Tuesday, March 22, 2011

building the retro rocket ship and other exciting adventures!

I truly have the best job in the world! I love working with creative young people, and kickstART youth markets project is no exception. I am working with a really talented and inspiring team of young people, and such passionate colleagues. A dedicated micro-site and blog have been set up, workshops are being held, stall holders are getting ready to sell their wares, an art trail is being planned . . . the list goes on, and the flagship event for National Youth Week WA 2011 is going to be extraordinary! Oh, and we are sending out moleskines across WA for a Sketchbook project and pop-up gallery too!

The workshop venues at City Farm & REmida (and their staff) are just delightful and run amazing organisations of their own. Lewis Horne has worked his magic with scrap metal and the ideas of young people. You can see more images of the retro rocket progress here.

I am so totally impressed with the work that is being produced. You can check more out on the Propel Youth Arts WA website too.

recycled totem pole-making at REmida with the ingenious Danni! 

the middle panel of the retro rocket is in progress . . . 

come inside the space ship! 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fibre Arts - I am in love!

I want to share some stunning art works created by my lovely colleagues at DADAA Inc. A few weeks ago, Jean Conroy visited. She is a fibre artist from Ireland, and she came with ideas, challenges, and inspiration to work with a team from DADAA. The photos are all taken by Matt Scurfield, who does some stunning work. Thank you Matt!
Jean and Judy creating 

The challenge was to create the largest fibre sculpture you could in one week. Here are some of the results . . .
Bee in progress . . .

Judy's bee complete
Anna working on her huge turtle
Anna's turtle complete! 
Pauline's ant

Detail of Pauline's ant

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Melville Sculpture Walk

creating taking place

I have been collaborating with the lovely Peta to create a 3-piece sculpture for the Melville Sculpture Walk - it launches next week! It has been a totally inspiring journey, spending time together with a like-minded artist -  creating, talking, dreaming, questioning, conspiring, laughing, and just having fun! And yes, tea and cake have been involved! 

I have lots of process pics to share! I will post more about our concept with the final, installed pieces, but we are creating 3 cocoon-like sculptures which represent "think", "listen", and "lean". 

Here is "learn" - we both love the playfulness and bright colours of this piece.

This one is "think', and is more delicate than the others.

Here is "listen" which uses neutral tones and will have hanging shells inside - put one up to your ear . . . . 

We have a 3 year old apprentice who created this piece! We all got stickers for our good work.