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Creative Challenge Accepted in Yandeyarra Remote Community School

BY AWESOME Arts | 25-Sep-2018
Young people at Yandeyarra Remote Community School have worked with artists-in-residence Matt McVeigh and Ben Crappsley to explore the theme ‘Different Voices’ through process driven workshops and what it means to them in their community.
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The AWESOME Arts 2018 Creative Challenge spent a successful week in Yandeyarra this school term with new arts project, ‘Different Voices’. The program is designed for remote and regional schools and is presented in partnership with Healthway promoting the ‘Go for 2 & 5’ health message to students and their wider community in WA.

Over a week, the young people at Yandeyarra Remote Community School worked with artists-in-residence Matt McVeigh and Ben Crappsley to explore the theme ‘Different Voices’ and what it means to them in their community. The large format artworks created by the students through the process driven workshops became a giant mural entirely inspired by the culture, community, experiences and aspirations of the students who took part in creating it.

The student’s final artworks were unveiled at a community celebration at the end of the week, where parents, teachers and community members were invited to enjoy the art works proudly presented by the students!

AWESOME and the Creative Challenge Team are also excited that Healthway, are back on board for another year as a proud supporter of the Creative Challenge program. They are instrumental in providing the opportunity for WA children to express themselves creatively while helping to spread the ‘Go for 2&5’ health message. Healthway CEO, Susan Hunt PSM said, “The AWESOME Arts Creative Challenge will make sure the message about eating more fruit and vegetables every day reaches around 100,000 young people aged 17 years and younger, including at least 1,500 young people from remote communities.”

Creative Challenge is AWESOME’s year-round regional program that visits predominantly regional and remote communities in Western Australia, as well as running some select metropolitan residencies. The theme ‘Different Voices’ celebrates the young people living in Western Australia, asking them to explore their own voice and consider those voices around them. Each art work created is unique and inspired by the culture, experiences and aspirations of the students making it, reflecting on their sense of identity, community and place. Our highly-experienced team of artists specialise in facilitating skills-focused, process driven workshops.

In 2018 AWESOME has a team of forty artists from all over Australia including film makers, visual artists, sound designers, musicians, new media artists, dancers, photographers and theatre performers. Selected artworks and photographs will be showcased at AWESOME’s major annual event the AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things held in the Perth Cultural Centre from 28 Sept-12 Oct.