Past Projects

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Past Projects

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The Colour of Ritual

The Colour of Ritual was a project engaging young people and the general community to learn puppetry, dance and aerial skills as part of the annual Kalbarri Zest Festival. The project involved a series of workshops run by professional artists Melinda Leo, Karen Hethey, Theaker Von Ziarno, Ningali Lawford and Rebecca Millar resulting in a 1.5 hour multi-arts performance at the festival. Focusing on the cultures of Indonesia, India, and … Read more…

Drug Aware Beauty and the Street

Drug Aware Beauty and the Street was an urban art  project developed by young people from the  Mid West region eager to expand their artistic skills and to provide other young people with an opportunity to learn techniques and gain exposure to different art forms. Two projects coordinators, supported by Arts & Cultural Development Council (ACDC), engaged professional urban artist Drew Straker  to travel to Geraldton and deliver workshops for young people … Read more…

Drug Aware Bruce Rock Youth Fest 2014

To celebrate National Youth week 2014 young people from the Wheatbelt town of Bruce Rock developed a week long program of artistic skills development and  activities. Young coordinators engaged professional visual artist Sarah Kilgariff to teach skills in painting with acrylics as well as intertwining feelings into art. The workshops covered a variety of techniques and skills including exploring colour symbolism, using different paint brush shapes, using acrylic paints and how … Read more…

Drug Aware Brunswick on the Wall

Young people in Brunswick Junction engaged professional artist Andrew Frazer to deliver workshops upskilling participants in urban art through the project Drug Aware Picture This. The skills developed ranged from basic drawing  and  brush techniques to medium development as well as learning how to plan and design a large scale art piece while working collaboratively. The workshops skills were realised on a mural by the Brunswick River.  The participants unexpectedly learnt new ways to … Read more…

Drug Aware Spray the Grey Youth Fest

Young people from the community of Jurien Bay were keen to provide more youth events in the community that were directly for young people themselves and that were responding to their needs and aspirations.  Supported by Inspirational Community Arts Network (ICAN), young coordinators hosted the Drug Aware Spray the Grey Youth Fest which engaged urban visual arts group Graphite Crew to deliver workshops in urban street art and Urban Youth Crew to … Read more…

Drug Aware Happy Bunbury Film Project

Drug Aware Happy Bunbury Film Project was delivered in the South West region from September to December 2014. Young coordinators in Bunbury  engaged Geo Media Interactive to deliver workshops developing skills in all elements of film production including framing, planning, directing and editing. The workshops created a Bunbury specific video clip of the Pharrell Williams song ‘Happy’, inspired by the video clips that have been created across the world. The idea for … Read more…

Drug Aware Junkadelic Project

Drug Aware Junkadelic project was delivered  in the lead up to the 2014 Youth and Health Portbound Festival in Port Hedland. Young people in the community, with the support of the Town of Port Hedland, engaged renowned music group Junkadelic to deliver a series of  music workshops. The workshops taught  participants how to create instruments from recycled materials as well as developed their musical abilities. The project actively engaged 130 young … Read more…

Ripples in the Pond

Ripples in the Pond, an exhibition of Great Southern Aboriginal art, was presented by the Vancouver Arts Centre from 31 May to 2 August  2014. Celebrating the legacy of the Carrolup Style, this exhibition included 35 paintings by ten Noongar artists, selected from 12 local private art collections as well as the City of Albany. Ripples in the Pond connected with and supported the important Koolark Koort Koorliny (Heart Coming Home) … Read more…

Larger Than Life

Larger than Life Arts By the Sea was a community arts festival held over two days in Esperance in May 2014. Live bands, open mikes, sculpture prizes, markets and workshops were all showcased in the museum village for the community. This event involved many community partnerships and was the culmination of 18 months project work. Creative Newspaper Competition. Photographer: Dan Paris It provided the opportunity for Esperance artists, hobbyists, groups … Read more…

Connect Me, Create Me, Promote Me

Contemporary Arts Space Mandurah (CASM) delivered a series of workshops in the Peel region focused on professional development of regional artists.  Key arts industry professionals including Paula Silbert, Helen Turner, Ross de Hoog, Monique Tipett and the Department of Culture and the Arts were engaged to deliver a series of workshops and presentations to the Peel region and outlying regional communities over a twelve and a half month period. Paula … Read more…

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