I didn’t always think of myself as an artist - Clare McCracken
I’ve been working for months on a project that maps routes from Federation Square to important Melbourne landmarks. I’ve walked from there to the airport, along the banks of the Yarra and to the ports – the funny thing is that I’m dressed as a tortoise when I do these treks.
The costume is in reference to French philosopher Charles Baudelaire. He claimed that to become a “passionate observer” of the world you have to walk at the pace of a tortoise while exploring your urban landscape.
A must-attend conference by our friends at Deakin Univesity Arts Participation Incubator.
This is an un-conference* about finding new resources, building new networks, and exploring new methodologies to develop your arts practice. It is for you if you want to get connected with people doing amazing stuff outside the arts.
We’ve teamed up with 7 European cities to help deliver Binoculars to… Binoculars from…a new urban media project by artists Varvar Guljajeva & Mar Canet Sola. Read about their work in this ArtsHub article.
Melbourne singer/songwriter Lou Bennett, currently see around Australia performing with the sensational Black Arm Band, was commissioned to write a special anthem for Fed Square’s annual festival, The Light in Winter.
Working with a group of participants from a diverse range of cultures, the anthem was created after many discussions about power, voice and what it means to be an Australian.
The anthem, ‘Share, Live and Dream' premiered to more than 5,000 people at Fed Square while also powering up the 13m high, sound responsive light sculpture Helix Tree.