14
September
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
Kaiela Arts
137-139 High St

Shepparton, VIC 3630 Australia
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Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) has been working in partnership with Kaiela Arts in Shepparton to facilitate a new Emerge Incubator project, Deadly Decks. This exciting grass-roots visual-arts initiative has been devised by Shepparton based Yorta Yorta artist and Emerge Ambassador, Tammy-Lee Atkinson.

  • Launch: Thursday 14 September 2017, 6pm – 8pm
  • Exhibition Opening Hours: 14 September– 28 September, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 10am – 5pm
  • Address: Kaiela Arts, 137-139 High St, Shepparton

The project has provided a dynamic space for ten young Aboriginal people in Shepparton to reconnect with their traditional culture and express themselves through art over the course of five workshops with artists, Tammy-Lee and fellow Yorta Yorta visual artist, Troy Firebrace. The young people had had opportunities to explore their creativity and develop an exhibition of painted skateboards that tell their stories through Aboriginal signs and symbols.

“Deadly Decks has been designed for young Aboriginal people in our community who want to connect with culture and learn new creative skills. The project aims to teach these kids about Aboriginal signs and symbols, and Aboriginal art. In doing so, I hope that the experience also encourages life skills and a willingness to achieve, and that it shows them they can do anything they put their minds to.”

Lead artist Tammy-Lee Atkinson, a 27-year-old, proud Yorta Yorta woman and artist, born in Echuca and raised at Cummeragunja, Barmah and Kerang

The project will culminate in an exhibition of the painted skateboards on 14 September, 6pm – 8pm, at Kaiela Arts Shepparton. Young people will display their work and invite friends, family and the local community to come and enjoy their creations.

Deadly Decks is an outcome of Multicultural Arts Victoria and Gandel Philanthropy’s Emerge Cultural Leadership program. It is a unique initiative that celebrates and acknowledges newly arrived, emerging, culturally diverse and First Nations artists and communities in their local areas, and provides tangible opportunities for cross-cultural sharing, celebration and connection with the wider community.

Deadly Decks is the first of the Emerge Incubator 2017 projects to be delivered by an Emerge Ambassador with local arts partner, Kaiela Arts Aboriginal art centre in Shepparton. One of the aims of the project is to promote connecting and inspiring Aboriginal stories.

Tammy-Lee Atkinson completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts at IKE at Deakin University in Geelong. She loves her family’s stories about culture and expresses them through painting, drawing and photography. Tammy-Lee is a 2017 Emerge Ambassador who unconditionally supports community, culture and the arts in all her work.

Contact: Anita Larkin anita.larkin@multiculturalarts.com.au

Tammy-Lee Atkinson’s photo by Liz Arcus

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Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) has been working in partnership with Kaiela Arts in Shepparton to facilitate a new Emerge Incubator project, Deadly Decks. This exciting grass-roots visual-arts initiative has been devised by Shepparton based Yorta Yorta artist and Emerge Ambassador, Tammy-Lee Atkinson.

  • Launch: Thursday 14 September 2017, 6pm – 8pm
  • Exhibition Opening Hours: 14 September– 28 September, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 10am – 5pm
  • Address: Kaiela Arts, 137-139 High St, Shepparton

The project has provided a dynamic space for ten young Aboriginal people in Shepparton to reconnect with their traditional culture and express themselves through art over the course of five workshops with artists, Tammy-Lee and fellow Yorta Yorta visual artist, Troy Firebrace. The young people had had opportunities to explore their creativity and develop an exhibition of painted skateboards that tell their stories through Aboriginal signs and symbols.

“Deadly Decks has been designed for young Aboriginal people in our community who want to connect with culture and learn new creative skills. The project aims to teach these kids about Aboriginal signs and symbols, and Aboriginal art. In doing so, I hope that the experience also encourages life skills and a willingness to achieve, and that it shows them they can do anything they put their minds to.”

Lead artist Tammy-Lee Atkinson, a 27-year-old, proud Yorta Yorta woman and artist, born in Echuca and raised at Cummeragunja, Barmah and Kerang

The project will culminate in an exhibition of the painted skateboards on 14 September, 6pm – 8pm, at Kaiela Arts Shepparton. Young people will display their work and invite friends, family and the local community to come and enjoy their creations.

Deadly Decks is an outcome of Multicultural Arts Victoria and Gandel Philanthropy’s Emerge Cultural Leadership program. It is a unique initiative that celebrates and acknowledges newly arrived, emerging, culturally diverse and First Nations artists and communities in their local areas, and provides tangible opportunities for cross-cultural sharing, celebration and connection with the wider community.

Deadly Decks is the first of the Emerge Incubator 2017 projects to be delivered by an Emerge Ambassador with local arts partner, Kaiela Arts Aboriginal art centre in Shepparton. One of the aims of the project is to promote connecting and inspiring Aboriginal stories.

Tammy-Lee Atkinson completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts at IKE at Deakin University in Geelong. She loves her family’s stories about culture and expresses them through painting, drawing and photography. Tammy-Lee is a 2017 Emerge Ambassador who unconditionally supports community, culture and the arts in all her work.

Contact: Anita Larkin anita.larkin@multiculturalarts.com.au

Tammy-Lee Atkinson’s photo by Liz Arcus

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Date:
Thursday 14 September
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6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
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