Reclaimed Vintage is a participatory arts project for senior Canberrans.
Through a series of workshops with professional artists, participants will create new artworks to be shown in a public exhibition which reclaim ageist language and challenge stereotypes.
The artworks will also be used in a social media awareness campaign with skills training provided by Instagrammers Canberra (@igerscanberra).
Collage with Blaide Lallemand
Using vintage picture frames, ‘fill the frame’ with your unique artistic expression drawing inspiration from your personal journey and the challenges of getting older.
Mondays 10am – 12pm (29th April to 1st July)
Uniting Amala – 200 Woodcock Drive, Gordon
Ceramics with Tony Steel
Create your own glazed clay tile celebrating the positives of ageing as part of a large ceramic wall installation.
Thursdays 10am-12pm (2nd May – 4th July)
Tuggeranong Arts Centre – 137 Reed Street, Greenway
Textiles with Carol Cooke
Explore the language of ageing and ageism in textiles using various forms of stitching, crochet and embroidery.
Fridays 10am-12pm (3rd May – 12th July, exc. 14th June)
Marigal Gardens – 21 Snodgrass Crescent, Kambah
To register, call 02 6293 1443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants must arrange their own transport to and from workshops.
Participants requiring individual support should speak to TAC staff in advance and will be required to attend with a carer.
Blaide Lallemand takes an interdisciplinary approach to making works of art, fusing her interest of sculptural practices with a range of ephemeral practices including performance, new media and site-specific installation. Blaide is interested in immersing the audience into the artwork, enabling them to have a visceral experience and choice to actively participate with the realization and evolution of the artwork. Blaide studied acting at the University of Western Sydney before graduating from the ANU School of Art with first class Honours in 2003. She is interested in exploring cycles in nature, rhythms of the body and aspects of intimate social and physical relationships between people and their complex means of communication.
Carol Cooke is a Canberra based artist who encompasses two threads of enquiry, textiles and found object sculpture. Textiles are her preferred medium, supplemented with mixed media skills.
Carol’s work explores traditional craft techniques and incorporates this with found objects to create contemporary works. Carol stitches daily, exploring experimental embroidery, recording the process in journals for future ideas. Carol has showcased in both solo and groups art exhibits since completing a Batchelor of Visual Arts (Textiles) and Batchelor ofArt History and Curatorship, ANU
Tony Steel is a sculptor who is regularly commissioned to create public artworks around Canberra for the past twenty years. Tony has many years of experience as an arts tutor and has worked with various communities and school groups to create pieces that enliven their spaces. He loves working collaboratively and works with a range of different materials including permanent steel and glass to ephemeral sticks, mud and grass.