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East Kalgoorlie Primary School students create imaginative short film at AWESOME Arts Creative Challenge residency

BY AWESOME Arts | 11-Dec-2020
East Kalgoorlie Primary School
31st August – 11th September 2020
AWESOME Arts’ artists-in-residence Chloe Flockhart and Aidan Bayliss visited East Kalgoorlie Primary School this year for the 2020 Creative Challenge ‘Tell Me More’ Residency, proudly supported by BHP.

Over the course of two weeks, the students of East Kalgoorlie Primary School worked with two professional artists to explore the theme ‘Tell Me More’ around the voices and stories shared in their community. The workshops utilised Chloe and Aidan’s established careers in puppetry, circus arts and performance to encourage students’ storytelling through exciting creative mediums and new apparatus.

The project culminated in two performances between the younger and older student groups that were proudly shared at their whole school assembly. The older students performed circus tricks and skills that they had learnt from Circus WA’s Aidan Bayliss including plate spinning, stilt-walking and tumbling. The younger students wrote, crafted and performed a puppetry show titled ‘Little Marlu’ which has since been transformed by Chloe Flockart into an incredible rotoscope.