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Artist in Community

I was invited to take part in  the 2019 Creative Gippsland Come and Play - All of May, Artist in Community Residency program in South Gippsland Shire. Over 2 weeks I met wonderful local people and together we revitalised a little park. I offered various workshops such as stencil making,a paste up treasure hunt, magnet making and puppet making workshops for day care and school children etc and taught some skills that could be applied directly to the mural.  It was a wonderful experience, a radical participatory art project and I have been fortunate to truly experience the power of creative place making and community engagement. I have been very touched by the huge community participation, the stories I have been told, the creative spirit and the artistic talents of the many participantsI have witnessed. This residency has been one of my best experience in regards to art and community and I feel it will shape my artistic practice fundamentally.

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South Gippsland Shire