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Creative workshops in Margaret River

Media Release 7 October 2021
Creative workshops in Margaret River this month for Distributed 15

The call is going out for all creative souls in and around Margaret River to register to attend an exciting series of creative workshops at the end of the month.

It’s all part of the creative process for a cross-regional arts project, Distributed 15, which will conclude in a large scale performance in 2023 set to take place across the Gondwana Link which spans the South West, Great Southern and Goldfields regions.

Distributed 15, led by Creative Producer and Choreographer Annette Carmichael and created in partnership with Gondwana Link and Arts Margaret River, is about exploring our shared responsibility to care for each other and the natural world. This cross-regional project will see professional artists and community members coming together to co-create a performance that is authentic and embedded in the natural environment. 

The invitation is now going out for people from the Margaret River region to come along and find out more about this project which is aimed at connecting people and communities across regions with a series of discussions and workshops set to take place locally from 30 – 31 October 2021.

The free workshops represent the start of this cross-regional arts project, engaging local dance, music, theatre and visual artists including Janine Oxenham, Adelina Larsson, Anthony Coexter, Simon Walsh and Sky River, with locals of diverse abilities, backgrounds and cultures encouraged to take part.  Participants need to be aged 14 years or older.

The project is coming to life with key support from Gondwana Link, an organisation working towards an important goal: protecting what bushland remains, restoring the critical gaps, and maintaining the extraordinary nature of south-western Australia. 

Gondwana Link CEO Keith Bradby said, “We’re delighted to be part of this exciting partnership, with Annette Carmichael Projects. This fusion of creativity and conservation will be invaluable in encouraging more Australians to appreciate the beauty and global importance of our regional environments, the talent of local communities and the many ways we can both enjoy and restore important Australian landscapes and habitats.” 

Creative Producer Annette Carmichael said she looks forward to working on this ambitious project with communities across the Gondwana Link from Margaret River to Kalgoorlie. “It’s all kicking off in Margaret River this month.  We can’t wait to get started, connect with people and together shape a vision for this massive performance project,” Annette said.

FREE ARTIST WORKSHOP

Saturday 30 October

1.30pm – 3.30pm: The art of collaboration, professional development for artists that will explore the multi-artform collaborative process to be used in the large-scale distributed project.

FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

Sunday 31 October 

10am – 11.30am: Discussion and information session Distributed 15: meet the artistic team and hear about plans for this huge arts project that stretches across the Gondwana Link (Margaret River to the Great Western Woodlands).

12.30pm – 1.45pm:Taster dance workshop #1 (gentle) for people with dodgy knees and sore backs – you can still participate!

2.15pm – 3.30pm: Taster dance workshop #2 (active) for people who would like more physical challenges.

No prior dance experience required for either workshop. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Workshops suitable for people aged 14 years and over. All sessions happen at Margaret River Heart, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River.

Register your interest at https://forms.gle/xTxB7Fgoxyr4Koge7

Further information available at www.annettecarmichael.com.au 

Distributed 15 is produced by Annette Carmichael Projects and presented in Margaret River with the support of Shire of Augusta Margaret River, Arts Margaret River and Margaret River HEART. 

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