Workshop presented by ArTEIER
Luke Campbell is sharing with you a workshop
for children growing up with a disability
and for children who are not growing up with a disability.
When I was very young
I was bullied
I didn’t know the words
I didn’t know what it means
To have a disability
There were no teachers
Who looked like me
Luke Campbell will lead a workshop for children growing up with a disability and children who are not growing up with a disability. Through movement, art and stories we will provide a framework and a language for talking about disability beyond the label.
You do have a disability
But it doesn’t mean you can not dream
It is alright
If you are scared
It is ok
We will talk about your fear
We will draw your fear
We will dance that story
“I am a man of islands. I was born in this place. On Bruny Island in Tasmania. Of this land I make I am a director I am here”
–Luke John Campbell
Monday 5 October 2020
10:00am – 11:30am
1 hour 30 minutes (includes break)
SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES with primary age children
Bring along a sense of openness for exploration
Luke Campbell is an artist living with Down Syndrome. When talking with Luke he describes his experience of creating as MOVE MORE | UNDERSTAND MORE- pushing the integration of Body, Mind and Heart – to the Edge of Possible. Luke creates wildly physical, naturally virtuosic, intellectually and emotionally engaging movement that examines the human condition.
Luke’s physical theatre journey started when he joined the Second Echo Ensemble in 2015. He created a lead role in the Ensemble’s production of the RITE OF SPRING which premiered at Salamanca Moves in 2016. Luke was also selected to present his own work at the Festival. In 2017 Luke was an artist in residence at Critical Path where he worked with UK artist Kate Marsh. Luke’s directorial debut BY MY HAND was presented at Dark MOFO 2018 and toured to Lonely in the Rain Festival in Finland. He has studied with Philip Channels in NSW and Hobart and participated in the Theatre Royal [Hobart] Young Ambassador Program. He has performed at MONA; MONA FOMA; Dancehouse Room to Move, Melbourne; Ten Days on the Island; You Are Here Festival, Canberra and Undercover Artist Festival.
In addition to his dance practice, Luke is a musician and photographer. He is the guitarist for Silver Space an experimental band who have performed across Hobart including MONA and MONA FOMA. His photography has been exhibited at Moonah arts Centre, Hobart Waterside Pavilion and Salamanca Arts Centre. Luke is currently an Arts Tasmania artist in residence at Rosny College and a part of the Australia Council for the Arts Future Leaders Program. He is working on a new trilogy of works including The Chain, with Constance ARI, and The Bridge with the Rosny Taiko Drummers.