8th September 2010
A project in South West Victoria is re-claiming the TWEET! Five host organisations in six towns in the South West region are taking up the task to try and collect 500 handmade textile birds before the end of December 2010. This 'flock' of birds will then take flight in each host town for an exhibition or display in 2011. We'll keep you posted about dates through this blog so keep checking.
This project is inspired by a project called 'Twitter', designed and initated by Gippsland artist Andrea Lane in 2009.
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24th August 2010
After many days of careful planning, the official arts2GO 2011 Program Launch took place last Friday 20 August, at Whittington Primary School near Geelong.
We were honoured to have Peter Batchelor MP, Minister for the Arts launch the program, with Gayle Tierny, MP for Western Victoria and Cr John Mitchell, Mayor of Geelong also in attendance along with teachers, parents, friends and of course students!
The afternoon included fabulously entertaining snippets from two of next year's acts - The Squeaky Window from Pocketful and Angry Harriet from Drop Bear Productions as well as
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11th May 2010
Lounge Around: Wishes from a travelling chair is under way in the community and has been travelling to various groups for the last four weeks.* So far we have collected over 150 wishes and are looking to at least double that amount. The wishes will then be installed in an exhibition in Mortlake around August.
Some places the chair has visited so far: Abbeyfield Mortlake; Senior Citizens; Probis; Mortlake College; St Coleman's Primary School; Terang College; Mount View Terang and currently the library and information centre in Mortlake. The
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7th April 2010
Mortlake project, Lounge Around, Wishes from a travelling chair UPDATE: See below some embroidered wishes that will adorn our chair - a small community group has nearly finished decorating the chair which is now due to travel around the Mortlake community from April 14th. Community members will be encouraged to sit in the chair and write their wishes which will be collected and displayed in a public installation later in the year.
NB: If you would like to post your own wish on the blog to be included in this project, please follow the 'make a comment' link and post your wish (no names
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3rd March 2010
LOUNGE AROUND : Wishes From a Travelling Chair is a small community project that asks the people of Mortlake and district to participate in a wishing exercise.
Inspired by Enid Blyton’s 1937 novel about a magical wishing chair, Lounge Around will attempt to engage and excite the community by inviting them to anonymously write and post their wishes, hopes and dreams to form part of what will eventually become a special community exhibition.
The centre piece of the project is a battered
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