Victoria was interviewed by Jenny McLeod for her Plugged-in podcast. You can see more about the series here and listen to the podcast here . Everything you every wanted to know about publishing with children in one interview!
Thank you to the Australia Council for bringing the Signature Works Innovation Lab to all that we are last week. What an incredible bunch of artists across all disciplines showcasing an extraordinary range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art projects. We can’t wait to see how they eventuate!
Bec Stevens has been cataloguing and labelling the art book collection at 1450 South Arm Road. We intend to make some of the resources available for loan to ArTELIER artists and will bring small collections to future ArTELIER sessions. Its a growing collection, particularly of social practice/teaching artistry/community arts texts. The collection sits on the bookshelves in the big meeting room at the South end of the house.
15 ArTELIER artists will be heading down to Bruny Island for a three day retreat and connection to the Nayri Niara Festival in March. This will give this group an opportunity to share and develop their practice through interaction with a host of artists in the festival and help to drive the direction of the 2019 ArTELIER program.
Wednesday 5 February was the final session of the 2018 ArTELIER program. This eight session capacity building program for socially engaged artists wiorking with Intergenerational groups will continue into 2019 – see ArTELIER.
The final session was a great success with Dylan Martorell presenting via Zoom from Melbourne and Richie, Selena and Julie organising a packed day of sharing and learning aorund the theme of Signal, Technology and Young People.
We are thrilled that one of our 2018 resident artists, Victoria Hannan has been awarded the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. Victoria completed the second draft of her book during a residency at all that we are. Victoria was a very dedicated writer and when not going for a swim at one of the local beaches spent many hours a day writing… Congratulations Victoria!
Simon delivered the first of a new series of Saturday morning children’s programming at Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart today. The annual stART program includes a whole range of arts activities for children and families created by a range of ArTELIER artists. Bec Stevens worked alongside Simon with families to create another Self Assembly installation and creative encounter using wood from the land and plaster bandages.
A few years ago I received a commission to illustrate a picture book by Sherryl Clark for Allen & Unwin. I’ve found it difficult to complete for many reasons. A number of other all-consuming projects including animated sex-ed videos for schools and concept design for The Museum Of Australian Democracy have claimed my time and energy. And I’ve had second book-jitters and an irrational fear of colour.
This Christmas holiday window is the time to finish it. I’m so glad Simon and Victoria allowed me to come to All That We Are in their off-season. The main purpose was to go somewhere removed from distractions and get the work done to that magical point where completion feels inevitable. It’s certainly quiet here, which is great. But what I’m finding even more conducive is the beauty of the house – it’s like my dream of a place to live and work – and being surrounded by creativity, both on the walls and in Victoria and Simon’s approach to life.
We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in applications to both Tas Arts and The Australia Council for the Arts to continue and grow the ArTELIER program through 2019. This offers new possibilities and includes some projects, research and a summer camp.
We are thrilled at the affirmation of all our work to date and are pleased with this national acknowledgement of the need for this activity in Tasmania.
We shall be updating the website in the coming weeks to reflect this growth in the project. Watch this space…
Salamanca Arts Centre and ArTELIER kick off 2019 with the exciting announcement of the collaborative project, stART. stART is a program of artist lead encounters connecting children, families, and young people. stART is NOT your average creative holiday workshop where young participants are dropped off and picked up after a couple of hours after getting creative with butchers paper and crayons. stART’s point of difference is that parents/guardians are also included. The stART program has been specifically designed for both children and their parent/s or guardian/s wanting to participate together in Tasmanian artist led experiences.