Join us Wednesday April 24th for the second installment of the Pilbara Stories Lunchtime Floor Talk series. Justin McArdle, the producer of the Pilbara Stories iPhone App provides an insight into emerging digital platforms and exhibitions.
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The Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA) has commissioned Chris to transform the large wall at the entrance to the basement car park of the George Jones Family Centre in Subiaco. Chris is teaming up with filmmaker and visual artist Brandon D’Silva, who will be recording the installation to make a promotion documentary. Cheers for Ears is a school health program designed to educate and encourage healthy behaviours amongst young people to prevent noise induced hearing loss.
Check back next week for photos of the final installation!
A new way of knowing the people of the Pilbara
Eva Jane Hawke, South Hedland 2012 © Bharat Sikka
Pilbara Stories turns a lens on the Pilbara people and community, through a photographic and social documentary project that aims to capture stories of people living in Port Hedland and surrounds.
Village Well proudly presents
The Practical Art of Making Great Places
The challenges facing our places are unprecedented. Ongoing environmental and social change and economic turbulence are threatening the places where we live, work and play.
With this challenge comes a positive opportunity: to build, renew and create a new story of place - where the harmony of people and planet are central and where government, business and communities collaborate in new ways to sustain and enrich wellbeing.
Gilbert Rochescouste Founder and Managing Director of Village Well, Australia's leading placemaking consultancy has just returned for a tour of London, Berlin and Copenhagen. He will be sharing the latest global placemaking practice and thinking with a small audience in Perth.
FORM will present The Pilbara Project in New Delhi as part of Oz Fest - the biggest Australian cultural festival ever staged in India to showcase stellar Australian creative talent. Oz Fest will be opened by Australian Prime Minster, Julia Gillard during mid-October.
The festival aims to promote Australian cultural diversity, creativity, optimism, and our outward-looking horizons through bridging the imaginations of our two communities.
The exhibition is included in the official programme of the Delhi International Arts Festival. India’s premier cultural festival, this multi-arts festival regularly attracts over a million people, and features content from over 15 Countries.
Beastman mural, Outpost Art from the Streets, Cockatoo Island, 2011
29 June - 25 August, 2012
Living Walls showcases the work of a diverse selection of street and mural artists, illustrators and designers. Featuring established and emerging, local and national artists whose work is sought after for public commissions, commercial product and private collections, Living Walls encourages audiences to think differently about the potential for street, graffiti and mural art to transform the texture and appeal of urban landscapes, and to reach into private and commercial spaces.
In partnership with FotoFreo, FORM presents Divergence: Photographs from Elsewhere, a monumental showcase of contemporary photography by over sixty artists based in fifteen countries, as part of the FotoFreo Open Exhibition Program. The project will transform the Midland Railway Workshops into a panorama of images that demonstrate photography’s unique ability to communicate across cultures, connect diverse people, create debate and stir emotion. A dynamic multimedia event will launch this month long photographic showcase on Wednesday 14 March.
Headlining the show will be Elsewhere, a collection of work by some of the world’s premier contemporary photographers. The exhibition will include works by UK-based Martin Parr, documenting England’s industrial West Midlands; Sohrab Hura’s images of Indian religious rituals, capturing the grace of spiritual worship in the ancient city of Benares; Bharat Sikka’s vision of the ‘new’ India, comprising a series of images that blend studio, street, landscape and portrait photography; and Ketaki Sheth’s groundbreaking portraits of twins.
FORM’s The Pilbara Project, is a long-term project to document, map, illustrate and celebrate the diverse characteristics of this unique place. Using photography, film, writing, visual art and community initiatives, the Pilbara Project seeks to shine a light on the region’s natural beauty, but also on the communities that comprise it: their stories, resourcefulness, ingenuity, history – and their future.
As part of these activities, FORM supported leading Australian photographers Dr. Les Walkling, Tony Hewitt, Christian Fletcher, Peter Eastway, and film maker Michael Fletcher, to explore the Pilbara. The outcome was an exhibition, and publication entitled, 52 Weeks On: A Pilbara Project Exhibition.
The project also led to another outcome, with the group of photographers that undertook The Pilbara Project journeys together forming Ninety Degrees 5, a collective that undertakes collaborative projects and creative partnerships. For Divergence: Photographs from Elsewhere, FORM invited the Ninety Degrees 5 photographers to exhibit photographs that have particular poignancy, meaning and significance to them.