of the CAE's Summer Arts Festival. She was
also there to promote her new workshop series at the CAE.
The Age: Good Weekend-
Djinn added a new
type of eating disorder to medical records as he recounted to The Age
what he had recently eaten, for the 'What I Ate Yesterday' columnist.
Sun - January 2002
embroiled in a 'red tape' fiasco over a fire ban by the Melbourne City Council's
New Years Eve celebrations. The interview was taken out of
context and was a good lesson in the traps of media manipulation.
MX - Athletics Australia 2002 season
launch, December 2001
The stars of track
and field were out for the first of many media outings throughout 2002.
Some of the stars at the launch included Cathy Freeman, Tatiana
Gregoriava, Lauren Hewitt and Tim Forsyth (pictured right).
Whitehorse Gazette -
Aradia hit the
front page of the paper and made it a memorable one for her readers.
Back then, Belly dance was beginning its revival in Western culture and
today Aradia is still at the forefront.
Port Phillip Leader -
That crazy Bayside
paper was at it again- perhaps they are closet-pyros! But who can
complain about a cover like this!
MSO got in on the
act and covered one of FireWork's residency gigs at The Market, one of
Melbourne's most popular gay nightclubs.
Emerald Hill Times - April 2000
EHT was taken buy the fiery hype that we
were creating in St. Kilda and did this great article on us. What a front
Magazine - April 2000
The worlds of Doof
and pyromania collided when the dance scene bible TRM caught up with
FireWorks for a chat.
Subscribers Magazine - 2000
Melbourne's leading pyros told all to Jo Vraca about their obsessions.
Although not adequately funded or respected by rave organizers, fire
performance enjoys huge popularity in dance culture.
Leader - November 1999
developed a taste for fire very early on.
Leader - 1998
When The Leader
found us they went all out with a spread that no one could miss.
(Melbourne University Student Magazine) 1998
Farrago investigated the FireWorks phenomenon not long after it started.