Our inaugural winter program – Winter Peaks – celebrates and supports the practices of emerging artists. Join us for a series of community events to connect together, explore new ideas and nurture your creativity.
Organised in collaboration with Artsource, Blue Room Theatre, Centre for Stories, Cool Change Contemporary and Propel Youth Arts, Winter Peaks is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
A series of inter-disciplinary workshops open to artists of all disciplines, experiences and skill levels. No prior experience necessary.
All workshops are held at Paper Mountain. Upstairs, 267 William Street, Northbridge WA.
Tickets $10 per person via eventbrite.com.au or on the door if available.
Light, Portraiture & Connection
Monday 9 July, 10.30am-12.30pm
Collaborate with creative portrait, fashion and fine art photographer Tasha Tong on a photo shoot! In her photography, Tasha aims to create a space in the fashion and beauty industry where people feel valid, understood and empowered. Working with a custom-designed set, you will learn about mood boards, set design, lighting, props and more! Organised with Propel Youth Arts WA. Ages 15-25.
Monday 9 July, 1.30-3.30pm
KAN Collective invites you to join them in a tailor-made workshop exploring participatory theatre, one-on-one performance and trans-disciplinary collaboration! A group of emerging interdisciplinary artists, KAN Collective creates work where play and transgression are encouraged. Organised with Propel Youth Arts WA. Ages 15-25.
Wednesday 11 July, 10.30am-12.30pm
Join artist and educator Jess Lewis for a workshop custom-designed for people interested in moving their bodies in new ways! A founding member of Perth collective Unkempt Dance, Jess has choreographed, produced and performed in award-winning works both locally and nationally. Organised with Propel Youth Arts WA. Ages 15-25.
Making What Matters
Sunday 15 July, 10.30am-12.30pm
Join emerging artist, director and theatre-maker Phoebe Sullivan for an exploration into generating material that has meaning to you. For this workshop, you will explore ways of generating content and connecting your art practice back to what matters to you. Organised with Propel Youth Arts WA. Ages 15-25.
Writing in the Arts
Sunday 22 July, 10.30am-12.30pm
A broad introduction to all aspects of writing in the arts, including literature & poetry, artist biographies & statements, art reviews & essays, press releases & grant writing, and writing as performance & craft. Led by SJ Finch, a poet who has lived in a yurt. Organised with Artsource. Ages 18+
Sunday 22 July, 1.30-3.30pm
This collaborative workshop with artist Janet Carter will explore ideas, problems and approaches associated with social practice. Beginning with a short introduction to Janet’s practice, the workshop will feature participant-driven exercises that will put into practice this work. Organised with Artsource. Ages 18+
An Introduction to Approaches in Art and Health
Sunday 29 July, 10.30am-12.30pm
Join us for a discussion and workshop exploring approaches to art and health. The event will include an introduction to the field by Deborah Pearson, Group Coordinator for Arts and Health at St John of God Healthcare and Chairperson of WA Arts and Health Consortium, followed by a hands-on workshop led by artist and mental health professional Michele Sharpe. Organised with Artsource. Ages 18+
A Practical Approach to Curating
Sunday 29 July, 1.30-3.30pm
This interactive workshop and discussion will explore independent curatorial practice and offer a step-by-step guide, including the pitfalls to watch out for, how to position yourself and hints and tips for getting the most out or your practice. Led by visual arts producer and curator Gerald Sanyangore. Organised with Artsource. Ages 18+
Community dinners featuring emerging artists presenting on their practice and upcoming projects. Enjoy a delicious catered meal and celebrate the arts in Perth!
All workshops are held at City Arts Space. Northbridge Piazza (cnr Lake and James St), Northbridge WA.
Tickets $15 per person via eventbrite.com.au or on the door if available.
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