Warringa Park School Residency

Warringa Park is a dual mode school which caters for all children with an intellectual disability and has a current enrolment of 431 students. (Taken from their website) I am there every Wednesday this term working with 4 classes from the middle years to create 3d sculptures/lanterns of endangered species for their end of year performance “Walk on the Wild Side” The event is during the day so they won’t be internally lit…. It has been a crazy journey….maybe a little ambitious but now they are made and papered and ready to be decorated ….

reconnecting

How quickly a couple of months can go by a crazy time filled with work, lanterns, children, paper and cello-tape A time when personal projects/ my practice has been put on hold and the studio gathers dust and i lose track of what it was that i was doing and why i was doing it. But….. my work is creative, and i am earning a living from it and quite possibly this too is “My Practice” and as October turns from empty a space i was relishing as a time to return to ‘My Practice’ into overwhelming as i try…

Last weekend

was Williamstown Festival, i coordinated a lantern parade and created a choreography with 18 seagull puppet lanterns (and ran a few schools workshops to make some of the 500 pyramid lanterns that were created for the event) Due to events beyond my control (insurance and ignorance mostly) the candles were replaced with torches. My favourite response to this when i was explaining to a school group was ” but isn’t it tradition to light the candle” yes, yes indeed it is tradition, and may it stay that way in times to come. Lead by a pipe band, it was an…