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Our Place Residency: Through the Eyes of a Child
In 2010, Polyglot and the Shire of Yarra Ranges teamed up again after the successful ‘Wish St’ installation, developed by students from Healesville and Badger Creek Primary Schools last December.
Polyglot’s latest Artlink residency Our Place is in Healesville. The Shire of Yarra Ranges had identified this community bushfire program as one that will build connection and focus on the idea of families and belonging in their region for people affected by the February 2009 fires.
Our Place was a 10-week workshop process from 17 July to 18 September 2010, where parent/child couples met every Saturday morning for a session together with the Polyglot artists to generate visual ideas of people in different environments, ideas of identity and connection. True to the Polyglot artistic rationale, the work follows the child’s view of things, allowing space for the children to lead the parent in this exploration and for both to be valued as equal members of the creative team.
This cross generational project resulted in the creation of a beautiful installation in the Memorial Hall in Healesville, transforming this utilitarian space into something that the community can explore and walk through. The installation featured the creations of 10 pairs of child and parent participants. Click on the Photo Gallery tab below to see the participants and their beautiful artworks.
Artists involved are: Concept director Jessica Wilson, Visual Artist Lisa Frankland, Sound Designers Maddy Flynn and Tim Humphrey and Project Manager Dan Goronszy.