LOUD SKY COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOPS
31st May – 9th June, 2022
During 2022 a series of art workshops will be offered to link the experience and stories of survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, their families and friends, with the creative possibilities of the arts in the lead up to the LOUD SKY exhibition at The Lock-Up in 2023.
Survivors and community members will have an opportunity to engage this process through a series of art workshops. Art tutors will provide a safe and welcoming environment and no previous art experience is required. Participants may like to exhibit their works in a public exhibition that is planned towards the end of the year at the Wallsend Library.
Please note, only 8 participants per workshop and bookings are essential.
All workshops are free and all materials will be supplied.
Mixed Media Expression
An opportunity to explore different materials and a playful sense of expression. Grab some paper and art material and began with a few moments of silence, take a few deep breaths and relax into your breath. An invitation for participants to be present and focus on this time as selfcare.
This workshop will be presented by Dr Helena Bezzina, an artist and art-educator, who has also worked in galleries and museums in the area of health and wellbeing.
TIME: 3 – 4.30PM
DATES: Every Thursday beginning 5th May to 9th June 2022 (6 workshops in total)
WHERE: Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie (MAC) 1A First St Booragul
This event was made possible with the generous support of Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie (MAC).
Gratitude through Narrative Photography
This workshop invites participants to to explore everyday gratitude through the medium of photography. It will also be an opportunity to learn new skills with photography. Participants will be offered instruction on the technical aspects of photography working with any form of camera they have (i.e.: smart phone, digital camera, DSLR, film camera) as well as post production edits such as cropping, colour, black and whites, and minor retouching. We will work towards choosing a selection of images that best reflect participants ideas on everyday gratitude which will be printed for presentation..
This workshop will be presented by photographer and art therapist, Danielle Minett.
TIME: 10 – 11.30AM
DATES: Every Monday beginning 1 August – Monday 5 September (6 workshops in total)
WHERE: The Lock-Up, 90 Hunter Newcastle 2300