One of the most powerful aspects of all art forms, be it dance, music, drama or visual art is the ability to bring people together. It gives us a reason to share an experience and create a memory that is far greater than we could ever create on our own.
During the last six months I’ve been working alongside Crossroad Arts artists, Autumn Skuthorpe and Dougal McLaughlin to share our love for music, movement, dance and visual arts with residents at St Francis of Assis Aged Care Home.
During the last 6 weeks of the program the group workshop sessions focused on the creation of a Sea inspired Textile Wall Hanging, whilst individual residents have created Storytelling Digital Collages.
A big thank you to the wonderful community of Nebo in Central Queensland and the Trails cast and crew for making this brilliant project possible. The final performance was the result of a six month leadership project for young adults with disabilities and mental health issues. The resulting multi arts storytelling performance celebrated life on the land in the rural region of Nebo. Through large scale projections, theater performance, puppetry and original soundtrack the stories and memories of the elderly farming community were brought to life. The background projection with original soundtrack can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/192741235
Such a fantastic week working with the community of Omeo and exploring this beautiful region of Victoria. I was very fortunate to be one of the four artists selected for this years Creative Gippsland Artist in Residence Program.
Thank you Noosa Regional Gallery for the wonderful installation (and photos) of my Noosa Biosphere Artist in Residency Project. The residency was a component of the 2015 Floating Land Exhibition and involved working with grade 4 and 5 students at St Andrews Anglican College.
Check out the link to my latest collaboration with Digital Artist Donna Robinson and senior students at St Patricks College Mackay Flowmotion.ology
I have just had a fantastic week in the rainforest weaving a wedding arch for some of my lovely young friends , such a beautiful thing to be asked to do! Our Yurt had an outing too which added to the atmosphere..
What a Fantastic event for our community. I feel so very proud to have been involved in this truly wonderful HUGE project. Check out this link for a video of the the final event and I will be creating a new gallery with lots of wonderful photos. http://artslinkqld.com.au/regional-arts/animatingspaces/animating-spaces-mackay-up
It was great to have the opportunity to work with Moranbah Arts and fellow artist and workshop facilitator Lalune Croker early this year. We worked with some fantastic community members to create beautiful flying birds for a performance at the Multicultural Festival.
Have just finished a great residency at St Andrews College on the Sunshine Coast. It was a Noosa Biosphere residency and involved nearly 70 year 4 students helping to create a large scale living bamboo tunnel and lots of great ephemeral art pieces .
Photos of the project will be displayed in the Noosa Regional gallery as part of this years ‘Floating Land’ exhibition