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Map the inner you
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A Visual Poetry of Culture and Place


Rather than constraining the boundaries of the imagination, maps can channel our minds to use them as a launchpad into completely different places. From the fantasy playground of a pirate map to the nostalgic musings over a historical map, these canvases can take us on a journey into the unknown.

The free X Maps of the Imagination art workshop will be led by noted international award-winning artist and educator Lauryn Arnott, who will share her love of art, history and culture with students at two workshops - one each for adults and for children aged 10-14 years old.

The workshops are being funded by the City of Mitcham as part of the 2013 Voices of the Village Festival being held in October, and are being held at the Mitcham Cultural Village, 103 Princes Road, Mitcham.

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The Mitcham Cultural Village


Participants will be guided to creatively use collage, drawing and painting to chart a map from their past or travel in the future. Far from being a simple exercise in charting, map makers will be encouraged to engage in the broader context of topical themes including multi-culturalism, identity, global culture, and personal memory.

Each free session will last 2.5 hours, and advance bookings are required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own maps, their imagination, text, drawings and photographs to personalize the final artwork.

An information kit provided to participants will prepare them with questions to think about before the workshop, and suggestions for what to bring to help develop their own map. It's planned to exhibit the results of the workshop at the 2013 Voices of the Village Festival.

Details of how to book the two free sessions are:

Date: Monday 30 September 2013
Time: 9:30 -1:00 am
Suitable: Adults / beginner to advanced

Date: Tuesday 1 October 2013
Time: 9:30 -1:00 am
Suitable: Ages 10 -14 Years / beginner to advanced

Bookings: Please phone 8372 8869 or email youth@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au

All participants will be provided with an information kit in advance of the workshop giving full details of any preparation needed.

Early bookings are highly recommended as each class is limited in size to 20 participants.
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Why? Bring out the inner artists
When: 9.30am - 1pm
Phone: (08) 8372 8888
Where: Mitcham Cultural Village, 103 Princes Road, Mitcham
Cost: Free
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