Gascoyne Junction School Creative Challenge at AWESOME Arts

Published by: AWESOME Arts | 16-Oct-2018
Gascoyne Junction School had selected photos from their Creative Challenge residency program displayed at the AWESOME Arts Festival from September 28 through to October 12. The photo display was featured on site in the Perth Cultural Centre and highlighted the students work as part of the annual Creative Challenge Program presented in partnership with Healthway promoting the Go for 2 & 5 health message. Students from the Gascoyne Junction School created their own musical instruments with artists in residence Peter and Cecile Williams.
The AWESOME Arts 2018 Creative Challenge was in Gascoyne Junction again this year 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.

Over the course of one week, the young people at Gascoyne Junction School worked with artists-in-residence Peter and Cecile Williams to explore the theme Different Voices' and what it means to them in their community. The artwork created by the students through this process could take shape as a book, photographs, pictures, videos, films or an online or digital medium and is entirely inspired by the culture, community, experiences and aspirations of the students creating it. Peter and Cecile worked with the students on a musical project creating their own instruments.

The student's final artworks were unveiled at a community celebration at the end of the week long program, where parents, teachers and community members were invited to enjoy the art works and unique instruments.

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 were showcased at AWESOME's major annual event the AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things which was held in the Perth Cultural Centre from 28 Sept-12 Oct.

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