Places & Spaces

Creative Schools & Communities

We love projects that have a lasting legacy: that will remain as fixtures in a community and that they are informed by elders and artists, family members and young people. 

Nyrripi Walkways & Garden Spaces

Nyrripi School, Walpiri College [2012]

In 2012, we installed earth walls around the school to make play areas for the students and pathways for families walking to the shop. Artists from the community painted the walls to tell local stories about country. 

This was part of the Artist in Remote Schools Program which saw seven artists working full time in schools across three terms. A significant opportunity for the schools and local artists to collaborate and design relevant projects.

Collaborators: Aengus Cullinan, Molly Naparrula Martin, Phyllis Naparrula Williams, Topsy Naparrula Fisher, Valerie Taparrula Morris. 

Outcomes: local stories in public art, community pathways, play areas

Willowra Interactive Musical Playground

Willowra School, Walpiri College [2012]

 

This was part of the Artist in Remote Schools Program which saw seven artists working full time in schools across three terms. A significant opportunity for the schools and local artists to collaborate and design relevant projects. At this site, students worked with artists to build a giant thong-a-phone amongst other fantastic interactive components that formed the outdoor play space at the school. The students measured elements to ensure the resulting 'instrument' had the correct pitch, and worked on construction along with the artists.

Collaborators: Robbie Hoad, Kristy Schubert

Outcomes: Interactive activity-focused installation in the playground encouraging students to play music, experiment and collaborate. 

Links with curriculum: maths, physics, engineering, P.E., music

Arrmanbu Child & Family Centre, Gunbalanya

Gunblanya School & Community [2013]

Corrugated Iron worked with local artists to train them in mosaic tile making: these artists then worked alongside the students to create tiles. These were installed in the new Family Centre and a lasting legacy teaching children about bush tucker. 

Collaborators: Janie Andrews, Kevin Gameraidj

Outcomes: Training local artists in mosaic tile-making, the wall then tells the story of local bush tucker, intergenerational collaboration

Curriculum links: Visual art

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre [2015].

 

The Centre initiated and drove this project as part of the development and extension of the building. As part of the extension some large gates were created to close off the stage/rehearsal area when. Artists worked with young people on design elements that were then incorporated into the gates. The process supported an inter-generational exchange about local cultural imagery and design, and the resulting gates are a legacy that includes motifs from elders and young people.

Collaborators: Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre

Outcomes: inter-generational learning, design techniques, gates include blend of elders and young peoples designs in a lasting fixture in an important cultural centre for the community.

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