WORDS FROM OUR CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Evolution. As our Collective continues its creative journey, we evolve with characteristics, new traits come to the fore and the new becomes the normal. As part of your Collective’s evolution, we are thrilled to watch our space change over time, in response to our community’s needs.
We are just days away from opening our Harmony Room to you all, the community garden continues to welcome harvesters and planters each week and our art workshops are always brimming over with creative joy.
We have some exciting projects heading our way, so keep your eye on our socials and our monthly column here in the Northern Valley News.
Kadinsky for Kids at the Gardiner Street Arts Collective was a riot of colour, music, and movement as Creative Director Nyree Taylor led the kids on a physical and creative pathway to expression through paint. Future artist, Norah Smith said she loved the workshop and that “you just have to feel the music and go with it” when explaining her process in creating a beautiful abstract artwork.
The Gardiner Street Arts Collective invites all the basket cases for another of Glenda Blyth’s Bush Basket-Making Workshops. Taking place on May 5 at 9:30am, Glenda, the Basketcase Lady, will show you how to make your very own basket, woven from recycled materials. GSAC Coordinator, Jade Stoney, says “we had such an incredibly positive response from Glenda’s first workshop, that we just had to invite her back, we want everyone to have the chance to be involved”.
Plotting and planning time in the Gardiner Street Community Garden this past month, with additional beds being prepared and rotational schedules being determined. The best way to kick off a healthy garden, according to Moore Catchment Councils’ (MCC) Rachel Walmsley is with healthy soils. As such, the Community Garden is hosting the MCC’s ‘Digging Deeper’ workshop. This workshop will look at how to make compost for healthy soils, which are the beneficial insects you want in your garden and how to attract them, as well as work farms, permaculture principles, native bush tucker species for your garden and the fundamentals of wicking bed construction. This workshop is free attend, but numbers are limited, so please get in touch with the MCC to secure your spot.