Lets Make a Community Project
Art projects are a fantastic way for a community to come together to imagine, build and create.
Why a community arts project?
Arts and good health have proved to be good partners. Engagement in creative activities as part of a community can do the following:
Banners on the Bridge, Deloraine, Tasmania. Project developer/facilitator.
A project imagined for the Tasmanian Craft Fair, Deloraine; the largest working craft fair in the Southern Hemisphere, run by the Rotary Club of Deloraine.
The TCF wanted to create a visual link between the multi venues of the Craft Fair and the town centre, and involve some of the many local community groups. The natural entrance way both ways is the bridge that crosses the Meander river.
Local interested community groups created banners that reflected their community identity. These were flown on the bridge to create an entrance spectacle during the Tasmanian Craft Fair.
Community 2 U. Deloraine, Tasmania. Project developer/facilitator.
A community mosaic connecting local students from Deloraine High School with Deloraine House, a local Neighbourhood House.
Deloraine House wanted a mosaic to add interest to the front of their building, that identified people’s idea of community, and created links with the High School.
Year art 8 students from Deloraine High School designed and made the individual mosaics that were then mounted on the front and side of the building and connected with mosaic lines.
The whole mosaic was inspired by the ‘share’ icon of 3 dots connected by two lines found in many apps and websites.
Homage to the Elements inc. Coordinator/Artist
A large scale outdoor community arts event that was held every two years at Terrigal, on the Central Coast of NSW.
There were two weeks of public workshops in the areas of dance, music, prop-making, flag making, fire-spinning , sound and lighting. “Homage” culminated in a performance held in a natural amphitheatre, with the sea as a backdrop, to an audience of approximately 3000.
26TEN Journal From NOW to the FUTURE. Meander Valley, Tasmania. Joint project developer/facilitator for Libraries Tasmania (LINC)
Sean Manners and Tara Ulbrich believe literacy grows out of our potential for creativity. Thus, to develop capacity in literacy, we need to enhance opportunities for creating.