We are absolutely delighted to launch our Artist in Community project to connect Lexton and Beaufort community groups with Rainbow Serpent Festival artist Amanda King! Beautiful flags are being created to greet festival patrons as they pass through Lexton for Rainbow. The 5-meter high prayer flags and bunting in vibrant colours will be hand-sewn and decorated to line Lexton’s main street and the Beaufort Pool and Community market, welcoming Rainbow family back home <3
The design and sewing of the festival bunting and ‘prayer-flag’ style tapestry starts mid-December in Lexton and later in the month in Beaufort. All skill levels are invited, the more the merrier 🙂 Everyone is also welcome to the community Stencil Art workshops on Tuesday 23rd January (Lexton Golf Club) and Wednesday 23rd January (Beaufort Pool).
Contact Geraldine (Lexton Community Club) or Sandy (Friends of Beaufort Pool) to join this beautiful gesture of welcome, sharing and connection with the Pyrenees community and Rainbow Serpent family!
Our Artist in Residence Alex Sanson (Metaform) will be presenting his masterclass in kinetics at a workshop in Rainbow Serpent Festival 2019.
What: New Work and Masterclass Series Launch
Presentation Overview – 3 parts
1. Presentation on the design process, innovation and technology behind the unique wind driven kinetic work ‘Cradle’ by RACF through our Artist in Residence Program.
2. Launch of the new online Masterclass Series ‘ Kinetic Sculpture’. The process of Cradle design has been documented to produce a 5 part video masterclass series aimed to strengthen the creative sector by providing access to free arts education. The series will be available for free on the Rainbow Arts and Culture website on a specifically developed online education platform. The first masterclass video will be premiered, as well showcasing the online platform functionality.
3. Masterclass Session. Mirroring the interactive online education platform, participants can engage with Alex in real time and participate in Masterclass #1 Planning
The 2019 recipients of our Arts Grants have all demonstrated a fantastic calibre of creativity, inspiration and passion in their unique and stunning project proposals. Making the selection for these recipients was no easy feat for our team given the high quality of talent demonstrated by these established and emerging artists, but we trust you will find all their creations truly impressive.
We are so excited to see them being showcased at Rainbow Serpent Festival in 2019 and can’t wait for you to be enchanted by them too! We welcome your applications for our artist grants in 2020 if you feel inspired to showcase your creations as well. Stay tuned for some sneak peek previews coming soon from our artists as they bring their projects to life.
Our wonderful team has shown great dedication in carefully considering each entry and we know you will be very impressed with these creations – we can’t wait to see them coming to life.
Big love and congratulations to these recipients and their amazing projects.
* Toggles – Hyper-Shelter
The Hyper-Shelter is a raised hexagonal seating platform providing shade by day and pulsating with light by night.
* Sam Anderson – The Whale Shark
The Whale Shark is known as the Gypsy of the Deep, a tactile sculpture that comes to life as a lightshow at night.
* Rob Jones – Stellarium
Stellarium is an exploration of the interplay between reflected light, colour and polyhedral geometry.
* Deja Crew – Love Booth
Love Booth is a reflection on what’s in your chest and the beat of humanity.
* Chloe Stafford – Capitalists Bloom
An art installation created out of disposable waste and products that are not recyclable.
* Rocky Road Vazquez – The Fabulous Factory of Fictions
A pop-up theatre transforming into a theatrical wonderland that re-imagines waste as a platform for experience.
* Oliver Wardle – The Drought Proof Cube
A commentary on the current state of the landscape in central Victoria and the alternate possibility of a thriving wetter ecosystem.
* Chloe Lee – Spirit Trees
The Spirit Trees installation gives trees a voice to their spirit, showing us how to harmonise with them and one another.
* Stephen Ives – Hat Tree
A fun and interactive sculpture inviting you to take on different personas with a collection of ridiculous cartoon hats and eclectic props.
* James Keighery – Face Off
A project bringing a 3D face to life with live projection-mapping synchronised to music.
Ron Anstey Award at the Lot19Artspace Spring Sculpture Prize 2017!
Delighted and honoured to receive the Ron Anstey Bighearted Award at the Lot19Artspace Spring Sculpture Prize 2017! This award was created in memory of Ron Anstey who I was lucky to meet a couple of times and his son Mark is a local treasure and founder of Lot19.
The award was for Pisculenta, my kinetic, interactive sculpture, inspired by the motion of schooling fish…
See more here or video below –pics and video by Lorena Carrington and James McArdle