WORDS FROM OUR CREATIVE DIRECTOR
So much happening in our wonderful Collective this past month – we have the dancing, we have the music-making, and we have the creating!
First up – we do love an excuse for a catch up and so, thinly disguised as an AGM, would love to catch up with you to chat all things creative… in true form, we are still nutting out a date and time, but we will keep you posted via social media.
Wondering what’s in-store for 2021 here at your Collective? So far, we are brainstorming ideas around Book Club, Drawing Classes, Ballet, No-Lights No-Lycra (seriously fun!), Basket Weaving, Community Garden, Over 50s exercise classes, mindfulness workshops, and many more pursuits.
First cab off the rank will be our Kids “A Still Life” Exhibition. Entries to this exhibition is open to all children from zero to 17 years. Entries can be photography, drawing, painting or 2D interpretations – the world is their oyster! Keep an eye on our social media channels and your school newsletter for details… we’re looking at kicking this one off in mid-March
Keep on creating! Nyx
Nothing like starting the year with a buzz of creative energy, here in little ol’ Moora we have been frothing over the abundance of creative goodness in our town.
First up, we welcomed the renowned “Beauty Index” to our town. The Beauty Index has the tag line “Dance by ordinary men doing extraordinary things.”. First performed in 2017, the Beauty Index is headed up by a masterful veteran in the community arts space, Annette Carmichael. The Beauty Index explores ideas of vulnerability, strength, terror and beauty. This dance work is created for men and danced by local and professional dancers. Many of our local Moora male dancers have no prior experience and say that the experience of dancing in the project has already been transformational. Get your tickets for the 24 March performance through the Shire of Moora website (www.moora.wa.gov.au ).
A wonderful side project accompanying the Beauty Index on their travels across regional WA is photographer, Nic Duncan’s photographic travel journal. Duncan’s “This is Us” series of photographic works captures the hearts and souls of the individuals who make our wonderful regional communities diverse, inclusive and unique. Amongst others, Nic Duncan has captured local conservationist and character, Walter Ignatius Kerkoff (more commonly known as Wally).
Wally has a lifelong passion for both the birds and the bees, heralding back to his childhood spent at Clontarf Boys’ Town. Wally has spent over 30 years designing and constructing logs for placement in the in Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo breeding areas of Moora and Mogumber. This work has been essential to rebuilding numbers of the endangered Carnaby cockatoo. To see more of Nic’s poignant portraits, head to his Facebook page or www.nicduncan.com.