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Art

Creative Production & Workshops by Alex Travers

 

Creative Production

Art About Not Making Art

By Tantrum Youth Arts

 

With Harrison Bishop, David Gairdner, Eryn Leggatt, Campbell McGillivray, Amy Morris, Alexandra Rose, Alex Travers & Chloe Warren

 

Creative Production by Chris Dunstan and Internship by Alex Travers

 

Website and Graphic Design by Eryn Leggatt

 

Consultation by Branch Nebula

Video by Jonathan Burrows

These experiments were built on the belief that even if artists aren't showing their audiences something, it doesn't mean the work and the creativity behind its production isn't of value.  

In late 2020, Tantrum invited eight local early-career artists to gather regularly at Tantrum's Studio to explore what it was to be an artist in a COVID world. The selected artists conducted research and investigated what it was to be and feel 'unproductive'. 

 

Together, these artists disrupted the natural order of things by prioritising creativity over outcome and instead focused on collective sharing and reflection as acts with implicit value. These experiments were built on the belief that even if artists aren't showing their audiences something, it doesn't mean the work and the creativity behind its production isn't of value.  

 

One experiment led to another and the FLEXPO website was launched. Combined with Tantrum's partner project with young people, FLEXPO is a stay-at-home site of creative production offering experiments to the general public.

NXT Gen Collective

Designed and produced by Alex Travers.

 

Supported by LOST IN BOOKS, a multilingual bookshop and creative community hub in Fairfield, South West Sydney.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a new Western Sydney art collective making their voices heard!

Led by Marian Abboud (Making Ground, MONA), the NXT GEN Collective is a weekly studio practice for local high school students looking to discover experimental and playful approaches to art making. 

 

NXT GEN runs throughout 2021 from LOST IN BOOKS in Fairfield and will produce public art outcomes across Sydney and Western Sydney throughout the year. 

Table of Plenty Youth Arts Studio

Produced by Alex Travers.

Artists and facilitators: Randa Sayed, David Capra and Marian Abboud.

 

Supported by LOST IN BOOKS, a multilingual bookshop and creative community hub in Fairfield, South West Sydney.

Table of Plenty is a dynamic and responsive arts education program encouraging artistic exploration in an open and safe environment where individuals can gain a sense of agency through creativity and art. 

 

The program is designed to merge the diverse range of skills offered by artist facilitators with the diverse cultural perspectives that colour the Lost In Books store, as well as the wider community. 

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Workshops

Black Out Poetry

Designed by Eryn Leggatt and delivered by Alex Travers.

Supported by LOST IN BOOKS.

Black Out Poetry invites young people to explore the joy of words in native languages and make their own original poems. Bringing visual arts and words together, each participant makes a framed poem to take home. Suitable for 7-17 years. 

Visual Storytelling

Designed and facilitated by Alex Travers.

Supported by LOST IN BOOKS.

Visual Storytelling workshops offer the opportunity for children and youth to discover the joy of play, improvisation and movement. In a physical workshop, participants work from text, image and sound to develop creative responses and make stories come to life.  Suitable for 7-17 years. 

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