WORDS FROM OUR CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Our wall mural is almost complete and our motto of ‘we believe in joy’ is front and centre for all to see. When we first dreamed up the idea of our community arts hub, we had some really firm ideas of how we wanted people to feel when they entered the space – welcome, embraced, safe, happy and, above all else, included. The flow of young people, more mature people and all the ages in between over the past month tells me we have got the ‘feel’ of our community arts hub just right. Nothing brings me more joy!
Moora is the home of so many creative ventures this month – we are lucky enough to be welcoming the Perth Symphony Orchestra and Phil Walleystack this Thursday (4 September), the Community Arts Network’s ‘Kep Gabi – stories from Yued Country’ interactive exhibition kicks off on 18 September, Lyle Wright is hosting a watercolours workshop and we have our music and dance lessons in full swing – my goodness!
If you are keen to be involved in our amazing community arts hub, please get in touch through our social media channels or jump onto our website (www.gardinerstreetartscollective.com.au)
Keep on creating!
There are not enough joyful words to encapsulate all that is happening creatively here in Moora at the moment! But! I will try!
First up, we have an amazing FREE community concert featuring legendary musician Phil Walleystack on-stage with the Perth Symphony Orchestra – what a coup! Kicking off with workshops at Moora Primary and St Joseph’s Primary School, the PSO x PWS experience culminates in a free community concert at the Moora Performing Arts Centre.
Phil Walleystack has the innate ability to connect with his audience with his raw talent and unique style of storytelling and humour. His harmonious mix of melodies will have you captivated. Together with an eight-piece Perth Symphony string section, this cultural fusion of traditionally inspired, contemporary music is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Gardiner Street Arts Collective sends massive thanks to the CBH Group for supporting this tour and for understanding the value of the arts to regional communities. GSAC also thanks our wonderful Shire of Moora for its support in bringing the PSO to our community.
The Collective is thrilled to be partnering with well-known local artist, Lyle Wright, in hosting “An Afternoon with Lyle Wright”. Come along and enjoy a small-group Watercolour Paint Workshop with Lyle Wright. For just $80, your ticket includes tutelage from esteemed artist, Lyle Wright, a light lunch from our friends at Jeanne D’Moore and all art supplies.
VERY limited tickets available. Please book now to avoid disappointment
The final cultural cab-off-the-rank for September is the ‘Kep Gabi – Stories from Yued Country’ interactive exhibition at the Gardiner Street Arts Collective. Join members of the Yued community as they share their memories of people and place. This interactive exhibition is the culmination of a year-long project in Moora which saw the Yued community explore place names and stories thorugh a variety of mediums including visual art, photography, written stories and audio recordings. This exhibition and book launch is a unique opportunity for Elders to pass on cultural knowledge to future generations of storytellers. Kep and Gabi are Noongar words describing wter on Yued country. Rivers and waterholes are important to the history of life and movement in the region. Please join us for the exhibition launch at the Gardiner Street Arts Collective on Friday 18 September from 3:30pm.
‘Place Names’ was developed by Community Arts Network in partnership with Professor Len Collard of Moodjar Consultancy, it’s supported by the Australian Government’s Indigenous Language and Arts Program and the Australia Council for the Arts.