Arts Recovery Community Hub | ARCH

Following the recent flood event in the Northern Rivers a group of local artists, led by the RealArtWorks Collective, are delivering a creative workshop program to assist people with their recovery process. Participants are encouraged to use creative expression as a way to reconnect with the community and make sense of recent events, providing a space for participants to share stories and feelings and express their responses through a creative process. The workshop program will be constantly evolving and it is hoped that the project will continue beyond the initial stage, expanding to include exhibitions, projections and performance. The first stage of workshops includes a Childrens Workshop documenting stories, poems and pictures to be made into a book – “Its Raining Cats and Dogs!” , an Oral History Event with River FM 92.9 recording peoples stories and recovery, Blackboard Chalk Art with Zeb Schulz and Post Flood Postcard making – send your thoughts and art to your chosen someone via our special prepaid ‘postbox’.

 

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ARCH Workshop Program

"It's Raining Cats and Dogs!" | A children's workshop

Calling all children with flood stories! Join artists Nicky Atta-Singh and storytelling facilitator Sunita Bala to document stories, poems and pictures about The Flood to be made into a book, “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!”.

Nicky Atta-Singh Bio

Nicky is an artist who has exhibited in local galleries including group showings at the Lismore Regional Gallery and Loan Goat. She has facilitated a large scale community art project with children at South Lismore Primary School and travelled with ART WISE to Los Angeles where she exhibited and ran community art programs with students in disadvantaged schools.

Sunita Bala Bio

Sunita has a passion for storytelling! As a creative facilitator, she has worked with emerging and professional artists to exhibit their stories in both the Lismore and Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery. She was the Creative Producer and Co-Director in the Building’s Still Lives” a multi media production that engaged over 100 participants and artists to bring to life people’s stories and connection to place. In 2010, she facilitated the stories of women living with disability in the book” Where Does a Story Start?” and is currently working with Social Futures to collect and publish stories of Australians and the NDIS

 

Wednesday 10 May

12pm – 3pm

Saturday 20 May

10am – 2pm

19 Carrington Lane, Lismore

 

FREE

 

ARCH Workshop Program

Express Yourself Creatively!

ARCH is about expressing yourself creatively!

 

Join artist Michael Philp and create your own piece of visual art, sharing stories and artists skills.

 

Michael Philp Bio

Born in 1966, Michael always felt and thought that he was different to other people, that he didn’t fit in, so when he was fourteen and started drinking and taking drugs he started to feel normal. Sober now for over 10 years, Michael works happily as an artist.  “I’ve been in several exhibitions and have received a commendation in the New South Wales Premier Art Prize. My painting ‘The Warrior’ was accepted into a travelling exhibition of the Regional Galleries of New South Wales and I am happy a happy ‘fellow’ with the direction my art is going!”  ”  Michael Philp

 

Thursday 11 May

12pm – 3pm

19 Carrington Lane, Lismore

 

FREE

ARCH Workshop Program

Oral History with River FM

 

Calling all storytellers! River FM 92.9 are broadcasting live from ARCH headquarters. Share your stories, memories, poems and songs about flood and recovery live to air or recorded by Catherine Marciniak from ABC North Coast …and let’s make some art !

 

 

Thursday 11 May

12pm – 3pm

19 Carrington Lane, Lismore

 

FREE

ARCH Workshop Program

The Black Board

 

Join Artist Zeb Schulz and Realartworks.Inc to make chalk art on a blackboard rescued from the flood. You will be creating both visual images and written messages. Time lapses and still images from The Black Board will be included in a large scale projection exploring themes of disaster and recovery, trauma and resilience.

 

Zeb Schulz Bio

Zeb Schulz is the founding Artistic Director of RealArtWorks Inc. Since 2002 he has worked collaboratively with community and professional artists to create new art that uses and transcends a number of traditional forms. Often engaging artists with disability as professional collaborators Zeb’s work is an ongoing creative investigation of life itself. He has managed and creatively directed a number of large scale projects including ‘Rip Out your Labels” listed as one of the ten best RAF projects in 2005  Zeb creatively directed/curated the Resistant Obsolescence exhibition at the Lismore Regional Gallery in 2014 and the (nothing is) Useless Exhibition which will open at the Wagga Art Gallery in 2015. Most recently Zeb co-directed “The Building Still Lives” a large scale site specific work involving over 100 artists and participants exploring the connections between place, narrative and belonging through visual arts, song, drama and projections.

