Creative Places | A Speaker Series On Curating Opportunity in Communities
Tim Jones and Jason Roberts are two people who have walked the walk in place-making. Tim coined the term ‘creative place-making’ and is in demand all over the world for his experience with using the arts to transform cities and communities. Jason is the founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, Dallas, and the original Better Block Project, an organisation which takes blighted blocks with vacant properties and transforms them with temporary pop-up businesses, bike lanes, seating and landscaping.
Painting Power | Ritual, Art & Land
The relationship between the power of nature and the energy of ritual traditions is explored in these potent artworks by Aboriginal artists living in remote Australia. Their vivid canvases evoke rain making rituals, ancestral narratives, the connection to stars and moon and how they feature in traditional land management practices. Exhibition opening Friday, 5th May, 6-8pm at The Goods Shed.
Creative Learning For Schools | Bespoke workshops for students of all ages.
Is your child inquisitive, imaginative, persistent, disciplined and collaborative? These ‘good habits of mind’ are what FORM aims to encourage as part of our Creative Learning program: bespoke workshops for students of all
ages. In particular we look at the role of arts and culture in connecting people, community cohesiveness and giving people a sense of place and identity. We’re offering opportunities to explore the artworks of our exhibitons in ways which relate to the curriculum. Workshops are free but must be booked in advance. Please contact Lamis Sabra on firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings, times and dates.
Earth Matters | Aboriginal artwork from the Kimberley and Arnhem Land
Earth Matters explores the enigmatic qualities and materiality of white earth pigments in Aboriginal artwork from the Kimberley (WA) and Arnhem Land (NT). The material is one of the oldest types of paint used in Australia, and provides an insight into historic and cultural traditions, revealing trade routes, practices of exchange and adornment. Exhibition Opening Friday, 29th September 6-8pm.
Stuart Frost | Environmental Artist Residency
Sculptor and environmental artist Stuart Frost explores culture, myth and history in playful, ephemeral land art interventions. During a three month residency with FORM in Western Australia the British artist will turn his skill for crafting natural and forgotten objects into beautiful, paradoxical artworks, challenging perceptions and responding to our great southern continent in fresh, distinctive ways.
Builded Remnants | Newly Comissioned Artworks by Berndnaut Smilde
Builded Remnants is an exhibition by Berndnaut Smilde capturing moments of revelation throughout Western Australia. Exhibiting at The Goods Shed until 17 September 2017, Builded Remnants presents the outcomes of a residency throughout the State’s Pilbara, South West and metropolitan regions by the internationally celebrated Dutch artist in 2016.
Pilar Mata Dupont | An International Regional Residency
Multidisciplinary artist Pilar Mata Dupont established her practices in Western Australia before leaving to forge a formidable international career.