Over the next 15 months, I will be reaching out to as many Australian communities as possible, to connect and share with them my passion for community engagement with the arts through the delivery of workshops and pop-up events.
I’m genuinely looking forward to hearing from you to discuss possibilities and answer any questions that might be forming in your mind. I’d love to deliver a unique new project with you, or to add value to an existing project in your community.
My full bio and my workshop overviews are covered in my most recent tape & staples booklet available to download here.
The three core workshops that I deliver are: (detailed overviews can be found here)
- Cut Copy P&ste Zine Workshop (pages three & four of the booklet)
What is a ZINE?? Think of it as a magazine but without the ‘Maga’ out front. ‘Maga’ isn’t the only thing missing from a zine. Zines aren't glossy and found in newsagents. Zines are made by people like you and me, who have something to say or share on any topic imaginable. Zines are the perfect tool to build and support community, as well as a great voice for the voiceless. Poets and visual artists have also taken a liking to zines as a cheap and unique way to showcase their work. (detailed overviews of these workshops can be found here)
- DIY ARTillery: The Arts Survival Workshop (pages five & six of the booklet)
Becoming an artist or an arts worker isn’t as straightforward as other professional jobs such as doctor or solicitor: going to university and getting your qualifications doesn’t guarantee a job. DIY ARTillery will showcase and provide the tools required to kick-start a career in the arts. Practical activities will include constructing an invoice, grant applications and developing a marketing plan. (detailed overviews of these workshops can be found here)
- Create, Cut, Flash and Print It! Printmaking Workshop (pages seven & eight of the booklet)
I’ll cover the fundamentals of the printmaking techiques Gocco printing and Stencilling as well as the skills required to create each printmaking style. Gocco and Stencilling has become hugely popular with printmakers and other creatives, as it provides the ability to produce ‘one-of-a-kind’, detailed images which are used in everything from artist books to more mainstream products such as wedding invitations. (detailed overviews of these workshops can be found here)
‘Pop UP’: As the name suggests, workshops that pop up in parks, shopping centres, libraries and even on beaches! Skills and knowledge will be shared with people who would not usually attend such a workshop.
‘CULT-ure Map’: A unique zine and mapping program. Unlike the boring tourist guides found at tourist information centres, each CULT-ure Map will be compiled by the people who live and create in the participating community.
West End Block Party
West End, Brisbane QLD, Australia
Saturday 22 September
4-6pm CULT-ure Map Workshop
This is Not Art
Newcastle NSW, Australia
27 Sep – 1 Oct 2012
Zine Workshop - School of Arts
Room 2a, Bourbong Street
Bundaberg QLD, Australia
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
(9am-12 & 1-4pm) 2 workshops
Melbourne Fringe Festival - Bizoo-KA
The Old Bar Melbourne VIC, Australia
Saturday, 6 October 2012 6pm - late
Pop Up @ Melbourne City LibraryZine Workshop & Launch
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 2-6pm