acknowledgements

A collaborative project does not go without many thanks. To our artistic community collective, Nicolette, Chiara, Leigh, Angela, Annika, Joy, Karina, Ellie, Cat, Stacey, Ruth, Danni, Kirsty, Suzanne & Amanda, thank you for your honesty, openness and willingness in engaging in this project. To those who have given us support, from co-ordination, donating materials or coming to…

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lighting

The final touches lighting! With a blank light-fitting we explored the option of a spare bulb being held at the station – to no avail. So after final cleaning and space tidying it was off to Bunnings to purchase a new fluro bulb and starter. After a slight miscommunication over meeting points, two of the…

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adding words

A little space to reflect is a good thing. Even though we had hoped to have completed the installation on Saturday, it was best not to rush. After checking-in with three other members of the collective on Monday – the benefit of neighbourly environments as our paths crossed during the day –  it was decided…

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arts-forming community gathering

Bringing the Individual Art Works Together. 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Installation day! Four creatives from our first gathering were able to be present, and we welcomed another. Materials were present for a new creation and adjustments. Then in silence we spent time with each Holding Space & story and responded to them individually (our responses were…

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arts-making community gathering

Creating a Holding Space to Tell your Story. 12.30pm to 3.30pm Fourteen creatives come together, to form our community artistic collective. We settled in to create individual Holding Spaces, knotted, textile-based spaces, formed with (or without) a crochet hook. Their purpose is to hold life stories. As the spaces formed in hands and fingers their creators brought…

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accepted!

We have been accepted into MoreArt 2012, with our project proposal ‘A neighbourhood holding space’. The project will be created by our community. Just like in a neighbourhood all are welcome. Our site is the former vendor window at Gowrie train station – Upfield line. Suzanne and Amanda visit the site for the first time.

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