Busy weeks ahead!

We are all busy at the studio, as the year races towards the Streets Alive Festival 2010 in August. Here is a brief view of what we have got happening now.

Projects

  • Climate change – making a Difference. workshops begin this week

A very exciting new contemporary dance work created by a select group of grade 5/6 students from Northernprimary Schools discussing, collaborating and presenting a work about Climate change – making a difference.  First Workshop

Inspired from the literature A map of a Dream of the Future, the 20 minute work will look at giant ice-burgs, inventive ways of transport, sustainable living to name only a few issues we are consistently faced with.  Performed as part of 2010 Streets alive Youth arts festival the outdoor performance at Royal Park will take audience members on a physical and emotional journey.
Jay Watson Artistic director.

  • Mandala Walk – (Round about, Train Station, Shop Front, Paste ups, Boags Window)

A Mandala is a circle. The walk showcases interpretations of Mandalas in a variety of media and sizes connecting Inveresk to City Park, by artists from Access Arts Link. When asked ‘what does a mandala mean to you?’ AAL crew responded; ‘It is a relaxing art form’, ‘the circle structure unlocks freedom in the work ’, ‘a circle is a sacred space’, ‘it’s a place to draw your thoughts or worries’.

  • Knitted Graffiti – Knit the City – Knitted Garden – Knit Graffiti – Giant Tea Cosy – Outside the Square
  • Traffic GraffiX – turning Launceston’s power boxes into works of Art.
  • Body Spaces – Filmed crew moving and gesturing in space with LED lights. Images will be part of an installation at either Launceston Pathology or LGH.

  • Umbrella Momentum – Invite SA artists to each design an umbrella which will be installed for the festival then auctioned for a fund raiser. Check out the umbrellas!
  • STOP Sculptural Talking Rubbish Bin –Solar Box is being made at student workshop.
  • Dino Chair – Constructed by Polytechnic Metals students & staff.

  • Fresh off the Easel Programpromoting the studio at Streets Alive in a series of cafes and develop a series of Postcards from artwork a part of Social Enterprise program. Cafes: Fresh, Café Mode, Choose. Check Blue
  • Choose CAFÉ – this month featuring Louisa & Lars CHANGE
  • Body as a Canvas Exhibition –enSight Light Box Launceston, New Zealand, Streets Alive – Genders Laneway, Art from the margins
  • SA Website Working with students at the Polytechnic, our new website is looking fantastic! Keep an eye out as we will be launching soon!

Streets Alive – Art Traces In Our Public Spaces
The Streets Alive Arts Trail Walking Tour highlights artwork that has been made by local artists to engage and stimulate community participation in our public spaces.  From Inveresk to the City Centre, on the streets, in the parks and laneways this tour includes permanent sculptures, knit graffiti, interactive installations utilising textiles, large-scale digital images, umbrellas, laughter and performance art.

If you would like to get involved with any of these projects, please go here. We are still looking for participants, and would be super excited to have you on board!

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