 

 

Thursday 11 May

12pm – 3pm

19 Carrington Lane, Lismore

 

FREE

ARCH Workshop Program

Big Picture

 

Be part of the Big Picture! Throughout ARCH’s residence anytime between 12pm – 3pm you have the opportunity to create your own postcard, which will capture your response and experiences of the floods. Send your thoughts and art to a friend / relatives / government agencies etc from our special “postbox” to have your postage covered. The cards will be digitised to be part of a large-scale projection exploring themes of disaster and recovery, trauma and resilience.

ARCH Workshop Program

Re-create, Re-vive & Re-cover | Art Project and Exhibition

Give something new life by painting second hand ephemera, bits of wood, old spray cans and anything that has been flood damaged (but isn’t stinky or poses a health risk!)

We will have a treasure trove of discarded and otherwise un-useable objects available (or bring your own) for artists and participants to paint their own design or imagery onto the item based on the theme. The project theme seeks to reflect and respond to the positivity and resilience that our community has continued to embody throughout the flooding and recovery effort.

Drop in to participate or pick up something from the ARCH location and do it in your own time and drop it back to us at ARCH. Resulting works of art will be brought together in an exhibition later in the year at Lismore Art Space.

Joanne Kambourian Bio

Joanna is Lismore based graphic designer, printmaker and multi-dimensional visual artist of Armenian American heritage.

Through her individual and shared practice under the creative pseudonym, Ms Browns Lounge; Kambourian explores, experiences and examines the idea of ‘hybrid hyphenations’ within contemporary cultural and social identity.

http://msbrownslounge.com.au 

 Sunita Bala Bio

Sunita has a passion for storytelling! As a creative facilitator, she has worked with emerging and professional artists to exhibit their stories in both the Lismore and Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery. She was the Creative Producer and Co-Director in the Building’s Still Lives” a multi media production that engaged over 100 participants and artists to bring to life people’s stories and connection to place. In 2010, she facilitated the stories of women living with disability in the book” Where Does a Story Start?” and is currently working with Social Futures to collect and publish stories of Australians and the NDIS.

Friday 12 May and Friday 19 May

12pm – 3pm

19 Carrington Lane, Lismore

FREE

ARCH Workshop Program

Lantern Making

Community is everything and the Lismore Lantern Parade is at the heart of our Community. Help us to help the parade get back on the road by decorating a giant lantern at our ARCH space.

 

Thursday 18 May

12pm – 3pm

19 Carrington Lane, Lismore

FREE

ARCH Workshop Program

Screen Printing Shenanigans

A 2-Day workshop | Thursday 18 May and Thursday 25 May

 

Day 1 will see you design and cut out your own stencil to be screen printed

 

DAY 2 will bring the magic to life with some screen printing madness. Materials provided.  Bring your own fabric or T-shirt etc to print on.

 

Thursday 18 May and Thursday 25 May

12pm – 3pm

19 Carrington Lane, Lismore

FREE

ARCH Workshop Program

Puppet Making

Making puppets out of rubbish with multi award winning Krinkl Theatre? It’s easy and fun.

 

Life begins with a breath. Puppets are made & become alive as they breath, move and dance with you. Through puppetry, many a great story has been told. Krinkl Theatre’s artistic director: Lara Cruickshank will take you on an animated journey with puppets made from a variety of found objects and help you meld these objects together, to make a variety of unique puppets, that will have you entranced.

This is a great opportunity to make some art and fun from discarded objects that will have you fall in love with the malformed creatures and puppets you make!

 

Saturday 20 May

1pm – 3pm

19 Carrington Lane, Lismore

FREE | BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL [email protected] 0428076703 | Adults and children- welcome!