24 Carrot Lunch

Presented by Mona and Salamanca Arts Centre as part of Proof of Life: Studio Sessions in Ten Days on the Island


Mona’s 24 Carrot program uses the growing, harvesting and preparation of garden produce as an organisational structure for diversified, lifelong learning across twelve Tasmanian schools.

Sixty young people will sit for a long-table lunch to share the soup they have prepared from vegetables grown in their gardens. Join them for lunch!

VENUE: Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre (Lift access to the Long Gallery is available from the Courtyard off Wooby’s Lane)

DATE: Friday 24 March
12:00pm until 1:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Credit: Mona

Searching for Proof of Life during Ten Days on the Island

As part of Ten Days on the Island Salamanca Arts Centre is proud to present Proof of Life: Studio Sessions, which is curated by Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong as part of The Homesickness Project.

The Homesickness Project’s thesis is that the role of the world as a home for its citizens is under threat and that collectively, we are increasingly homesick.

Artists, experts, community groups and the general public will participate in a series of events that elaborate on and investigate possible answers to these questions: What does it mean to be civilised within an increasingly market-driven system of social values? What is required from our environment for us to thrive?

“SAC believes in the continuing importance of artists having a key role in provoking, leading and facilitating discussions about the human condition,” says Salamanca Arts Centre Acting CEO Joe Bugden. “We’re excited to see what will develop from this ambitious, multi-faceted collaboration.”

The ensuing discussions, lectures, performances, demonstrations and exhibitions will invite public contribution and form the basis of a major exhibition opening in the Long Gallery in September 2017. This is an opportunity to observe and participate in the creative development of collaborative, socially-engaged art works.

“There is a mission for the arts to address the heightened fears around our global future but there is a shortage of existing tools to do so,” says curator Kevin Leong. “Hobart’s tight-knit, highly-cooperative arts community, where disciplines are fluid, and where broad community contact is sustained, is the ideal environment to develop these tools.”

Featured artists include: Lisa Garland, Paul Gazzola, Laura Purcell, Elizabeth Woods, Kevin Leong, Abdul Hakim Hashemi Hamidi, Dalibor Martinis, Daphne Keramidas, James Newitt, Nick Leitch, Peta Cook, Leigh Hobba, and Hussen Ibraheem and Ameen Nayfeh.

The official launch of the project is this Saturday, 18 March in the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre at 12 noon. This will be followed by a Curator’s Talk and an afternoon discussion forum entitled “Are We Really Alive?”.

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Proof of Life:
Studio Sessions

Salamanca Arts Centre and Ten Days on the Island present

Proof of Life: Studio Sessions

Curated by Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong as part of The Homesickness Project

The Homesickness Project is a roving, multi-platform, collaborative project in search of home. Its current iteration is Proof of Life, based in Tasmania. The Homesickness Project’s thesis is that the role of the world as a home for its citizens is under threat and that collectively, we are increasingly homesick.

Artists, experts, community groups and the general public will participate in a series of events that elaborate on and investigate possible answers to these questions: What does it mean to be civilised within an increasingly market-driven system of social values? What is required from our environment for us to thrive? The ensuing discussions, lectures, performances, demonstrations and exhibitions will invite public contribution and form the basis of a major exhibition opening in the Long Gallery in September 2017. This is an opportunity to observe and participate in the creative development of collaborative, socially-engaged art works.

Featuring artists Lisa Garland, Paul Gazzola, Laura PurcellElizabeth Woods, Kevin Leong, Abdul Hakim Hashemi Hamidi, Dalibor Martinis, Daphne Keramidas, James Newitt, Nick Leitch, Peta Cook, Leigh Hobba, and Hussen Ibraheem and Ameen Nayfeh.

STUDIO SESSIONS:

VENUE:
Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

Studio exhibition:
Wednesday 15 – Sunday 26 March 2017
10:00am – 5:00pm daily

All are welcome to come into the gallery, look at the work on display and interact with artists and community groups.

