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Project 2060: Homeward Bound

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Art exhibitions and workshops at Coal Loader Waverton
Artist Janet Tavener

This March a series of small to large scale art exhibitions involving 150 artists is brought to you by Arts & Culture North Sydney. From March 10 to March 21, North Sydney Council presents Project 2060: Homeward Bound.

Artist Janet Tavener

This is a series of exhibitions showcasing; installation, sculpture, new media, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, textiles, basketry, paper making and contemporary jewellery across five Council venues. Artists and groups were invited by Arts & Culture North Sydney to contribute to this curatorial initiative that aims to showcase individual and collective creativity from this region. This exhibition will share varied stories of artists' remarkable resilience as cultural gatekeepers during a year of incredible change.

With the changes we have all experienced, we have shifted the way we engage, interact and connect and have had to re-negotiate the spaces and places we inhabit. Our lives are not what they were pre-2020, everyday routines and behaviours have been challenged.

Instransit Art Space

Home has taken on a whole new meaning with boundaries between work, home and play being blurred. This has caused unexpected outcomes that have changed the way we live and connect with each other.

The artists participating in the exhibitions have responded to the theme enthusiastically because it presents an opportunity to show how these challenges have been coped with by them. For some, the notion of home means solace and comfort and these artists expressed this through familiar aspects of the domestic realm. Others saw an urgent need to nurture relationships within families, friends and the community.

Artist Bridget Kennedy

While other artists emphasise their connection to nature focusing on our responsibility as environmental caretakers. Then others again show us a humorous, whimsical and absurd way to see how complex our relationship is with our world.

Inside Outside Sculpture Plinth

Venue 1
Drop-in workshop. Bookings are not required, however, numbers are limited due to COVID.
10 March 2021
10am to 4pm
Coal Loader 2 Balls Head Drive Waverton
Ages 3

Bring your children along to draw a portrait of their favourite animal, real or imagined to artist's Tracey Clement's works and contribute to her installation Mix and Match City: Animal Kingdom. Drawings go on display and you are able to take them with you at the end of the show.

Venue 2
Drop-in workshop. Bookings are not required, however, numbers are limited due to COVID.
13 March 2021
10.30am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 3pm
Coal Loader 2 Balls Head Drive Waverton
Ages 12

10.30am to 1pm
Learn how to make your own string and a woven panel artwork from members of Basketry NSW using natural and recycled fibres.

1.30 to 3pm
Learn to make paper art objects with Primrose Paper Artists. Make a range of paper art using techniques such as origami vessels, bookmaking and paper dyeing.

Venue 3
14 March 2021
Bookings essential. BOOK HERE.
Two Sessions: 10.30am to 12 noon or 1pm to 2.30pm
Coal Loader 2 Balls Head Drive Waverton
Ages 5 to 12

Art, science and magic in the kitchen using ingredients found in kitchens. Artist Tracey Clement will show children how to use 100% natural/non-toxic dyes, including invisible ink. Children will experiment with painting, stencils and eco-friendly spray painting to make their own artworks on paper. Dress to make a mess and have fun.

Venue 4
Bookings essential. BOOK HERE
10.30am to 1pm
20 March 2021
Coal Loader 2 Balls Head Drive Waverton
Ages 13

Pajaki or Paper Chandelier workshop inspired by Kathie's Solar Junk Chandelier installation in tunnel 1. Make your own Polish paper chandelier, a Pajaki and learn its history. Personalise your chandelier using unusual papers from the artist's personal collection.

Venue 5
Bookings essential. BOOK HERE
10.30am to 1pm
21 March 2021
Coal Loader 2 Balls Head Drive Waverton
Ages 18

Learn to draw and paint expressive portraits from a selection of photos or images you bring along. Draw a self-portrait, family, friend or pet. You will learn techniques of proportion and structure of the face using tonal variations, colour, line, shape and mark-making. Graphite pencil, charcoal and watercolour will be used and these are provided.

Each workshop provides materials but you can check what is needed on the North Sydney Council website.
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When: 10 March to 21 March
Where: Waverton and North Sydney
Cost: FREE
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