Children participated in a month long series of art workshops at each centre in 2015. Photo stories, paintings, collage, filmed movement, audio recordings and music that were created at the workshops formed the content for an animated projection work. The work embraces the notion that imagining the future, helps shape the future.
The children explored their dreams and discussed through art what they desire for their homes, their communities, their education and their future careers and how will they get there? The project was facilitated and produced by artists and educators Minna Lappalainen and Caroline Packham, and edited by film-maker Danielle Karalus.
Monday June 20 & Wednesday June 22, 6.30-7pm
Future Us is supported by The Neighbourhood Justice Centre.
Image: artwork by the kids from Cubbies and LiveWires, featured in Future Us, produced by Caroline Packham,
Minna Lappalainen and Danielle Karalus
Future Us is part of Emerge in Yarra 2016, a week long festival commemorating World Refugee Week and celebrating the artistic and cultural diversity of Yarra, spanning a multitude of workshops, theatre performances, cooking demonstrations, live music, storytelling, spoken word, comedy and conversations. Check out all the Festival events.
Founded in 2004 as a platform for artists in MAV’s Visible Music Mentoring Program, the Emerge in Yarra festival has since grown to encompass talented artists from refugee and emerging communities across the city, diverse art forms, new collaborations and commissioned works. The festival is timed to coincide with the United Nations World Refugee Day and Refugee Week and celebrates the ever-expanding contributions artists from all sectors of our diverse society have made in building Melbourne’s unique creative landscape and the cultural fabric of Victoria. Emerge in Yarra is supported by Creative Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts, City of Yarra, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, Melbourne Playback Theatre, PBS, The Ownership Project, The Social Studio, Cultivating Community, PICAA, and The Neighbourhood Justice Centre.