Official Launch & Welcome Drinks:
Saturday 18 March 2017 @ 12:00pm

Curator’s Talk:
Saturday 18 March 2017 @ 12:30pm
Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong will speak about the ideas behind Proof of Life, its history and the process of development leading to the September exhibition and beyond.

Public Forum: ‘Are We Really Alive?’
Saturday 18 March 2017 @ 1:45pm – 5:00pm. Audience members are welcome to attend part or all of the program.

Iranian New Year (Migrant Resource Centre)

The Iranian community will celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, which comprises of a wealth of ancient rites and customs, symbolising the continuity of ancient Persian culture. This is an invitation-only event.

Mon 20 March 17:00-23:00

Living in Between (Students Against Racism)

These award-winning workshops are designed to promote mutual understanding in culturally diverse communities. Attendees are able to engage in one-on-one conversations with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, and to hear personal accounts of their experiences. This is an invitation only event.

Tue 21 March 11:30-12:30 (World Harmony Day)

The Hazaras: A Thousand Stories (Migrant Resource Centre)

Members of Hobart’s Hazara community present a cultural evening….. more info

Wed 22 March 5:00pm until 8:30pm

What does it take for us to thrive as we age? (Councils of the Ageing, Tasmania)

Panel discussion on ageing and aged-care. Panel featuring: Kym Goodes (Chair), Jim Everett, Michael Fortescue, Sue McGrath, Chris Mead…. more info

Thu 23 March 15:00-17:00

24 Carrot Lunch

MONA’s 24 Carrot program uses the growing, harvesting and preparation of garden produce as an organisational structure for diversified, lifelong learning across twelve Tasmanian schools. Sixty young people will sit for a long-table lunch to share the soup they have prepared from vegetables grown in their gardens….. more info

Fri 24 March 12:00-13:00

Hellenic Dancers (and Afternoon Tea)

Traditional Greek dances will be performed by members of the Greek community. A short explanatory talk will introduce the performance, which will be followed by a Greek afternoon tea…. more info

Sat 25 March 15:00-17:00

PROOF OF LIFE EXHIBITION:  
23 September – 15 October 2017

VENUE:
Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

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mage Credits: Lisa Garland Fred’s Kitchen, 2016, Giclee print

Inaugural Salamanca Moves highlights dancer diversity and risk-taking

MEDIA RELEASE by Salamanca Arts Centre

Rite of Spring, image credit Whats On In app

Rite of Spring, image credit Whats On In app

Salamanca Moves wrapped on Saturday 1 October, concluding with a public dance party and a closing ceremony with members of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community. Tasmanian and visiting dancers participated in over 60 events, with members of the public, ranging from school children to mature movers, from community groups to acclaimed international artists such as Neta Pulvermacher (Israel), Sannamaria Kuula (Finland), Ana Degues (Portugal), Cari Ann Shim Sham (USA) and Liz Aggiss (UK).

“The feedback from many artists has been very positive with many saying that the exchange of ideas enabled by the festival will influence their practice,” says Salamanca Arts Centre CEO/Artistic Director Rosemary Miller. “That’s testament to both Salamanca Moves Curator Kelly Drummond Cawthon’s planning and to the generous and collaborative spirit of participants.”

“We thank all the artists and the local community for getting behind this inaugural event, and the dedicated team of staff and volunteers.”

The world premiere of Rite of Spring by Tasmania’s Second Echo Ensemble proved to be one of the hits of the festival, with the season quickly selling out. Second Echo performer Luke Campbell was one of three artists asked to re-present their festival work during The A.W.A.R.D (Artists with Audiences Responding to Dance) Show on 30 September.

Dianne Reid and Melinda Smith’s Dance Interrogations was awarded $5000 and a slot in next year’s Ten Days on the Island via an audience choice vote. Smith, a dancer living with cerebral palsy, and Reid, and screen dance artist, develop improvisational dance performance that interacts with video projected imagery. Read More